Columbus Crossover 40, two more superyachts under construction
The success of Palumbo Superyachts is so evident that it has saturated the production capacity of the Ancona shipyard which currently has 11 boats under construction, between 24 and 67 meters. But this doesn’t stop Columbus Yachts which is selling two more Crossover 40s and exploiting the potential of the newly acquired Mondomarine yard in Savona. The first superyacht is already under construction and will be delivered in spring 2024, while construction of the second craft will start at the end of the year.
“ The current market trend and our order book guarantee us stability and solidity. Though we’re already financing the construction of an 80-metre ISA at our headquarters in Naples, we can also support the production of a new 40-metre Columbus Crossover to be delivered in spring 2024. Savona is the ideal place as it provides skilled workers to join a new managerial team dedicated to the construction of new-builds”, comments Giuseppe Palumbo, Sole Director of Palumbo Superyachts and Palumbo SY Refit.
The new Columbus Crossover 40 project, designed by Sergio Cutolo – Hydro Tec stems from the need of housing large tenders up to 8 metres long and 2.5 tonnes in weight on compact yachts, which becomes the centre of all holiday activities. The displacement hull has bulbous bow and flat, flared aft sections and is in steel with light alloy superstructure.
The exterior lines are modern, with a prevalence of stretched and angled surfaces and with a higher distribution of volume in the forward area than typically found on Crossovers, so as to make room for the tender.
The interior, by Francesco Guida, are modern and inspired by the theme of exploration.
The yacht is equipped with a retractable crane which, installed on the upper deck aft, will allow to handle the tender, which is usually towed.
The stern area features a swimming pool with automatic sliding cover; the bulwarks are completely foldable and they create a huge beach club. The sun deck is intended for social life and includes a sunbathing area, a relaxation area with a sofa and in the middle, covered by the hard-top, we find the outdoor dining/ cocktail area, with a large bar at starboard and a dining table on the port side. The hard-top houses a characteristic “crow’s nest” from which you can enjoy a 360 degree view.
The deck saloon and the sky lounge, have been designed to be respectively the main saloon and the formal lunch/ dinner area. In particular, the upper deck dining room spreads to full width and opens to the side, creating a cantilevered loggia over the sea.
The bow area houses the master suite, which the four guest cabins are positioned below deck, in the central section of the hull. A tunnel in the double bottom connects the engine room to the crew area, as well as providing room for the main lines of the plants to pass through and for the equipment and fuel tanks to be inspected.
The Crossover 40 is powered by two Caterpillar C 32 of 970 kW each allowing it to run at a maximum speed of over 14.5 knots. Fuelled by tanks of 60m³ approximate capacity, at economic speed this boat will reach a 4,000 mile range. Two watermakers producing about 8.6m³/ day will feed the 10m³ total capacity of the freshwater tanks.
Last but not least, the superyacht has two pairs of stabilizers ensuring optimal performance at anchor or underway.