Custom 50m Columbus launched and named Angeli

Columbus Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, has launched a new custom 50-metre aluminium motor yacht named Anjelif.

With engineering from the team at Palumbo, both the exterior and interior have been created by Marco Casali of Italian studio Too-Design for an experienced owner. Beyond simply her brass colouring, the model is notable for a number of technical innovations such as its hybrid diesel-electric propulsion and onboard sanitisation systems.

 The yacht incorporates cold plasma for the elimination of airborne viruses and bacteria from the outside airflow, involved in both indoor ventilation and air conditioning. Meanwhile, a second system keeps the interior areas fresh with an automated cleaning function at preset intervals.

The layout consists of five guest cabins, including a main deck master and four double cabins positioned below, while a further seven cabins house up to 11 crew.

True to the owner's wishes, the interior of Anjelif features the heavy use of natural materials and extensive wellness facilities such as a gym, sauna and massage room. There is also a swimming pool on the main deck aft with an exposed teak finish, complemented by a second Jacuzzi on the top deck.

Other highlights include a touch-and-go helipad on the bow that converts to an open-air cinema when not in use.

According to the yard, the hybrid system (engineered by Palumbo) uses two 100kW electric motors for a speed of approximately nine knots while in diesel-electric mode. When coupled with the propulsion motors, the dual system can be used as shaft generators, allowing for navigation with the gen-sets off. The yacht also includes a latest generation lithium battery pack as a source of back-up electricity, "avoiding any possibility of blackout during the transient phases".

Otherwise, the 499GT vessel uses twin MTU 16V 2000 M96L diesel engines of 1,939kW each for a top speed of 20 knots and a 3,000-nautical-mile range at 12 knots.

Anjelif is set to debut at this year's Monaco Yacht Show with delivery scheduled in the same month as Columbus' 43-metre Atlantique 43 yacht, according to BOATPro. Other upcoming projects from the yard include a second Atlantique 43, two Atlantique 47 models and a Crossover 42.

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