Inspired by the linearity of sailboats and 1950s sports cars, the 65-metre superyacht's sinuous, sculptural exterior is courtesy of Milanese studio Hot Lab. According to designer Enrico Lumini, the Atlantique 65 is also decidedly monolithic, with "no overlapping of layers, but a single element, within which the necessary space has been created".
Accommodation is for 12 guests, including four VIP cabins positioned below deck, a fifth VIP cabin on the upper deck and an airy, contemporary main-deck master cabin. With a semi-duplex design, the master cabin's first compartment is dedicated to an office, walk-in closet and lounge, while a second section forward features a marble bathroom and a raised, glass-walled sitting room. The space further benefits from broad skylights and a lofty ceiling of over three metres. There is also private access to the superyacht's bow Jacuzzi.
The Atlantique 65 has also been designed with an “innovative” pool terrace that sees an infinity pool placed on a deck that is neither the main deck nor the swim platform. This feature allows the aft beach club to be designed with a full-height entrance as well as affording greater privacy and shade on the main deck. This "terrace effect" will also grant guests impressive ocean views.
Other leisure highlights include an al fresco dining area and plunge pool on the upper deck, a main deck bar and a spacious swim platform arranged with sun loungers.
“This new 65-metre is the natural evolution of a range that is giving us so much satisfaction," said founder and CEO of Palumbo, Giuseppe Palumbo. “Enrico Lumini and the entire Hot Lab team have marked another incredible milestone in the history of the Columbus shipyard.”
Equipped with two MTU engines, the flagship is envisioned with a top speed of 17.5 knots and a range of 5,500 nautical miles when pared back to 11 knots.
According to BOATPro, Columbus Yachts currently has six yachts under construction. This includes the yard's 50-metre brass explorer Anjelif, which will be debuting at the Monaco Yacht Show later this year.Read More/The most exciting new yachts at the Monaco Yacht Show 2023