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1997 Palmer Johnson 80 Sportfish M/Y



Key Largo , Florida, United States
  • 4 Staterooms
  • 5 Heads
  • 2 Engines

“CHAIRMAN” is a custom built 80-foot aluminum built sportfish motor yacht designed and built by Palmer Johnson Yachts of Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin in 1997 and delivered in 1998. She is twin diesel engine powered.

She has flush decks with enclosed flybridge and cockpit stern with swim platform. She is finished in an all white two-part polyurethane paint with black boot stripe painted in June 2018. 

  • She is powered by twin Caterpillar model #3412 freshwater cooled turbo charged marine diesel engines each rated for 1350-hp at 2300 RPM close coupled to ZF model #BW1950 marine reversing gears with a 2.03:1 ratio. 
  • Starboard Engine TT 3,940.0 hrs; SMOH 195.4 hrs        
  • Port Engine TT 3,940.0 hrs; SMOH 181.5 hrs
  • Generator #1 Starbd 341.4 hrs New Generators-Reman's
  • Generator #2 Port 387.6 hrs New Generators-Reman's

The vessel had a major refit in 2018 with new paint, new generator, all new LED lighting, smart Tvs new 15 Tons air conditioning, new carpet, headliners, electronic Twin Disc controls, new dive compressor and multi updates.



Galati Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Denison Yachting. 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

  • Last updated Mar 18th, 2024


Quick Specs

Country: United States
Category: Sport Fishing
Model: 80 Sportfish M/Y
Model Year: 1997


Cabins: 4
Heads: 5

Hull Information

Hull Material: Aluminum


Length: 80 ' (24.38M)
Draft: 9' 1" (2.736M)
Beam: 21' 3" (6M)


Fuel Capacity: 4400 G. 16655 L.
Water Capacity: 500 G. 1892 L.
Holding Tank: G. L.


Engine 1

Engine Make: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3412
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 1,350
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 195
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2

Engine Make: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3412
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 1,350
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 181
Engine Location: Starboard


Walkthrough interior arrangement

Starting all the way forward below decks are the guest accommodations. Through a dogged and gasket hinged lockable door forward is a guest cabin with upper and lower berths and a built-in settee with smart TV.

In the overhead is a dogged and gasket hinged hatch to the foredeck. There are built-in hanging lockers and teak cabinetry throughout.

Aft to starboard is a private head with toilet, vanity sink, and large stall shower with seat. There is a custom built desk with under counter beverage refrigerator provided.

To starboard forward from the guest accommodations passageway is a door leading to a laundry center. The laundry center consists of a GE Spacemaker washer and dryer. Opposite to port is a guest cabin with twin lower berths. There is a hanging teak locker and private head. The head has a toilet, vanity sink, and stall shower. In here is a hatch to the foredeck.

Aft to starboard is a companionway down and aft to the master stateroom.

The master stateroom is full beam and features a full size berth extending aft from the forward bulkhead. There are 2 large teak hanging lockers provided along with a desk area with chair. There are built-in cabinets and storage shelves and dressers throughout. Forward to starboard is a private head with toilet, dual bowl vanity sink, and a large stall shower. There is an overhead hatch provided.

The lower accommodations are finished with carpeted floors, painted wood overheads, whisper ostrich skin wall coverings, and satin finish wood veneers. The heads floors are finished with teak floor epoxy.

On centerline aft from the guest accommodations passageway is a companionway with carpet flooring treads and handrail leading up to the galley, dinette, and main salon.

The galley is located forward to port. It is finished with polished stone countertops and epoxy encase teak floors.

