Columbus Yachts have two luxury motor yachts currently in build at the Palumbo shipyard in Italy, one of which is due to be launched this year. The first is a 177 foot displacement motor yacht which is due for launch in 2010. The 177 Columbus Superyacht is nearing completion at the Palumbo yard and is currently for sale. The second is a Columbu 199 foot motor yacht which is scheduled to be launched later in 2012.
The interiors of the Columbus 177 have been designed by Spadolini Design Studios:
“Guests, owner and common guests areas cover about 350 m2 and are furnished with the highest quality Italian marbles (Marmo Calacatta Oro), woods (Rovere and Noce Canaletto) and Italian leather and drapery.”
The yacht has been constructed with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. The aluminium is lightweight aluminium for the superstructure to aid in optimum stability. She is powered by twin MTU engines likely to push her to around 18.5 knots. The model “engines and type are MTU 16V 4000 M60 developing 1760kW at 1800 rpm, each one coupled to the shaft line through a ZF reduction gear.”
The Columbus 177 is a luxury yacht which length over all is 53.7 meters and her maximum Beam is 10.2 meters. The hull is made of steel and superstructures of light alloy to shorten weight and to get a low ZG granting high stability standards. The hull is round displacement type with bulge and a transom stern.
Propulsion power is provided by two diesel Engines type MTU 16V 4000 M60 developing 1760kW at 1800 rpm, each one coupled to the shaft line through a ZF reduction gear. The propulsion is delivered by two fixed pitch propellers with five blades which thrust assures 18.5 knots as maximum continuous speed.
The Yacht will be equipped with a twin spade high lift rudder plant, and low speed steering will be assisted by a bow thruster. The comfort during navigation is granted by four stabilizers fins to provide active roll reduction both in underway and “at anchor” condition. The electric power required for ship service will be provided by two Caterpillar C9 diesel generator (2×175 kW) and a Caterpillar C4.4 diesel generator (80 kW).
Interiors are designed by Spadolini Design Studio.
Guests, owner and common guests areas cover about 350 m2 and are furnished with the highest quality Italian marbles (Marmo Calacatta Oro), woods (Rovere and Noce Canaletto) and Italian leather and drapery.
Columbus 177 Superyacht Specifications:
LOA: 177’0” (54 m) Min. Draft:
LWL: Max. Draft: 10’8” (3.3 m)
LOD: 177’0” (54 m) Clearance:
Beam: 33’4” (10.2 m) MFG Length:
Speed, Capacities and Weight
Cruise Speed: 16 knot (18 mph) Displacement: 700 lb (318 kg)
Max Speed: 18 knot (21 mph) Gross Tonnage:
Fuel Capacity: 31,492 gal (119,198 l) Ballast Weight:
Water Capacity: 8,665 gal (32,797 l) Ballast Material:
Hull and Deck Information
Hull Material: Steel Hull Designer:
Deck Material: Teak Hull Colour:
Hull Configuration: Full Displacement Hull Finished:
Manufacturer: MTU E Type: Inboard
Model: 16V4000 M60 Fuel Type: Diesel
Horse Power 2 x 2360
Total Cabins: 6 Crew Cabins: 7
Total Berths: Crew Berths: 7
Sleeps: 14 Crew Sleeps: 13
More About The Palumbo Superyacht Shipyard:
Palumbo Company headquartered in Naples, has been in shipbuilding industry since 1967. It was founded by Salvatore Palumbo, father of Antonio Palumbo, current Owner and CEO of the Company. He started with a very small firm to perform carpentry and welding works and then in the 80′s changed his main activity to repair and maintenance of the hulls. Nowadays the Company operates in the repair, construction, modification, conversion and maintenance of any type of ship within two plants, respectively, in the Port of Naples and in the Port of Messina and on June 2010, following the acquisition of the Malta Shipyard – through a privatization – hopes to create a real network in the heart of the Mediterranean.
The Company has been certified ISO 9001 since 1998 and has adopted a model of organizational and management pursuant to the Legislative Decree No.231/2001. The Company has always complied with all pro- visions of law on safety at work, as updated by Legislative Decree no. 81/08. All activities carried out in the sites are conducted in compliance with current laws and regulations and with the management system in terms of environ- mental protection.
The Company has gained throughout the years the technical and organizational skills necessary to satisfy the Owners either regarding the works performance timing or the high quality of assistance, investing in skills professionalism in order to create a specialized staff at the highest standard in its field.
The acquisition of Maltese Shipyards, which can accommodate ships up to 300,000 tons, is a particularly prestigious project for the Palumbo Group and will significantly shape the company’s future. In fact, along with repair work, the new acquired shipyard has great potential especially with regards to its location in the center of the Mediterranean, with access to ships en route from the East to the Atlantic.
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