Columbus Oceanic Classic 80m sold by Palumbo Group
by Chris Jefferies
Italian yard Palumbo Group has announced that an 80 metre Columbus Oceanic Classic yacht has been sold in an in-house deal. This new five-deck superyacht will be built at the yard’s Naples facility under the supervision of Palumbo Group’s in-house engineering team.
Details of this highly secretive project are few and far between at this stage, with the yard even withholding the initial project renderings, but it is understood that some of the most renowned international firms currently working in the yachting industry will be contributing to the naval architecture, exterior styling and interior design.
Key features on board the 80 metre Columbus Oceanic Classic include a huge hardtop on the superyacht sundeck and large expanses of glass in the superstructure, which serve both design and architectural purposes.
In a statement the Italian yard added: “The design of the new Columbus 80 metre is made up of a mix of contemporary elements combined with classic proportions that make for the elegant and timeless design.”
The total accommodation capacity, engine installation, estimated delivery date and performance figures are all being kept secret for now, but Palumbo Group promises that more details will be released soon.
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the ISA Super Sport 121, which has been developed in collaboration with designer Marco Casali. Measuring 36.8 metres, this sports coupe is the first new model to be revealed since Palumbo Group announced in July that it would be buying out the ISA shipyard in Ancona.