Palumbo Yachts

The name ‘Palumbo’ has been a staple in the shipbuilding industry since 1967. From humble beginnings as a carpentry and welding workshop, the Palumbo shipyard has transformed into a leader in superyacht construction and refit. Known for its high-quality workmanship and innovative designs, Palumbo operates in 14 docks across key Mediterranean locations such as Naples, Messina, Malta, and Marseille, allowing for a strategic reach to serve a global clientele. 



Established in 1967 in Naples, Italy, Palumbo Superyachts has risen to prominence as a leading producer of semi-custom superyachts. Founded by Salvatore Palumbo, the father of the current CEO and Owner Antonio Palumbo, the shipyard has grown from its roots in carpentry and welding to become a major player in the maintenance, refit, and construction of luxury superyachts. Today, Palumbo holds two key shipyards in the Mediterranean, in Ancona and Savona, allowing them to offer timely and efficient services to a worldwide clientele. 


Palumbo Superyachts boasts advanced infrastructure and a highly skilled team of engineers and craftsmen, ensuring that each project, whether new build or refit, is completed to the highest standards. The company is known for its innovation and attention to detail, with large facilities that include multiple docks and temperature-controlled workshops. Palumbo Superyachts offers a range of services from maintenance and refit to new-build superyacht construction under its various brands: Columbus Yachts, ISA Yachts, Mondomarine, and Extra Yachts. These brands cover a diverse range of yacht types, from traditional superyachts to innovative hybrid and electric concepts. 


For a new build Palumbo or refit project, contact our Project Management Team.  


Palumbo's extensive portfolio includes models such as the Classic, Explorer, and the innovative Sport Hybrid under the Columbus Yachts brand. These collections offer a range of options for Owners seeking luxury, performance, and versatility. Whether you're interested in a traditional displacement yacht or a fast-displacement aluminium vessel, Palumbo provides a uniquely tailored approach to superyacht construction with numerous options for customisation. 



Among Palumbo's notable yachts is the 40M/131’ motor yacht DIVINE, a modern sport yacht with a hybrid propulsion system, offering exceptional fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. With accommodation for up to 11 guests and spacious deck areas for entertaining, DIVINE represents the epitome of Palumbo's craftsmanship and design innovation. 


Another outstanding yacht by Palumbo is the 54M/177’ COLUMBUS PRIMA, which marked the shipyard's foray into large-scale superyachts. Launched in 2011, PRIMA set the bar high with her spacious interiors, elegant design, and advanced engineering. Her impressive amenities and expansive outdoor spaces make her a highly sought-after vessel in the yachting community. 


Also noteworthy is the 73M/240’ COLUMBUS CLASSIC, which showcases Palumbo's expertise in creating semi-custom superyachts with unique features and luxurious accommodations. This yacht offers a striking combination of expansive social areas, state-of-the-art technology, along with a design that emphasises both comfort and style. 



With strategic positioning throughout the Mediterranean along the main trade routes, Palumbo is well placed to offer clients a timely service carried out to the very highest standards. Columbus Yachts, the arm of the Palumbo business that deals with superyacht construction and design, prides itself on technical innovation, high quality design and producing advanced vessels. The company always strives to meet clients’ requirements in while building yachts with true Italian flair, in addition to offering attractive pricing. 


For an expert view of the latest selection of pre-owned Palumbo yachts for sale, contact your Fraser Broker.