Turkish shipyard Numarine Yachts announced that its first flagship, M/Y Marla, won in the “Best Explorer Yacht” category at the Asia Boating Award 2018. The 32.5 meter yacht was delivered to its owner last summer. Its design is minimalistic and sophisticated—the perfect example of a compact explorer yacht. Despite its size, the vessel offers incredible volumes of internal living spaces on board, accommodating 12 guests comfortably with ample space and a variety of materials chosen by the owner, such as marbles, woods, leather, and brass.

M/Y Marla was designed by naval architect Umberto Tagliavini, a long-time Numarine collaborator. The yacht is capable, comfortable and efficient, with special care to reduce noise and vibration, featuring highly modern technology for easy manoeuvrability. The displacement hull allows a top speed of 14 knots with a cruise speed of 12 knots. M/Y Marla has proven seaworthy and was rightfully recognized for its aesthetics and performance.

The award ceremony took place at ONE°15 Marina, Singapore.