Construction of the new Columbus 80 from Palumbo Superyachts is well underway in Ancona, Italy, with the vessel scheduled for delivery to its owner in spring 2019.

The technical and machinery spaces are almost completed, says Palumbo, the outfitting of the decks and cabins is quite advanced and the painting is reaching the final coating stage.

Measuring 79.5m in length and 13m across, the Columbus 80 has an internal volume in excess of 2,100 GT. It was commissioned by an experienced owner in 2016 and features an exterior by Hydrotec and interior décor by Francesco Guida.

The two shaft transmission MTU 4000 M63L engines amidships will deliver a top speed of 16.5kt and a range of 6,000Nm at an eco-speed of 12kt.

Columbus Yachts is the superyacht division of the Palumbo Group, which operates commercial ship repair facilities in Italy, Malta and the Canary Islands. The group bought the former ISA facility in Ancona, Italy in 2016.