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Watch: Custom 50m Columbus launched and named Anjelif

29 June 2023 • Written by Gabrielle Lazaridis

Columbus Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, has launched a new custom 50-metre aluminium motor yacht named Anjelif

With engineering from the team at Palumbo, both the exterior and interior have been created by Marco Casali of Italian studio Too-Design for an experienced owner, with naval architecture by Hydro Tec. Beyond simply her brass colouring, the model is notable for a number of technical innovations such as its hybrid diesel-electric propulsion and onboard sanitisation systems. 

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The yacht incorporates cold plasma for the elimination of airborne viruses and bacteria from the outside airflow, involved in both indoor ventilation and air conditioning. Meanwhile, a second system keeps the interior areas fresh with an automated cleaning function at preset intervals.

The layout consists of five guest cabins, including a main deck master and four double cabins positioned below, while a further seven cabins house up to 11 crew.

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True to the owner's wishes, the interior of Anjelif features the heavy use of natural materials and extensive wellness facilities such as a gym, sauna and massage room. There is also a swimming pool on the main deck aft with an exposed teak finish, complemented by a second Jacuzzi on the top deck.

Other highlights include a touch-and-go helipad on the bow that converts to an open-air cinema when not in use.

According to the yard, the hybrid system (engineered by Palumbo) uses two 100kW electric motors for a speed of approximately nine knots while in diesel-electric mode. When coupled with the propulsion motors, the dual system can be used as shaft generators, allowing for navigation with the gen-sets off. The yacht also includes a latest generation lithium battery pack as a source of back-up electricity, "avoiding any possibility of blackout during the transient phases".

Otherwise, the 499GT vessel uses twin MTU 16V 2000 M96L diesel engines of 1,939kW each for a top speed of 20 knots and a 3,000-nautical-mile range at 12 knots. 

Anjelif is set to debut at this year's Monaco Yacht Show with delivery scheduled in the same month as Columbus' 43-metre Atlantique 43 yacht, according to BOATPro. Other upcoming projects from the yard include a second Atlantique 43, two Atlantique 47 models and a Crossover 42.

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