Italy’s Palumbo Group has announced the technical launch of a new 54m (177ft) yacht which was built at the group’s Naples facility.

Prima, which was built for the owner of Columbus Yachts, will hit the water in July. The yacht was designed by Sergio Cutolo, with interior design by Tommaso Spadolini.

Palumbo chairman Antonio Palumbo says: “We are very proud to have reached this important milestone