January 4, 2012

New Model: Palm Beach PB55 Express

Palm Beach Yachts from down under Australia continues to expand its line of traditional looking lobster cruisers and yachts.  The PB55 Express was presented to the public in Summer 2011, and builds on the looks of its bigger and smaller sisters.  The PB55 sits in between the 65 flagship and the 50, and has also won the title as Best Powerboat in Australia, this prize being a second for Palm Beach winning it in two successive years.  Versatility is also part of this project and the PB55 Express is offered in five different main deck layouts, and three lower cabin area plans.  The owners room is always to fore, but one has a choice for two or three cabins, and galley up or down.  Power is from twin Volvo 700hp and as all the range propulsion is trusted to IPS pods. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.54 m (60ft)
Hull Length - 17.67 m
Beam - 5.24 m
Draft - 1.06 m
Displacement - 18000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 3000 l
Water Capacity - 1300 l
Accommodation -
Engines - 2 x Volvo D9 700hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS forward looking dual propeller pods
Construction - E-glass with Vinilester and Epoxy resins, Corecell core
Project - Mark Richards