The Palm Beach GT 60 is one of the most anticipated boats of the Miami Yacht Show 2020 (13-17 February). The result of a long design work of the shipyard and born as a natural continuation of the road opened by the Palm Beach GT 50, a boat that was a total success (critically and publicly) at the last Cannes Yachting Festival. Excellent performance, good sailing autonomy even at higher speeds and attention to detail onboard that makes life in the cabin and on deck aboard this boat a unique experience.
On the water follows in the footsteps of her younger sister: a powerful, fast and really easy to handle boat when you have the rudder in your hands. Style and performance on a boat with a very attractive design.
The GT60 is a boat built with a bridge and a high-tech vacuum carbon fiber structure that offers twice the strength of fiberglass, but with half the weight. A closed-cell foam core forms the main structure of the bulkheads, a high-tech method that further reduces weight and improves the life of the boat.
The material choices and their placement in the GT60’s construction mean that the boat has a naturally low center 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 is centered and low.
Reduced weight of the boat means lower fuel consumption: at 35 knots of speed, the Palm Beach GT 60 consumes about 340 liters per hour with an engine that counts a pair of Volvo IPS 1350 for a total of about 2000 horsepower.
The boat’s goodies include the huge one-piece windshield glass and the large electric windows on the sides and aft. This boat was created for those who love to cruise with a means of transport that is at the same time caring for and practical. The wide use of wood makes the interior warm and enveloping to make the stay on board as pleasant as possible.