Fifty years of experience.
Palumbo Shipyards with headquarters in Naples, has been in the shipbuilding industry since 1967.
Salvatore Palumbo, Antonio’s father, whom is currently the chairman of the company began the activity as a fairly small carpentry and metal work yard to support the local shiprepair industry.
Later on in the 80's, the core business became repair and maintenance of hulls.
Palumbo today represents a major refit and repair network in the Mediterranean.
With over half a century of experience in the shipbuilding industry, custom yacht construction and unique repair capabilities, Palumbo today represents a major refit and repair network in the Mediterranean. A choice for many referenced super and mega yachts that have repetitively returned to the group’s facilities for service year after year as well as commercial vessels.
With an unbeatable logistic network layout of 5 shipyards in the heart of the Mediterranean, 1 in the Atlantic ocean, 2 new build sites, 14 Docks of which one represents the second largest dock in Europe and the most international experienced craftsmen and engineers in the industry, the group is able to offer a wide range of specialized services for any type of vessels and Yachts.
Palumbo Shipyards are certified
The company Quality System achieved in 1998 was crucial to obtain, maintain and develop our competitiveness.
Palumbo has always complied with all provisions of law in reference to safety regulations in accordance with the Legislative Decree no. 81/08.
All activities carried out are testaments of a true dedication to environmental protection.
In November 2014 Malta shipyards, has been awarded by GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) and obtained the license for maintenance and repair works of Membrane type cargo tanks of LNG carriers.
The acquisition of Malta Shipyard in 2010, which can accommodate ships up to 300,000 tons, has been a prestigious project for Palumbo Group and has significantly shaped the Company's future.
Thanks to the strategic position in the heart of Mediterranean (among the main trade routes) and thanks to the high quality services, Malta soon becomes a Landmark for worldwide ship owners.
Salvatore Palumbo starts the company in Naples as a fairly small carpentry and metal work yard to support the local shiprepair industry.
Giuseppe and Raffaele join their father Antonio Palumbo and significantly contribute to the growth of the company.
M/V Monte Stello. Partially sunk after a collision, the vessel has been recuperated and tugged to Palumbo’s Shipyard in Naples in 1993.
Repair intervention were performed during two years of activities and approx 350.000 man power hours were involved.
Acquisition of the first floating dock “Ercolino" (75x14,75mt per 1500 tons) in Naples shipyard.
Acquisition of the second floating dock "Palumbo" (120x25mt per 6000 tons) in Naples shipyard.
The 160m RO-RO vessel Regal Star project was carried out in Palumbo Shipyard Naples between 1997 and 1999.
336.000 working hours in less than two years. Regal Star obtained RINA CLASSIFICATION for carrying passengers, carrying hazardous cargo, international navigation and ice class. All works were carried out in compliance with SOLAS.
The 212m passenger vessel Eurostar Barcelona visited Palumbo Shipyard Messina. Passenger capacity was implemented of 150 new cabins on two decks and new public areas were refurbished with a new casino and new reception hall.
Acquisition of a new shipyard: Messina Shipyard 74.500 mq and dry dock 268x38 mt
New build construction of two full-aluminum catamarans took place between 2007-2009 in Naples Shipyard. A “record time” launch for the 52m catamarans commissioned by Rodriguez shipyard in Messina. With a passenger capacity of 220 units and 22 crew member accommodation, the catamarans were equipped with elipad landing platform.
Palumbo Shipyard Napoli carried out significant reconstruction works on the entire bow section, as well as the reconstruction of the bulb and a new bow thruster.
Awarded as “excellence in innovation and territory” by the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano.
Malta has been of strategic importance in the Mediterranean since seafarers began trading. This tiny nation continues to punch well above its weight within the superyacht industry.
In 2008 Palumbo made a pitch to buy all 6 of the docks, running 4 of the largest for ship repair, and the remaining 2 purely for yachts. Palumbo acquired the massive facilities in 2011.
Columbus 54m, M/Y Prima was the first Yacht launched by Palumbo under Columbus Yachts brand.
Columbus Yachts M/Y Prima, rewarded by RINA with a Green Star Plus Platinum and an ABS Classification, became more prestigious being also awarded by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco in the presence of His Majesty the King of Spain. Columbus M/Y Prima turns out to be not only elegant but certified as environmentally friendly as well.
Launch of the first Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m.
Columbus Yachts’ hybrid system, was the first in the yachting industry (worldwide) to obtain the “Hybrid Propulsion" (Electric Motor & Shaft Generator) Class Certificate in 2014.
South of France is home of the Mediterranean leading shipyards specialized in refit and repair. The coastline between Toulon and Marseille has developed into a major HUB. This scenario is where the acquisition of Palumbo ITM Marseille perfectly fits.
Monaco’s branch office represents the first step towards a more international network.
Simultaneous launch of Columbus Classic Taiba and the pluri-awarded Columbus SH 40m Divine.
The new shipyard in Tenerife reinforces the presence of Palumbo outside the Mediterranean, complementing the infrastructure network in Naples, Marseille and Ancona.
In august 2016 one of the most celebrated international brands in the Superyachts industry, ISA Yachts, becomes part of the Palumbo family.