Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Columbus Sport 130' Hybrid

Following the great success of Prima 177ft (53.9m) at the Monaco Yacht Show last year, Palumbo singed a contract from Columbus Yachts for the construction of a 40m yacht, the Columbus Sport 130' Hybrid. The shipyard is also building another 60m yacht, the Columbus Classic 200'.

The Palumbo Shipyard is well known for their respect for the marine environment and the Columbus Sport 130 Hybrid is no exception with its use of an environmentally friendly hybrid system. She sports smooth sexy lines that come together to create a master piece of innovation and style.

She will comply with the latest IMO MARPOL regulations and will be equipped with a bilge water separator even if its not requested by the class. The most environmentally friendly system is the hybrid system itself. This will allow the yacht to have a slow navigation with the main engines turned off and just two generators running. The generators have a low impact on the environment due to the fact that their engines run at a fixed rpm thus reducing the carbon emissions. The hybrid system consists of two electric engines connected to the gear box. This allows to have electrical navigation for a maximum speed of 7.5kts getting power from the two generators. The hybrid system can be useful for quiet night navigation due to the electrical engines being very silent.

The windows of the main saloon are particularly large allowing the owner and guests feel closer to the outside elements. Some of the yachts special design features are the large beach club at the stern and a spectacular flybridge with great independence and modern styling. The shipyard and the owner reached a solution to create a yacht that would remain a yacht allowing the owner and crew to feel the real sensation of the sea and it beauty.

The owner of the yacht teamed up with Italian design studio Hot Labs Design for the yachts interior. The yachts interior shows a combination of warm materials with soft colors to avoid any strong contrast. Marbles such as Breccia Sarda and Emperador Dark will be matched together with teak, Sicomoro wood and grey durmast. Leather, polished stainless and precious fabrics will complete the ambiance on board. She will be able to accommodate up to 8 guests in 3 guest cabins and an owners suite.

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