Numarine's 62Fly shows spacious yachts can come in small packages
It might not have the dimensions of a superyacht, but Numarine has done its best to ensure those cruising the high seas (or bobbing in a Mediterranean port) on its 62-foot (19 m) 62Fly yacht won't feel cramped for space, thanks to high ceilings throughout giving the interior a spacious and airy feel.
Maximizing space was clearly front of mind for Numarine's designer Can Yalman. All three guest cabins have been designed with plenty of storage along with their own roomy bathrooms. And it's not just the guests that will have plenty of room to stretch out, with even the engine room sporting a high enough ceiling for people to stand up straight in. With its big windows, the owner's suite that stretches the full 16.8-ft (5.1-m) beam of the yacht has been designed to offer brilliant views at water level.
The interior has been kitted out predominantly in glass, leather and stainless steel for a clean, modern look. With that said, Numarine has also tried to make the 62Fly more than just a pretty face – the galley has space to prepare and serve a big lunch buffet. Adding to the airy feel is the ability to open hatches in the windows and electrically lowering the side windows in the main saloon to let air circulate through the yacht.
The 62Fly's foam-cored, vacuum infused structure helps keep noise and vibrations down while on the move under power from the two Volvo Penta IPS950 engines, which are good for a 31-knot (57 km/h or 36 mph) top speed and a 26-knot (48 km/h or 30 mph) cruising speed. That's a bit down on what the slightly larger Azimut Yachts' S7 can manage, but Numarine says performance has been dialed back to minimize fuel costs and maximize reliability.
The decision to use Volvo IPS engines also came down to – you guessed it – space. The smaller engines allowed the fitment of a bigger fuel tank, which helps bump the cruising range up to 375 nautical miles (432 mi, 695 km). They also deliver a 30 percent drop in fuel consumption, 50 percent less noise and a 40 percent longer range than rival pod drive engines. Should you want a bit more power, there are Volvo Penta IPS1200 engines on offer, while shaft drive powertrains from MAN and Volvo are also on the options list.
"With the 62Fly, and the upcoming 62HT, I continued the evolution of Numarine's signature silhouette, emphasizing taught muscular lines in a sleek profile that incorporates extensive glazing for maximum transparency with surprisingly generous interior volumes found usually on larger boats," says Numarine designer Can Yalman.
The 62Fly will make its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival this September. In the meantime, you can check it out in the video below.
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