1931 Palmer Johnson William Hand Motorsailer

US$ 499,000
Bristol, RI
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Bristol, RI
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 499,000 

Palmer J. is located at a shipyard in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA, and is currently available for refit.

One of the oldest Palmer Johnsons in existence today, and named for its builder, Mr. Palmer Johnson, Palmer J., is a wooden 1931 motorsailer designed by the renowned William Hand, Jr. Due to its 1931 heritage, Palmer J. was most likely uniquely constructed under the guidance of Mr. Palmer Johnson himself. 

The completed refit will include all new oak frames, an oak stem & stern post, and a carbon fiber shaft tube. The hull is already prepped for new owner option of conventional planking or a cold-molded epoxy composite hull, as well as a new composite deck & wheelhouse to ensure minimal future maintenance. In addition, a new John Deere 165 horsepower diesel engine will be added along with fully upgraded electrical, steering, & mechanical systems, including reverse cycle heating & air conditioning, a generator, and a bow thruster. Modern plumbing features will be installed, including heads, tanks, pumps, & refrigeration.

Palmer J. features a suggested two-cabin layout with a private owner’s stateroom aft, a galley, main salon & dual heads with showers. The interior layout can be customized to suit new owner needs. 

Palmer J. is the perfect vessel for collectors or for yachtsmen who appreciate the rarity and beauty of a classic wooden yacht.

The price includes the cost of refit & our Concierge Yacht Management Service:

  • Documentation & Registration Services, including ensuring proper duty & taxes are handled
  • Insurance Assistance & Procurement
  • Coordination of commissioning in the new owner's port of choice
  • Three months of complimentary yacht management 

* Asking price is subject to change based on specific owner customization

** Should a prospective owner already have a preferred refit shipyard, please contact us to discuss an offer in "as is" condition.

Skye Navi refits and restyles yachts of the highest quality, as well as offers a select collection of luxury yachts for discerning buyers. Skye Navi is located in New York City and Bal Harbour.

For more information about PALMER J. please visit: www.skyenavi.com/aboutpalmerj

Please contact Erin Schulz at +1 917 613 0687

Interested in this boat? Tel: + 1 917 613 0687

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