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Columbus Sport 50 metres M/Y K2 launch and sea trials

by Columbus Yachts 17 Feb 07:35 PST

Columbus Yachts, brand of Palumbo Superyachts, launched and completed the first sea trials of the new 50-metre Sport M/Y K2 at the Ancona shipyard.

Born in 2011 with its award-winning 40-metre models, the Columbus Sport line confirms its success. Featuring a vertical bow and sleek lines, this project has broken the mold of the time and has become an icon of sportiness and elegance.

The fleet is now enriched with a new 50-metre model which encompasses the distinctive elements of this design and combines new aesthetic features to an engineering development of the hull which in navigation guarantees a high level of comfort even in rough sea conditions.

Columbus Sport 50 M/Y K2 stems from the naval engineering of Palumbo Superyachts in collaboration with Hydro Tec. The external lines and the interior design are penned by LUCA DINI Design and Architecture.

Characterized by several unprecedented solutions designed at the owner's request, who is on his third project with Palumbo Superyachts, M/Y K2 accommodates 11 guests in 5 comfortable cabins assisted by 11 crew members housed in seven cabins.

The aluminum hull and superstructure together with a gross tonnage of 499 are definitely one of the strength points of this vessel that, combined with a maximum draft of 2.2 m, make her a one-of-a-kind yacht on the market capable of sailing in shallow waters.

Powered by two 2,600hp MTU engines, M/Y K2 reaches a top speed of 21.5 knots, a cruising speed of 17 with a long range for transoceanic passages.

Performance analysis at the lowest speeds reported very interesting results, also considering the keel structure, with a consumption of 70 l/H at 10 knots.

From a technical perspective, another carefully-considered aspect was noise and vibration reduction: during the sea trials just carried out, Columbus 50 Sport achieved extremely low noise levels in the guest cabins. This is particularly remarkable as they were obtained at 85% of maximum engine power, at a speed slightly above 20 knots.

Columbus Sport 50 M/Y K2 is scheduled to make her official debut at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show in September.

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