Builder Palmer Johnson



The brand Palmer Johnson produces minimalist yachts, motor superyachts and is also active in the superyacht market. There are 10 models currently in production ranging from 19 to 82 meters. The current model range includes 4 lines: Explorer, Sport, Sportyacht and Supersport. We invite you to explore all current and older models from Palmer Johnson and contact us for sales and pricing information.

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History of the company

The shipyard was founded in 1918 by boat masters Hans Johnson and Herman Gmack. The first soon bought out a stake in the second and the company became known as Sturgeon Bay Boat Works. By the end of the 1920s, the shipyard was producing wooden sailboats. Johnson's son, Palmer, took over the company in 1932. The shipyard became known as Palmer Johnson Yachts.

During the Second World War Palmer Johnson built rescue boats and other military vessels, and during peacetime returned to the construction of yachts. In 1961 the shipyard was sold to Texas Instruments founder Pat Haggerty and under his leadership the shipyard developed its own aluminium yacht production technology. In 1979 Palmer Johnson built a 30 metre motor yacht Fortuna for the King of Spain. Fortuna gained 46 knots and remained the fastest superyacht in the world for about 10 years. Turmoil (1996) was also a legendary yacht, three times round the Earth.

In 2003, Palmer Johnson was sold to its current owner, the British entrepreneur Timur Mohamed. In 2004, the company introduced its innovative SportYacht series. In 2012 the shipyard launched a series of SuperSports in carbon composite hulls with avant-garde exterior. In 2017 Palmer Johnson announced the J63 Sport and Bugatti Niniette 66 series and another ambitious project was announced in 2019 with Korean Chulhun Park. The companies presented the concept of the 229m superyacht Valkyrie.


Until 2015, production was at the Great Lakes in Sturdjen Bay, Wisconsin. In 2015, Palmer Johnson announced the transfer of production to Holland, although it is still unclear in what form it exists. One of the last yachts built in America was Sanam 2016 and no other yachts have been produced since.

Production .

Over the years Palmer Johnson has built over 260 yachts and has offices in Fort Lauderdale and Monaco.

Model range

Palmer Johnson offers clients high-speed yachts and superyachts as well as explorers in aluminium and carbon composite hulls 20-80m long.


Palmer Johnson is a revolution in design and technology. The hull design of this high-speed superyacht yard combines seaworthiness, smooth running and speed. Palmer Johnson declares its special approach to yacht efficiency, declaring speeds up to 30 knots, 50% reduction in fuel consumption and a transatlantic power reserve. The interiors of Palmer Johnson yachts attract with huge panoramic surfaces and super modern layouts with the same design.

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