90' PALMER JOHNSON Motor Yacht for sale in Orange Beach, Alabama, USA
- Asking Price:
- $2,100,000 USD
- PALMER JOHNSON
- Year Built:
- 90' (27.43m)
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777 SE 20th Street, Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
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MYU is not your average “marina queen.” This purpose built yacht will appeal to those who wish to explore the world in great comfort and safety in an understated, yet elegant, classic style.
Formerly ASHA, MA MU VI and HOPE, this 1992, Palmer Johnson 90 footer is the expression of what it is to live the exciting life exploring all parts of the world-wherever you may wish to go.
MYU sleeps six owners and guests in three immaculate staterooms, plus four in crew in two cabins.
Following is an in-depth spec sheet of everything this yacht has to offer, a description of what is right about a properly outfitted vessel. MYU underwent a very extensive mechanical/systems refit at Front Street Shipyard during the winter of 2015. Already a proven transcontinental Expedition yacht, she was made even better and safer with additional redundancy added to every critical system.
All the way aft is a small cockpit with a sink and fish cleaning station on the port side (drain added during 2015 refit) with drawers for tackle underneath. On the starboard side of the cockpit there are (2) 100‐amp, 3-phase electrical inlets. On top of and at the center of the after bulkhead there is a SS mounting pin for the manual passerelle. To starboard is a transom door which leads from the cockpit down to the integral swim platform. The swim platform has (2) SS bollards and (2) Maxwell stern warping winches outboard to port and starboard, a folding SS swim ladder and a freshwater handheld shower. Both the swim platform and cockpit have teak decking. In the lazarette under the cockpit there is a backup hydraulic pump for the steering system, new Side Power stern thruster, spare 250lb. Kedge anchor with about 50’ chain, and miscellaneous spare parts.
A ladder leads from midships of the after bulkhead of the cockpit to the aft deck above. The aft deck has removable isinglass curtains, teak decking, and a stairway with teak steps to the boat deck above. On the port side of the aft deck are a built‐in, L shaped settee and small coffee table. To starboard is a varnished round dining table with matching chairs/seating for up to six.
Sliding glass doors lead from the aft deck to the Main Salon. (Doors can be made Opaque electronically if one wants privacy when docked “stern to”). Paneling in the salon and throughout the yacht is Cherry. The carpeting here is new beige and white flecked. Outboard on both sides of the salon are three large thermal pane windows which give this area a very open feel and provides people sitting or standing the ability to enjoy panoramic views. (Hunter Douglas "Duette" blinds for the windows here as well as for other windows and ports throughout the boat). At the port end of the salon, just forward of doorway from the aft deck is a cherry wood bar with blue/grey granite bar top.
Amenities of the bar are:
Three Stidd type bar stools, leather upholstered seat and back cushions
Under counter Refrigerator
Storage cupboard for glasses and liquor
Additional cupboards and bookcase behind bar in the after bulkhead.
Forward of the bar on the port side of the salon are a beautiful blue grey leather semicircular settee and a large coffee table with storage underneath. On both sides of the salon are built in cherry cabinets. Opposite the settee, starboard side, is a retractable 54” flat screen T.V. with storage cabinets underneath. Forward of this, at the starboard end of the salon, is a built‐in desk/computer station with a chair. Lighting in the salon consists of:
3 Brass wall sconces
25 small, halogen, overhead, recessed lights
5 110V AC/24V DC large round brass overhead lights
All accent (rope) lighting
(1) Set of AC digital controls for (2) new air handlers
(2) New AV speakers
Varnished teak with nonskid steps lead down from the starboard aft corner of the salon to the private, full beam master stateroom below. (Steps here, as well as well as from the salon to the galley and from the pilothouse to below and forward, were custom built at Front Street Shipyard). At the bottom of the steps there is a secondary entryway to the engine room. A teak and holly companionway leads from here to the master. Farther along the companionway on the port side is a utility room with a linen locker, Dometic Combo Washer/Dryer and two access hatches for the after‐fuel tank and gray water tank. On the starboard side the companionway is a small storage room which has a fold down desk and seat, a safe, storage for storm ports, a fire extinguisher and fire hose. (Room was used by the present owner as a Ham Radio Room and is wired accordingly). Two port lights bring added light to this area.
