New Flagship for Columbus Yachts

Dragon, at 262 feet length overall, is scheduled to debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

Columbus Yachts Dragon
Dragon's twin 3,000-horsepower MTU engines reportedly produce a maximum speed of 17 knots. The builder says that at 12 knots, the yacht has a 6,200 nautical-mile range.Alberto Cocchi

Columbus Yachts, a division of Palumbo Superyachts in Italy, is planning for the world premiere of the new Columbus flagship, Dragon, at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

The 262-foot Dragon was built in 27 months. Engineering is by Hydro Tec Studio, which also handled exterior design. Interiors are by Francesco Guida.

Twin 3,000-horsepower MTU engines reportedly produce a maximum speed of 17 knots. At 12 knots, range is more than 6,200 nautical miles, according to Columbus.

Columbus Yachts Dragon
The yacht's beach club measures 2,150 square feet and has a bar, sauna and Turkish bath.Alberto Cocchi

An elevator serves five of the six decks. The décor includes light woods, and bronze as well as what Columbus calls “satin gold” inserts. The fourth deck is reserved for the owner, with a nearly 1,200-square-foot stateroom, a sauna, a 14-seat dining table on deck aft, and forward access to the helipad.

Dragon carries two tenders: one that's 23 feet long, and another, built by Columbus, that's 31 feet length overall. They're housed on the lower deck along with a 2,150-square-foot beach club that has a bar, sauna, Turkish bath and guest seating in the glow of three backlit blue agate panels.

What else is on board Dragon? Windows that are 16 feet long by 6½ feet high, a bridge-deck wellness area with a massage parlor, a Videoworks home automation and entertainment system, and a 23-foot-long pool on the sun deck.

For more information, visit: palumbosuperyachts.com