M/Y Divine Debuts Monaco Yacht Show 2016
Green technology conquers the sea with the superyacht set to be unveiled in Monaco later this year.
Making its grand entrance at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016 in September is the M/Y Divine from Columbus Yachts. Held along the scenic Quai des Etats-Unis the show will host the second model of the Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M from the yacht manufacturers award-winning series.
With three decks, the 40-meter aluminium superyacht is able to house 10 guests in its five staterooms along with eight crew members. The Owner’s Suite on the superyacht by Columbus Yachts is situated on the main deck, complete with its own study and is said to be as large as those found on bigger yachts. Versatility is key, with the VIP suite, which can be converted into two cabins with ease, a feature that was requested for by the owner. With exceptionally large headroom of 2.3 meters, the superyacht is able to invite a wealth of natural light into the main deck with large windows.
In the lower deck, the incorporation of light into the interior is continued as the designers replaced the usual portholes with a single window. The designers at Palumbo along with Hot Lab and the owner opted to use a tone-on-tone palette of colors that allowed for consistency throughout the superyacht. Luxurious materials such as Breccia Sarda and Adri Venato marble, eucalyptus and American walnut wood, polished stainless steel, soft wool carpets and fabrics fill the interior. In the saloon, guests can sit back amongst the high-quality materials and enjoy a view of the ocean through the two large windows.
While we could sing praises on the interior for days, it is what powers the superyacht that gets our attention. The M/Y Divine is able to reach a top speed of 20 knots in its high-performance Sport mode, thanks to two diesel engines. Using a Hybrid Propulsion system which works together with two electric motors, the superyacht is able to be not only fast but quiet, much like a traditional full displacement yacht. Free of wing stations, the M/Y Divine is equipped with a wireless Vessel Manoeuvring Assistant device that allows the pilot to have access of the controls anywhere on the yacht.