March 18, 2013

Project: Numarine 55 Open

Offering diverse versions of the same hull is something very much common in recent years.  There is many reasons for this but most important is cost cutting and to offer a competitive price to the customer suiting various tastes.  Numarine from Turkey is doing this with its current entry level 55 model, and presents the new Open version.  Currently the 55 is also offered in the Sport version which features a Hard-top and a similar layout.  But in the past this model was offered in three other clothes as HT a different design to the current Sport, Fly, and the Sports model with forward looking radar arch.  The Open version has pure sport boat looks thanks to it having no radar arch.  But do not be mistaken, below the 55 Open is still a yacht with a three double cabins lower deck plan, and a crew cabin to aft.  In between the cabins is also a saloon and galley, a traditional plan for sport cruisers before the advent of fully enclosed hard top when designers started to move the galley up.  The Numarine 55 Open is standard powered with twin Cats 575hp or optional 900 Man engines.