PHOTOS: Alberto Cocchi and Giorgio Baroni In 2011, Giuseppe Palumbo, head of Palumbo Group, decided to expand his shipbuilding company’s reach into the private-yacht sector. Five years later, a Middle Eastern client signed a contract with the Palumbo-owned Columbus Yachts for this 261-footer (79.5-meter). Between the scale of the project and a tight delivery timetable,
With an internal volume of nearly 2,300 gross tons and encompassing six decks, Dragon is assuredly a superyacht to behold. Ahead of her global premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show with Columbus Yachts, we’re giving you an inside look. Dragon dazzled at her launch in March, since she’s the largest megayacht from the builder thus
Palumbo Superyachts is the yachting arm for the Palumbo Group, a 52-year-old international shipbuilding company. Despite the yachting division being far younger, it quickly has amassed five locations for new-build and refit work, all in the Mediterranean. Naturally, being an Italian company, the headquarters are in Italy. Specifically, the city of Ancona, along the Adriatic
Why have one swimming pool with a waterfall onboard when you can have two? The Columbus Classic 120-meter, a nearly 400-foot-long megayacht, offers this. Though she isn’t yet under construction, she is ready for a buyer to step in and tailor, for a party of 22 to enjoy swimming, spa-ing, and more on global cruises.
A crisp, late-winter morning greeted specially invited guests, including several media, at the launch party for Dragon in Ancona, Italy today. The 261-foot (79.5-meter) megayacht received a blessing from a priest before a powerhouse performance by a violinist. A few minutes after her rendition of the anthemic “We Are the Champions,” a shower of confetti
In about a week’s time, one of the largest megayachts made in Italy celebrates her official launch. For now, Dragon, with an impressive volume of 2,200 gross tons, sits patiently outside of her construction shed at the Columbus Yachts shipyard in Ancona, Italy. Not only is Dragon one of the largest “made in Italy” megayachts,