16 May 2019
The stunning Palm Beach GT50 Express will be unveiled in its home waters at the 2019 Sanctuary Cove International boat Show.
Pure elegance and tenacious speed combine in the simple-to-operate, easy-to-own the Palm Beach GT50 is a powerful performer capable of 40 knots. Beautiful exterior lines and contemporary interior finishes deliver timeless appeal.
Like all Palm Beach models, there is a hyper-focus on lightweight, strong construction helps to ensure the GT’s efficiency. The GT50’s 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.”
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.
Palm Beach Motor Yachts is building on the success of its GT50 Salon Express with the launch of the GT50 Open, taking the same well-matched hull and propulsion package of the original GT50.
“We’re excited to continue the GT line with such a positive follow-up,” says Mark Richards, Palm Beach Motor Yachts founder and CEO. “Boaters in the sunnier parts of the world will enjoy the same performance as the GT50 Salon Express, but in an open layout that heightens the excitement of a day on the water. Adding that open feeling just really makes a fun ride.”
Forward is the command station to starboard, served by helm and companion seats, while a pair of additional forward-facing companion seats are positioned to port at the same elevated height to enjoy excellent lines of sight.
A carbon-fibre windscreen wraps around the area, allowing the crew to enjoy the day in comfort even as the boat realises her exhilarating performance. A portable sun awning provides shelter when needed but disappears when not in use. On the helm deck, there is forward-facing seating for four.
Palm Beach is underway on production additional models for the GT line, including a GT60 that will make her debut in September of 2019. Performance projections of the 60 are calling for high-40-knot top-end. A GT70 is also in the design process will follow the introduction of the GT60.