2013 Columbus Yachts 40S HYBRID

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Class Power
Category Motor Yachts
Year 2013
Make Columbus Yachts
Length 131'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Aluminum
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Providence, RI
Vessel Description

This highly innovative, technologically advanced yacht features a hybrid propulsion system, combining high performance with low fuel consumption. With an elegant exterior design and vast deck areas, combined with a spacious modern, light interior, this exceptional yacht is perfectly suited for cruising in comfort and style. 

Key features:

  • Multiple 2014 Showboat Design Winner.
  • Advanced hybrid propulsion with top speed of region 20 knots and economical speed of 8 knots (electric)
  • Panoramic and spacious bridge deck with aft sky lounge
  • Spacious master cabin on main deck and four guest cabins on lower deck
  • Aluminum hull and superstructure
  • Designated aft beach club area, side folding balconies and Jacuzzi forward
  • Zero speed stabilizers
  • Stunning modern & light interior design by Hot Lab
  • Reduced fuel consumption and environmental impact with Green Star Plus Platinum RINA classification

The aim of the Sport Hybrid line is to provide owners with fast sporting yachts without forgoing the comfort, elegance and style of mega yachts.

The sleek aggressive lines are designed to merge seamlessly with the environment and enhance the pleasure of luxury yachting in harmony with the sea. Sport indicates the high performances of this Superyacht, equipped with two diesel engines which will give a top speed of 20 knots, with the ability to cruise at 15 knots.

The Sport Hybrid Line is environmentally friendly and technologically advanced, providing a unique setting for Owners who wish to enjoy the sea while preserving the environment.

The Hull has been designed using CFD analysis and tank tests, in order to optimize the fuel consumption at low and medium speed without sacrificing performances at higher speeds.

40S Hybrid is powered with advanced hybrid propulsion, combining high performance, on a top speed of 20 knots with reduced environmental impact. The choice of using a hybrid system was the result of a deep study done from Palumbo shipyard together with RINA classification society, which let the Columbus Sport hybrid 40m be the first yacht with the Hybrid Propulsion as an additional notation class issued by RINA: EFP Hybrid Propulsion (Y), Aut CCS (Y), Green Plus (Y) Platinum.

The Hybrid concept is a main improvement that, thanks to two electrical motors fitted on the gearboxes, allows the 40S Hybrid to cruise at 8 knots using only the gensets and the electrical motors. The electrical propulsion system Eco Prop Hybrid will allow navigating at low speed with very limited consumption, high comfort and almost no noise.

On board you will be able to experience the thrill of performance and maximum comfort, typical of Hybrid yachts. The same hybrid power train can be used as shaft generator using the excess power not used for diesel engines.

Vessel Layout


  • Bar with sink (hot and cold water)
  • Refrigerator with pull out drawer and ice maker
  • Large u-shaped seating area with big wood table including ice bucket feature
  • Four barrel chairs
  • Large Passarelle articulating up and down / port-stbd
  • Hot tub in Foredeck area
  • Sun-pad area with two umbrellas in Foredeck
  • Upper deck large entertainment area with system for shade including three bar stools, L shaped bar with two refrigerators / ice maker plus custom store
  • Large table with eight chairs in fabric, three barrel chairs, three deck launches and two sofas
  • Three Multiplex carbon fiber sail system poles. This upper deck area has been customized with stainless steel frames with a see thru glass sun roof feature
  • Sky Lounge entrance thru a four panel stainless steel frames, all of them retracting automatic doors
  • Four 10 man life raft on an automatic launch system in upper deck
  • Stainless Steal hand rails in upper deck


  • Brand new foster commercial refrigerator with multiple rack storage and climate control
  • Gaguide five burner stove top
  • Mile large oven with an air extractor hose
  • Stainless Steel back splash
  • Dual sink
  • Mile microwave
  • Multiple storage unit
  • Separate crew entrance on a manual door leather covered chrome back electric door for service to the dining area
  • DeLonghi cappuccino maker


Circular stairway to the bridge area and sky lounge.Each door on the boat is covered in a beautiful high quality Italian leather, designed with chrome door handle guards also port and stbd. Electric doors that come from the main deck salon are also covered with chrome.