The following gear and equipment is noted in the galley:

  • Dual bowl stainless steel sink with drain macerator
  • KitchenAid microwave convection oven and range top
  • KitchenAid 4-burner ceramic cooktop with oven
  • Sub Zero model 532 refrigerator freezer with ice maker
  • Regency Empress 750 under counter dishwasher
  • Electric blender
  • Overhead mounted rate of rise heat detector
  • Directly opposite the galley to starboard is a large dinette area with varnished wood table and U-shaped upholstered seating with storage beneath. Forward is a built-in bookcase. Port and starboard are large fixed windows with wood electric slat blinds.
  • Directly aft of the galley and dinette is a large salon and bar area. There are large fixed windows port and starboard and a dogged and gasket water tight hinged lockable glass panel door aft on centerline out to the mezzanine and cockpit. To port is a built-in U-shaped leather upholstered seating area with storage beneath and two pedestal mount cocktail tables. Opposite to starboard is a smaller built-in settee and wet bar area. At the wet bar is a KitchenAid bin ice maker and a glass front wine storage refrigerator. Forward is an entertainment cabinet area with smart television on electric lift.

The main deck, galley, dinette, and salon area are finished with carpet flooring, mat finish teak wood veneers and whisper wall ostrich skin worland ceiling system.

The after section at the deck entry is finished with a epoxy teak.

The enclosed Pilot House is accessed by a wide curved companionway floor with solid teak treads and stainless steel handrails to the mezzanine deck.

The Pilot House area is finished with carpeted floor over epoxy teak floors, mat finish wood veneers walls, and cabinetry, and whisper walls ceilings. There is a 5-panel windshield forward and windows port and starboard with sliding glass windows. Aft is a watertight lockable latching panel door with window looking out to the bridge aft deck. Forward on centerline is a fully instrumented helm with Stidd pedestal mount helm chair and stainless steel ship wheel. To starboard is a companion bench leather seater sleeper couch. To port is an L-shaped settee with leather upholstered seating, storage, and pedestal mount varnished teak table. The seating area raised platform is finished in a varnished teak. There is a chart drawer below. Aft to port is a full head with toilet, vanity sink, and stall shower. There is a window looking out to the bridge aft deck. Opposite to starboard is a built-in settee/sleeper sofa. Directly aft of the sleeper sofa is a wet bar area with under counter mounted KitchenAid ice maker and glass wine refrigerator.

Deck arrangement and equipment

The painted nonskid decks of the foredeck are protected by waist high polished stainless steel handrails. In the bow pulpit is seen and over/under anchor arrangement with an approximate 200-lb. Danforth and a 150-lb. plow anchors. The anchors are shackled to an undetermined length of 1⁄2” G40 galvanized steel anchor chain hauled by separate Maxwell 3500 anchor windlasses with vertical capstans and gypsies operated by flush mounted foot switches on deck. In the toe rail are open fairleads to bolted stainless steel cleats on deck.

On the foredeck are dark smoked Plexiglas Bomar dogged and gasket hinged hatches into the lower accommodations. On centerline are a set of tender chocks. To port is seen a Nautical Structures hydraulic davit. To starboard is an Avon 6-person canistered life raft on hydrostatic release.

Built into the front of the house are footholds up to the bridge deck. To port of centerline on the forward house is a quick acting watertight gasket hatch to a bosun’s locker. Located in this locker are ventilation fans and a fire station with hydrant, hose, compressed air, anchor wash down and a huge storage area.

The painted nonskid side decks extend aft along the house sides. In the deck are stainless steel cleats with half round chafe protection. On the starboard side deck is a waste pump out fitting, potable water fill, and fuel fill. In the port side deck is a water fill and fuel fill.

Mounted to the house sides are Lee’s 41-foot quad spreader anodized aluminum outriggers and the navigation lights.

Removable steps with teak treads at the end of each side deck provide access to the cockpit.

The teak overlay decks of the cockpit are protected with teak covering boards. In the covering boards are rod holders and a flagstaff mount. Forward on centerline are teak overlay treads up to the painted nonskid mezzanine level. The mezzanine is protected by stainless steel handrails. To starboard is a built-in bench seat. To port is a curved stairway with teak treads to the aft bridge deck. Under the stairway is a storage mount for the rocker launcher and the fighting chair.

On the mezzanine bulkhead is a B & G HS2 multifunction display. The mezzanine is partially protected overhead by the bridge deck overhang. In the overhead are flush mount multicolor lights with marine stereo speakers.

