Columbus Yachts is proud to announce its latest motor yachts semi-custom line: the new Oceanic Coupé line, designed in a tight collaboration with Giorgio Vafiadis & Associates, based on a concept created by Stefano Inglese Vafiadis. This brand new line is thought for Asian and USA market and it represents a new perfect balance between sportsmanship and comfort. The challenge of the team was to add a bit of aggressiveness without losing the pleasure of being on board. This aim was achieved with the support of some aesthetically attractive elements able to create some free volumes at the same time. The Oceanic Coupé line is unique in its design, the large spaces available onboard are usually expected on displacement yachts with classic lines. Now, through Vafiadis and Associates vision in yacht design, and the Columbus Yachts building skills, those spaces are also belonging to these sportive and innovative yachts. Oceanic Coupé line was developed from an innovative architecture concept, using unusual proportions and few but sharp traits which give a unique personality and a determination to a clean and pure design. The first two models of the series are the 45m and the 50m. Both of them are all aluminum, semi-displacement yachts and can be defined as “Crossover“. This concept contaminated a lot of industries, from the auto-motive to music, and it means creating connections between different elements adding a touch of creativity. In this case, “Crossover” means that the new Oceanic Coupé line is made up of open yachts which feature also a 3 decks more classic layout. Exterior spaces are generous and they are exposed on interiors without any compromise. Performance wise, Oceanic Coupé models are powered by twin MTU 12V4000 M93L engines, giving them a top speed of 21 knots, a cruising speed of 17 knots, and a range of 3,800 nm. On board is also possible to add an electric propulsion option system which will allow to navigate with very limited consumptions, high comfort and almost no noise. This opportunity is due to the huge technical experience of Palumbo Shipyard together with Siemens, offering a completely new yachting experience, allowing the yacht to cruise with the best performances, in extremely quiet and vibration-free conditions. On both models the Owner’s cabin is on the Main deck, located on the bow area, whereas the guests are in the middle of the Lower deck, in 4 luxurious cabins which have the possibility to be individually converted in Gym, Spa, or cinema, if required. To show off the modularity of the GAP, the Galley is settable both on the Main Deck and in the Crew area, leaving more space to the Owner or to extra staterooms. Two salons at the Main and Upper Decks are very important for their different features: the first one is intended to be more formal whereas the second one is thought for relax. Moreover, the Upper Deck can become a unique “Open Space” when the Captain’s cabin is located on the Lower Deck – displaying a very effective layout as the big Beach House located close to the Beach Club, without any variation of level. Palumbo Group has successfully been involved in shipping repairing sector for nearly half a century, Columbus Yachts, brand of Palumbo Group, is now combining the highest technical expertise with the best Italian yachting style, famous in all over the world.