Palm Beach Motor Yachts Unveils the New Flagship: Palm Beach 85

Palm Beach Motor Yachts, a name synonymous with innovative design and superior craftsmanship, is proud to announce the latest addition to its prestigious fleet: the Palm Beach 85 (PB85). This new flagship represents nearly three decades of excellence in yacht construction, embodying the company’s commitment to luxury, performance, and cutting-edge technology.

The introduction of the Palm Beach 85 marks Palm Beach Motor Yachts’ entry into the superyacht category, a natural progression for a builder with a storied history of high-performance motor yachts. Established in 1995 by ocean-racing champion Mark Richards, the company has built a global reputation for its meticulously designed and technologically advanced yachts.

Innovative Design and Unmatched Efficiency

One of the defining characteristics of Palm Beach Motor Yachts is their impressive fuel efficiency. The PB85 continues this tradition, consuming on average 70% less fuel than other yachts in its class. This significant reduction in fuel consumption is achieved through the company’s proprietary V-Warp® Technology, a revolutionary design and construction philosophy developed by Richards himself.

The Palm Beach 85 is designed to surpass industry standards in luxury, onboard comfort, and performance. Each model in the Palm Beach lineup is unique, customized to the exact requirements of its owner. The PB85 offers a flexible layout with three or four staterooms and four heads, making it ideal for cruising with friends or extended family. Options include a Skylounge or Sedan model and twin or triple engine packages, among other customizable features.

A standout feature of the PB85 is its incredibly comfortable crew quarters. Unlike many yachts in the 80-foot range, the PB85 prioritizes crew well-being with spacious and well-appointed living areas.

Single-Level Living and Entertaining

The PB85 boasts a convenient and sociable single-level living and entertaining space that spans the entire main deck. This area, stretching from the forward helm station to the covered cockpit, is bathed in natural light and ventilation, providing a seamless connection to the outdoors. The generous aft deck offers an exceptional viewpoint and easy access to the water, enhancing the onboard experience.

The full-beam master stateroom amidships is a highlight of the PB85. It features a king bed, ensuite bath, ample storage, and large windows that flood the space with natural light. This stateroom epitomizes luxury and comfort, providing a serene retreat for owners.

V-Warp® Technology

At the heart of the PB85’s exceptional performance is Palm Beach’s proprietary V-Warp® Technology. This innovative approach combines a unique hull form with exotic construction materials and a precise build process. The PB85’s hull is infused with an optimal resin to E-Glass unidirectional and multi-axial fiber ratio, resulting in a strong, fast, and efficient hull form. The hull is fused directly to the carbon fiber structure, bulkheads, deck, and superstructure, enhancing overall performance and fuel efficiency.

Key features of the V-Warp® Technology hull include a fine entry, graceful curvature amidships, and minimal deadrise at the transom. These qualities reduce drag while adding buoyancy, stability, and lift, allowing the boat to reach planing speeds with minimal energy and effort. The PB85 effortlessly maintains an approximate five-degree running angle throughout the entire speed curve.

A Dream Achieved

Mark Richards, founder and CEO of Palm Beach Motor Yachts, expressed his pride and excitement about the new flagship. “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 harbor 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.”

Richards 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.”

The Palm Beach 85 is more than just a yacht; it is a testament to nearly three decades of innovation and excellence. With its luxurious design, superior performance, and groundbreaking technology, the PB85 sets a new standard in the world of yachting. Whether you are a seasoned yachtsman or new to the world of luxury boating, the Palm Beach 85 offers an unparalleled experience on the water.

(Palm Beach Motor Yachts Unveils the New Flagship: Palm Beach 85- barchemagazine.com – June 2024)