PALMER JOHNSON 48M SUPERSPORT PJ265
This muscular vessel is revolutionary, not least because it’s the largest motor yacht to be built entirely from carbon fibre. Its builder set out, without compromise, to create a fast, stable, efficient and luxuriously spacious yacht with the most dynamic shape; you get goose bumps just looking at it.
Three main lines define the yacht’s unique, sleek and incredibly crisp profile, with curved surfaces everywhere and haunches that rise and fall dramatically. Interestingly, the designers pored over pictures of Jaguar and Aston Martin concept cars for inspiration.
Placing the anchors in the hull below the waterline keeps the design clean. Another neat feature are the handrails on the bow, which can be lowered for an uninterrupted view, best appreciated from the bridge. Panoramic expanses of glass in the salon and wide living areas make guests feel at one with the environment. Daylight is channelled into the spacious crew area by a sun tunnel.
The superyacht’s wavepiercing bow is designed to reduce slamming and pitching in head seas. Top speed is a startling 32 knots and, factoring in fuel consumption, one could cross the Atlantic at a not-too-shabby average of 16 knots. Lightweight construction combined with slick lines and a highly efficient driveline make the PJ265 the most economical yacht in its class.
Two garages contain a seven-metre tender and three jet skis along with a drop-down “beach club” in case the yacht itself doesn’t give you enough of an adrenalin kick.