Following the success of the Columbus Classic 80 hull, motor yacht DRAGON, Italian shipyard Columbus Yachts, part of Palumbo Superyachts, has decided to add a 120m/393.7ft mega yacht to the range. The project has been designed by Hydro Tec and fuses classic elements with modern purity to create a yacht reminiscent of the elegant 19th Century ocean liners that will appeal to all generations.
Full-height windows and frameless glass balustrades provide unimpeded views of the surroundings, which will be enjoyed by the 20 guests accommodated in the 10 main deck forward cabins, while the Owner will savour taking in the surroundings from the 260m²/2798.6ft² forward-facing Owners’ suite on the deck above.
The lower deck layout is designed for ease of use by guests, who have direct access to the sea through the voluminous aft beach club which contains a spa, gym, a covered pool beneath the glass-bottomed deck pool, a waterfall fed by the pool above and fold-out sunbathing platforms.
The tender garage is forward of the beach club and contains two tenders of approximately 12m/39ft in length, a limo and one runabout, a RIB for the crew and a wide selection of the latest water toy models, including jet skis and Seabobs. The tender garage also houses a diving room where air tanks, diving suits and other gear is stored.
The crew cabins are located forward of the engine room and consist of 20 double cabins, two crew messes and an independent crew galley.
The main deck aft hosts an 11m/36ft long pool and a wet bar for lazy sunny days when guests don’t want to go far. The main deck salon is ready for any extravagant event with its sizeable lounge and formal dining area where the glass bulwarks give uninterrupted views of the surrounding scenery.
On the upper deck, the second lounge is designed with a TV/cinema section and a place for conversation, and perfect flow out onto aft alfresco dining and lounging area. The Owners’ stateroom is also on the upper deck, forward of the foyer and has clear views over the bow. Inside, there is a private office, beauty room, massage room, dressing room and en-suite bathroom. The forward outdoor space gives the Owner complete privacy while lounging or using the Jacuzzi.
The bridge deck contains the helm station, crew meeting room, ship’s office, First Officer’s cabin and the Captain’s cabin. The lobby provides access to the gym and outdoor relaxation area, with more alfresco dining and sunbathing space (including a forward Jacuzzi) plus a helideck and sky lounge on the sundeck above.
The COLUMBUS CLASSIC 120 will be built with a bulbous bow and a hull of steel with an aluminium superstructure and will comply with the PYC.
In terms of technical specifications, the COLUMBUS CLASSIC 120 would be powered by seven generators five of which are MTU 16 V 4000 M33F and two are MTU 16V 2000 M41A, for a total output of about 10 MW. Two RR Azipull 120 make up the propulsion package, each capable of absorbing up to 3.5 MW and by a central booster RR Promas Lite.
Her estimated top speed is 20 knots with a cruising speed of 16 knots, at which she will have an extensive cruising range of 7,000 nautical miles. Four fins (two retractable) will be installed for zero speed stabilisation.