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Palmer Johnson launches 48m SuperSport superyacht

Palmer Johnson launches 48m SuperSport superyacht

US-based yacht builder Palmer Johnson has released photos today of its 48 metre SuperSport superyacht emerging from her shed.

The newly launched 49 metre LOA PJ superyacht features an innovative – and intimidating looking – wave-piercing monohull design. The hull and superstructure was built by Norwegian sub-contractor Brødrene Aa then shipped to Palmer Johnson's yard in the US for finishing last June. The hull design places a priority on performance and fuel savings – powered by twin MTU 16V 2000 M94 engines, the 48 SuperSport is expected to deliver speeds up to 32 knots with 50 per cent greater fuel efficiency than similar vessels.

The hull design also supports an impressive 11 metre beam, which allows for enhanced stability and 30 per cent more interior living space than previous builds. A notable design feature in Palmer Johnson's SuperSport series are the sponsons on either side of the yacht's aft end, which add to the overall beam. The yachts in the SuperSport series are futuristic, sporty and sleek, demonstrating a high amount of Palmer Johnson DNA. The 48 SuperSport is quite a head turner with her gold hull and black detailing.

She is built entirely in carbon composite, and Palmer Johnson proudly proclaimed the 48 SuperSport as the: 'The largest carbon composite superyacht ever built. She is the first to be delivered in PJ's new SuperSport series, introduced at Monaco Yacht Show in 2012, along with a smaller and longer 72 metre version. Palmer Johnson revealed further details of its 35 SuperSport at last year's Monaco show.

The 48 SuperSport will accommodate 12 guests and nine crew members. The 67 square metre full beam owner cabin boasts full height windows and a fold down balcony. Stay tuned for a full feature on Palmer Johnson's revolutionary new yacht in a future issue of Boat International.

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