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    1997 Palmer Johnson

    LADY J | $9,950,000

    Last Updated On: 10/25/2022

    , Saint Martin

    5 Staterooms

    7 Heads

    Engines: Caterpillar - 408 hrs | 404 hrs


    Galati Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Northrop and Johnson. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


    Quick Specs

    • Vessel Name: LADY J
    • Builder: Palmer Johnson
    • Country: Saint Martin
    • Category: Motor Yachts
    • Model Year: 1997
    • Year Refit: 2021


    • Cabins: 5
    • Heads: 7
    • Crew Sleeps: 9
    • Sleeps: 12

    Hull Information

    • Hull Id: PAJ00216H697
    • Hull Material: Aluminum


    • Length: 142 ' (43.30M)
    • Draft: 6' 7" (1.824M)
    • Beam: 24' 11" (7M)

    Speed / Weight

    • Cruising Speed: 12 Knots
    • Fuel Capacity: 13000 G. 49210 L.
    • Water Capacity: 2000 G. 7570 L.
    • holding tank: G. L.

    Engine 1 Information

    • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
    • Engine Type: Inboard
    • Model: C32 ACERT
    • Fuel Type: Diesel
    • Engine Hours: 408
    • Horsepower: 1,625

    Engine 2 Information

    • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
    • Engine Type: Inboard
    • Model: C32 ACERT
    • Fuel Type: Diesel
    • Engine Hours: 404
    • Horsepower: 1,625



    LADY J is in exceptionally good condition and boasts extensive upgrades and luxurious custom furnishings and fabrics with beautiful Cuban Mahogany raised paneling throughout. With classic styling inside and out, modern entertainment systems and an extensive assortment water toys, LADY J is the star of the charter fleet.


    1. Brand new Caterpillar engines and ZF transmissions installed in 2021

    2. Palmer Johnson pedigree with ABS classification and MCA certification

    3. Major 5 year ABS classification survey completed in 2021

    4. One of the best charter yachts in her class; large book of business ongoing for future revenue

    5. Quantum Zero Speed stabilizers

    6. 5 staterooms with master on the main deck

    7. Massive inventory of water sports equipment and toys

    8. Consistently maintained and upgraded over the years

    9. Shallow draft for easy cruising in the Bahamas


    LADY J accommodates up to 12 guests in five staterooms. LADY J is configured with a king master stateroom, two queen staterooms, and two twin staterooms with trundles. For guest flexibility, the two twin staterooms are convertible to King-sized beds. Each stateroom boasts luxurious soft goods and linens. Every guest stateroom has a full entertainment system that includes flat screen TV/DVD/CD and IPOD connections, full time internet connection with WiFi, generous storage, and en-suite bathrooms, including a shower and tub.

    The spacious and private master stateroom is full beam and located on the main deck. Upon entering through the owner's office to starboard one will find a desk, multiple hanging lockers and a small drinks refrigerator. Continuing forward through the private office, one reaches the master stateroom with king size bed, large sofa to starboard and her vanity to port. Additional hanging locker storage, a TV and entertainment system are found on the aft wall in front of the bed. His and her bathrooms have separate showers, separate toilet/bidet areas and a large Jacuzzi tub.

    Down a beautiful spiral staircase is the marble guest foyer, leading to four well-appointed guest staterooms.

    The forward guest staterooms are identical with twin berths and trundles, entertainment centers, hanging lockers, and ensuite heads with shower and bath. The starboard guest stateroom provides service access to the crew area. Each of these twin staterooms are easily converted to King-sized beds to accommodate a wider variety of guest needs.

    Further aft are two identical guest staterooms, each with queen size berths, entertainment centers, hanging lockers, and en-suite bathrooms with shower and bath.

    All guest staterooms have ample storage, hanging closets, and vanity/desk area.


    Hull, superstructure, tanks and rub rail are constructed of aluminum alloy. The beautiful teak decks have all been replaced under the current ownership.



