Meet Numarine’s Marla

Numarine’s new 106-foot flagship is a roomy and quiet cruiser.

Numarine Marla
Numarine says its XP Series is “compact, yet spacious. Glamorous, yet reliable and seaworthy.”Jeff Brown

The 106-foot, 234-ton motoryacht Marla is Turkish builder Numarine's new flagship and Hull No. 1 of its 32XP model.

There is more than 3,550 square feet of living space over four decks. And this yacht essentially has two master staterooms, one that's full-beam and forward on the main deck and another one, the owner's stateroom, stretching across 430 square feet of the upper deck. The main deck master has en suite his-and-her heads with a central shower. Marla's upper deck owner's stateroom has a walk-in closet and opens to the outside deck via sliding glass doors. Missoni Home, B&B Italia and Tom Dixon sourced the furnishings in for the yacht's customized interior.

Marla's cockpit includes a sun pad aft that overlooks the yacht's foldout beach, flanked by steps to port and starboard. The cockpit leads into the salon, but amidships on the main deck is a "lobby" area with a gym and day head to starboard. To port, her galley has four refrigerators and access to the salon through the pantry, making service easy. Plus, there's a portside door for crew access.

Belowdecks, there’s two VIPs and two guest staterooms, all en suite, bringing the yacht’s total guest accommodations to 12. The crew quarters are forward, including a captain’s cabin plus two more cabins, accommodating 5 crew in total. There is also a galley with dinette and a laundry room.

Marla's owner steps out from the upper deck stateroom to a 29-foot Technohull RIB. There is also space for two PWC. The wheelhouse is forward of the owner's stateroom, while the foredeck is a sure spot to relax, with two sun pads and a settee with cocktail table. The yacht's ultimate relaxation space, however, may be her 646-sqaure-foot flybridge. There are three settees with a table, two large sun pads, a dining table for 12, a full bar and a second helm station with three seats.

As for exterior design, "her silhouette is deliberately rugged, powerful and hefty with extensive angular windows," Numarine says. Indeed, Marla's lines are angular overall, which gives her a stylish but utilitarian look. Exterior and interior are both by Can Yalman, while the naval architect on the build was Umberto Tagliavini. The steel-hull yacht has a displacement form and a vertical bow for slicing through the sea.

Additionally, the belowdecks staterooms are benefit from noise- and vibration-reducing technology from Numarine’s long-term partner Silent Line Group. Lower deck guests reportedly experience a mere 45-decibel noise level while cruising. At anchor and with the generators running, that’s drops to just 22 decibels.

Marla's twin 715 hp Caterpillar C18 Acert engines push her to a reported top hop of 14 knots. Her cruising speed is 12 knots. At 9, she has a reported 4,000-nautical-mile range.

As for the 32XP series, Hull Nos. 2 and 3 have been sold and will be delivered this summer. The 32XP’s little sister is the 26XP, 3 of which have been sold, and the next step up is the 44XP.

Learn more here.

Quick Specs:

LOA: 106’7”

Beam: 26’3”

Draft: 6’10”

Displacement at full load: 234 tons

Engines: Twin 715 hp Caterpillar C18 Acert

Max Speed: 14 knots

Cruise Speed: 12 knots

Range: 4,000 nautical miles at 9 knots

Guest Accommodations: 12

Crew Accommodations: 5

Numarine Marla
From her beach to her flybridge, Numarine's 32XP Marla offers incredible vistas.Jeff Brown
Numarine Marla
Marla's foldout beach adds yet another spot to embrace the outdoors.Jeff Brown
Numarine Marla
The flybridge offers alfresco dining plus a full bar. Sundowner, anyone?Jeff Brown
Numarine Marla
With that TV, you could say the salon is almost a home theater.Jeff Brown
Numarine Marla
Like the penthouse suite, Marla's upper deck owner's stateroom is luxurious and private.Jeff Brown