50M COLUMBUS LUXURY SUPERYACHT K2 YACHT REVIEW
There's much to enjoy aboard the 2021-launched 49.9m/163.9ft luxury yacht K2 from Columbus Yachts. A wealth of water toys and status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre will fill the daylight hours by themselves, and the group can unwind with a dip into the sundeck Jacuzzi or drinks at sunset seated in the alfresco lounge. The 11 guests have five wonderful en-suite cabins to make their own for the cruise, and 11 professional crewmen will ensure the highest standards of service.
Luca Dini Studio created the marvellous light and contemporary interiors, using understated elegance to create a serene social environment in-balance with the natural world just through the almost full-height windows.
The main salon and formal dining area are combined into one large free-flowing space, with the formal dining area seating up to 10 guests in an airy setting with seating designed for practicality and comfort. Guests can choose to rest on the sofas within the main salon, or head upstairs to the skylounge for convivial conversation and card games beside the bar. As the evening draws in, the skylounge becomes a cinema where guests can lie back, relax and watch the latest blockbusters in high definition.
The engine room will mainly go unnoticed by guests, but luxury yacht K2 has two MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines that give a top speed of 22 knots, a faster-than-average cruising speed of 18 knots and a maximum range of 3,000 nautical miles - perfect for cruising from one end of the Mediterranean to the other, or reaching remote islands amongst the Caribbean and Bahamas.
Life outdoors couldn't be better than the versatile spaces aboard M/Y K2: The main deck aft is an extension of the main salon with its wet bar and selection of furnishings for lounging in the shade. There is easy access to the lower deck beach club and the broad swim platform, which is deep enough for a pair of sun loungers while leaving enough space to access the fold-out platform into the sea.
The sun-drenched upper deck is ideal for alfresco dining followed by drinks and conversation on the sofas along the stern. Most tempting of all, however, is the enormous sunbathing area complete with large Jacuzzi on the foredeck, commanding uninterrupted views in sunlight or under the stars.
The fresh and light interior styling of the social areas continues into the private quarters, which accommodate up to 11 guests over 5 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin with a Pullman berth.
The stately Master suite takes a forward position on the main deck, where the full-beam is put to use creating a spacious sanctuary furnished with a broad bed and widescreen TV, with other notable features including a corner lounge and walk-through wardrobe between the main foyer and bedroom. The en-suite bathroom has a bath in addition to a shower so that the occupants can soak away any tension after a long and fulfilling day.
The rest of the guest accommodation is placed on the lower deck, and all three of the double cabins have an air of tranquillity made by the warm gentle glow of floor lighting contrasted by the dark neutral accents in the furnishings. The double bed will seem all too tempting after a day in the sunshine playing on the water toys. The generous en-suite bathroom has a shower with bench seating for the convenience of guests.
The twin cabin has received the same attention to detail as all the others, providing two sumptuous single beds and a Pullman berth, all of which have ample natural and artificial lighting. The en-suite also has a well-proportioned bathroom where the spacious shower comes with bench seating, altogether offering the same quality amenities as the double cabins.
The crew accommodation is on the lower deck and provides for 11, ensuring that there is always the expertise on board for first-class service, efficient maintenance throughout every journey.
The water toys
The selection of water toys has plenty of options for thrill-seekers, and as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, guests can be trained in the use of the jet ski and earn their licence during their stay.
The collection includes:
- 1 x jet ski
- 1 x Jetboard
- 2 x Seabobs
- 2 x Stand-up paddleboards
- water skis, and
- inflatable and towable toys
While on the move, restless guests can wear off excess energy in the fully-equipped gym on the main deck: Exercise machines and weights can be used to target specific areas or provide a full body workout.
Superyacht K2 is a versatile vessel equally capable of hosting glamorous special occasions as laid-back family vacations where the emphasis is on action-packed days under the summer sun - perfect for the Mediterranean cruising grounds, the Caribbean & Bahamas and beyond.