Palumbo Group has announced that Shipping and Yachting are the new and main divisions of the company. The move follows on from the addition of Isa Yachts' production and service site to the group.
Palumbo Group has announced that Shipping and Yachting are the new and main divisions of the company. The move follows on from the addition of Isa Yachts’ production and service site to the group.
Palumbo says this acquisition fits into an internal reorganisation plan. The group is now divided into two main divisions.
The Shipping division, which is headquartered in Monaco, operates facilities in Messina, Naples, Malta and Tenerife. The Yachting division will deal with new-builds under the Columbus and Isa brands.
With operational headquarters in Naples and Ancona, the Yachting division also operates the company’s aftersales and Palumbo Superyacht, including its sites in Naples, Marseille, Tenerife, Malta and the new site in Ancona, a network providing maintenance and refit services in the Med and the Atlantic.
Palumbo has given the Isa Yachts site a twofold and strategic function. The facility will become a central hub for the new units in production and for aftersales of the Columbus and Isa brands.
The facility will also be a refit and repair service point of Palumbo Superyacht, expanding its presence in the Adriatic Sea.
“Palumbo Group S.p.A. is convinced that this new asset will lead to a major change in the scenery in the Mediterranean in regards to the refitting and the maintenance of large yachts,” the company says in a statement.
With the acquisition of Isa Yachts, Palumbo Group expands its presence in the superyacht sector.
Columbus Yacht will focus on custom-made superyachts. Palumbo says the brand follows the principle of “no-range” as it uses versatile naval platforms.
The platforms currently available allow producing boats in steel and aluminium, including the award-winning Sport Hybrid (from 40m to 50m, Classic (from 54m to 80m), Explorer (from 50m to 80m), Custom, Liberty, Berlinetta and Oceanic Coupe’, the latter one designed specifically for the US market and also for Asia.
Columbus currently has a 70m Custom superyacht in production.
In addition, Palumbo has unveiled the new series Isa Super Sport. Yachts in this range are made in composite materials designed as a natural evolution of the successful Isa Sport series.
The Isa Yachts Super Sport series comprises the Isa Super Sport 121 and Isa Super Sport 141.
The Columbus yacht brand comprises the Sport Hybrid series of yachts built entirely in aluminium, semi-displacement, equipped with large windows and eco-friendly materials with zero speed stabilizers.
In addition to the Sport Hybrid 40, the company has expanded the series with a new Sport Hybrid 45 and Sport Hybrid 50.
Also new under the Columbus brand is the Oceanic classic, a range-oriented series with hybrid propulsion as options, and environmental-friendly building characteristics. The Oceanic Classic range stretches from 54m-80m.
Entering into the explorer segment, Columbus will base new models for ocean voyages on naval platforms between 50m and 80m. It consists of the Tomahawk 500GT and the Explorer 70.
In addition, Columbus has presented Liberty, an explorer vessel in aluminium alloy, with two projects: a 33m and a 38m.
Berlineta, a superyacht range characterised by extremely voluminous interiors, includes the Berlinetta 33 and Berlinetta 40.
Oceanic Coupe is a sporty all-aluminium semi-displacement yacht. The series is designed specifically for the Asian and US markets. The models are: Oceanic Coupe’ 45 – Oceanic Coupe’ 50 – Oceanic Coupe’ 62.
Columbus’ current fleet on the water comprises the Classic 54m (2011), motoryacht Prima (40m, 2013), Sport Hybrid motoryacht Eleonora III, the 40m Sport Hybrid motoryacht Divine, and 57m Classic motoryacht Taira.