The new Columbus 40M Sport Hybrid yacht is our feature on this week’s Superyacht Sunday. Delivered just before the Monaco Yacht Show in September last year, she’s the second hull from the 40S Hybrid platform that kicked off with the successful M/Y Eleonora III.
Divine was built by Palumbo Shipyard in Naples, Italy and furthers the development of the first 40S Hybrid yacht by adding new elements and refining both the exterior and interior looks to new dimensions. Once again, Hydro Tec were responsible for the exterior design, teaming up with interior design specialists from Hot Lab.
Just like the name suggests, M/Y Divine is powered by a hybrid powertrain comprising of two MTU diesel engines producing 3840 hp, coupled with two Siemens electric motors rated at 2×60 Kw. As a result, the yacht achieves top class fuel efficiency, a maximum speed of 22 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. She can attain a range of 5,000 nm while cruising at 12 knots.
Palumbo built the yacht to class RI specification with a semi displacement type of hull. Both the hull and superstructure are made of aluminum, the layout features 3 decks.The 40 meter M/Y Divine can accommodate 11 guests comfortably and a crew of seven in her 5 cabins. The cabins include one master suite, two doubles and two twins.
Her exemplary design was awarded the prestigious Neptune trophy at the World Superyacht Awards for the best semi displacement yacht in her class. The foredeck area has been bestowed with dual entertainment features that include a large pool and sunbathing area, both with sun awning that can remain covered or open.
Additional entertainment is found at the sky lounge on the upper deck and is fitted with modern audio and TV system where guests can relax at any time of day. The lounge opens up to the upper aft deck that can be used for various outdoor activities including casual dinners. The beach club on the other hand boasts of a huge space enough for most summer water activities.
M/Y Divine is currently listed for sale by Jimmy Broddesson and Fraser Yachts with an asking price of $16.8 million.