It was a very special day today at the Palumbo Superyachts shipyard Ancona which was the scene of the exciting launching ceremony of motor yacht ‘DRAGON’, the new 80-meter Columbus Classic.
The event was not just to celebrate the shipyard’s largest new-build to date, but also to acknowledge the materialization of a successful business venture undertaken by Giuseppe Palumbo, when in 2011 he decided to invest in the Superyacht industry.
M/Y DRAGON joins the Columbus’ outstanding fleet of superyachts like award-winning Sport Hybrid 40 M/Y Divine and M/Y Eleonora 3, 54 meters M/Y Prima, 57 meters M/Y Taiba.
DRAGON stems from the advanced naval engineering and exteriors design of Hydro Tec. The interiors have been penned by Francesco Guida.
The superyacht spreads over six decks housing five maxi guest cabins on the main deck and the Owner’s quarters on an exclusively dedicated deck.
Among many distinguishing features, M/Y DRAGON stands out for the 8-meter swimming pool with a counter-current swimming facility on the sun deck, the 200-square-meter beach club and the fully equipped wellness/SPA area on the fourth deck.
Thanks to her 80-metre length and 13-metre maximum beam, DRAGON can count on an internal volume of almost 2,300 GT.
Powered by twin 2,240 kW MTU engines she reaches a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a range of over 6,000 nautical miles at an eco-speed of 12 knots.
The launch operation was performed using the brand new syncrolift of Palumbo Superyachts capable of lifting up to 3,300 tons. Commissioned in 2016 by a highly experienced owner and due to leave the shipyard in summer 2019, DRAGON will make her worldwide debut at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show.