Palmer Johnson Yachts

Located in America’s Great Lakes region in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, with showrooms in Fort Lauderdale and Monaco, luxury yacht builder Palmer Johnson constructs high performance superyachts up to 81.4 metres in length.

History of Palmer Johnson

Nearly a century old, luxury yacht builder Palmer Johnson was founded in 1918 by boat builders Hans Johnson and Herman Gmack. By the late 1920s, the shipyard was known for building high-quality wooden sailing yachts.

In 1961, American entrepreneur Pat Haggerty, founder of Texas Instruments, purchased luxury yacht builder Palmer Johnson. Over the next four decades, the shipyard developed innovative aluminium motor and sailing yacht construction technology. In 1979, luxury yacht builder Palmer Johnson launched the aluminium 30.48-metre motor yacht Fortuna, built for King Juan Carlos of Spain. Clocked at 46 knots, Fortuna was the World’s Fastest Superyacht for over a decade.

In 2004, superyacht builder Palmer Johnson introduced its SportYacht series, featuring contemporary exterior styling and interior design by Italian yacht design firm Nuvolari Lenard. In 2012, the shipyard announced its new carbon-fibre SuperSport performance superyacht series.

Notable Palmer Johnson Yachts

The 41.5-metre PJ 135 SportYacht Dragon launched in 2007 to international acclaim. Superyacht Dragon has a maximum speed of 30 knots and a range of 1,152nm.

The first PJ 48M SuperSport, Khalilah, debuted in February 2015. Palmer Johnson superyacht Khalilah is the largest carbon composite luxury yacht ever built. The PJ 48M SuperSport has a top speed of 32 knots.

Specialisations of Palmer Johnson

U.S. superyacht builder Palmer Johnson builds luxury high-performance superyachts and explorer yachts in aluminium and carbon fibre composite.

PJ WORLD

Palmer Johnson   81.4 m •  2023

LADY M

Palmer Johnson   64 m •  2013

PEARL

Palmer Johnson   59.4 m •  1998

SANAM

Palmer Johnson   52.4 m •  2016

DB9

Palmer Johnson   52.36 m •  2010

BLISS

Palmer Johnson   52.2 m •  2014

HELIOS 2

Palmer Johnson   51.21 m •  2002

SUPERSPORT 48/2

Palmer Johnson   49 m •  2022

KHALILAH

Palmer Johnson   49 m •  2014

ARABELLA

Palmer Johnson   47.7 m •  1983

PIONEER

Palmer Johnson   46.48 m •  1996

SILVER WAVE

Palmer Johnson   45.72 m •  2009

STEALTH

Palmer Johnson   45.72 m •  2010

IONIAN PRINCESS

Palmer Johnson   45.72 m •  2005

CLIFFORD II

Palmer Johnson   45.72 m •  2008

HOKULANI

Palmer Johnson   45.72 m •  2007

FOUR JACKS

Palmer Johnson   45.72 m •  2008

SIREN

Palmer Johnson   45.72 m •  2009

ANDIAMO

Palmer Johnson   45.72 m •  2007

AMORAZUR II

Palmer Johnson   45.51 m •  1994

ALTA

Palmer Johnson   43.92 m •  2004

GRAND ILLUSION

Palmer Johnson   43.59 m •  1994

LADY J

Palmer Johnson   43.28 m •  1997

INCENTIVE

Palmer Johnson   43.28 m •  2004

I SEA

Palmer Johnson   41.9 m •  2000

DRAGON

Palmer Johnson   41.5 m •  2007

DOMINO

Palmer Johnson   41.09 m •  2009

PLUS TOO

Palmer Johnson   41.09 m •  2008

WAVERUNNER

Palmer Johnson   41.09 m •  2007

GRIFFIN

Palmer Johnson   41.09 m •  2012

RASA

Palmer Johnson   39.93 m •  2001

4* PUPPIES

Palmer Johnson   39.62 m •  2003

KIMBERLY

Palmer Johnson   39.01 m •  2000

OUR WAY

Palmer Johnson   38.86 m •  1998

TIME

Palmer Johnson   38.5 m •  1987

KAORI

Palmer Johnson   38.1 m •  1991

MILK AND HONEY

Palmer Johnson   38.1 m •  2003

AXIA

Palmer Johnson   37.61 m •  1991

GALILEO

Palmer Johnson   37.61 m •  1989

INVICTUS

Palmer Johnson   37.49 m •  2006

TEMPTATION

Palmer Johnson   37.49 m •  2004

BLACKSHEEP

Palmer Johnson   37.49 m •  2008

COSTA BRAVA III

Palmer Johnson   37.03 m •  1995

ASCARI I

Palmer Johnson   36.58 m •  2003

IZUMI

Palmer Johnson   36.58 m •  2008

EIGHT

Palmer Johnson   36.58 m •  2005

ESCAPE

Palmer Johnson   36.58 m •  2005

STREGA

Palmer Johnson   36.58 m •  2000

BURN RATE

Palmer Johnson   36.58 m •  2005

KJOS

Palmer Johnson   36.58 m •  2009