May 13, 2023

Project: Numarine 40MXP

Numarine’s popular and successful range of stylish, spacious and highly capable superyachts prove that access-all-areas yachting is no longer the preserve of ever-longer hulls. Its current fleet, which stretches from the talented 22XP to the chiselled 45XP flagship, is quickly becoming a global benchmark in the highly competitive twenty to 45-metre bracket, but rather than rest on its laurels the shipyard is continuing to innovate, enters the 40MXP project. Preserving the same style cues and DNA of her siblings, the new 39-metre 40MXP retains Numarine’s high-volume, low-hassle, long-range ethos while offering several new design features that open up new opportunities to enjoy the intimate connection with the sea that a yacht confers. It’s a recipe that has made its mark even before the new model has been officially added to the menu; two 40MXPs have already been sold, with delivery expected in 2025. The ‘MXP’ stands for Mediterranean Explorer, but the reference is not suggestive of a cruising limitation of the design, rather it reflects the beach-club lifestyle typical of Med yachts. As an evolution of and at two metres longer than the 37XP, the new 40MXP draws on the Med lifestyle idea and delivers it in several exciting ways. First, the aft deck has been enlarged both as a result of the extra length and also by moving the aft sliding doors to the saloon forward by three metres. The result is an area with space for a large alfresco dining area, a bar, and a lounge area surrounding another new feature an aft pool complete with glass transom. This spectacular new social hub extends down to a huge hydraulic swim platform that stretches across the yacht’s eight metre beam. This oasis of outdoor living can be shaded with an awning to keep the extremes of the sun at bay or, with the option of short standard or long optional upper deck extensions, can also benefit from the upper deck overhang for more permanent shade in climates such as the Middle East or Australia. While the ‘M’ part of the 40MXP offers the glamour of beach life, the XP explorer part is as alive as ever, with the 40MXP achieving an impressive six thousand nautical-mile range at eight knots thanks to the optimised hull form developed by long-standing Numarine naval architecture partner Umberto Tagliavini. Standard propulsion comes from a pair of MAN 800hp engines, although there is the option to upgrade to a Tier III-compliant twin MAN 900hp installation. The first two sold units will both have the 900hp MAN upgrades. The interior offers Numarine’s trademark space and luxury, with six suites for up to twelve guests that include a full-beam main deck master and an impressive full-beam lower deck VIP. The interior design, as the 40MXP’s exterior lines once again come from Can Yalman. The 40MXP offers everything, from expansive flybridge to generous upper deck and inviting main deck that has made the 37XP a much-coveted and commercially successful model.

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