At the Monaco Yacht Show, US superyacht builder Palmer Johnson announced an entirely new design for the Palmer Johnson Super Sport series. The first hull of the Palmer Johnson 48 SuperSport series has already been sold and is currently under construction to be delivered in 2013.
It sounds impossible for a yacht to be faster, yet more efficient, more stable and more spacious without compromising performance or comfort, but the yard came up with a slender main hull that increases efficiency with sponsons that have a positive effect on stability, roll dampening, speed and power. The result is a top speed of over 30 knots, yet with 50% less fuel consumption.
The new line of yachts feature wave piercing bows that reduce pitching, and will be 3 times more stable than a monohull.
The first yacht to be built will have a top speed of 32 Knots, impressive efficiency at lower speeds and will be capable of crossing the Atlantic at a speed of 15 knots.