May 13, 2013

New Model: Palm Beach PB45 Express

Palm Beach from down under Australia continues to upgrade its range of down East inspired traditional looking cruisers and yachts presenting the new PB45 Express.  So far Palm Beach has been a success for its unconventional lobster boat looks, winning the prize of best looking boat for a twice in a row.  The Palm Beach PB45 Express is the range new entry level and comes out from a shortened PB50 mould, re-engineered and rethought after client demand. Choices has always been a part of Palm Beach with a clever semi custom approach also continuing in this new entry level model which features five different interior layout options.  To make it short some important options come here from an astern or below galley, to the guest cabin being different or replaced by an office or lower saloon.  Power is twin Volvo 300hp with IPS pod drives which should give a maximum speed of 30 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.9 m (49ft)
Length - 13.71 m
Beam - 4.48 m
Draft - 0.91 m ex props
Displacement - 12,000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1200 l
Water Capacity - 650 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins, or 2 berths in 1 cabin
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 300hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pods
Speed - 30 knots
Construction - hand laid fiberglass