May 6 2018
Palm Beach Motor Yachts (Grand Banks Group) is continuing to add to its series of impeccably built, performance oriented yachts with the introduction of the new Palm Beach 70.
The Palm Beach 70 builds on the highly popular Palm Beach 65, while offering additional volume in the amidships master stateroom and spacious crew accommodations.
“We really pride ourselves on listening to our customers and building yachts that make their time on the water more enjoyable,” said Mark Richards, CEO and founder of Palm Beach Motor Yachts to Yachting Art Magazine. “The initial genesis of the 70 came from customer demand, yet we were able to combine these particular requests with our high-standards of performance, hull efficiency, and aesthetics.”
Like all Palm Beach models, the Palm Beach 70 is built on a semi-displacement warped-hull design that produces less resistance to achieve planing mode due to the warped shape keeping the bow in the water.
This technical choice eliminates any “hump” in the speed curve that is typically associated with deep or modified-V hull shapes. Instead, a Palm Beach is designed to go through the water and avoid wasting energy to get up on top of the water.
This design also affords a shallow draft and additional buoyancy aft. With a draft of just 3-feet, 6 inches, with Volvo IPS 1350s, or 4-feet, 7 inches with straight shafts, this 70-footer is ready to explore off the beaten path. The vessel is estimated to cruise at 33 knots when paired with the standard twin Volvo IPS 1350 engines, and a top speed of 38 knots.
Mark Richards’ successful competitive sailing career and experience building high-tech racing sailboats is evident in the build of Palm Beach, where weight reduction is a key aspect to every new build. Less weight and stronger materials coupled to our hull design create one of the most efficient running yachts in this class.
The construction process features extensive utilization of vinylester-infused carbon fiber throughout the entire build to emphasize weight-reduction and focus on structural strength and balance.
The Palm Beach 70 is available as either an express model or with an optional flybridge. The tender is easily stowed and deployed from the garage underneath the cockpit. From here, access to the teak swim platform for docking and various water activities is seamless through the port and starboard transom doors.