Following a huge success of the 53.9m luxury yacht Prima at the Monaco Yacht Show, Palumbo is currently working on the 40m motor yacht Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid, as well as a 55m and a 60m superyachts. Combining new lines and high technology with the respect for the marine environment, the Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid superyacht is truly an innovative concept and features interior design by Hot Lab Design.
It is in fact very well known how the respect for the marine environment is important for Palumbo, who was also awarded with Prima by the Prince Albert II at the presence of his guest His Majesty the King of Spain for the RINA Green Star Plus. The Prima superyacht was also awarded at World Superyacht Awards with a Judges’ Commendation for the high quality achieved for an extremely competitive price.
Palumbo luxury yacht Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid will comply latest IMO MARPOL regulations and will be equipped with a bilge water separator even if not requested by class. The most environmental friendly feature is the hybrid system itself. This permits to have a slow navigation with Main Engines turned off and just two generators running. It’s Well known that Generators have a low impact on environment due to the fact that their engines run at fixed rpm thus reducing NOx and SOx emission.
The construction of the Palumbo superyacht Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid started some months ago. Columbus 130’ Hybrid measures 40 meters in length and 8.20 meters a beam, stretching over three decks with very impressive internal volumes. She will built under RINA classification in compliance with MCA. Three guest cabins plus the Owner’s suite for a total of 8 people plus 1 and 3 crew cabins plus one Captain’s cabin.
A spectacular flybridge with an extraordinary autonomy and modern exterior styling are the main characteristics of the new fabulous Columbus Sport 130′ Hybrid yacht. Both the hull with a semi-displacement type, and the superstructure are in aluminum, thought to reduce the weight and the consumption.
The 40m Columbus Sport 130′ Hybrid yacht has also an optional diesel electric hybrid propulsion system, constructed with the intention of having a minimal impact on the environment with a comfortable cruising range of 5,000 nm.
The Hybrid system that will be used on the Columbus 130 Sport Hybrid yacht consists basically of two electric engines connected to the gear box. This allows to have electrical navigation for a maximum speed of 7.5 kn getting power from Generators, and to generate electrical energy while in navigation on Main Engines.
Hybrid system can be useful for quiet night navigation, being electrical engines very silent. Due to the quick mechanical answer of Electric Engines they can be very useful during maneuvering in port thus having Main Diesel Engines turned off. Very important feature is the power generation during navigation, this allows to low maintenance costs on Diesel Generators and fuel consumption.
The windows of the main saloon are particularly large allowing the Owner and the guest to better feeling the sea. Notwithstanding the relatively small size of the yacht Columbus sport 130 Hybrid, very large internal volumes (Internal Volume is 1400 m3 abt.) along with some special feature, such as a beach club on the stern, will give the perception to be on board a bigger yacht.
What the Shipyard and the Owner tried to reach is a solution able to create a yacht that would remain a yacht allowing the Owner and the crew to feel the real sensation of the sea and of its beauty.
Palumbo, as a result of the great experience of the motor yacht Prima, will build these yachts with its same young team. The passion for the sea and for the boats in general is the leit motiv that ties the entire team together.
Palumbo entrusted Hydro Tec Naval Architecture with the naval architectureof the Columbus Sport 130 Hybrid yacht; instead the Interior Designer chosen by Owner is Hot Lab: yacht & design, recently winner of the prestigious Showboats Design Award.
In the superyacht Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid each detail has been carefully studied by the Shipyard together with the Owner with the aim to realize a yacht with an elegant and refined style. Particularly, the interior shows a combination of “warm” materials with soft colors avoiding any strong contrast.
Marbles such as Breccia Sarda and Adria Venato will be matched together with Grey Larch for the floor, Tay wood and Dark Oak.
Leather, polished stainless steel and precious fabrics will complete the mood board. The Columbus Sport 130 Hybrid yacht will have several “convertible” areas in terms that they can be changed according the number of the guests on board for example the VIP apartment can be converted in two guests suites or the twin cabin can be converted in a double cabin thanks to a sliding system of the bed.
On the Main deck the full size windows grant an incredible light in the saloon. It is here that it is possible to feel the real essence of the sea
thanks to two large sliding windows/doors and opening bulwarks.
Light colors of the walls and of the ceilings represent the style of the Columbus Sport 130 Hybrid yacht granting the Owner and his guests a undoubted relaxing atmosphere breathing the sea.
A green touch is present also in the interior design, in fact Hot Lab choose just FSC certified woods – FSC is wood that is certified under the standard set by the Forest Stewardship Council. Instead the leather that was been choosen are treated with a particular water painting process and also these materials are by products of the meat industry, which would otherwise become landfill.
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