The master stateroom has (6) opening port lights (two to port, two to starboard and two larger ports in the after bulkhead which open up to the cockpit. There are screens and deadlights for all of these port lights as well as for the port lights throughout the rest of the boat). There is a king size berth mounted fore and aft on the centerline of the stateroom. On either side of the berth are built in bureaus, cubbies and bookshelves. Outboard on the starboard side of the room is a newly recovered settee. Above and behind the settee are additional cubbies and cabinets for storage. Mounted into one of the cabinets is a new Garmin GPS 6212. Farther forward is a double door hanging locker. On the port outboard side of the room there are additional cabinets and a built‐in vanity with mirror and stool. Mounted on the forward bulkhead opposite the foot of the berth is a 54” Samsung T.V. Below it are additional cabinets for storage.
Lighting in the master consists of:
(2) traditional 110v classic steamer lights over berth
(4) large, round, brass 110v/24v lights overhead
(11) flush mounted Halogen lights overhead
At the port forward end of the master is the en suite bath. It has:
Double sinks in vanity
Gold‐plated fixtures (sinks and shower)
Tile flooring (heated)and tile in shower
Dometic VacuFlush head
Mirrored cabinets over sinks for toiletries and medicine
Storage cupboards under sinks, as well as deep, custom built cubbies behind toilet and a standalone varnished box for paper goods. Lighting in the head consists of:
(5) Halogen overhead lights
(1) large, brass, round 110v/24v light
(1) Halogen light in shower
(1) small, brass, round 110v/24v light in shower
Teak steps lead from the forward end of the main salon up to the galley and dinette. This area can be closed off from the salon by a door which was retrofitted by the former owner of the boat. The present owner has upgraded the flooring here by adding a beautiful, new teak and holly sole. The spacious galley is to port and has an abundance of natural light from two large windows. Other features and equipment include:
Black and white granite counter tops
Deep, SS sink
Miele 5‐burner glass cooktop with warming zone
Miele under counter Oven
GE Profile Convection/Microwave oven
KitchenAid under counter dishwasher
Sub‐Zero full‐size refrigerator
Lighting consists of:
(10) Halogen recessed overhead lights
(4) round, brass 110v/24v lights
Other in Galley:
(2) AV speakers
The dinette is to starboard and has a newly upholstered blue leather, semicircular
settee with large rectangular granite top table. In addition, there are two stools in board that swivel so that they can be stowed under the table when not in use.
Just beyond the galley/dinette area is the Pilothouse. The Pilothouse can also be shut off from the galley by means of a pocket door. To starboard, aft, is an on‐deck head. Adjacent and outboard of the head are steps which lead to the flybridge above. At the helm is a spoked destroyer type wheel with a varnished wood rim. On the port and starboard sides of the pilothouse are varnished dogged and gasketed wing doors which were rebuilt and reskinned
during the 2015 refit. On the port aft side of the pilothouse is a leather bench seat with (4) small drawers and a long chart drawer under it. Above and inboard of the bench seat are bookshelves where the yacht’s drawings and equipment manuals are stored. Below these, in a cabinet are the “brains” for the VSAT and Iridium communication systems (run through Panasonic PBX), an HP Laser Printer and box for KVH TV. (Systems have been disabled but can be reactivated by a new owner). Under this cabinet are the A.C. and D.C. panel for the bridge electronics and the Naiad controller for the stabilizers.
At the port side of the pilothouse console is a chart desk/nav station which pulls out and away from the console for ease of studying and making notations. On the console are (2) Nauticomp Display screens for Nobeltec, Radar, NAVNET and surveillance cameras (2 in engine room, one aft, and one on flybridge). In addition, there is a Garmin GPS‐Map 7215 with Radar, Chart Plotter and the yacht’s Maritron Monitoring System. Mounted above the console are gauges for main engines, alarms, tachometers, etc. (See Electronics Section for a complete list of electronics and Navigational Equipment).
Guest and Crews Quarters
Teak steps lead from the starboard forward side of the pilothouse to the guest and crews’ quarters below. At the foot of the stairway is a new teak and holly sole which leads aft to two identical twin berth guest staterooms. At the beginning of this companionway is an access hatch for the inspection plate for the grey water tank. Further along to starboard is a full length closet for linens, bathroom supplies, and small bag storage. Aft to port and starboard are the staterooms. Both staterooms are paneled in Cherry and have full twin sized berths with two deep drawers under each.
