A semi-displacement 162-footer (49.5-meter) under contract with Palumbo Superyachts Ancona has completed a major milestone. The aluminum hull of the Columbus S50 moved into its final outfitting shed, for uniting with the superstructure. This means the megayacht is on schedule for delivery next summer.
The project sold to a repeat customer and began construction in early 2018. The “S” in Columbus S50 stands for “Sport,” and therefore signifies the contemporary, sporty styling, which comes from Luca Dini Design. Note, for example, the vertical bow, which is a popular trend to maximize interior accommodations. Yet another trend is the use of nearly floor-to-ceiling glass along the main and upper decks. The owner specifically requested being able to admire the horizon while seated on the sofas here. Furthermore, the owner wanted a hot tub on the foredeck, an incredibly private spot.
Luca Dini Design is working with the owner on that interior design, too. The ambiance will be light and bright. It’s as applicable to the common areas like the saloon as it is to the staterooms. In terms of staterooms, the Columbus S50 has five, for a total of 12 guests. Nine crewmembers are housed aboard, too. Unfortunately, no other details are available. However, when construction started, the shipyard team hinted at “unprecedented solutions,” all at the owner’s request.
Sea trials should confirm the Columbus S50 can see a cruising speed of 12 knots. She’s receiving twin 2,000-hp MTUs, additionally to push her to a maximum speed of 20 knots. At 12 knots, according to the shipyard, the yacht should achieve more than 3,000 nautical miles. Finally, it adds, she should preserve her transoceanic capabilities even at 15 knots.
The Columbus S50 doesn’t just see delivery next summer. She further debuts at the Monaco Yacht Show that September.
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