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  • 1997 Palmer Johnson Motor Yacht

    LADY J

    Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
    • 5 Staterooms
    • 7 Heads
    • 2 Engines

    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.


    Galati Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Northrop & Johnson Yachts-Ships LLC.

    • Last updated Sep 19th, 2023


    Quick Specs

    Country: US
    Category: Power
    Model: Motor Yacht
    Model Year: 1997


    Cabins: 5
    Heads: 7

    Hull Information

    Hull ID: PAJ00216H697
    Hull Material: Aluminum


    Length: 142 ' (43.28M)
    Draft: 6.58 ft' (2M)
    Beam: 24.92 ft' (7M)


    Cruising Speed: 10 Knots
    Fuel Capacity: 13000 G. 49210 L.
    Water Capacity: 2000 G. 7570 L.


    Engine 1

    Engine Make: Caterpillar
    Engine Model: C32 Acert
    Engine Type: Inboard
    Power HP: 1,625
    Fuel Type: diesel
    Engine Hours: 1,018

    Engine 2

    Engine Make: Caterpillar
    Engine Model: C32 Acert
    Engine Type: Inboard
    Power HP: 1,625
    Fuel Type: diesel
    Engine Hours: 1,018



    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 (June 2023): Port: 1,018 hrs, Starboard: 1,018 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 (June 2023):
    Port: 8,377 hrs SMOH (37,500 total hours)
    Starboard: 8,481 hrs SMOH (39,000 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.


    Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Data regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.


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