Palm Beach 55 ExpressBy Kevin Koenig
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir temperature: 70°F; humidity 30%; seas: flat for speed numbers, 6'-9' in open water
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST225 gal. fuel, 300 gal. water, 5 persons, 1,500 lb. gear.
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Transmission/Ratio: ZF 2.05:1 gear ratio
Props: 30 x 34 bronze Teignbridge 5-blades
Price as Tested: $2,600,000
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Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ GPS display. GPH estimates taken via Volvo Penta display. Range calculated based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Sound levels measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT
Noteworthy Options: Fixed rear cockpit awning ($15,000)
bow rider seat ($12,000)
full Garmin electronics package ($9,200)
hydraulic tender launch system (upon request).
This article originally appeared in the October 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.