    BUILDER: Palmer Johnson

    YEAR: 1997; Refit 2021

    LOA: 43.3m (142ft 1 in)

    BEAM: 7.6m (24ft 11 in)

    DRAFT: 2m (6ft 7 in)


    GROSS TONS 389 Tons

    NET TONS: 116 Tons

    DESIGNER: Tom Fexas

    NAVAL ARCHITECT: Tom Fexas/ Palmer Johnson

    INTERIOR DESIGNER: Terence Disdale

    HULL COLOR: White


    CRUISE SPEED: 12.5 Knots (approx)

    MAXIMUM SPEED: 17.2 knots (approx)

    RANGE: 3000 nm (approx) @ 10 knots (1450 rpm, 10% fuel remaining- 38.75 gph)

    FUEL CAPACITY: 49,205 Liters (12,998 US Gallons)

    WATER CAPACITY: 7,570 Liters (1,999 US Gallons)

    FUEL CONSUMPTION: 63 gph @ 12.5 knots; 96 gph @ 14.5 knots; 145 ghp @17.2 knots


    ENGINES: 2 x Caterpillar 1625 HP “D” rated


    ENGINE HOURS (May 2022): Port: 408 hrs, Starboard: 404 hrs

    FUEL: Diesel

    PROPULSION: Propeller & Shaft

    GEARBOXES: New ZF 3050 transmissions with 2.952:1 ratio

    STEERING: Pilothouse and both wing stations

    STABILIZERS: Quantum Zero Speed Stabilizers


    GENERATORS: 2 x Northern Lights, 66 KW, 60 HZ, 1800 RPM, 120/ 208 Volt, Single/three phase with sound shields

    GENERATOR HOURS (May 2022):

    Port: 5892 hrs SMOH (35,015 total hours)

    Starboard: 7003 hrs SMOH (37,522 total hours)


    ELECTRICITY: AC 120/ 208 Volt, 60 Cycle

    SHORE POWER: Atlas 73 KVA


    Air Conditioning

    Flow Marine Compressors (replaced 2018)

    Air Handlers in each section of the vessel

    Other Machinery

    Steering stations: Pilothouse and both wing stations.

    Bow thrusters: 20", approx. 80 hp with proportional control at console and wing station.

    Watermaker: 2 x 2,000 GPD Sea Recovery (with UV filter)


    2 x GE “Profile”, ovens (new 2018)

    GE Profile microwave

    Miele Induction Cooktop (new 2020)

    Industrial dishwasher

    Miele dishwasher

    2 x Sub Zero refrigerators

    2 x Sub Zero freezers

    2 x Espresso machines

    2 x Miele washing machines

    2 x Miele dryers


    Pains Wessex EPIRB

    HP Fax/ Printer/ Scanner

    Toshiba Strata telephone system

    Furuno DSC VHF radio

    VHF radio - Sailor

    VSAT - Sailor 900 (New Aug 2019) with WIFI

    Fleet 55

    SAT C - Sailor

    Satellite TV System – TWO - Intellian TVRO Antennas networked

    New Digital Video Surveillance System with 5 Cameras and hard drive

    GPS for navigation equipment and phones

    SSB radio - Sailor (new 2018)


    DVD and CD library

    DSS Satellite TV - Europe/USA/Bahamas/Caribbean

    Wii and XBOX 360, huge assortment of games

    Main Salon: Runco 50" retractable plasma television, NAD amp receiver with DVD/ CD player, Sony 4 sets speakers, I-pod docking station, AppleTV

    Skylounge: 50" retractable LG plasma television, Viso 5 receiver amp/ DVD/CD player, Sony HiFi VCR, Sony 4 sets speakers, I-pod docking station, AppleTV

    Master Stateroom: 32” Samsung flat screen television, NAD amp receiver with DVD/CD player, Sony HiFi VCR, Sony 4 sets speakers, I-pod docking station.

    Guest Staterooms: 20" Sharp flat screen television, NAD amp receiver with DVD/ CD player, Sony 4 sets speakers, I-pod docking station. Palm Beach guest stateroom has a Denon received with DVD/CD player.

