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Columbus Yachts, brand of Palumbo Superyachts, launched and completed the first sea trials of the new 164-foot (50-meter) Sport M/Y K2 at the Ancona shipyard.


Featuring a vertical bow and sleek lines, this 50m model combines new aesthetic features and engineering development from Columbus’s 40-meter yachts.

Naval engineering is a collaboration of Palumbo Superyachts and Hydro Tec. The external lines and the interior design are penned by LUCA DINI Design & Architecture.


K2 is this owner’s third project with Palumbo Superyachts. She can accommodate 11 guests in 5 comfortable cabins assisted by 11 crew members housed in 7 cabins.

She has an aluminum hull and superstructure, a gross tonnage of 499 and maximum draft of just over 7-feet (2.2m), making her capable of cruising in shallow waters.

Powered by two 2,600hp MTU engines, M/Y K2 reaches a top speed of 21.5 knots and a cruising speed of 17 with a long range for transoceanic passages.


Performance analysis at the lowest speeds reported very interesting results, also considering the keel structure, with a consumption of 70 l/H at 10 knots.

From a technical perspective, another carefully-considered aspect was noise and vibration reduction: during the sea trials just carried out, Columbus 50 Sport achieved extremely low noise levels in the guest cabins. This is particularly remarkable as they were obtained at 85% of maximum engine power, at a speed slightly above 20 knots.


Columbus Sport 50 M/Y K2 is scheduled to make her official debut at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show in September.