New Palumbo facility to allow bigger yacht builds
by Raphael Montigneaux
The Italian yacht builder Palumbo announces the upgrading of their facility in Naples, with the current construction of a new larger shed. Already remarked on before, the financial crisis seems to have had less impact on larger yacht production and Palumbo follows the same trend as several of its competitors.
Following completion, this third shed on Pier 37 in the port of Naples will be used for the construction of the new Columbus 65 metre superyacht. Currently known under the hull number C04, this project's hull is due to be laid before Christmas.
This new shed has a length of 77 metres, a width of 17 metres and a height of 19 metres. It will be optimized for painting and interior outfitting thanks to a high-tech smoke and dust extraction plant. It will complete the already impressive facilities of the group specializing in refits and new construction, covering 500,000sqm of yards based in Naples, Messina and Malta.
Palumbo reminds us their order book currently stands at three projects: a 40m Custom Sport Hybrid yacht to be delivered in 2014, a 55m Custom Classic yacht for 2013, and the 65m Custom Classic yacht scheduled for 2015.