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It’s fair to say the new Palm Beach GT50 knows how to make an entrance, and we step on board to find out more.

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The Palm Beach GT50 definitely stands out from the crowd, with her curved black windshield and sparkling metallic blue hull. The sleek and purposeful styling make her look fast, but she also is fast, achieving speeds in excess of 42 knots according to the manufacturer.

Propelled by a pair of 7.7-litre 600HP Volvo Penta D8 IPS 800, she is powerful and efficient, burning 151 litres per hour at 35 knots during preliminary testing. All Palm Beach yachts are built using modern construction methods, such as vinylester and epoxy resins, and high-tech materials like E-glass, Corcell, and Airex foam.

The GT50 uses these advanced materials and goes a step further: carbon fibre is used extensively in all major structural areas, and the entire deck is constructed of vacuum infused carbon fibre.

All this reduces weight while maintaining the stiffness and strength needed to handle choppy seas at high speed. Bulkheads and stringers including a watertight collision bulkhead forward and the bonding of furniture to the hull and deck transfer shock loads across the entire structure, reducing vibration and noise.