New explorer concept may be developed in lengths from 40m to 100m including full custom design.

Columbus Tomahawk concept

New explorer concept may be developed in lengths from 40m to 100m including full custom design

Columbus Yachts, a brand of the Palumbo Group, has unveiled the Columbus Tomahawk 52m, a new explorer concept in 499gt.

The vessel has been designed by Marco Casali who based the concept of the new explorer on Palumbo’s shipbuilding experience and heritage.

The Columbus Tomahawk is conceived as a ship for its technical and seakeeping qualities, not just as a yacht.

The hull, developed by Insenaval, is the result of a research vessel experience, designed to offer the best sea keeping and stability qualities in any weather condition worldwide.

The name Tomahawk, which comes from a North American Indian battle axe, gives the bow its unique design. Created for a perfect relationship with the sea, it recalls the power and the stylish design of the ancient and solid weapon.

In addition, Columbus says its Tomahawk is a concept that may be developed in lengths from 4m0 to 100m including full custom design.

Design concept

Commenting on the project, Marco Casali says: “Tomahawk is conceived as a yacht inside a ship, because of its comfort qualities. The owner’s cabin (75sq m) lies at the bow with its forward facing windows overlooking a 21sq m private terrace with its sun bathing platform and Jacuzzi: a clear 180 degree view in total privacy.

“The guest area in the lower deck is connected to the gym-spa area with windows overlooking the beach club.

“The guests and the owner may reach the beach area, the pool and the water directly without passing through the saloons.

“A unique dining area is hosted in the bow with an American bar and a cinema/karaoke space. The crew area is also larger than usual and focuses on the quality of the space.”

Large volumes

The vessel’s volumes are clearly devoted to the largest beach area ever (200sq m on three levels) and all kinds of sea-toy storage.

The aft level opens directly over the sea with the possibility of hosting up to two 12m tenders. Four jet skis, a submarine or several motorcycles could be hosted in the lower garage together with inflatables or other toys. A bow garage guarantees space for an additional tenders and sea-toys.

Tomahawk explorer concept

The vessel’s volumes are clearly devoted to the largest beach area ever (200sq m on 3 levels) and all kinds of sea-toy storage

When empty, the entire area reveals the full size swimming pool (6×2.5 m) in a space that could host three quarters of a basketball court (9x7m).

This area may be equipped with free-standing tables, sun bathing platforms or settees, or as a big playground.

A crane for tenders and submarines can also be used as the lift for an ample canvas bimini to provide shade for the beach area.

Columbus says that among the unique features of this vessel, is the opportunity of hosting an MCA compliant helipad on the top deck with direct access to the main stairwell, along with an enlarged bridge offering perfect visibility for mooring and cruising in any location.