Columbus Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, has added two new models to its Atlantique line – one 37m and one 55m model. These innovative projects embody Hot Lab’s ‘Architecture for Voyagers’ design philosophy that prompted the immediate sale of the line progenitor: Columbus Atlantique 43 metres.
The design is a combination of stylistic, planning and functional elements dedicated to cruising and enjoying every moment on board, with external lines that are clean and elegant with a touch of sportiness, reminiscent of the Italian GT cars appreciated all over the world.
The hull silhouette of the entire line recalls the sailing yachts of days gone by, while the stern area, with its large panoramic swimming pool, is just 50cm above water level.
Atlantique 37 is compact (under 300GT) and combines sporty lines with refined interiors. Below deck, the layout includes four double cabins with ensuite, while the owner’s cabin is on the main deck forward. There are two dining areas, one outdoor on the main deck and the other one on the upper deck to cater for up to 10 people. The peculiarity of the latter is the large rounded windows, which move up, down and horizontally, and can be closed or opened as needed to emphasise the constant connection with the sea.
The first garage for the 4.45m tender is located on the right side, while the forward hangar houses a second 3.25m tender and the rescue boat. Thanks to 2 MAN 1400hp engines, this superyacht can reach a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 13 knots.
The flagship of the line, Atlantique 55 represents the ultimate synthesis of all the innovations specific of this new concept. With steel hull and aluminum superstructure, she has a tonnage of 900 GT and a layout spread over four decks. The convivial area on the main deck aft has been designed to achieve maximum comfort thanks to the three levels sloping down to the sea. They comprise the large scenographic swimming pool, the living area with C-shaped sofa and coffee table, and finally the bar area near the entrance to the main hall.