Sold in May 2016, the 26m/84ft vessel is the smallest in the yard’s explorer range, the other series being the 32XP and the 40XP. The smaller size has the advantage of being able to berth in more remote locations where superyacht services for 30m+/98ft+ vessels are unavailable.
Constructed from a GRP hull and superstructure, the 26XP features a design by Can Yalman and the naval architecture of Umberto Tagliavini. The 150 GT interior contains spacious guest accommodation and a main salon, while the flybridge is designed for observation, lounging and outdoor dining with room for a 5m/16ft tender.
Using a semi-displacement hull, twin MAN diesel engines of 1,200 HP produce a top speed of 22 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots. A full-displacement hull with two engines of 1,120 HP each will have a greater cruising range of 3,200 nautical miles at an economical 8 knots. This latter option has proven to be the more popular as the next three hulls will be constructed with this arrangement, and all have a launch date before the end of 2018.
The accommodation sleeps up to eight guests over four staterooms consisting of one Master suite and two VIP staterooms and a further guest cabin, plus crew accommodation for three.
The first 26XP hull will be on display from the 17th-25th of February at the Boat Show Eurasia in Istanbul.