Divine, the 40,1 m built by Columbus Yacht won the Boat International Media’s World Superyacht Award Semi-Displacement&Three Deck 30m – 40.9m winner.
Modern lines, bright and tranquil interior spaces and semi-displacement performance attracted the Boat International judges attention to this 40.1m all-aluminum Columbus Yachts M/Y DIVINE, and when combined with the optimized seakeeping and fuel economy derived from a diesel-electric propulsion package, this yacht proved to be a winner.
Among many design features admired by the judges were the fold-down bulwarks that form lovely side balconies – their glazed elements providing increased visibility from the interior when folded –these are positioned opposite floor-to-ceiling sliding doors in order to unite the saloon with the world outside. On a technical level, the yacht’s hybrid propulsion, which provides for excellent fuel
economy, also allows the yacht to cruise extremely quietly at eight knots, running on fixed-RPM generators with low emissions. During navigation under the main engines the same electric motor is used as a generator, allowing the gen-sets to be turned off.
Naval architecture and exterior design by Palumbo Group and Hydrotec while interior design is Palumbo Group together with Hot Lab Studio. This is the second recognition that follows the 2012 World Superyachts Awards received for 54m M/Y PRIMA, in addition to the three ShowBoats Design Awards received for interiors, exteriors and styling of 40m Sport Hybrid M/Y ELEONORA III.
Currently the yard has a 70m Oceanic Classic under cons truction and aligned to its production plan schedule.
Steel and aluminum built and a design by Vafiadis and Associates, this stylish superyacht is one of the largest yachts in the world to be built “on speculation”. Her modern, flowing lines incorporate attractive and functional features such as a sizable fore deck swimming pool, spacious transom beach club and gym, and a palatial owner’s suite. With a 5000NM range (@11 knots) and top speed of 18 knots the Columbus Oceanic 70m has enviable performance.