Columbus Yachts announces the construction of the new 65m Classic superyacht, the third yacht of the custom Classic Collection. The keel of was laid yesterday in the Palumbo S.p.A. yard in Naples during a very simple ceremony.
Designed by Sergio Cutolo with naval architecture also by Sergio Cutolo’s studio Hydro Tec, this yacht (hull number C04) is the largest currently under costruction.
Built in steel and aluminium on a tried and tested platform, she will be powered by twin engines giving a top speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15.5 knots with a range of 5,000 miles at 13 knots. At 1,850 GT with a beam of 12.8m, the 65m Custom Classic can accommodate 12 guests in fours staterooms, one full-beam VIP and the rear-facing owner’s suite on the upper deck with its own private deck-space. She can house up to 18 crew.
The elegant and streamlined exterior lines blend seamlessly with spacious, airy interiors. Volumes are generous with ample headroom. Exceptional deck-space provides numerous options for entertaining and outdoor living, including on oversize Jacuzzi and the bridge deck which doubles as a helipad. Special features include zero speed stabilisers, a cinema and a large spa with direct access to the beach club. All decks can be reached by a guest elevator and the yacht carries three tenders.
In addition to complying with new ILO standards, the 65m Custom Classic includes numerous sustainable solutions developed in compliance with leading classification society’s ecofriendly recommendations. Delivery is scheduled for 2015.
In 2008, the Palumbo Group built its first yacht with the Columbus Yachts brand, one of the youngest and most dynamic brands in the global superyacht market. The Group had very clear ideas as to what Columbus Yachts would stand for and, drawing heavily from its forty years’ experience in shipping, is committed to building high-quality, technologically advanced yachts developed on proven engineering platforms to ensure seaworthiness and efficiency, safety and economy.