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80m superyacht Dragon: Columbus Yachts launches its flagship

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Alina Andriyanova
March 15, 2019

Yesterday Italian yacht builder Columbus Yachts (part of Palumbo Superyachts) launched its current flagship Dragon in Ancona, after giving the first glimpse at her earlier this month. The 80-metre vessel with exterior and naval architecture by Hydro Tec and interior by Francesco Guida Design is to be delivered later this year, according to Yacht Harbour.

Dragon is set to become the largest vessel ever built by Columbus Yachts, featuring impressive interior volume of over 2,100 GT spread over six decks. The upper deck also offers a 200-square-metre beach club laid at water level, fitted with multiple wellness and spa zones.  

The vessel will boast a large 8-metre swimming pool on the sundeck, featured with counter current function. The latter is designed to provide ocean swimming experience when on-board. Furthermore, there is side-loading tender storage laid midships, with capacity for two tenders, with a 9,5-metre custom tender currently constructed by ISA Yachts, that will reflect the mothership’s style. 

The yacht’s interior hallmarks will reportedly embrace light and dark oak panels, parquet floor made of American walnut, Traventine marbles of moonlight and natural colours, satin-gold door handles and agate backlit surface used for beach club.

Dragon’s accommodation capacity makes up to 12 guests within four double suites and a VIP-suite. fitted with a private lounge zone, covering full beam. The master suite with panoramic view is situated at the upper-deck, as well as a helipad. As to the crew, the vessel can accommodate up to 19.

Powered by a pair of MTU engines, Dragon can boast a maximum speed of 16,5 knots, with comfortable cruising speed of 12 knots under the range of over 6,000 nautical miles.

Dragon is scheduled to make her international debut at Monaco Yacht Show 2019, after completing sea trials. All in all, the yacht’s technical platform designed by Hydro Tec is to be adapted to further over-75-metre-LOA Palumbo Superyachts projects.

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