As an American builder of some of the most eye-catching sport superyachts on the water today, Palmer Johnson was founded in 1918 by Hans Johnson and Herman Gmack. These highly sought-after, sophisticated superyachts are adorning our waters all over the world and here, we take a closer look at five of them.
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#1 The 171′ 11″ Palmer Johnson SUPERSPORT 170 SANAM
SANAM is the newest of the Supersport 170 Series, as she was delivered in 2016 and is now seeking a new owner. With a sleek profile and high performance, she offers the ultimate comfort at sea with a total gross tonnage of 459.
Her opulent living spaces are ideal for relaxation and entertainment, and she presents immaculately with yacht interior styling by Todhunter Earle. Her sexy yacht exterior was of course designed by the famed Nuvolari Lenard and is highly impressive.
Her large main deck aft is immediately noticeable when boarding the yacht’s swim platform. The area boasts a lounging space and al fresco dining; upon entering the main deck lounge, one will notice the large windows and fold-out balconies to port and starboard that help bring the outside, in. Her sun deck is just as vast, as it sports a Jacuzzi, while an ample sized saltwater pool can be found on the foredeck. Her interior yacht spaces are minimalist and modern, and can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms. The first stateroom, a double, can be found forward of the formal dining area on the main deck, and comes with its own en suite and a day bed. Located amidships on the lower deck aft are two queen doubles, and two twins each with Pullman berths are located forward. The vast, full-beam master suite boasts large windows and a walk-in wardrobe with a generous en suite bath.
Performance & Speed
Four Seakeeper gyro stabilisers ensure comfort at anchor and twin 4,613hp diesel engines allow top speeds of 30 knots. With a shallow draft of 2m (6.6ft) SANAM can reach some of the most remote locations, and at 10.5 knots she has a transatlantic range of 4,600nm.
Contact the yacht broker for further information and to schedule a private showing.
#2 The 171′ 8″ Palmer Johnson SPORTYACHT 170 DB9
DB9 was built in the United Kingdom and delivered in 2010, and is the first of the three Sportyacht 170 models that was exclusively designed by the famed Nuvolari Lenard design studio.
As the only yacht in the series to feature an open sun deck that can act as an open-air cinema, she also offers her guests an infinity-edge Jacuzzi pool and oversized sunpads aft with exquisite panoramic views to take in while enjoying the sun. Designed to maximize the outdoor lifestyle, her aft deck allows for direct entry to the water for swimming or boarding her many water toys. A vast swimming pool on the foredeck doubles as storage for a 6.5 meter tender, while two jet skis are also stored on the foredeck and a 4.2 meter jet tender is stored in a garage aft. DB9 can accommodate up to ten guests in five luxuriously designed staterooms, including a spectacular full-beam master suite that is accessible by a private staircase. Guests are looked after by eight yacht crew members that ensure safety and comfort.
Further information can be attained by contacting the yacht broker; he can also schedule a private showing.
#3 The 159′ 2″ Palmer Jonson SUPERSPORT KHALILAH
Turning heads since her launch in 2015, the golden Supersport superyacht is seeking a new owner. As the first yacht hull in the yard’s new Supersport series – and the first all-carbon superyacht ever built, KHALILAH has striking lines and a low profile.
Her dynamic styling and revolutionary yacht hull have been meticulously designed to create a new class of displacement yachts.
Performance & Speed
Capable of reaching 26 knots, she combines performance and space to offer an elevated cruising experience. The highly successful charter yacht has been impeccably maintained and is in pristine condition. The cutting-edge sport yacht is in a class all her own.
She accommodates eleven guests in five highly appointed and strikingly designed modern staterooms. Her yacht interior is playful and bright, with pops of color in the fabrics and plank hardwood flooring as well as an 11-meter beam, giving way to lots of space for entertainment and relaxation. KHALILAH’S large aft deck is adorned with a round dining table allowing for al fresco meals prepared by the yacht chef. On her foredeck, she boasts space for sunbathing and taking a dip in the Jacuzzi, while aft, a large beach club allows for direct access to the water and her collection of water toys that include three jet-skis and a 7-meter custom-built matching tender.
There is much more to learn about this remarkable superyacht, so contact the broker for further information and to schedule a private showing.
#4 The 136 ft Palmer Johnson PLUS TOO
Delivered in 2008, the sleek sport yacht blends sophistication with high performance, and a modern, fresh interior décor. Neutral soft furnishings and light woods are enhanced by the white-washed interior and oversized windows that flood her with natural light and give way to panoramic views.
Outside, her aft deck offers an al fresco dining experience with lounge seating and an oversized sunpad to take in the rays. To port and starboard here, are broad steps that lead to the large swim platform, allowing for direct access to the water. Up top, her sun deck boasts two large sunpads as well as a spa pool, while her foredeck offers even more space to take in the sun. Guests are accommodated in five spacious staterooms, with the full-beam master suite located amidships with a large bed, sofa, vanity, and his-and-hers en suites. Forward of the master, two double staterooms are to port and startboard, while even further forward lie two twins with additional Pullman berths.
To learn more about this spectacular sport yacht, please contact the yacht broker who can schedule a private showing.
#5 The 136 ft Palmer Johnson PJ 135 GRIFFIN
Delivered in 2012 and part of the PJ 135 Series, GRIFFIN features an interior and exterior yacht design by the famed design duo Nuvolari Lenard, with interior decoration by Eric Kuster. The sport yacht blends high performance with exceptional living spaces and state-of-the-art engineering, and is ready for a new owner.
Her vast exterior yacht deck spaces are ideal for entertaining and relaxing onboard, while a substantial beam of 8.38 meters allows for a large sun deck and impressive flybridge that features a spa pool with many seating options. The main deck aft provides a large table for al fresco meals and is ideal for socializing and good conversation amid stunning views of the water. Inside, she accommodates up to twelve guests in five generous staterooms, with a full-beam master suite and en suites for all, ensuring privacy.
Performance & Speed
Twin 3,650hp MTU engines give this superyacht a range of 1,700 nautical miles at 12 knots and she is fitted with Trac at-anchor stabilizers to offer the utmost in comfort.
Contact the yacht broker for more information on this striking superyacht, and to schedule a private showing.