Palumbo Superyachts has sold a 162-foot Luca Dini design under its brand name Columbus Yachts.
The Columbus S50, built in aluminum, will accommodate 11 guests in five staterooms, with quarters for 11 crew. She is expected to come in at 499 gross tons with a top speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots, driven by a pair of 2,000-horsepower MTU engines.
A vertical bow is part of the design plan, as are glazed surfaces for letting in natural light. Inspiration was drawn from the ISA Alloy 43 that Dini designed for Palumbo Superyachts.
Construction is underway in Italy: The first Columbus S50 is scheduled for delivery in summer 2020.