This 131-footer is an all-aluminium, semi-displacement motoryacht equipped with a hybrid propulsion system. The superyacht builder says the vessel is capable of cruising speed ranges between 3-20 knots with optimum fuel consumption.

COLUMBUS 40 HYBRID-

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Italy’s superyacht builder Columbus Yachts has announced that Divine, the second model of its 40m Sport Hybrid range, will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016.

Divine’s semi-displacement hull was analyzed using CFD software and tank tests for use with light alloy construction. The builder says her hard chined hull allows cruising with suitable trim under all sea conditions, the shipyard explains adding that this is also thanks to the special design of the propeller tunnels and to the addition of an interceptor.

This 131-footer is equipped with a hybrid propulsion system that provides cruising speeds ranging between 3-20 knots. Due to the use of alloy materials, which reduces the weight of the vessel, the superyacht builder says it has achieved optimum consumption values and claims that at the cruising speed of 15 knots the fuel consumption is 215lt/hr for both engines.

Hybrid propulsion system

The hybrid propulsion system onboard Divine has been designed, studied and built in close collaboration with the technical department of the Palumbo Shipyard.

The hybrid propulsion system Palumbo developed allows the combination of the main engines and two electric motors connected to gearbox, thus allowing electric powered cruising at a maximum speed of 8 knots using the energy produced by the generators and, at the same time, producing energy when the main engines are in operation.

Divine was awarded with a special commendation for her naval architecture at 2016 Showboats Design Awards.

Columbus Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Group S.p.A, produces four lines in steel and aluminium. The Sport Hybrid range comprises a 40, 45, and 50m, the Classic Oceanic comprises a 55m, 60m, 70m, and 80m, the Explorer is made up of a 55m, 60m, 70m and 80m, and the Custom line is bespoke.