Ancona, Italy based Columbus Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, is investing in the large yacht segment of the superyacht industry with a new 394-foot (120-meter) concept.
Their Columbus Classic 120 (394-feet), designed by Italian naval architecture studio, Hydro Tec, will be an evolution of the builder’s latest launch—the 262-foot (80-meter) M/Y Dragon. The new design focuses on the “less is more” ethos, encapsulating clean crisp sweeping lines, which blend contemporary elements with classic proportions.
The aesthetic pays tribute to a bygone era of graceful ocean liners. Designed with floor-to-ceiling windows and frameless glass railings, the Columbus Classic 394-foot (120 meter) will comply with the PYC (Passenger Yacht Code) requirements. It will accommodate 22 guests in 10 staterooms located forward on the main deck, whereas the 2,800 square foot (260 square-meter) owner’s suite is situated on the upper deck.
The layout gives guests easy and direct access to the sea through the huge aft beach club which includes: full spa, gym, swim platforms on each side and a covered spa pool placed just under the glass bottom of the large deck pool, with a beautiful waterfall drawing water from the above pool.
The tender garage is just forward of the beach club and it houses two 39-foot (12-meter) custom designed tenders, one limo and one runabout, a crew service RIB and an array of smaller toys such as Jet skis, sea-bobs, etc. A diving room is also included in the garage area catering for diving suits and bottles as well as compressors.
The space located forward of the engine room is dedicated to crew cabins and service, except for the starboard side lobby which provides access for guests alighting from the tenders and taking the lift straight to their quarters. Crew space includes 20 double cabins, two crew messes and an independent crew galley. Plenty of dry and cold storage is provided in the under lower deck.
The outside area on the aft main deck practically doubles the beach club space below adding a bar and a 36-foot (11- meter) long pool just above the smaller beach club pool.
The main deck beach club lounge has a veranda directly connected to the beach club providing comfortable seating/relaxing areas and a proper bar/kitchen for guest service.
The formal main deck salon is laid out with a lounge area and a formal dining area overlooking the sea through the large windows and the glass bulwark. The 10 main deck guest cabins can be accessed through the starboard side main lobby. Two extra crew cabins are located in the forward area, bringing the total number of crew cabins to 22.
The upper aft deck has both a lounging and dining area. The inside lounge is a flexible space that has conversation corners and a TV/Cinema area.
Through the upper deck main lobby you can access the owner’s quarters, which includes a private office, a beauty room, a massage room, dressing and bathroom and the owner’s bedroom looking forward over the main deck with an unobstructed view to the bow. Forward of the owner’s cabin is an outdoor lounge with Jacuzzi pool for private use.
The bridge deck outdoor lounge is a relaxation area servicing the adjacent gym. Through the bridge deck main lobby, you can reach the wheelhouse, the captain’s cabin, first officer’s cabin, ship’s office, and crew meeting room.
On the top deck aft open area there are the heli-deck and relaxation/sunbathing area as well as a sky lounge and a further forward-facing sunbathing / hot tub area.
Another al fresco lounge is located above the top deck, with a rounded sitting area and a fireplace in the center, proving ideal for evening/night guest entertainment.
The round bilge steel hull has a bulbous bow and an aluminum superstructure. Seven generators provide the power, five of which are MTU 16 V 4000 M33F and two are MTU 16V 2000 M41A, giving a combined power of about 10 MW. The propulsion package includes two RR Azipull 120s capable of absorbing up to 3.5 MW each and by a central booster RR Promas Lite. Top speed is expected to reach up to 20 knots and cruising range will be 7,000 nautical miles at 16 knots. Four fins, two retractable, will provide zero speed stabilization.
LOA: 394ft. (120m.)
Beam: 62ft. (19m.)
Depth: 28ft. (8.5m.)
Top Speed: 20 knots
Engines: 2x Azipull 120+1 x Promas Lite
Construction: steel hull and aluminum superstructure
Designer: Sergio Cutulo of Hydro Tec
Builder: Columbus Yachts