The new Palm Beach 70 Credits Onne Van der Wal

The new Palm Beach 70 Credits Onne Van der Wal

The all-new Palm Beach 70 made her world debut FLIBS 2019

Motor boat

31/10/2019 - 09:14

The Palm Beach 70 has been introduced to the world at Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.-The yacht was designed to appeal to customers looking for a larger version of the companies impeccably built, efficient cruisers.-Her interior is finished with golden teak, providing a timeless elegance throughout her three-stateroom layout.-The spaciousflying-bridge motoryacht provides numerous social areas to welcome family and friends aboard both in large gatherings and in more intimate spots.-The Palm Beach 70 has aforedeck cockpit, AKA the bowrider,that puts passengers at the forefront to experience the yacht’s impressive performance.-The yachtis expected to achieve a 32-knot cruising speed and a top speed of 38 knotswith IPS, while still offering efficient cruising.Palm Beach Motor Yachts introducesits latest launch to the world:the Palm Beach 70. Thisflying-bridge motoryacht helps the builder tofulfillitsmission to create impeccably built, performance-oriented yachtsthat raise the bar in the industry. The Palm Beach 70 builds on the Palm Beach 65, taking up the mantle of flagship of the fleet, and backing it up with cruising comfort and efficiency.The yacht madeher world debut at the 2019 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.“The Palm Beach 70 was born from customer demand—they wanted a larger Palm Beach Motor Yacht,” saysMark Richards, CEO and founder of Palm Beach Motor Yachts. “We had to build the yacht that we ourselves wanted too, which can stand on her own to meet our highstandards of performance, hull efficiency, and aesthetics.”The Palm Beach 70 is built on a semi-displacement warped-hull design thathasless resistanceto planemore easily.The hullshapeis designed to keep the bow in the watereliminatingany “hump” in the speed curve that is typically associated with deep or modified-V hull shapes. Instead, thePalm Beach 70 is designed to go through the water, rather thanwasting energy to get on top of the water. The resulting hull has the added benefitsof ashallow draft and additional buoyancy aft. With a draft of just 4 feet, 3 inches, this 70-footer is ready to bring cruisers the kind of performance they’ve come toexpect from a Palm Beach.Matched to a pair of Volvo Penta IPS 1350s, the hull is expected to achieve a 32-knot cruise speed and a top speed of 38 knots.Hull #1 that has just undergone commissioning at the yard is using the optional twin Volvo Penta D13 1,000 HP shafts, and performed pleasingly. The shaft drives delivered a comfortable 24-knot cruise at 55% load, using 48-gallons/h or 181 L/h between both engines giving an impressive range of 793nm at fast cruise.But a yacht is more than a hull passing through the water, and her onboard comforts are also an achievement. The Palm Beach 70 has a welcoming saloon with a helm station forward and a galley opposite. The galley has a U-shaped counter to allow the chef bracing points for mealpreparation underway. The saloon has a pair of large L-shaped settees in each aft quarter, with a dining table serving

the port settee. The entire saloon benefits from large windows and the warm glow of golden teak.The aft deck has a transom settee with dining table flanked with access to the generous teak swim platform.An open flying bridge welcomes the skipper andcompanions to the excitement of open-air cruising, with all-around viewsand sightlines for navigating. The upper deck is right-sized to optimize the comfort of a stable hullwith everything above the shear line constructed with infused carbon fiber to enhance a low vertical center of gravity.The foredeck features a distinctive bow cockpit, with the unparalleled experience of the yacht’s performance, in a recessed seating area far forward. This special detail hearkens back to the glory days of commuter yachtsand must be experienced first-hand.Belowdecks, there isa three-stateroom accommodations layout. An amidships master is situated toport with wide pocket doors opening onto the passageway, opening up the space when an owner couple is aboard alone. A spacious hanging locker provides stowage for extended cruising. A generous private head is forward with double sinks and a glass-enclosedshower. Two overhead hatches provide the head with improved ventilation and natural light.Opposite the master is a utility room, with laundry facilities.The VIP stateroom in the bow features a queen berth on centerline. An opening overhead hatchaddslight and ventilation. Other features include a hanging locker, and a built-in chest of drawers, each finished with golden teak. The guest stateroom aft to starboard has twin berths. The head compartment does double duty as a day-head, with an additional door to the passageway.

Brief Specification for Palm Beach 70
Length on Deck70’21.3 m
Beam19’2”5.85 m

Draft (IPS)4’3”1.3 m
Draft (shaft)3’7”1.1m
Fuel 1,585 gal.6,000 LWater290 gal.1,100 L
Standard Power 2/1,000-hp Volvo Penta IPS 1350
Cruise Speed 32knots
Top Speed 38 knots

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