The Florida based Broward Shipyard, known for their spacious, good quality and well priced motor yachts and military vessels, is very proud to announce a new and exciting ‘Columbus Series’ motor yachts. The first class Broward Columbus expedition yachts have been created in collaboration with the world renowned Donald Starkey of Donald Starkey Design with the first vessel being the 44.50 metre Columbus 146 superyacht.
Columbus 146 Expedition Yacht by Broward Shipyard and Donald Starkey Design
The yard named this new series of motoryachts the “Columbus” series as it is their aim to bring the customers back to the United States with regard to realising new construction projects and not only at Broward shipyard, but also at the shipyards of their United States colleagues who have proven that they are more than capable of delivering the finest yachts built.
Columbus 146 expedition yacht by Broward Shipyard in collaboration with Donald Starkey
It was Christopher Columbus who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere and following his footsteps in a time that customers are more and more looking for value for money.
Due to the fact that the yard organised itself towards a “lean and mean” project organisation, whereby they will execute the project management, including design development, naval architecture and engineering and the core disciplines in house, they will be working with a careful selected group of subcontractors and suppliers. They will eliminate risks and safeguard flexibility throughout and most importantly first class and up to date quality, on time and on budget.
Donald Starkey designed guest cabin on board of the Columbus 146 yacht by Broward yachts
As a result of this Broward Shipyard are aiming to be considered as a very dynamic and innovative producer of first class motoryachts. Together with their skilled, experienced and dedicated craftsmen and carefully selected and reliable strategic partners and suppliers they shall offer unique, new and fully specified “Columbus 146” expedition motoryacht with attractive prices and with extended warranties.
Motor Yacht COLUMBUS 146
The Expedition Yacht “Columbus 146” is a 146’ or 44.5 meter semi- displacement superyacht. Designed in cooperation with several of their customers and Donald Starkey of Donald Starkey Design. The yacht shall be engineered to the yards best marine engineering standards and shall be built using proven engineered systems and accepted industry standards.
The “Columbus 146” charter yacht shall be built according the rules and requirements of the Classification Society and the Large Yacht Code 2 (LY2). Fully constructed in aluminium with a large beam of 30’ or 9.15 meter in order to reduce the draft and provide access to the most remote and shallow waters in the Caribbean waters and the keys.
Donald Starkey designed main saloon - Broward expedition yacht Columbus 146
Due to the fact that Broward build the “Columbus 146” in aluminium they are able to save weight, which will benefit the performance of this motoryacht and offer an easy 14 knots cruising speed with a range of over 3,000 nautical miles, whereby the “Columbus 146” shall be provided with two Caterpillar C32 Acert main engines each with a maximum output of 1,299 bhp at 2,100 rpm.The “Columbus 146” yacht will be fully specified with high ambient conditions and standards as a base, first class equipment throughout and more then realistic allowances for navigational, communicational and entertainment systems.
Expedition yacht Columbus 146 - main saloon by Donald Starkey Design - builder Broward Shipyard
The design of the “Columbus 146” is safeguarding maximum comfort and very efficient operations for owner’s, guest and crew when either used privately or as a charter yacht.
Broward also put a lot of attention into the specification with regards to the operational and maintenance cost and as an example of that all decks will be provided with an Esthec synthetic decking system.
Superyacht Columbus 146 of 44.50 metres - Master suite by Donald Starkey Design
A detailed Technical Specification of the new Broward Columbus 146 yacht is available for the shipyards customers, which shall be personalised towards the Owner’s requirements.
The construction time of the “Columbus 146” shall be approximately 24 to 28 months following the contract signature.
Broward Shipyard is convinced that it can contribute towards the success of all its corporate and private customers as their provider of first class “turn-key” motoryachts according the highest standards against very attractive prices.
Donald Starkey designed Master En-suite of the Broward motor yacht Columbus 146
Besides the above they are also a full service shipyard with regard to conversions, refits, repairs and maintenance works. At Broward Shipyard they accommodate and serve over 100 yachts a year as they have a large basin with docks and a large dry dockage area on land under cover when required. The shipyard has direct access to the ocean and deep water.
General arrangement of the Columbus 146 expedition yacht by Broward Yachts
Length overall : ca. 44.50 meters ca. 146 ft
Beam overall : ca. 9.15 meters ca. 30 ft
Draft (@ 50% loaded) : ca. 2.05 meters ca. 6 ft 8 inches.
Displacement ( 50% loaded) : ca. 248 metric tons. ca. 546,745 lbs.
Displacement (100% loaded) : ca. 324 metric tons. ca. 714,295 lbs.
Gross Tonnage : << 500 GT.
Propulsion and performance
Main Engines : Two Caterpillar C32 (B-rating) with 969 kW – 1,299 bhp @ 2,100 rpm
Propulsion system : Water lubricated propulsion system, five-blade propeller.
Fuel consumption : ca. 244.1 lit/hr. – 64.5 gal/hr.
Cruising speed : ca. 14.0 knots (@ 50% load).
Maximum : ca. 17.5 knots (@ 50% load (theoretical hull speed = 15.07 knots)).
Range (@ 14.0 knots) : ca. 3,100 nautical miles (with 5% reserve + 1 generator).
Range (@ 12.0 knots) : ca. 3,850 nautical miles (with 5% reserve + 1 generator).
Range (@ 10.0 knots) : ca. 5,000 nautical miles (with 5% reserve + 1 generator).
Fuel : ca. 47,750 liters ca. 12,615 gallons.
Freshwater : ca. 11,500 liters ca. 3,040 gallons.
Lubrication oil : ca. 1,400 liters ca. 370 gallons.
Dirty oil : ca 1,600 liters ca. 423 gallons.
Grey water : ca. 1,400 liters ca. 370 gallons.
Black water : ca. 800 liters ca. 212 gallons.
Treatment plant tank : ca. 757 liters ca. 200 gallons.
Sewage holding tank : ca. 2,400 liters ca. 635 gallons.
Design and styling
The “Design and Styling” of the exterior of this motoryacht shall be executed by Donald Starkey of Donald Starkey Design.
The “Naval Architecture” of this motoryacht shall be executed by Broward’s engineering’s team.
The “Design & Styling and Interior Décor” of the interior of this motoryacht shall be executed by Donald Starkey of Donald Starkey Design or alternatively by an interior designer of the Owner’s approval
Owner’s, VIP’s and Guests 10 (alternatively 12) 12 private or charter guests
Crew 7 (alternatively 8) 8 pax