To port from the cockpit is a bait station with stainless steel sink and top loading freezer/refrigerator. To starboard are the watertight gasket doors to the engine room and dive locker. In the deck to starboard is a flush hatch to the lazarette. To port is a fish box. On centerline is a Release fighting chair with offset pedestal mount.

Port and starboard aft are fairleads to stainless steel cleats. To starboard of centerline is a two-part hinged door out to the painted nonskid swim step. Inside the door is a telephone type swim shower.

The painted name and hailing port on the transom reads “CHAIRMAN”, “George Town, Cayman Islands”. The engraved hull identification number taken from the starboard transom corner reads “PAJ00219E797”.

The painted nonskid bridge aft deck is protected by waist high stainless steel handrails. Overhead is protected by the housetop overhang. In the overhang are flush mounted lights. To starboard is a backing station. Forward on centerline is a door to the bridge. To starboard is a built-in bench seat with storage. Above is a set of analog and digital gauges and a Wagner rudder angle indicator.

Centerline off the overhang is the stern light and cockpit floodlight. Port and starboard on the upper bridge sides are sail tracks, cars, and fiberglass whip antennas.

The painted nonskid bridge top decks are accessed via Bomar dogged and gasket hinged Plexiglas hatches centerline from the bridge.

The following gear and equipment is noted on the bridge top:

  • (2) ACR model #RCL600 remote searchlights
  • Kahlenberg dual trumpet horn
  • (2) KVH domes
  • (2) Furuno radar arrays
  • LED mast floodlight
  • GPS fiberglass whip antennas
  • Forward and aft facing hailer horns
  • Masthead anchor and steaming lights
  • Anemometer wind spread distress boom

Engine room and major equipment

The engine room is accessed by a dogged and gasket water tight hinged door from the cockpit. The engine room is fully painted and finished with aluminum deck plates. It is insulated by perforated aluminum sheathing as the walls and ceilings. The engine room is well lit with LED AC and DC overhead light fixtures and is protected by an automatic fixed fire suppression system.

The following gear and equipment is noted in the engine room:

  • (2) Caterpillar model #3412 freshwater cooled turbo charged marine diesel engines
  • each rated for 1350-hp at 2300 RPM close coupled to ZF model #BW1950 marine reversing gears with a 2.03:1 ratio.
  • Starboard Engine TT 3,940.0 hrs; SMOH 195.4 hrs
  • Port Engine TT 3,972.1 hrs; SMOH 181.5 hrs
  • Generator #1 Starbd 341.4 hrs New Generators-Reman’s
  • Generator #2 Port 387.6 hrs New Generators-Reman’s
  • Bauer model #U10-G, serial #30141 3500 Psi dive compressor - New 2022
  • FCI model #MQ1826X, serial #3247 - New 2022
  • 1,800-gallon per day reverse osmosis desalinization plant
  • Air Compressor Saylor-Beall model #DMT405, serial #D-2-016 ship’s service
  • Fire Pump MP Pumps hydraulic bilge
  • Back up: Baldor MP Pumps 3-hp AC electric bilge fire pump
  • Battery Charger Sentry/Cruisair model #G240-3NL 24-volt DC 40-amp main engine and generator
  • House battery bank charger: Mastervolt 24-75C, 24-volt DC, 75-amp
  • Tank Tender tank level indicator system for fuel and water tanks
  • Fuel transfer stainless steel manifold and valves
  • Fuel transfer pump: AC electric bilge with canister type filter
  • Naiad model #302, serial #960201 hydraulic stabilizer system transfer pump
  • Nutone central vacuum system
  • Domestic water heaters (2) State Select 3,500-watt, 30-gallon
  • (2) AC electric house potable water system pressure pumps
  • DC electric house potable water system pressure pump
  • Potable water system hydra cell
  • Hot water circulating pump
  • AC electric black water discharge pump
  • AC electric gray water discharge pump
  • Capac hull potential corrosion monitor
  • Technicold model #99-08900-126, serial #0008-8321 230-volt AC single phase 2 7 ½ Ton compressors air conditioning system. Total 15 Tons - New 2018 with dual digital control panels
  • Naiad Marine model #VT20, serial #961002 hydraulic bow thruster system
  • Lasdrop raw water cooled main shaft seals
  • The engine room is large and shows the benefits of a recent refit and is air conditioned. The space and installed machinery appear to be in excellent condition and well maintained.
  • (2) Shaft ball zincs
  • 6” round recessed transom zinc and 4 6" round recessed hull zinc
  • (4) 2” X 4” plate zincs (2 each main strainer basket)
  • The zincs are in good condition.
  • Arid -Dry Bilge System - 8 Stations
  • Starboard Engine TT 3,940.0 hrs; SMOH 195.4 hrs
  • Port Engine TT 3,972.1 hrs; SMOH 181.5 hrs
  • Generator #1 Starbd 341.4 hrs New Generators-Reman's
  • Generator #2 Port 387.6 hrs New Generators-Reman's
  • Watermaker 128.9 hrs

