March 17, 2021

New Model: Palm Beach GT60

Palm Beach Motor Yachts launched their next flagship, the high-performance, high-tech GT60. This new second Palm Beach GT series comes from the mind of yacht designer and CEO Mark Richards, which follows the GT50 in offering a high performance sport yacht platform with high efficiency.  In the first sea trials near the company’s U.S. headquarters in Stuart, Florida, the new GT60 reached speeds exceeding 40 knots at wide open throttle on its twin Volvo 1000hp IPS propulsion engines. Where the GT60 truly shines is in fuel efficiency which allows for a calculated range to travel from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas, in just over 5 hours, burning less than 42% of the total fuel reserves.  The material choices, and their placement in the GT60’s construction means that the boat has a naturally low centre of gravity to aid performance, while the warped semi-displacement hull design takes cues from racing yachts to deliver a soft and stable ride at all speeds. Palm Beach then takes engineering several steps further to ensure perfect balance, running carbon fiber jackshafts from the pods to the mid-mounted engines, ensuring the bulk weight of the blocks are cantered and low.  The GT60 features an enormous single-piece curved glass windshield, large electric side and aft windows in the salon, and full-beam entertaining spaces in both the salon and cockpit. The layouts are practical and modern, while still retaining the true nautical feel of a cruising yacht.  As with all Palm Beach Motor Yachts, customers can expect to enjoy the ability to customize the layouts and available options to ensure their high-performance GT60 is perfectly tailored to their individual needs and desires
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.5 m (64ft)
Hull Length - 17.4 m
Beam - 5.2 m
Draft - 1.14 m
Displacement - 21500 kg
Fuel Capacity - 3200 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation -  four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp, D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS950m or IPS1350 forward looking pod drives
Speed - forty knots 35 cruise with Volvo 1000hp, 31 knots cruise with 725hp
Hull Shape - warped semi displacement
Construction - resin infusion with Vinilester resin, and Carbon Fiber reinforcements
Project - Mark Richards

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