Columbus 40 Sport Hybrid motor yacht Eleonora III sold
by Malcolm Maclean
A 40 metre Columbus Sport Hybrid motor yacht has been sold with Dean Anthony at Allied Marine introducing the buyer.
Delivered in 2013 and now named Eleonora III, she is the first model in this range to be sold to a US client and will spend this summer in the Mediterranean before heading off for America. Designed by HydroTec, this high volume yacht was built in aluminium by Italy’s Palumbo yard to RINA Maltese Cross classification and is MCA LY2 compliant.
This environmentally-conscious superyacht series has won numerous awards. The first hull was awarded the 2014 ShowBoats Design Award for Interior Design, Environmental Protection and Holistic Design as well as the Union Internationale Motonautique Environmental Award.
Powered by advanced hybrid propulsion and twin 1,920hp MTU diesel engines, the Columbus 40S Hybrid has a maximum speed of 20 knots with reduced environmental impact. Her cruising speed is 18 to 20 knots, but she can also cruise silently at 8 knots using only her gensets and electric motors. In electric mode, there is an incredible 50% reduction in fuel consumption compared to other yachts in her class, as she consumes only 2.5 gallons per mile.
Flexible accommodation is for 10 guests in five cabins consisting of a master suite and study on the main deck, and two doubles and twins below, and all have en suite bathroom facilities. There are also quarters for seven crew in four cabins.
The Columbus 40 Sport Hybrid motor yacht was asking €14.8 million.