The building of this 80 meter long pleasure ship marks the debut of Columbus Yachts in the gigayachts segment. Built with a new approach to construction processes, the boat will be delivered to the owner in 2018
Characterized by classical yet contemporary lines, the Columbus 80 is 79.50 meters long overall and 13 meters wide. The displacement hull is made of steel, whilst the superstructure is on aluminium. The construction process required great organizational skills and coordination between the two production sites of Naples and Ancona.
The lines are characterized by great formal balance of almost Renaissance inspiration and an understated sense of elegance, giving the Columbus 80m the harmony of a yacht that harks back to the celebrated ‘ocean liners’ of the 1950s and 60s, while promising to keep up with the times, even in the years to come. These guidelines underpin the longitudinal sweep of the bow, the white colour of the hull broken only by the big windows and the transverse flaring of the various decks.
The interior is focused on an extremely contemporary style, the tones are neutral and unobtrusive, the decorative elements have simple and clean lines. Even fine materials used for coatings and furnishings are matched with the aim of creating a modern and sophisticated atmosphere.
The spaces are split over six levels, from the under-lower deck to the sun deck, in a rational arrangement that offers the owner, guests and crew the utmost comfort and convenience at sea. A circular glass-walled lift connects the five main decks, starting from the lower deck, which is the preferred access point to the yacht for passengers arriving by tender, up to the sun deck, with a spectacular opening onto the outdoor area.
The entire level on the upper deck is dedicated to the owner. The suite itself consists of a big double bedroom area with the bed arranged in the bow and a fantastic 180-degree panoramic view, an area furnished as a private studio, and a third area for any guests. The outdoor private areas, on the other hand, include a big terrace in the stern, as well as a balcony in the bow that offers an unbroken view of the horizon.
Six big double suites provide guest accommodation in the forward section of the main deck, while a seventh cabin on the lower deck can be used as a ‘wildcard’ for last minute guests. One of the most distinctive spaces on Columbus 80m is located on the sun deck: the stunning panoramic pool, which is seven meters long and fitted with a counter current swimming system. It is fed from above by an eye-catching waterfall, which also acts as a virtual partition, separating the pool from the hydromassage tub. Located inside the mast structure, the tub is closed on three sides, conjuring up the magical sensation of a grotto hidden behind a blade of water.
The stern section of the lower deck is also set aside for guests. In it, the stern wall and the two side walls open outwards, extending the deck area from 100 to 200 square meters and creating a big water level beach club with sun loungers, a bar and a toilet. The two garages at the side host two tenders (10 and 7.5 meters) and are equipped with a guest boarding platform, with direct access to the lobby and the main lift. The forward section is set aside for the crew, with a big galley/living area and eight cabins for 19 people. When not in service, the crew can relax in their own gym on the under-lower deck, which is connected by a service lift to all the other decks so that the crew can easily move around the yacht without disturbing the owner or guests.
The amenities also include two forward garages for a tender / rescue boat and three jet- skis, a helipad, a sauna in the beach club, a gym on the fly deck and a cinema and multimedia room on the upper deck.
Columbus 80 M – Technical details
PROJECT Naval Architect Hydro Tec / Columbus Yachts • Exterior Design Hydro Tec / Columbus Yachts • Interior Design Guida Design/Columbus Yachts
HULL Type Full displacement • Material Steel • Superstructure • Material Aluminium Alloy Length overall 79,50 m • LWL, Full load 69,35m • Maximum Beam 13,00m • Draught, Full Load 3,50m • Dislplacement, Full Load 1,683 t • Gross Tonnage 2,150 t • Fuel Reserve 215,000 l • Fresh Water Reserve 34,500 l • Grey Water Tank 18,800 l • Sewage Tank 17,500 l • Two desalinators, total capacity 24,000 l/day • Guests/cabins 12/8 • Crew/cabins 19/8
ENGINES 2xMTU 16V4000M63L • Engines Power 2×2,240 kW @ 1800 rpm • Main Genset 3×300 kW • Emergency Genset 1×125 kW • Bow Trhuster 350 kW, fixed pitch • Stabilizer Two pairs of non-retractable fins, including zero speed • Vmaximum Speed (100% MCR) 16,5 kn • Economic Speed 12,0 kn • Range @ Economic Speed 6,000 nm
(Columbus 80 M: a lot of luxury, great sobriety – Barchemagazine.com – October 2017)