Last year, Columbus Yachts, a brand of the Palumbo Shipyards, debuted their innovative Sport Hybrid model at the Monaco Yacht Show. With her advanced hybrid propulsion and strong, confident looks, the Columbus 40S Hybrid, designed by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec Naval Architecture with an interior by Hot Lab, combines top performance with sleek, elegant boldness. Her silver hull and white superstructure, smooth curves and axe bow all blend to form an exterior look that is refined, contemporary and, above all, elegantly sportive.
Powered with an advanced hybrid propulsion, she combines high performances, with a maximum speed of 23 knots, with reduced environmental impact. The Hybrid system consists of two electric motors, connected on the gear box through a PTI and a pre reduction gear box. In fact, with the hybrid propulsion mode, it is possible to turn off the main propulsion engines and run just on the electric motors running on fixed RPM of the diesel generator reducing fuel consumption and toxic emissions. The available power is 120kW with a top speed of 8 knots abt. The hybrid system will allow the yacht to cruise in extremely quiet and vibration-free conditions.
In shaft generator mode, the same electric motor will be moved by the Prime movers, giving electric power up to 120kW. This will allow, during diesel navigation to run with diesel generators turned off, saving fuel consumption and reducing dangerous emissions.
At 40 metres, the yacht is an impressively voluminous superyacht that combines lush, light style with an easy-going attitude. From her spacious exterior areas to her airy, open interiors, she is all about making guests feel right at home in a breezy, stylish ambiance of subtle luxury and class.
The panoramic aft deck, with big all fresco dining area, is located a few steps from the fold-out aft swimming platform. Here, perfect privacy and delightful fun are just a refreshing dive away. A cool modern style, with wooden cabinetry and curvy sun loungers, welcomes guests and offers a perfect environment for endless hours of sun-soaked lounging.
Inside, the main saloon is all about soothing style and luxurious amounts of natural light, with modern design and warm ambiance as the main saloon's key ingredients. The aft bar area, central lounge and formal dining fore, seating up to 10 guests, are effortlessly connected to the exterior deck by opening up the big sliding glass doors. This way, her' main deck transforms into one big area for day to night entertaining, perfectly suitable for every social occasion.
The style is light and natural, with sleek modern shapes combined with a soft colour palette of sand tones, off whites and fresh greys. Large windows allow dramatic vista views, while large furnishing invites guests to sit back and enjoy the soothing ambiance.
On the port and starboard side of the central lounge, big glass walls fold open and turn the main saloon into a sublime lounge space that seamlessly blends interior luxury with exterior panoramic splendour, especially with the bullwarks folding out and truly opening up the entire area.
Fore, the exquisite full beam master suite continues the light modern style of luxurious, minimalistic finesse. Subtle lighting, large windows and an exquisite airy atmosphere all frame the suite's design of soft, down-toned elegance.
The master quarters offers a spacious stateroom, lush en suite and ample storage space, all wrapped in a delightfully modern style of luxurious serenity. This delightful design is continued into the remaining guest suites, all equally stylish, spacious and located on the lower deck.
The upper aft deck brings panoramic lounging to the next level, with an impressively spacious, open deck with big sun loungers, seating and a fully equipped bar. This area is suitable for any social occasion and is one of the yacht's most impressive features. Inside, the sky lounge only adds to the aft deck spacious ambiance, with a soft, cozy and intimate room perfect for intimate get-togethers. Again, large sliding glass doors allow this entire deck to blend into one big space for marvellous relaxation and endless entertaining.
Last but certainly not least, the fore deck offers a big Jacuzzi framed by large sun pads and stunning vista views, undoubtedly a guest favourite to sit back, relax and enjoy her magnificent surroundings.
This is a superyacht that combines soft, modern style with ample luxury and sportive performance in a subtle atmosphere, instantly appealing and an ideal setting for any type of cruise, from laid-back and relaxing to action packed and full of adrenaline.
The Columbus 40S Hybrid is currently for sale with SuperYachtsLondon.