Construction well underway on Columbus S50
by Miranda Blazeby
The yacht is on track for to have its hull and superstructure joined in February 2019 and slated summer 2020 delivery. She is scheduled to make her worldwide debut at the 2020 Monaco Yacht Show.
The yard has also released new renderings of the yacht, which was sold in April this year.
Styled inside and out by Luca Dini, the new model was commissioned by a repeat client and is being built from an aluminium hull and superstructure in Ancona.
Key features include a vertical bow to increase the amount of interior space available. The saloon has been designed to as much natural light as possible, while the lowered gunwhales will ensure great views out to sea, even when seated on the large sofas.
In a statement, the yard previously said: “The exterior design expresses dynamism, while maintaining well-balanced proportions, conveying an original style without being over-the-top and ensuring that its aesthetic will never go out of fashion.”
Power will come from a pair of 2,000hp MTU engines for a top speed of 20 knots and a transoceanic range at a cruising speed of 15 knots.
Accommodation is for up to 11 guests split across five cabins and a 499GT interior. Meanwhile, the crew quarters is suitable for a staff of up to 11 people.
Further details are being kept under wraps for now, with the exact layout as yet unclear, but the rendering above hints at a superyacht spa pool on the foredeck and an extensive skylounge.
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the ISA Alloy 43 — another Luca Dini design, due to launch in 2019.