Express ride

The Palm Beach GT 50, an elegant cruiser capable of 40-plus knots.

The GT Series incorporates Palm Beach’s unique hull design that results in less resistance to achieve plane while keeping the bow in the water. Each yacht slices through the water and avoids wasting energy to get up on top of the water.

A hyper-focus on lightweight, strong construction helps to ensure the GT50’s efficiency. The hull is a fully infused vinylester cored e-glass construction that is complemented by a fully infused, 100% carbon fibre deck and superstructure.

The deck and bulkheads are structurally bonded to the hull for increased strength and rigidity, forming a semi-monococque shell that produces a far stronger result. 

Another specific goal of the GT50 is to embrace simplicity and ensure owners are spending more time on the water. “We designed the systems and built the yacht to be turn-key,” Richards said. “We want you to step onboard, turn on the engines and go out and enjoy the water. That’s what yachting is all about.” 

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Palm Beach gave significant attention to the GT50’s outdoor spaces in order to comfortably accommodate large groups of guests while underway. Two L-shaped settees in the cockpit flank a transom door to the large teak swim platform.

The helm deck is ideally suited for al fresco dining or lounging while underway, with an L-shaped settee and a straight settee. For the Express model, a large opening sunroof and Palm Beach’s customary side and aft opening windows provide an open-air atmosphere for an incredible on-the-water experience. 

An additional refrigerator and an icemaker in the cockpit complement the full-service galley below. Twin helm seats serve the carbon fibre helm station, and the single-piece windscreen creates an unobstructed line of sight that is more like a high-performance car than a yacht.

Side decks are designed to seamlessly join the cockpit to allow for easy access forward. 

Below, the attention to detail continues with contemporary finishes blended into a timeless elegance. Timber options include wenge, teak or ash. Broad selections of designer double-stitched fabrics are wrapped around a spacious forward master stateroom, huge head with shower, large galley and a queen-sized berth aft. Engine access is below the cockpit.

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