Electronics, Navigation, Monitors, and Communication equipment

"CHAIRMAN" is a dual station yacht with the majority of her electronics, communication, and navigation equipment being located in the enclosed flybridge. The secondary helm station is located on aft upper of the flybridge with full controls for trolling bow thrusters navigation and communication.


  • (2) Furuno radars
  • Northstar model #951X GPS plotter
  • Northstar model #952X GPS plotter
  • (2) B & G HS2 LCD multifunction navigation displays
  • B & G synchro wind instrument
  • SEA 330 HF single side band radio
  • SEA SeaHail hailer
  • SEA156 VHF
  • Naiad electronic controlled stabilizer user interface panel
  • Naiad bow thruster joystick control
  • Wagner rudder angle indicator
  • Danforth constellation compass
  • Caterpillar engine gauge package
  • Twin Disc Electronic Power Commander main engine controls - Both stations
  • Garmin GPS Map 5215 GPS plotter
  • Furuno model #FCV5215 GPS plotter
  • (2) Remote searchlight controls
  • Furuno model #FCV292 color video sounder
  • Shipmate model #RS8300 VHF
  • Robertson model #AP45 autopilot

Bridge aft helm station

  • Wagner steering jog lever
  • Caterpillar gauge package
  • Wagner analog rudder angle indicator
  • Twin Disc electronic engine controls
  • Naiad bow thruster control
  • Shipmate model #RS8300 VHF base mount


  • SEA156 VHF


  • B & G HS2 multifunction LCD display

Master stateroom

  • B & G HS2 LCD multifunction navigation display

Safety gear and equipment

  • Full set of required navigation lights
  • (2) Remote operated searchlights
  • (5) 5-lb. dry chemical portable fire extinguishers
  • (3) 10-lb. dry chemical portable fire extinguisher
  • Flare kit
  • Ship’s bell
  • Kidde Fenwall HFC227 clean agent engine room fixed fire suppression system with automatic/manual discharge with shutdown safety interlocks - New 2018
  • (4) Man overboard throw rings
  • Excellent ground tackle with dual anchors and windlass
  • Good navigation electronics and communication system
  • Ship’s horn with at will and fog signal timer
  • Magnetic compass
  • (7) Adult U.S. Coast Guard approved type I personal flotation devices
  • (2) Child U.S. Coast Guard approved type I personal flotation devices
  • Optical smoke detectors throughout the interior
  • Rate of rise heat detector in the engine room and galley
  • Automatic emergency lighting
  • 6-person Avon canistered life raft with hydrostatic release and E-pack
  • Bilge alarm monitoring system for the forward bilges, owner’s cabin bilges, engine
  • room, and lazarette
  • (5) Submersible automatic/manual bilge pumps
  • Central main bilge and fire pumping system with bilge manifold servicing the bilges and a fire main with (2) on deck stations. This system is serviced by both AC electric and hydraulic pumps with backups

Condition and finish

“CHAIRMAN” is in excellent overall mechanical and cosmetic condition. She has benefited from her recent multimillion dollar refit. Her exterior is well painted and shows very well. Her interior is virtually new. Her engine room equipment is very well maintained and fully serviceable also having benefited from a recent refit. The bilges throughout are clean and dry and virtually free of corrosion.


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.