Palm Beach 85 (27 m). Here is the superyacht cruising class


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Palm Beach 85
Palm Beach 85 Flybridge

The super-yacht world will soon have a new hull and a new brand to add to its portfolio. In fact, to mark its 30th anniversary, Palm Beach Motor Yachts is launching a new flagship by breaking through the 24-meter wall. Along comes the Palm Beach 85, a 27.6-meter luxury cruiser. Elegant lines, large lounge areas and plenty of convivial spaces make it a super yacht of a certain class, available, moreover, in three distinct variants: Sedan, Flybridge and Skylounge. Regardless, however, 6 total beds (plus crew) and engines ranging from 2000 to 2600 horsepower.

Palm Beach 85

Whether it has a fly, doesn’t have a fly, or has it closed will be purely the owner’s choice; otherwise, the shipyard’s newcomer is a hull designed with a specific aspiration: to raise the standard of luxury cruising. And interiors and lounge areas well demonstrate this. But the bar doesn’t just rest on aesthetics and comfort. In fact, the new PB85 will also boast not inconsiderable engine options, with peak speeds in excess of 27 knots and ranges close to 700 nautical miles at speeds of 21 kn. Regimes that are no small feat and for which, part of the credit is due to the brand’s V-Warp Technology, a construction technology that efficiencies hull construction, quality and performance, resulting in improved performance as well as reduced fuel consumption. Here is the Palm Beach 85 preview.

Palm Beach 85
Palm Beach 85 in Sedan Version

Palm Beach 85 – Exterior

Addressing the first glance, the new Palm Beach 85 immediately offers a look with a “retro” flavor and an aesthetic that harkens back to classic boating cults. The forward leaps and lines of the hull, the design of the deckhouse and main body thus create a balanced and pleasing 85-footer of no small elegance. The three available variants, Sedan, Flybridge, and Skylounge make not minor differences, but neither do they disrupt volumes by adding, or not, an open or closed flybrdige above the main deck. Aesthetic difference is minimal, but, on the other hand, it affects the total available space on board in no small way.

Palm Beach 85 in the three versions

The first increase in surface area occurs with the Flybridge option, which sees not only a hard top and second wheelhouse added, but an entire sea deck. Here, an L-shaped sofa with a center table faces an outdoor bar top, offering in turn an aft sundeck and ample space behind, which can be furnished or earmarked for stowing a tender. Open areas that, on the other hand, are closed off in the case of the Skylounge version, where portion of the fly is closed off, accommodating a sitting area with sofas and armchairs, as well as the ever-present wheelhouse, which here becomes the main and only one. Here, abaft, is a smaller outdoor area, complete, however, with a crane for the tender and accommodation for it.

Palm Beach 85 – Skylounge & Flybridge

Returning, however, to the main deck, the differences between the three variants are lessened, offering a large forward sundeck, above the deckhouse, and a furnished and protected cockpit in continuity with the main salon. Here, the three versions share a large convivial area with a C-shaped sofa equipped with a table, changing instead in the section opposed to the lounge, where sofas, outdoor bar tops and furniture alternate, leaving room for different accesses and configurations. Keep in mind, however, the great customization offered by the shipyard, which thus offers yes pre-designed models, but is more than open to a wide variety of variations.

Palm Beach 85, Sedan Version


It is by shifting the focus to the interior that all the attention given to cruising in the design of PB 85 emerges. Except for outdoor or upper spaces, the layout in fact concentrates all social space at the main deck, creating a single, continuous environment that occupies the entire space, overlooking the sea. Here, from bow to stern, spaces are dedicated to conviviality and relaxation, with areas dedicated to sofas and entertainment areas, and secondary spaces designated for dining and conviviality. Each version, in this case, involves slight differences, with the Skylounge perhaps most different among the three, having the wheelhouse only on the upper deck.

Salon shelf in the Flybridge variant

Moving to the lower deck, however, is the sleeping area of the hull, divided over three separate cabins, two of which are strong of the entire beam. In fact, a large master stateroom, with private bathroom and walk-in closet/dressing room, comes to life amidships. In the bow, however, spaces are allocated for a second double, again with a private toilet. Finally, a third double, single-bed cabin is added, positioned between the two and also with an en-suite toilet.

Salon and lower deck in the Skylounge variant

Much attention is, finally, also paid to the crew quarters, positioned just aft of the master cabin, independent, and equipped not only with considerable space, but also with their own relaxation area.


Coming to the engine room, the site will offer two distinct engine options. In a first case, as a standard option, the Palm Beach 85 will boast a pair of Volvo Penta IPS 1350S engines of 1,000 horsepower each, enough power to provide 26 knots of top speed and a range, at 21 knots, of 700 nautical miles. Instead, the alternative at the moment consists of a pair of MAN V8s, rated at 1,300 horsepower each, respectively. This increases the maximum speed to 27.5 knots, as well as the cruising speed, raised here to 25 instead of 23 knots. Autonomy in this case, however, will amount to 650 nautical miles. The fuel tank, on the other hand, will accommodate 10 thousand liters in both versions.

Palm Beach 85 – Data Sheet

Length Over All (LOA) 27.6 m
Hull Length (LOH) 24.6 m
Baglio Massimo (Bmax) 6.75 m
Displacement (empty) 43 t
Fishing 1.3 m
Standard Motorization 2x Volvo Penta IPS 1350S 1000 hp
Maximum Speed 26 kn
Cruise Speed 23 kn
Autonomy 700 mn at 21 kn
Optional Motorization 2x 1300 hp V8 MAN
Maximum Speed 27.5 kn
Cruise Speed 25 kn
Autonomy 650 mn
Fuel Tank Capacity 10,000 lt.
Fresh Water Tank Capacity 1500 lt.
Beds 6 + Crew
Cabins 3 + Crew
Bathrooms 3 + Crew
Contact Palm Beach Motor Yachts

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