Voyager takes shape

Less than two months after the launch of this new line, Columbus Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, announces the sale to a European client of the first 43-metre Atlantique unit that will be delivered in 2023.

03 June 2021


The first of a series of three boats, the Columbus Atlantique 43m fully reflects Hot Lab’s design philosophy, Architecture for Voyagers: a combination of stylistic, design and functional elements dedicated to travelling by sea to fully enjoy every single moment on board.

The hull silhouette is reminiscent of sailing yachts of bygone days and the stern area, with its large panoramic swimming pool, is just 50 centimetres above water.

The Atlantique 43m is indeed a boat designed to the exacting requirements of the owner and his family, characterised by large outdoor areas that seamlessly merge with the generous interior spaces. The indoor areas of the main and upper decks allow for total contact with the surrounding landscape.

The interior layout that has been chosen accommodates ten people divided into four VIP cabins in the lower deck and the full-beam master cabin positioned on the main deck.

The client was introduced by Renaud Canivet of Ocean Drive.


The sailboat-style stern of the Atlantique 43m is perhaps its most distinctive area. The central swimming pool surrounded by a C-shaped seat facing astern is highly scenic.

The whole area is very low on the water thanks to the choice of “digging” the aft section, taking it to just 50 centimetres from the sea, in addition to the two folding side wings, which enhance the feeling of direct contact with the natural environment.

Immediately behind, only two steps up, there are two large L-shaped seats facing aft and an expandable table seating up to 12 diners.

The dining area has therefore been moved to the outside and a very fluid inside/ outside feeling is achieved through the closable windbreak side windows and the ones overlooking the main saloon.

Indoor, the main saloon is characterised by two relaxation areas, the first (further aft) is furnished with a large C-shaped sofa and a small sofa adjacent to the entrance, the second one is designed like a cinema with a large sofa facing a wall-mounted 82-inch television.

There is also the option of fully opening the two sliding windows in the forward area of the main saloon. The rest of the main deck is divided into several areas; moving starboard towards the bow we reach the main lobby with the stairwell, the double-exit lift, and further on you access a guest area that can be used as a small gym or library.

The forward port area of the main deck is instead dedicated to the crew, which houses a pantry, a cold room, the laundry, the main galley and even a crew mess. The deck is completed by the captain cabin with an ensuite bathroom and a second garage for rescue tender and toys.

The upper deck is mainly reserved for the owner (in the six-cabin version) and is characterised by a completely private aft terrace that can only be accessed from the owner apartment.

In the sundeck version, there’s an external staircase for access also from the stern. The interior features a suite with a king-size bed facing aft and surrounded by floor to ceiling windows for a 180-degree view of the horizon. The owner studio, a large dressing room with a comfortable sea view vanity and the owner bathroom with tub and shower complete this area.

At the bow, there’s an outdoor lounge area and a second swimming pool surrounded by sunpads.

The lower deck houses five cabins, two VIP with bathroom at the side, two twin and a full-beam VIP suite. From the corridor amidships you can access the upper decks both via the main stairwell and via a convenient lift that connects all the decks.

The lower deck forward is dedicated to the crew, there are in fact four double cabins, all with their own bathroom, and a dedicated staircase leading to the second crew area on the main deck.

In the five-cabin version, the owner cabin is located on the main deck and features four large cabins below deck, all with private bathrooms.

The 5.5-metre tender garage is in the port side aft. The main deck forward has been arranged so as to house both the second tender (rescue boat) and two Waverunners.

Completing the features of Atlantique 43m are a number of eco-friendly solutions like solar panels, water purifiers, a low fuel consumption propulsion system to provide minimal negative impact on the environment and save energy at every turn.


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