Aligned with the green approach to yacht building pioneered by Columbus Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Group S.p.A., the innovative M/Y ELEONORA III – first model of the 40 M Sport Hybrid awards winning series – will be on display at next Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2016 for her US debut.
The layout and style have been developed by the shipyard team together with the interior designer firm Hot Lab Yacht and Design and the Owner to create comfortable interiors using a combination of warm materials and soft colors which avoid strong contrasts and ensure the interiors flow.
Marbles such as Breccia Sarda and Adria Venato are matched with, Tay wood and dark oak for interior floors. A touch of warmth and luxury is provided by brightly colored leather and metal details with polished stainless steel. Soft wool carpets and precious fabrics complete the simple yet elegant feeling of the interiors.
A well-designed, bar is located at the entrance of the main deck. Moving forward there is the dining area seating eight guests on comfortable compact chairs placed around a custom-made table. Below this latter is placed a 2x3m onyx rectangular plaque able to enhance natural light of the area.
In the lounge area, the sofa and armchairs are placed around a large TV screen that is set in a sleek panel integrated into the ceiling.
The area is framed by two large windows that provide breathtaking views onto the ocean and light up the saloon with natural light. The light and open atmosphere is enhanced by two large sliding glass doors and opening bulwarks to better enjoy the feeling of being at sea.
Further forward there is a fully equipped galley on the port side and a lobby on the right. The main deck also houses the master suite with a king size bed positioned in the centre of the cabin between two large windows providing natural light and scenic views.
The cabin bulwarks are paneled in wood as is the floor and ceiling to create a warm and cozy environment. The master bathroom is equipped with two well-designed ‘his and her’ marble sinks on each side a large shower with glass walls.
Light colors are used throughout the yacht to complement natural light and the colors of the sea. On the upper deck the relaxing atmosphere is enhanced by a huge sofa more than 140cm deep chosen from the Diesel collection by Moroso.
As stated above and aligned with the “green theme” of the yacht, all the woods selected for the Columbus Sport Hybrid 40 m are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified to ensure eco-sustainability while the leather, a by-product of the meat industry, is treated with a special non-toxic water painting process.
The result is a harmonious design to perfectly complement the sporting and open air feeling of the yacht.
Image Credits Alberto Cocchi