Charting a course
The latest explorer concept from famed Italian shipbuilder Columbus Yachts is a yacht with a difference. Less a fixed design and more a template, the scalable nature of the Columbus Tomahawk 52m allows for lengths between 40m and 100m to satisfy the discerning wishes of any potential owner.
Designer Marco Casali’s vision for the vessel recalls the unique shipbuilding experience and heritage of Columbus, conceived also with technical qualities at the forefront of its priorities. Ingenious packaging creates the opportunity for, among others, a 75sqm master cabin with an 180-degree view of a private terrace. The latter may be completed with a jacuzzi, dining area with a bar and cinema or karaoke space, and up to 200sqm of beach area across three levels.
External configurations include the possibility of hosting a helipad on the top deck and an aft platform that feeds directly into the open sea. The latter is able to accommodate four jetskis, a submersible and two 12m tenders, in addition to various recreational inflatables. A crane, which can be specified to reposition the various smaller vehicles, can double up to mount the canvas bimini to shade the beach area.