American-based Palmer Johnson Yachts has launched the first superyacht in its 48m SuperSport series. This distinctive 48m SuperSport yacht with its gold hull and black superstructure made its way from Bay Shipbuilding Co. yard to Centerpointe Yacht Services, where it will undergo further refinements.
The superyacht features an innovative and impressive looking wave-piercing monohull design. The hull and superstructure was built by Norwegian sub-contractor Brødrene Aa before being shipped to Palmer Johnson’s yard in Wisconsin for completion last June.
The company announced the launch on its social media platforms, describing the vessel as the “largest carbon-composite superyacht ever built.”
The hull design places a priority on performance and fuel savings – powered by twin MTU 16V 2000 M94 engines, the 48m SuperSport is expected to deliver speeds up to 32 knots but with 50 percent superior fuel efficiency than similar vessels.
According to Palmer Johnson, building the vessel out of carbon composite has reduced the yachts structural weight by 20 tons. The material is "lighter than aluminium, but stronger than steel."
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