Palm Beach Motor Yachts Debuts GT60 at Miami Yacht Show
by Olivia Michel
Australian builder Palm Beach Motor Yachts has debuted its latest flagship model, the GT60, at the close of the Miami Yacht Show.
The 19.5 metre motor yacht was created by designer and CEO Mark Richards and can reach a top speed of 40 knots. The new model features a signature warped semi-displacement hull and carbon fibre superstructure to optimise performance and efficiency.
The GT60 is powered by efficient twin Volvo IPS 1350 engines and only consumes 75 gallons of fuel per hour when cruising at a speed of 35 knots. This range would allow owners to travel from Miami to the Bahamas in just over five hours while burning less than 42% of the total fuel reserves.
Accommodation on board includes a master stateroom amidships and a forward VIP stateroom, both ensuite. Ideal for entertaining, highlights of the GT60 include a large teak swim platform, a centrally located wet bar and a sunroof in the saloon.
Commenting on the new model, Richards said, “The GT60 is an absolute dream result, that our team worked tirelessly on perfecting over the past 12 months. To have such a beautiful boat wrapped around a twin engine system, that outperforms similar sized competing products that use 3 engines—or twice the horsepower—is a truly remarkable achievement.”
The GT60 was showcased at at Sea Isle Marina on Biscayne Bay and follows its smaller sister the GT50, which was debuted at the 2019 Miami Yacht Show, as well as the Palm Beach 70, which was showcased during the most recent edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.