The owner, who already owns a motoryacht built by the Group, again chooses Palumbo Superyachts to give life to his new project. Featuring numerous unprecedented solutions Designed by LUCA DINI Design & Architecture at the owner’s request, Columbus S 50, with hull and superstructure built in aluminium, will be 49.50 meters long, with a beam of 9.15 metres and a gross tonnage of 499 GT (under the 500 GT threshold). She can accommodate 11 guests in five cabins on three decks and a total crew of 11 in seven cabins. Driven by two 2000 hp MTU engines, Columbus S 50 will have a top speed of 20 knots in semi-displacement mode, a cruising speed of 15 knots and a transoceanic range. Well known for the famous and multi-award winning Columbus 40 SH (Sport Hybrid), the tradition of the brand – building tailor-made superyachts in aluminum – continues. This can be seen in the vertical bow, a distinctive feature that this model itself has helped make an iconic and sought-after feature on today’s yachts. The customer, who has a longstanding friendship with Giuseppe Palumbo based on mutual esteem, is perfectly aligned with the corporate approach adopted by the Group, which translates the engineering expertise, experience and construction capabilities typically found in the shipping industry, for application in the pleasure yachting sector. Construction of the new 50 meters Columbus S superyacht will soon start in the Italian facilities based in Ancona, and the delivery to her owner is scheduled in Summer 2020.