Palm Beach GT50 Open. Classic or modern?[/caption]
What happens when a classic boat opens up to the sky? It depends on the case, and we now see it as very special, the GT50 Open of the shipyard Palm Beach Motor Yachts based in the Australian Palm Beach in New South Wales.
This 16 metre configuration, unlike the closed Express model, is designed for those who want to sail in contact with the sea, feel the wind in their faces. The lines of the Open immediately make you think of a very gritty and sporty model, like the GT50. A dynamic luxury cruise boat that reaches 40 knots in fluency, sailing at over 30 knots on a cruise.
The great speed that this boat can achieve is mainly the result of a major work of lightening the weight done on the hull, but does not detract from anything in terms of strength. The secret of the shipyard is the use of carbon fibre to reduce weight and vertical centre of gravity. This method also helps to further improve stability and performance.
The hull is then built in e-glass with a fully infused vinylester core, completed by a deck and superstructure in 100% carbon fibre infused. The bulkheads and deck are structurally linked to the hull for greater strength and rigidity, forming a semi-monocoque shell that produces a very strong structure.
“Yachtsmen from the sunniest parts of the world will enjoy an open layout to experience unique emotions on a day on the water” says Mark Richards, CEO and founder of Palm Beach Motor Yachts.
Being a luxury boat there is a strong attention to detail with modern finishes that combine with more classic interpretations, in a mix of elegance. The spacious forward owner’s cabin is equipped with a large shower, a large kitchen and a double bed aft. Access to the engine is under the control deck.
The next new addition to the shipyard will be the Palm Beach 60 in September 2019. After him, it will be the turn of the GT70.
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