Opulence is seldom associated with eco-consciousness, but in the case of one wealthy Russian, these two concepts work together just fine. Last year, he commissioned a 40-meter (313-foot) luxury superyacht with an 8.20-meter (27-foot) beam that would be powered by a hybrid engine system. Now the vessel – dubbed Columbus Sport Hybrid 130 – is finally ready to meet its owner.
The material used for its construction was aluminum, with the purpose of further reducing fuel consumption by lowering the vessel’s weight. Its naval architecture was designed by Hydro Tech, while the interiors were completed by Hot Lab. The superyacht was built under RINA classification, in compliance with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency requirements.
When the main engine is turned off, the yacht can still sail with a low speed of 7.5 knots, powered by two generators. This is especially ideal for nighttime travel, also because this sailing mode is very silent.
Inside the vessel, Hot Lab have transformed the spacious rooms in tastefully-appointed spaces that ensure a high level of comfort, just like a luxury home away from home. Warm colors, soft fabrics, fine materials, and no strong contrasts ensure that every inch of the vessel’s three decks oozes sophistication and finesse. Large windows and sliding glass walls provide unobstructed sea views, while the lovely outdoor areas invite guests to enjoy the good life outdoors.
The Columbus Sport Hybrid is large enough to accommodate up to eight guests in one exquisite Owner’s Suite and three other guest cabins. The crew can be separately accommodated in three cabins and the captain’s suite.