September 25, 2020

New Model: Columbus Classic 80

Columbus presents the Classic 80 titled as M/Y Dragon, and built in just 27 months, it represents an Italian excellence of timeless elegance and constructive craftsmanship.  Dragon joins the Columbus Yachts brand’s stellar fleet namely comprising: the award-winning Sport Hybrid 40 metre M/Y Divine and M/Y Eleonora 3, the 54 metre M/Y Prima, the 57 metre M/Y Taiba. Dragon stems from the advanced naval engineering of Hydro Tec Studio, responsible also for the exterior design. The interiors are by Francesco Guida.  Columbus Classic 80 is a superyacht that combines contemporary elements with proportions creating an elegant design that never goes out of style. The external lines are clean and without sharp traits, with few fixed elements to allow for sizeable and flexible areas.  The super yacht develops over six decks, five of which are served by an elevator to ensure maximum comfort on board.  Her luxurious and yet sober interior has been designed to create a warm, sophisticated and at the same time modern atmosphere. The essences of the wall light wood and the bronze/ satin gold inserts combine masterfully with the natural colours of fabrics and furniture generating harmonious and delicate environments. The lower deck houses the crew area with 10 cabins, dinette, steel kitchen, gym, technical rooms including a garage for the two main tenders of 7 and 9.5 metres, the large one built directly by the yard; the lobby with elevator and a guest cabin. This teak bridge is completed by the large 200 square meter beach club which includes a bar, a sauna and a Turkish bath, several relaxation areas and a chaise lounge. Of particular artistic importance are the 3 backlit panels made of blue agate.  To welcome guests entering the large living room, a classic design Chelini table creates a harmonious play of styles with the two large lounge areas, with C-shaped seats and a contemporary Provencal look. The dining area includes a custom-made 14 seater table by Giorgetti with a Roman travertine top, maple edges and leather legs. Unique in its kind are the six large windows, four of which are 5 metre long by 2 metre high, allowing for natural light to flood the space and create a bright and comfortable environment. Continuing towards the bow, the four guest cabins and the large panoramic Vip cabin are encountered.  All cabins have a private Roman travertine-clad bathroom. The fourth deck, exclusively reserved to the Owner, includes a 110 square metre cabin, with large windows for a 180 degree view of the private foredeck, Roman travertine-clad bathroom and sauna, separate wardrobe and vanity. On the same deck, a pantry serves both the sleeping area and the large living with also a dedicated bar. The aft cockpit has a 14 seater dining table and a relaxation area with sofas and chaise lounges. At the bow, a second living area provides access to the helicopter platform. On the bridge-deck, the 50 sqm wellness area is equipped with Tecnogym and is complemented by a beauty and massage parlour. This deck is completed by the wheelhouse and the captain’s cabin located at the bow. Pushing button 5 of the lift, made of hand-painted cast steel with a cast bronze effect, you reach the sun-deck which includes chaise lounges at the bow and a 7-meter pool at the stern. A blade waterfall divides the pool from the whirlpool and makes this area truly exclusive with a breath taking view from about 12 metres above sea level.  With its 80 metre length and 13 metre maximum beam, Dragon can count on an internal volume of almost 2,300 GT.  In addition to the two tenders positioned on the lower deck, it has 3 jet skis housed under the helicopter landing platform.  The laundry together with several storage rooms and cold rooms are located on the under-lower deck.  The twin MTU engines, delivering 3138hp each, allow a maximum speed of 17 knots and a range of over 6200 nautical miles at the eco-speed of 12 knots.  The home automation and entertainment system was designed by Videoworks, while to ensure maximum safety on board, the dashboard was engineered by the technical department of Palumbo Superyachts in collaboration with Team Italia, the international leader in integrated navigation systems.
Technical Data:
LOA - 79.9 m (262.2ft)
Beam - 13.4 m
Draft - 3.7 m
Displacement - 2250 gross tonnage
Fuel Capacity - 219000 l
Water Capacity - 53000 l
Accommodation - fourteen guests in seven cabins, 21 crew in 11 cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12 4000 M63L 3138hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 17 knots max 14 knots fast cruise 12 knots cruise
Range - 6200 nm at 12 knots cruise
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - Sergio Cutolo Hydro Tec exterior and naval architecture, Francesco Guida interior

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