    Crew quarters/ Captain's cabin: 15" Phillips VCR television, NAD amp receiver with DVD/CD



    Radar: JRC JMA 5300MK2 (2 x Xband)

    VHF: Furuno FM 8900s

    Wind / Met: B&G H3000 controller

    Autopilot: Simrad AP70

    FU: Simrad FU80

    AIS: Furuno FA170

    GPS: Furuno P3007

    GPS: Furuno GP 32

    CCTV: Montavue 8 channel 4k H265

    Captain’s Desk

    NAVTEX: Furuno NX-700

    SAT-C: Sailor 6006 message terminal

    VHF: Furuno FM 8900s

    MF/HF: Sailor 6301 controller

    Navigation computers

    Transas: Transas Navi sailor 4000 software version 3.00.340

    Nobletec: Time zero – Software version


    2 x 330 pound Pool N anchors

    2 x Maxwell hydraulic windlasses

    2 x 450' of 5/8" galvanized chain

    Crane on bow for 2 wave runners/ storage

    4 meter Sanguinetti passerelle

    2 x Marquipt with teak treads sea stair

    2 x Maxwell VWC3500 hydraulic, on aft deck


    27 x adult and 4 children size USCG and Solas approved life jackets

    4 x 30" life rings

    31 x ASE emergency escape hoods

    12 x type 2 inshore life jackets

    Carbon monoxide detectors in guest cabins

    ACR searchlights

    EEBD in engine room

    2 x Fire fighting suits

    Carlisle and Finch searchlight

    Audible and visual indicators

    Detection system for: fire, water, smoke, bilge water level and fuel overfill

    2 x 20-man Switlik Solas A life rafts in canisters, offshore survival packages


    14' 2019 AB Jet tender with a Rotex engine

    2 x Yamaha wave runners (2019)

    4 x Kayak

    2 x SUPs

    Array of water toys

    Array of fishing equipment

    Exercise Equipment

    Scuba dive gear and Bauer dive tank compressor



    New Gyro Sphere


    Replace Main Engines and transmissions. Full factory warranty, extendable to 2031

    ABS Special Survey completed – 5 years

    All running gear bearings and seals replaced

    New Stability Book

    Major service to Quantum Stabilizers

    AB Model 310 Jet Tender added to inventory (2019 Model)


    Teak replaced- main deck, swim platform and steps


    Teak replaced -Bridge deck, Portuguese Bridge and steps to fore deck

    Repaint topsides - Luu Marine

    Replaced generator electrical ends

    Galley remodel- including all new appliances

    New Flow Marine A/C Chillers


    All new navigation electronics


    Air Conditioning compressors, duct work and some of the air handlers were replaced.


    Quantum At-Anchor stabilizers were installed.


    Extensive upgrades in a number of areas including new interior/ exterior upholstery, bedspreads/ linens, furniture, large screen TV in the salon, dinnerware, stemware, etc. New additions also include a wet bar and a game table in the skylounge. New VSAT installed. A dining table for 10 on the main aft deck along with the 4 x wicker chairs with ottomans. 2 x lounges added to the sun deck. A crane was installed on the bow where the 2 new wave runners are stowed, leaving all decks clear for guest use.


    New Northern Lights Generators/ new Air-Conditioning plant. Hull repainted.


    Port and starboard engine W6 rebuild to zero hours. Superstructure painted.


    LADY J was always one of the best boats to ever come out of the world renowned Palmer Johnson Yard. She has an enduring interior and has been continually upgraded. The biggest upgrade recently was the new Caterpillar C32 engines and ZF transmissions, but the overall maintenance schedule has assured that LADY J is always ready for her owner or charter guests to enjoy.

    LADY J is US built.


    30’ Intrepid towed tender

    Owner’s personal items, including 2 sets of slalom skis and ski rope

    Crew personal items

    A complete list of exclusions is available upon request.

    Why Purchase a Palmer Johnson Yachts from Galati Yacht Sales

    Because we have one simple philosophy: Always take care of our customers, and one company wide mission statement: Consistently exceed our customer’s expectations. It’s a philosophy and mission that has been the core of who we are since the start of our company in 1970. Today, more than 50 years, 16 locations, and three generations later, we have not wavered from our core and ethics. Every team member at Galati Yacht Sales is there for you every step of the way...before, during, and after the sale, to assure your time on the water in this is filled with great memories. Looking for more Palmer Johnson Yachts? Browse through our Used Palmer Johnson Yachts for Sale

    Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

    Mechanical Disclaimer: Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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