July 3, 2011

New Model: Columbus 54m Classic

Palumbo launched the first of its new Columbus super yacht series with the 177 M/Y Prima, a steel and aluminum 54 metre completed in the Naples, South Italy shipyard on the 20th of June.  The 177 Columbus was designed by Sergio Cutolo responsible for the naval architecture and exterior, with Tommaso Spadolini taking care for the interior.  Palumbo is at the moment building another 55m Columbus, for this range which so far features seven models from 38 to 75 metres all designed by Sergio Cutolo especially for Palumbo. The technical launch of this beautiful Superyacht was attended by local Authorities, shipyard workers, national and international brokers and specialist press. Palumbo Columbus 177 represents an important goal for the Naples based shipyard when last year it acquired two Shipyards in Malta, one of them fully dedicated to superyachts refitting.  Palumbo Group is very proud to have achieved this goal and to have built its first Yacht entirely with local Italian workers at the highest quality standards and advanced technology in the field and would like to thank all those who have participated and have made possible this unique project realized in the south central part of Italy, showing the excellence achieved. The Columbus 177 has a classic super yacht look with retained precise proportions without excessive elements that help give her a distinctive appeal, like the curved upper deck windows. The sun deck on the flybridge offers a large circular pool, and there is another conversation area in the open air on the forward upper deck. For the interior design created by renowned architect Tommaso Spadolini a geometric style was chosen expressed in large spaces offering outstanding comfort and practicality throughout, and where any possible restricted, uncomfortable areas have been eliminated therefore remaining elegant and attractive offering in the same time also intense functionality. Late motive is the phrasing of the bright ceiling colours, intersected by darker wood panels, and the brown of the Italian walnut floors, with inserts of calacatta gold marble.  Palumbo Columbus 177 offers an interior accommodation with six guest cabins sleeping twelve, which include a full beam owner’s stateroom with balcony and VIP suite on the bridge deck. Exceptional volume, large common areas and massive internal volumes are the main characteristic of this super yacht.  Crew space is for twelve beds in six cabins plus a captains cabin.  Palumbo Columbus 177 was built in compliance with the Rules of ABS and she is suitable for unrestricted navigation with following class notation Maltese Cross A1, Yachting Service, UMS, and also obtained RINA Green plus as an additional notation class.
Technical Data:
Length - 53.40 m (175.1ft)
Waterline Length - 47.64 m
Beam - 10.2 m
Draft - 3.20 m full load
Displacement - 720 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 121700 l
Water Capacity - 32800 l
Accommodation - 12 guest in six cabins, 12 crew in 6 cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V400 M93 1hp
Speed - 16 knots max, 15 knots cruise
Construction - steel and alluminium alloy 
Project - Sergio Cutolo naval architect exterior designer, Tommaso Spadolini interior
Certification - ABS Malta Cross A1, UMS, RINA Green Plus