Palumbo Appoints Isa As Superyacht Production & Service Site
Published: Tuesday, 04 October 2016
Following the final transition dated Aug 1 of Isa Yachts into the Group, Palumbo Group S.p.A presented its new major production and service site in Ancona, Italy, which will be part of Palumbo Superyacht division at Monaco Yacht Show Sept 28-Oct 1.
(Photos: Isa Yachts - Isa SuperSport 121)
This acquisition fits into an internal reorganisation plan at Palumbo Group, which is now divided into two main divisions: Shipping (with facilities in Messina, Naples, Malta, Tenerife, and headquarter in Monaco) and Yachting, which will deal with New Build (with both brands Columbus and ISA, and with operational headquarters in Naples and Ancona); After-Sales and Palumbo Superyacht (Naples, Marseille, Tenerife, Malta and the new site of Ancona), which represents the major centre of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic for both maintenance and refitting.
The Isa Yachts site will have a twofold and strategic function. It will become a central hub for the new units in production and for after-sales of Columbus and Isa brands; but it will be an important refit and repair service point of Palumbo SY, expanding its presence in the Adriatic Sea.
Palumbo Group S.p.A. is convinced that this new asset will lead to a major change in the scenery in the Mediterranean in regards to the refitting and the maintenance of large yachts.
In the superyacht market, thanks to the acquisition of Isa Yachts, Palumbo Group will operate under two distinct brands and a greater force: Isa Yachts will maintain its characteristics of excellence of Italian style enriched by an improved design and by a series of new and innovative projects. Columbus Yacht becomes the laboratory for custom-made superyacht, following the principle of ‘no-range’, thanks to the versatility of its naval platforms.
The available platforms allow the production of boats in steel and aluminium: the award-winning Sport Hybrid (from 40 to 50 metres), Classic (from 54 to 80 metres), Explorer (from 50 to 80 metres), Custom, Liberty, Berlinetta and Oceanic Classic and Coupe, the latter one designed specifically for the US market and also for Asia.
A 70m Custom megayacht of Columbus is currently under construction/in production, whose work began to meet a production plan of the Group.
Columbus Yachts produces award-winning superyachts (four Showboats Design Awards and a World Super-yacht Awards for Columbus Sport Hybrid 40) by combining technical expertise with the excellence of Italian style, and conducting all activities in full compliance with existing rules and regulations in the environmental field in line with an eco-friendly philosophy. The current fleet already launched by Columbus Yachts includes four yachts - Classic 54m (2011) M/Y Prima, 40m (2013) Sport Hybrid M/Y Eleonora III. Columbus Yachts has launched two new units in 2015: 40m Sport Hybrid M/Y Divine and 57m Classic M/Y Taiba.