Columbus Yachts has marked its entry into the large superyacht segment by unveiling a new full displacement 80m hexa-deck yacht, to be delivered to her owner in 2018. This yacht will be the first unit in a range that will develop into even larger sizes and enhance Columbus Yachts’ position in the superyacht sphere.
Columbus claims to have adopted a new approach to manufacturing this 80m superyacht by “Working in parallel and not in series”, explains Francesco Carbone – Columbus Yachts’ General Manager.
Currently under construction at the Palumbo Group’s Naples shipyard, the steel hull will be completed by the end of Q2 2017. From Naples the hull will be moved by barge to the sister facility in Ancona where it will be married to the pre-fabricated aluminium superstructure. Constructing the yacht in two sections concurrently will shorten the delivery time by 32 weeks, the yard asserts.
Exterior lines by Hydro Tec and Columbus Yachts cut a figure of balance, whilst the longitudinal sweep of the bow a nod to tradition.
Penned by Guida Design in conjunction with Columbus Yachts, the interior of the hexa-deck yacht adopts a rational layout devoted to comfort and convenience at sea. In addition to two forward garages for a further tender and three jet-skis, amenities include a sauna, gym and cinema room.
Serviced by two lateral tender garages aft, access is made more convenient by a boarding platform with direct access to the lobby and lift. Starting from the lower deck and ascending to the sun deck, a circular glass-walled lift connects the five main decks.
One of the most distinctive spaces aboard, aside from the aft beach club that swells from 100 to 200sqm thanks to retractable yacht walls, is the sun deck.
Surrounded by panoramic views, the sun deck features a 7m pool with counter-current swimming system, and a hydro-massage tub.
Meanwhile the entire upper deck is dedicated to the owners’ suite and framed by unbroken panoramic views of the horizon. Six large double guest suites are located in the forward section of the main deck, whilst a seventh cabin on the lower deck can be used as a ‘wildcard’ for last minute guests.
Generously sized crew quarters for 19 fill the forward section. Crew can relax with access to a large galley, exclusive gym and are connected to all other decks by a convenient service lift.
There is 3044HP generated from twin MTU engines, propelling the 2015GT yacht to a cruising speed of 12kn for 6,000nm. Distinguished by comfort, charm and a formal balance, this new 80m Columbus is certainly a strong entrance into the superyacht market.