GT50 Sets Sail

The Australian coast holds its own as one of the most awe-inspiring convergences of land and water worldwide. Home to the Great Barrier Reef, the land down under prompts travelers of every class to make their mark on its ample beaches and into the vast waters of the numerous oceans that meet around the continent, perhaps making Australia’s seas the ideal place for such a splendor-seeking adventure.

During the 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May, Grand Banks Yachts debuted its new Palm Beach GT50 Express in Australia. Designed for simplicity, strength, and style, owners can operate the yacht as they please, and with a fuel consumption of 40 gallons per hour, the model promises even more time to skim the sea breeze.

An unimpeded seascape from the helm deck fashions the backdrop for an archetypal dinner party on the water or an evening sunset sail. A large opening sunroof retains the charm of the open saltwater air, complemented by side and aft openings and electric windows. For those on board who would prefer the hands-on experience of open waters, a swim deck promises mobility in and out of the sea on a sunny day.


Sporting a picturesque interior, the yacht offers a grand getaway from a getaway. High-end fabrics cover the walls of the master stateroom, which is equipped with an accommodating head and full-service kitchen.

Palm Beach yachts are primed to see the East Coast. With seasonal availability in New York, the luxury boat is not only a signature of the Australian coast, but also a staple for an idyllic Hamptons summer.

No crew necessary, the cockpit stands as its own office, complete with an additional refrigerator, icemaker and twin helm seats for co-captains. Several personalized designs are offered with choices between the GT50’s Express and Open structures, fostering a characteristic taste to each boating experience.

A view of GT50’s cockpit.

Although a high-speed design may not be one’s initial notion in speculating a leisurely venture on the ocean, Palm Beach’s two genres of the GT50 may just be the answer for the diverse coterie of open-water enthusiasts. Whether you seek an excursion around Palm Beach Motor Yacht’s home on the Malaysian coast or an escape from the lush land in the Hamptons, a Palm Beach private yacht offers the promise of a nonpareil escapade to watch the wonders of the glimmering blue seas.