Stbd. Side entrance, forward to the salon area, there is an electric side entry door that leads to the guest area which is separated by the automatic closing water type door separating crew quarters and guest cabins.

VIP Cabin Port:

  • 32 Samsung smart TV
  • Side by side hanging locker with leather covered chrome handles
  • Queen size bed
  •  RINA EFP Hybrid Propulsion (Y), Aut CCS (Y), Green Plus (Y) Platinum.
  •  Certificate of LY3 Compliance.  
How Hybrid Works

Columbus Yachts Hybrid Propulsion System combines several elements known for their reliability into a single whole, creating a revolutionary flexible system while maintaining a very friendly user interface.

Benefits related to an Hybrid Propulsion System are to be considered as the sum of the specific benefits related to each MODE.

Using a conventional propulsion system (engine, gearbox, shaft, propeller), changes were made to the gearbox.  A PTI/PTO (Power Take in/Power Take Out) was installed to the gearbox, the same kind of PTO used for hydraulic stabilizers before the advent of separate hydraulic Power Packs, along with an electric motor and a hydraulic clutch.

On the Columbus 40M Sport Hybrid, the electric motor is considered another service element, together with the bow thruster, the galley, and so on. The motor is connected to the primary electrics panel and powered by two generators.  Using the PTI/PTO, the electric motor has three electric operational modes, easily controlled by pressing a button on the touch screen.

Electric operational mode:

This technology, which is several decades old, is often applied on ferries and cruise ships, and is known as diesel electric propulsion. The generators are running and provide electric power to the electric panel which then regulate the electric motor as a service element.

Each electric motor on the Columbus 40M Sport Hybrid absorbs 75 kW out of the available 200 kW, 100 kW per generator, for a total of 150 kW. 50 kW are therefore free for other uses. The clutch is engaged, the electric motor turns the gearbox which in turn revolves the propeller.

Benefits related benefits related to the ''Electric operational mode'':

When in Electric Mode, the yacht behaves like a sailboat: zero noise, exhaust and vibration, while her speed is relatively slow. Each motor's upper limit of 75 kW gives the yacht a top speed of eight knots, but in complete silence. Another plus related to the Electric Mode is the fuel consumption reduction: approximately 80 liters/hour.  A remarkable advantage for a 40 meter yacht.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Max Speed
Nominal Length
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Max Draft
Fuel Tank Capacity
Fresh Water Tank Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity
Engine Make MTU
Engine Model 12V 2000 M94
Total Power 3840hp
Engine Hours 1800
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Shape Deep Vee
2013 Columbus Yachts 40S HYBRID

131' 2013 Columbus Yachts 40S Hybrid "Eleonora III"

Quality Trades Considered

Eleonora lll was previously a demo yacht. Never titled, it was purchased from Columbus Yachts in early 2016. World renowned Patton Marine Surveyors performed an out of the water, through 5 day hull and electrical survey/sea trail at that time. 

Since then, this award winning yacht has received extensive mechanical, interior and electrical upgrades. Eleonora lll is now prepared for global use. The owner performed a major interior makeover. 

These mechanical, electrical and interior upgrades were performed at a cost exceeding 2 million dollars.

  • An extensive and luxurious interior refit using the best quality Italian leather, stainless steel, and onyx marble thru-out.
  • Custom cabinetry, ice makers and refrigeration, aft deck bar installation.

 Mechanical upgrades include:

  • 3 x Kohler 99Kw generators with 4000 hours
  • 3000 service in May of 2019
  • New Atlas 100KVA shorepower unit that makes the vessel usable worldwide - 08/2017
  • All new thruhulls - 08/2017
  • Recent Rina 5 year inspection has just been completed Jan 2019
  • New CMC ZERO SPEED stabilizers - 08/2017
  • A full and detailed list will be provided to qualified buyers.

*Not for sale to US residents while in US waters.

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