June 11, 2016
Lightweight cruiser makers Numarine are the unique manufacturer of luxury yachts for quite some time. They do have their setting in Asia but are 8,000km away from Hong Kong. Their plant is in Istanbul where yachts are designed and developed. Their plant there is quite unique, hi-tech and also ISO9001 certified. The plant is capable of making more than 50 yachts a year ranging in 55ft to 130ft. The design they have are mostly in-house productions, but they don’t back out from outside architects and designers. Their famous yacht, Umberto Tagliavini was a collaboration between Numarine’s Can Yalman and a local engineer Gurit.
Flybridge 60 by Numarine was designed to become the biggest volume in the market segment. Just like other yachts made by Numarine, this is has the market leading design and comfort levels along with the sporty feel to it.
In Flybridge 60 comes with plenty of innovations and traditional style cues of Numarine. The owner’s master suite has an off-center bed that makes plenty of private sitting space that is sometimes very important to fully appreciate the view from the water. The guest cabins also have en-suite heads. The head suites are also made available in twin-berth crew cabin just below the cockpit.
The main saloon features an amazingly done an asymmetrical design with seating in the main gallery facing the big TV and dining just behind the control station and sleeping area. Windows are placed so as they give the most amazing views and enough amount of light in the main deck. The cockpit is also asymmetrical with the table and sitting area for all the guests on board. The swim platform and the stairs are also there from the port side into the Flybridge.
In its category, the Flybridge is quite large compared to its competitors. It has two lounging and two seating areas and each of those areas can hold up to six people. The both areas have upper control station, a lot of sunlight and a small galley too. With enough space than the normal ones, the foredeck of the yacht includes a deep yet accessible sheltered forward facing sitting area and awesome Bimini roof that can also be folded. Apart of the passengers, there is also enough space for the day visitors on the yacht. It can either be for a cruise or the drinks at the end of the day.
Many critics say that Flybridge 60 might be one of the best when it comes to cruising and cruising alone. The engines are the correct size, keeping in mind the size of the boat as it can reach up to 28kts with heavy breathing and at an extreme push will go to 35kts. Flybridge has twin Volvo Penta IPS 950 engines. The yacht has multi-directional drives too that make handling quite easy. The engine is quite small which help in keeping the engine room small too with larger fuel tanks for long voyages. The cost of IPS 950 is also quite reasonable, that is why the overall cost of Flybridge 60 is little under EUR3.1m.
The main hull was previously designed around the engines which not only give some extra space in the cabin but it also becomes a breeze to handle the whole yacht.
This yacht is one of its kind and quite stunning in its design but on the downside, all the Flybridge are sold and delivered to their owners.