The Columbus Yachts 40S Hybrid built by Palumbo Group and designed by Hydro Tec won the ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 in three different categories: Interior Design, Enviromental Protection and Holistic Design.

Created to celebrate the creativity and talent of the best naval designers, the ShowBoats Design Awards are one the most prestigious awards in the industry. This latest edition saw over thirty motoryachts competing at the final in several categories, for five of which 40S Hybrid was nominated.
Yacht Owners, designers and representatives of the world’s most important shipyards gathered together for the awards ceremony held on February 24th at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens (Austria).

The Environmental Protection Award was achieved by Columbus 40S Hybrid for the innovative solutions adopted on board, such as the hybrid propulsion system. Specifically requested by the Owner and designed to ensure a lower environmental impact, the system gives the possibility to add two electric engines to the main ones, thus ensuring a significant cut both in the fuel consumption and in the maintenance costs, not to mention the additional considerable reductions in SOx and NOx emissions. Due to the value of the Hybrid system RINA classed, the yacht, with the additional class notation “Hybrid Propulsion” along with “Green Star Plus Platinum”, is representative of innovation, respect for the environment and energy efficiency.

The Holistic Design Award recognizes the perfect harmony between the exterior and interior design. Presented in a worldwide première in September 2013 at the Monaco Yacht Show, Columbus 40S Hybrid is indeed the result of the collaboration among Palumbo Group, Hydro Tec Studio and Hot Lab Studio. The whole project has been developed around one main goal, build a fast and sporty yacht in the meanwhile able to grant the same level of elegance and comfort of a megayacht, with large internal volumes but without compromising the external lines that remains elegant and slender.

For the interior design, 40 S Hybrid won the Interior Design Award. In line with the green approach to yacht building pioneered by Columbus Yachts, Palumbo Group together with Hot Lab yacht & design have created elegant and cool interiors using environmentally sustainable materials in order to create comfortable interiors using a combination of warm materials and soft colors which avoid strong contrasts and ensure the interiors flow.

Main Specifications

Length over all:40 m
Beam:8.20 m
Draft:1.75 m
GT:< 500
Speed cruising:15 knots
Speed maximum:22 knots (7 knots on electronic propulsion)
Range:2,000 nm @ 12 knots
Engine options:2 x MTU 12V 2000 M 94
Auxiliary electrical propulsion option:2 x Siemens 2 x 60 Kw
Staterooms:5
Construction:Aluminum hull and superstructure
Naval architect:Hydro Tec
Designer:Hydro Tec
Interior Designer:Hot Lab Yacht and Design