Palumbo Shipyard in Italy has reported that the yard’s Columbus Classic 68m, which is in build, is progressing well and on schedule to be completed for its 2016 launch.

The build, which was started in November 2012, was designed by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec and features the extensive deck spaces and volume, a typical specification of the Classic Collection, which also features models of 46m, 54m and 75m.

Speaking to Palumbo said that in the next year hull construction will continue under the lens of a fisheye camera so that they, and a potential future owner can watch the build progress. The yard also said that there has been a lot of interest in the vessel already and they are feeling positive about the build.

Construction of the Columbus Classic started in 2012.

The vessel also includes a helipad, cinema and gym. A Jacuzzi is located on the sun-deck, which doubles as an observation deck and there is a large spa on the bridge deck with direct access to the transom beach club.

The vessel can accommodate between 10 and 12 guests, five/six staterooms and will be operated by 18 crew. The vessel is being built to comply with LY3 and ILO regulations.

A rendering of the completed vessel

To read The Superyacht Report's feature on Palumbo's Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m click here.

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