Columbus Crossover hull under construction

Columbus Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, says that the construction of the steel hull for the first 40-metre Crossover unit has started at its Savona shipyard.

The new Columbus Crossover 40 project stems from the need to house large tenders on compact yachts, and at the same time underpins a new lifestyle which sees superyacts as private islands on which to concentrate all holiday activities, says the company.

The project is on sale with delivery scheduled for spring 2024.

The exterior lines are by Hydro Tec, with interior design by Francesco Guida.

The exterior lines are characterised by modern and muscular shapes, says Columbus Yachts, with a prevalence of stretched and angled surfaces, and with a higher distribution of volume in the forward area than typically found on crossovers, so as to make room for the tender. The steel displacement hull has bulbous bow, flat and flared aft sections and light alloy superstructure.

The interior will be modern and inspired by the theme of exploration. The layout includes four cabins on the lower deck and a full beam owner’s suite on the main deck.

This boat can house a tender up to eight metres in length and 2.5 tons in weight on deck, as well as the whole series of ‘toys’ usually supplied to this type of yacht.

Two Caterpillar C 32 of 970 kW each will allow it to run at a maximum speed of over 14.5 knots. Fuelled by tanks of 60m³ approximate capacity, at economic speed this boat will reach a 4,000 mile range.

Two watermakers producing about 8.6m³/day will feed the 10m³ total capacity of the freshwater tanks.

The yacht is equipped with two pairs of stabilisers for optimal performance both at anchor and underway.

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