In a departure from traditional white yachts like Dragon, Columbus Yachts created its Crossover range, intrepid-looking megayachts with acres of deck area to tote big toys. Several models are in the works, with the first being the Columbus 40 Crossover. She pledges to be long on range and equally long on tender space.
With an expected 4,000-nautical-mile range at 10 knots under Caterpillar power, this 132-footer (40.2-meter) comes from the Hydro Tec naval-architecture studio. Studio founder Sergio Cutolo and Columbus Yachts identified a desire among buyers for fairly compact LOAs without compromising on tenders. Essentially, these potential customers view their yachts as private islands from which to embark upon all sorts of active and relaxed pursuits.
To suit playtime on the water, the steel-hulled Columbus 40 Crossover can handle a handful of tenders. Most stow on the elongated aft deck, though the bow has space, too. The biggest can be pretty big for a 132-footer, up to 26 feet (8 meters) in length. Furthermore, the toys can weigh up to 2.5 tons each back here. Of course, the Columbus 40 Crossover can tow the big boat. Regardless, she additionally comes with a launching crane, a retractable design tucking into the aft upper deck.
Further making her the private island the build and design teams envision, the Columbus 40 Crossover has plentiful creature comforts. For instance, the main aft deck contains a pool, with a sliding cover. Several sun lounges can complement it when the toys are in the water. Speaking of which, boarding the toys becomes easier thanks to a fold-out platform with stairs (top).
While your full-beam (29 feet/8/8 meters) stateroom naturally sits forward on the main deck, eight friends and family get staterooms below decks, amidships. Enjoy pre- or post-dinner cocktails outside with them up on the sundeck. A bar and dining area sit beneath the hardtop, offering quite the views. Even better views, though, come courtesy of the stairs leading to the crow’s-nest-like area just above. In case of inclement weather, head indoors to the skylounge’s dining area. Then, relax on the main deck in the saloon.
The build and design team take the seven crewmembers, who get four cabins, into consideration, too. They get a tunnel in the double bottom that leads from the engine room to their mess area and accommodations. Additionally, the tunnel lets them check on various equipment and monitor things like the fuel tanks.
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