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Columbus Tomahawk: the Explorer of the Future

The name, "Tomahawk" – taken from the Native American battle axe – gives the bow its unique shape

It will certainly not pass by unobserved: the concept design of the Columbus Tomahawk reveals a megayacht explorer with unique aesthetics, and spaces that will really make it stand out. This is not the first time we have spoken about  explorers, but certainly, this project, with its all-Italian design, couldn’t but pique our curiosity.

Columbus Tomahawk has been designed for its technical and seafaring values. The hull, developed through direct naval research (by Insenaval), was studied so that it would guarantee the best seaworthiness in any climate conditions in the world.

The name, “Tomahawk” – taken from the Native American battle axe – gives the bow its unique shape: studied to guarantee better impact with the sea, it calls back – at the same time – to the strength and profile of this ancient and strong weapon.

The design of this explorer vessel, with its marked lines and large space for guests, will be luxurious and comfortable filled with unique spaces, both in position and size.

The Tomahawk is a concept that can be built from 40 to 100 metres: one full custom design, capable of responding to all the owner’s desires on an unbeatable technical platform.

The designer, Marco Casali says: “Tomahawk has been conceived as a yacht within a ship for its on board comforts. The owner’s cabin (75m2) is directly on the bow with forward facing windows, in front of a private 21 m2 terrace with a sundeck and hot tub. The whole thing has a 180 degree view and total privacy. The guest area on the lower deck is directly connected to the gym-spa area beach club with windows facing the beach club. Guests, and the owner, can reach the beach, the pool and the sea directly, without having to go through the rooms. An exclusive dining room is in the bow with an American bar and a cinema/karaoke area. Even the crew area is larger than average, centred on the quality of space“.

Il Tomahawk visto da poppa

Volume – extra large – is clearly dedicated to hosting the larger beach area(200 m2 over 3 levels) and a warehouse to store all types of sea-toys. The stern deck accesses directly to the sea and can hold up to 2x12m tenders. Four jet skis and a submarine or multiple jet skis can be stowed in the garage below together with dinghies and other toys. A bow garage has space for an additional tender and other water games.

Completely open, the area has a large pool (6×2.5 m) with full height and enough space to hold 3/4 of a basketball court (9x7m). This area could be set up with freestanding tables, lounge chairs, sofas, or could be turned into a play area.

The crane for the tender and submarines can alo be used to hold up  a sun umbrella to shade a large part of the beach area.

Among the other characteristics that make this project unique, is the possibility of creating an MCA compatible heliport on the top deck, with direct access to the main staircase, together with a wider piloting cabin studied so as to have perfect visibility for anchoring and navigation in any area.

TECHNICAL SCHEMATICS Columbus Tomahawk
Length                                                     51.3 m
Max Width                                              10.25 m
Immersion at full load                          2.70 m
Cruising Speed                                       14 knots

Max Speed                                               15.5 knots

Grosse Tonnage                                      499  GT

Displacement at Full Load                    540 ton
Autonomy at 12 knots                            4000 mn
Motors                                                       2 x MTU 12V4000 M53R 1140KW@1600 turns/m          

Fuel Reserve                                           100,000 lt
Water Reserve                                       20,000 lt
Waste Waters                                        20,000 lt                                 

Guest and Owner Cabins                     5/10                
Construction Material                         Steel and Aluminium Alloy
Naval Architect                                     Insenaval/ Palumbo Group
Exterior Design                                     Marco Casali/Palumbo Group
Interior Designer                                  Marco Casali/Palumbo Group

Classification                                        American Bureau of Shipping Croce di Malta A1,
Yachting Service, AMS, ACCU Compliance LY3

28 November 2016