Palmer Johnson Yachts is one of the builders that manufactured some of the most eye-catching superyachts in the last ten years.
The shipyard was founded more than a century ago back in 1918 in the area of the American Great Lakes in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The shipyard’s founders were Hans Johnson and Herman Gmack – two exceptionally talented boat builders. They mastered the boat-building craftsmanship in Europe and used their knowledge and skills in the newly established company. Who would expect that the builder of the wooden sailing yacht at the beginning of the 20th century, today would be one of the most renowned shipyards for high-quality sports superyachts made of carbon fiber composite and aluminum? During World War II, the shipyard was hired to build supply yachts and aircraft rescue boats between 42 and 65 feet and won the Army Navi “E” for Excellence. Today the Palmer Johnson shipyard builds superyachts up to 81.4 meters, which is their PJ World Explorer made of steel. The shipyard has showrooms in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, and Monaco in Europe – two locations famous for being among the biggest yacht hubs nowadays.
Building Famous Expedition, Sailing and Explorer Motor Yachts
There are more than 200 Palmer Johnson yachts cruising around the world today. The most popular models on the market are the motor yachts of the SportYacht Series. Among the pre-owned Palmer Johnson yachts for sale include their expedition and sailing yachts. Some of the most famous yachts built by the shipyard are: the 1979 30.5-meter FORTUNA made of aluminum and reaching the impressive 46 knots delivered to the former King of Spain Juan Carlos; PIONEER (e.g. TURMOIL), a 46.48-meter explorer motor yacht that cruised around the world three times; the 59-meter LA BARONESSA, which is the largest aluminum yacht ever built in the USA; DRAGON of the PJ 135 series; DB9 Superyacht of 170 feet; and the spectacular 49-meter KHALILAH which is like any other Palmer Johnson motor yacht with golden futuristic looks.
Aluminum Superyachts with Striking Designs, Speed, Quality and Sex Appeal
The yacht builder currently offers the Sport Series with its PJ63 model (19.4-meter motor yachts); SuperSport with PJ 42M, PJ 48M, and PJ 72M with revolutionary hull design and distinctive shapes; SportYacht with five yacht models from 120 to 210 feet; and Explorer Series. The American shipyard of Palmer Johnson is one of the most desired manufacturers of aluminum superyachts with striking designs, high speeds, quality, and sex appeal. If you want to be noticed, an impressive, fast, and elegant Palmer Johnson yacht is one that can get you all that attention!
- Founders: Hans Johnson and Herman Gmack
- Size: Up to 81.4 meters
- Type: Sports superyachts
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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 on YATCO.com. Palmer […]