Photography by Columbus Yachts
21 November 2016
Columbus’ Tomahawk Explorer concept boasts the largest beach area and toy storage on the market.
A tomahawk is a single-handed North American Indian battle axe. The name is a reference to the design of the bow, which mimics the sharp curve of the weapon. The Tomahawk is a full custom design concept yacht that may be developed in lengths from 40 to 100-meters. The design combines large volumes of space for guests, with high quality finishes.
Designer, Marco Casali explains, “Tomahawk is conceived as a yacht inside a ship, because of its comfort qualities. The owner’s cabin (75-square meters) lies at the bow with its forward-facing windows overlooking a 21-square metre private terrace with its sun bathing platform and Jacuzzi: a clear 180-degree view in total privacy.
“The guest area in the lower deck is connected to the gym-spa area with windows overlooking the beach club. The guests and the owner may reach the beach area, the pool and the water directly without passing through the saloons. A unique dining area is hosted in the bow with an American bar and a cinema/karaoke space. The crew area is also larger than usual and focuses on the quality of the space.”
The vessel’s extra-large volumes are devoted to the largest beach available area (200-metres squared on three levels) and all kinds of sea-toy storage. The aft level opens directly over the sea with the possibility of hosting up to two 12-metre tenders. Four jet skis, a submarine or several motorcycles can be held in the lower garage together with inflatables or other toys. The bow garage has space for additional tenders and sea toys.
When empty, the aft area reveals the full-size swimming pool (6 x 2.6 metres) in a space that could host three quarters of a basketball court (9 x 7 metres). This area may be equipped with free standing tables, sun bathing platforms or settees, or as a big playground. The crane for tenders and submarines can also be used as the lift for an ample canvas bimini to provide shade for the beach area. Another feature, is the facility to host a MCA compliant helipad on the top deck with direct access to the main stairwell, along with an enlarged bridge offering good visibility for mooring and cruising.