Palm Beach 42

Style, performance and amenities in a smaller footprint.

by Craig Ritchie
Making its world premiere at the Great Lakes Boating Festival May 20-22, the new PB 42 is the first new model announced since Palm Beach Yachts was acquired by Grand Banks in 2014.


  • LOA: 46'
  • Beam: 14'6"
  • Draft: 2'10"
  • Weight: 24,000 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 235 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 170 gals.
  • Power: T-Volvo Penta IPS 600
  • Price: Contact deale

The elegant Palm Beach 42 offers all the style, performance and amenities of the larger Palm Beach models, but in a compact, efficient package capable of visiting smaller anchorages and ports. A semi-displacement bottom and low center of gravity provide a confident and stable ride, with speeds up to 36 knots.

“The Palm Beach 42 redefines expectations for compact luxury,” says Mark Richards, Grand Banks CEO. “We think yachtsmen will be blown away by the capabilities and on-board comfort for a yacht of this size.”

The Palm Beach 42 immediately makes a statement with its classic, sweeping lines. Rich, exotic teak tastefully highlights the generously proportioned, integrated swim platform and continues through the aft cockpit sole. Step into the climate-controlled salon and note the energy-efficient LED overhead lights, solid teak cabinetry with a tasteful satin finish and custom ultraleather upholstery. Power windows forward and aft bring nature closer, while modern amenities — whether for a day trip or extended cruising — include a stainless steel microwave/convection oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezers and washer/dryer, complemented by a solid Silestone countertop with recessed stainless steel sink and designer faucet.

Owners can customize the layout to suit their preferences, choosing between a single stateroom and spacious galley down, or two staterooms with the galley up. Both come fully appointed with a flip-up flat screen TV, Bose home theatre system, BluRay DVD player and custom carpeting with an acoustic underlay. The master cabin offers a custom tapered island berth with foam mattress, premium quality upholstery and solid teak cabinetry.

“This is the most gorgeous and feature-rich yacht of its size out there,” says Richards. “It’s wonderfully unexpected to get this kind of luxury and performance in a 42-foot yacht, and it will transform the way you cruise.”


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