The Palm Beach GT50 has made its highly anticipated debut at the Newport Rhode Island Boat Show over the weekend. For the past several years, Mark Richards, CEO and founder of Palm Beach, has worked persistently with his team on developing the most efficient powerboat in the world. Palm Beach Motor Yachts are made by boaters, for boaters, and are well-known for their attention to detail, incredible performance stats and meticulous craftsmanship, all which have been reflected in the aggressive yet elegant new GT series.
Over this past weekend the GT50 made a grand entrance at the Newport International Boat Show in Rhode Island, and received all the attention it deserved. Celebrating its debut, the Palm Beach GT50 won the 2018 award for Best New Powerboat over 35’. A magnificent achievement for Mark and the team at Palm Beach Motor Yachts, the GT50 now holds claim to the same award that the Palm Beach 50 won in 2010. This year marked the 13th annual Newport for New Products awards, entries are open to international and domestic products making their debut at the Newport Rhode Island International Boat Show. Use of state-of-the-art machinery, CAD integrated robotics and high-tech composites have enabled Palm Beach Motor Yachts to achieve this outstanding honour, as the team continues their aim to deliver the highest standard of luxury cruisers.
The GT50 was designed with performance as the priority, combining fierce speed, sleek exterior lines and an lightweight build. Kitted out with a pair of 600-hp Volvo IPS 800s and capable of a knockout top speed of 42 knots, the GT50 delivers high performance cruising and sets a new benchmark in fuel efficiency. At an economic 35-knot high speed cruise the GT50 consumes only 40 gallons of fuel per hour and at 25 knots it achieves 1.1 nautical mile to the gallon. All bulkheads and fixed furniture are structurally bonded to both the deck and hull for increased strength, and a fully infused 100% carbon fibre deck and superstructure keep the centre of gravity low. Boating enthusiasts are anxiously awaiting the next models in the GT series, with production currently underway for the GT60 on target to debut in the second half of 2019, and a GT70 set to follow shortly after. Click here to watch the video for the new Palm Beach GT50.