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COLUMBUS Yachts – Operating Since 2008

Columbus Yachts is known for its luxury vessels with sleek designs, custom interiors, and eco-friendly motors.

The family-run company offers comfort and elegance on the water with its signature Italian flair. The company has a global reach using its 50 years of experience producing luxury yachts. 

Yacht Builder:Columbus Yachts
Founder:Palumbo Family
Founded: 2008
Headquarters: Naples, Italy
CEO: Giuseppe Palumbo


The Palumbo family founded Columbus Yachts in 1967. Three generations have expanded the company to now include several shipyards and create top-of-the-line luxury yachts.

They have shipyards all over the Mediterranean, including Ancona, Malta, Marseille, Naples, and Savona. The Palumbo’s are experienced yachtsmen and interact directly with clients on their needs and specifications. 

The company began as a small Mediterranean carpentry and welding shop. In 2008, the family expanded their operations with the finest exterior and interior yacht designers to create the Columbus Yacht Company. The shipyard released its first yacht in 2011, titled “PRIMA.” 

Since that launch, the company has continued to launch luxury superyacht lines that include a more recent hybrid and eco-friendly yacht design.

The yacht has proved very popular amongst young and older yachters, with its features that include limiting fuel consumption and dangerous toxins.

The shipyard now offers four yacht lines, Atlantique, Crossover, Sport, and Classic, in addition to building fully custom vessels. 

The company boasts several generations’ worth of experience, craftsmanship, and know-how in developing top-class quality craftsmanship and sophistication.

The company produced superyachts through their superyacht division, Palumbo Superyachts. This company also operates ISA Yachts, Columbus Yachts, Mondomarine, Extra Yachts, and Palumbo SY Refit.

COLUMBUS yachts notable launches

The PRIMA was Columbus Yachts’ first foray into the luxury superyacht building. But they didn’t stop there. The company continues to produce awe-inspiring yachts for its international client base. 

DIVINE is a 40m sports Hybrid Yacht with two diesel motors for a 22 knots speed and 15 knots cruising speed. The yacht features Palumbo and Hydro Tech designs that offer the best hybrid technology.

The interior is spacious and open and has a tri-deck aluminum structure. DIVINE received “Green” ratings for its environmental friendliness. 

OCEANIC is one of Columbus Yacht’s large classic 70m vessels. The yacht features a collaborative design from Vafiadis & Assoc, featuring an elegant interior. 

Palumbo’s GLOBAL EXPLORER was built to travel the oceans of the world. It is comfortable and offers a luxury travel experience.

Columbus continues marking the way forward for luxury yachts in the hybrid vessel sector. With their 50 years of experience, they continue to break ground on awe-inspiring vessel construction for their clients, to who they are devoted.

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