Hot on the heels of the GT50 is the new GT60 from Palm Beach Motor Yachts, which will be center stage at the Miami Yacht Show, in February 2020. The GT range is quickly establishing itself as a new product family under the Palm Beach brand, with a third model, the GT70 planned in the not too distant future.
The GT60 cruises at a true 40 knots, at half load, and has much more in reserve for top speed. The first hull is still undergoing final testing so top speed is yet to be confirmed, though indications are showing the mid-forties.
“The cruise speed, top speed, and fuel burn figures are thanks to the unique Palm Beach hull design and hi-tech carbon fibre construction techniques. Coupled with twin Volvo IPS 1350 engines, this combines to create the magic of the GT60” claims Mark Richards.
The GT60 is constructed with a high-tech vacuum-infused carbon fibre deck and structure that delivers twice the strength of E-glass but at half the weight.
A closed-cell foam core constitutes the main structure of the bulkheads, a high-tech method that further reduces weight while enhancing durability of the yacht. Palm Beach uses vinylester modified-epoxy resin for all its infusion.
With the introduction of the new GT60, Palm Beach now has a 60 foot power boat with a 400-nautical-mile range at a cruising speed of 40 knots.
“To achieve speeds of this nature with so little horsepower is truly remarkable.
“To be able to cruise long distance at these speeds, using minimum fuel, opens up a whole new set of destinations for the adventurous boater. It’s truly an amazing boat” said Mark Richards.
The GT50 and GT60 are designed to appeal to a global market, and are built with the painstaking attention to detail.
“The GT60 is the most recent example of our design and manufacturing team’s enormous dedication and effort, and I would like to personally thank everyone involved for this amazing result.” added Richards.
The full unveiling of the revolutionary GT60 is set to take place at the Miami Yacht Show in February 2020, with a press review for the unveiling of the new first photos at Boot Dusseldorf the month before.