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.