Prima was awarded the RINA Green Star Plus, an additional notation class for the yacht, in addition to her ABS Classification, recognizing her environmentally friendly commitment. The notation class is based on an environmental performance index which covers all aspects of the vessel’s impact on the environment, most importantly carbon emissions.
The prize was quite prestigious as well because it was awarded by Prince Albert II of Monaco in the presence of his guest, His Majesty the King of Spain. Palumbo Shipyard is particularly proud of this prize as it also represents a catalyst for further improving its product. One of the goals that Palumbo Shipyard fulfills is to build quality yachts with the highest technology standards and make them as environmentally friendly as technology will allow.
During Monaco Yacht Show, as an evidence of Palumbo’s environmentally friendly commitment for the future, it was also signed also the contract for the construction of Columbus 125’ Hybrid. The yacht was created with the environment in mind by reducing her fuel consumption and environmental impact. In fact, the motor yacht has an optional diesel electric hybrid propulsion system, built with the intention of having a minimal impact on the environment with a large cruising range of 5,000 nm.