The Numarine 62 Flybridge model is a Turkish offering, solidly built with resin infusion, Kevlar and carbon fiber on a hill overlooking the Sea of Marmara. She has design features that are likely to please yachtsmen who put exterior styling, outdoor entertaining and safety features first.
Her slash-shaped hull-side windows and steeply raked windscreen follow current trends for intricate swoops and curves around the superstructure. Her most striking design features are what Numarine calls “bucket handles,” which are shoulder-height, thick rails curving upward beside the cabin on each side. These rails, combined with high bulwarks, hinder the outdoor views from the interior salon, but they make walking forward to the bow quite secure for owners who prioritize that level of safety.
The Numarine 62 that I toured is the first to land on American shores. She has a quiet, beach cottage interior in pale nubby fabrics with a whitewashed oak sole and wenge trim. The salon doors open to integrate the cockpit with the interior.
The mid-cabin area includes a starboard galley opposite a glass-topped dining table with an L-shaped settee. All essential parts in the galley and elsewhere—appliances, TVs, pumps and air conditioning—are imported from North America so the Turkish builder can simplify service after delivery to U.S. owners.
A curving stairwell under the windscreen turns the lower foyer into an atrium, with the master stateroom just aft. It has an athwartships queen berth to port. Opposite is a cabinet with a pop-up TV. Hidden behind mirrors are cedar-lined hanging lockers that span the beam aft, with shelves and drawers. The master head is one step up, with twin sinks and a shower.
Forward along the companionway are a twin-berth stateroom to port with a private head and shower, and the VIP stateroom in the bow, also with an ensuite head and shower. Crew quarters with two berths are abaft the engine room, sharing a head with shower.
The bridge is built for entertaining, with sunpads around the helm console, a settee with a table aft, and a grill, sink, ice maker and fridge. Another entertainment area is forward on the main deck, which has sunpads and a couch, plus a canvas buggy top that rises electrically from a hidden well for sun protection.
Standard power is a pair of Volvo Penta IPS950 diesels with pod drives, but this 62 had upgraded to twin MAN V-8s, with each one putting 1,200 horsepower through conventional V-drives. Another option is Volvo Penta IPS1200s for the same 35-knot top speed. Cruising speed is 28 knots, according to the builder.
At the stern, this Numarine 62 had a hydraulic transom carrying a 12½-foot Walker Bay RIB.
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