The Columbus 177 superyacht Prima has been awarded the RINA Green Star Plus, recognizing her environmentally friendly commitment. The notation class is based on an environmental performance index which covers all aspects of the vessel’s impact on the environment, most importantly carbon emissions.
The RINA Green Star Plus award for motor yacht Prima, alreay a prestigious honour was made even more special as it was awarded at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show by Prince Albert II of Monaco in the presence of his guest, His Majesty the King of Spain.
Palumbo Shipyard is particularly proud of the RINA Green Star Plus award as it also represents a catalyst for further improving its product. One of the goals that Palumbo Shipyard fulfills is to build quality yachts with the highest technology standards and make them as environmentally friendly as technology will allow.
During the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show, as an evidence of Palumbo’s environmentally friendly commitment for the future, they also signed the contract for the construction of Columbus 125’ Hybrid motor yacht. The yacht was created with the environment in mind by reducing her fuel consumption and environmental impact. In fact, the motor yacht has an optional diesel electric hybrid propulsion system, built with the intention of having a minimal impact on the environment with a large cruising range of 5,000 nm.