Locally Owned. Globally Known.
Upon acquiring over 50 years of experience in the merchant ship industry, in 2008 the Palumbo family decided to invest in the 'leisure' yacht market by first creating the Columbus brand and then the Palumbo Superyachts division. Since then, the COLUMBUS Yachts brand - that gained global identity with the 2011 launch of its first 54 metre superyacht emblematically christened “Prima” has steadily strengthened and increased customer confidence.
Today the brand boasts collaborations with internationally renowned designers and offers four lines (Atlantique, Crossover, Sport and Classic) in addition to the opportunity of building fully custom vessels. Being part of Palumbo Superyachts, COLUMBUS can guarantee customer services and facilities throughout the Mediterranean (Ancona, Malta, Marseille, Naples and Savona) as well as a service point in Central America and the Caribbean.
A fervid dreamer, a prolific developer
The COLUMBUS brand’s ethos is steeped in its past, in what has been transmitted, in the determination to improve every day to always deliver the best. At COLUMBUS we believe in our family tradition as a propeller of evolution, the determining thrust which has enabled us to develop and consolidate our global reputation.
As in the past, top quality materials, know-how and exceptional craftsmanship bear witness to the brand’s principles "A yacht should represent a combination of harmony, elegance and distinctive features. However, first-quality materials, sophisticated craftsmanship, considerable technical knowledge and care for the environment are not enough. They must blend with the customer involvement through his hyper-personalization and consistent engagement across the entire construction process ... this is our true strength, this is COLUMBUS's finest asset!