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48m Palmer Johnson superyacht Khalilah

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Superyacht Khalilah in Miami

Khalilah is the first yacht in a line of carbon fibre Supersport vessels created by American shipyard Palmer Johnson, and launched in July 2014. The 48m hull was constructed in Norway after which it was moved to the company’s Sturgeon Bay, WI facility to be completed. The Supersport line has been designed with an innovative wave piercing trimaran hull, reportedly able to reduce fuel consumption by 50%. She is able to reach a top speed of 32 knots using her two MTU 2000 series engines which have been inked to an efficient CCP propulsion system, instead of conventional fixed pitched propellers. Khalilah is the largest yacht to have ever been constructed entirely from carbon fibre. Here she is captured on a sunny day in Florida during the Miami Boat Show which took place in February earlier this year.

By Charl van Rooy

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