The 70m yacht is now under construction at the Palumbo Group’s Naples shipyard. The group says that the Columbus Sport line, which has been created in close collaboration with Studio Vafiadis, represents “a forward oriented, fresh and dynamic cutting-edge stylistic approach to propose to new clients.” Palumbo also emphasised that studies for environmental friendliness have an important impact on the design of the project.
The construction division of the Palumbo Group is located in the commercial port of Naples and includes three covered sheds for new builds. Plans for further development of the facilities are in progress.
The yard has 840m of quayside for commissioning and completion works served by two berth-side cranes (7t and 12t) and six telescopic cranes (20t to 700t). The berths are equipped with all the necessary shore services.
Columbus Yachts is currently building three superyachts, with two deliveries scheduled for 2015 and one in 2016. The 2015 deliveries include the second Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m and a 57m Classic Line full displacement vessel.