Palm Beach 85 yacht render (PB85)

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Palm Beach Motor Yachts enters superyacht realm and announces new flagship yacht PB85

19 June 2024 • Written by Holly Margerrison

Australian yacht builder Palm Beach Motor Yachts has announced its new 27.6-metre flagship known as Palm Beach 85 (PB85).

A statement from the yard said: "Entering the superyacht realm is a natural progression for Palm Beach Motor Yachts, the acclaimed builder established by ocean-racing champion and performance yacht builder, Mark Richards. The Palm Beach 85 (PB85) is designed to surpass all industry standards in luxury, onboard comfort and performance, elevating the brand's custom offerings to a new level."

A key focus of the PB85 is comfortable crew well-being with spacious living quarters as well as well-appointed living areas. The main deck is characterised by a convenient and sociable single-level living and entertaining space, including the saloon, which stretches from the forward helm station to the covered cockpit. Meanwhile, a generous aft deck offers exceptional views and easy access to the water.

Located amidships, the full-beam owner's stateroom boasts a king-size bed, ensuite bathroom, ample storage and large windows.

PB85 is constructed using Palm Beach's proprietary V-Warp Technology, a design and construction philosophy developed through Richards' experience as an ocean-racing champion and performance yacht designer.

With the aim of enhancing overall performance, the hull is fused directly to the carbon fibre structure, bulkheads, deck and superstructure of the vessel. Key features of the V-Warp Technology hull include a fine entry, a graceful curvature amidships and minimal deadrise at the transom, helping to reduce drag while adding buoyancy, stability and lift.

Speaking of the PB85, Richards said: "The Palm Beach 85 represents a dream achieved. When I was a young man working on the docks in Sydney, I would watch the yachts cruising through the harbour and knew that one day I'd do the same on my own boat. When the Palm Beach 85 splashes, she'll be the largest yacht we've built and will represent a new level of luxury, fuel efficiency and performance in the yachting industry.”

He continued: "At Palm Beach, we’re constantly improving, innovating, pushing ourselves and exceeding industry expectations - the PB85 is the result of countless hours of hard work by our entire team. I am extremely proud of what we’ve been able to achieve."

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