2024 Newport Bermuda Race

2024 Newport Bermuda Race

Palm Beach Motor Yachts is proud to be an official sponsor of the 2024 Newport Bermuda Race produced by the Bermuda Race Foundation. This year’s race marks the 98th Anniversary for the collaboration between the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, producers of the historic yacht race. Palm Beach Motor Yachts’ sponsorship of the 2024 race goes deeper than just viewing the event from the starting line.


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The Palm Beach Motor Yachts team and special guests will be stationed at the starting line off Ft. Adams onboard our flagship Palm Beach 70.

As the race commences, Palm Beach CEO and Chief Designer Mark Richards will then push the throttles forward and head out with the fleet to Bermuda.

“I’m very proud to have Palm Beach Motor Yachts sponsoring this prestigious event. Ocean racing is a huge passion of mine and I'm looking forward to navigating the complete course from Newport to Bermuda at the helm of our beautiful Palm Beach 70, demonstrating our ocean going capabilities and amazing fuel efficiency.

I look forward to seeing all the competitors at the finish line!”

Mark Richards

Founder, CEO and Chief Designer



A spirit of adventure and tradition lies at the heart of Palm Beach Motor Yachts, exemplified by the company's founder, CEO, and Chief Designer, Mark Richards. An elite ocean yacht racing champion from Australia, Mark holds nine line honors in the prestigious 628 nautical-mile Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, skippering the Super Maxi Wild Oats XI. His accolades span over two and a half decades and include two America’s Cup campaigns and an Admiral’s Cup victory.

Palm Beach Motor Yachts’ success is driven by its proprietary V-Warp® Technology, a design and construction process derived from Mark Richards' experience as an ocean-racing champion and shipwright. This technology incorporates a warped, semi-displacement hull form and extensive use of carbon fiber, setting a new industry standard for the power-to-weight ratio. This results in class-leading speed, performance, and unrivaled fuel efficiency.