Palmer Johnson Lady M - new yacht photos and exclusive interview
by Risa Merl
U.S. builder Palmer Johnson celebrated the launch of its new flagship, the PJ210 Lady M, last week. The yard has released sunnier in-water photos of the 65.5m superyacht, which we bring to you with insights from the builder thanks to an exclusive interview with Palmer Johnson President Mike Kelsey.
'In that she is the largest Sport Yacht that Palmer Johnson – or any other yard for that matter – has built to date, I would say that certainly represents new cutting-edge design and technologies,' says Kelsey. 'We are constantly evolving our product line as evidenced by our new SuperSport Series, which is a very different yacht while sharing many familial attributes.'
Kelsey gives a few clues into the closely guarded owner's brief: 'I can say that from the very first conversation I had with the owner, it was clear that he wanted a family yacht to enjoy his rare free time with and to have something which truly no one else has to enjoy with his family and friends.
As for Kelsey's favourite spaces on board: 'I would say the skylounge, the master stateroom and living areas most impressive.' Lady M accommodates 12 with a full-beam, main-deck master and a full-beam VIP and two double and two twin cabins on the lower deck.
Moran Yacht & Ship managed the build and, following her sea trials, Lady M will be delivered this summer. The public will catch the first glimpse of the new Palmer Johnson flagship this September in Monaco. 'We are very excited at Palmer Johnson to be able to have Lady M in our display at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show in September. Indeed, we are very thankful to the owner who from the beginning knew that this was not only something he wanted to show the world, but who also knew how important it would be for us to be able to show .'