In addition, both staterooms have:
Built in night table with two drawers between berths
Full length half locker with shelves for pillows, blankets, etc.
Full length, double door hanging locker with AC digital controls inside.
22” T.V. mounted on the forward bulkhead
Storage cubbies above outboard berth
Sony Am/FM Radio and Amplifier
Sony 10 Disc Automatic Changer
Panasonic phone and Intercom
(2) Opening portlights with Hunter Douglas shades
New blue and white flecked carpeting
(8) Halogen flush mounted overhead lights
(1) Large, round brass 110v/24v light
(1) Smoke detector
(2) Overhead flush mounted audio speakers
En suite head
Tile floor in head and shower
Single sink with Corian countertop in cherry vanity
Gold plated faucets and shower head
Mirror faced medicine cabinet over vanity
Built in waste bin in vanity
(1) Opening portlight with Hunter Douglas blind
(1) large round brass 110v/24v light
(1) small, round brass 110v/24v light (in shower)
(1) extractor fan
Directly ahead of the bottom of the stairway from the pilothouse is a doorway which leads into the crew’s mess and crews’ accommodations. Flooring here and throughout the crew’s quarters is foam backed linoleum (simulated oak). Paneling in this area is light wood.
The crew mess has:
Upholstered L shaped settee with a hi‐lo table and a small galley.
Thermador 2 burner glass cooktop
Magic Chef refrigerator (small) New 2016
Round SS opening port light in the hull side
Opposite the crew mess is the yacht’s Laundry room which has:
Full size Miele Washer and Dryer
Large SS laundry sink and faucet
Laundry detergent and cleaning supply cabinet
Bilge Storage, Bow thruster compartment
In the crew’s quarters companionway, there is a hinged hatch with a pneumatic ram assist that provides access to a large storage area below. This area is well lit with two large AC fluorescent light fixtures. It is an ideal location for storing extra cases of water, soft drinks, etc. On the port and starboard sides of this compartment are racks for bins where spare parts are stored. All the way forward is the tunnel for the bow thruster. Just aft of this is a large household type chest freezer.2 At the after end of this area are the black water tank and grey water tank. Some of the other gear and equipment housed here are:
NuTone central Vacuum system
30‐gallon ship’s service compressed air reservoir
(4) Sealand toilet vacuum accumulators
Captain’s cabin and Crew Cabin
At the forward end of the crew’s quarters there is a captain’s double berth cabin to starboard and an upper/lower berth crew cabin to port. Both cabins have an ensuite head with toilet and access to a shared shower. The captain’s cabin has:
Double berth with four drawer’s underneath
Nightstand with two drawers inboard built in next to the berth
(4) cuddy lockers above and outboard of berth
Full length, double door hanging locker
(2) round dogged and gasketed port lights
Overhead opening hatch
Garmin GPS‐Map 6212 flush mounted on inboard bulkhead
(2) Audio speakers
En suite head with tile flooring, sink in vanity with Corian countertop, large mirrors on both sides of this area, round, opening port light, VacuFlush toilet and curved door to shared shower.
Lighting in cabin consists of:
(3) Halogen recessed overhead lights
(2) small round chrome plated 110v/24v lights
(2) Halogen lights in head
(1) large 110v/24v chrome plated overhead light in shower.
Opposite to port is a crew cabin with upper and lower berths. It has:
(2) drawers under lower berth
Built in six drawer bureau
Full length hanging locker
(2) round, dogged and gasketed opening port lights
Opening overhead hatch
En suite head with same features as captain’s cabin
Flybridge and Boat Deck
Steps lead from the starboard side of the pilothouse up to the flybridge. The flybridge has a fixed, anodized aluminum hardtop with canvas cover, removable Isinglass curtains with U zip windows, painted nonskid decking, and a helm station with full controls and electronics (as outlined under Electronics and Navigational Equipment). At the helm are three helm and companion chairs on pedestals. Under the helm is space for storage and a radio battery
bank consisting of (2) 12volt DC sealed batteries and a ProSport 20-amp charger. On the port side of the bridge is wet bar with polished stone top and stainless‐steel sink. Below are a Vitrifrigo beverage refrigerator and a U-Line icemaker. There are dogged hatches under the helm and wet bar for access to these storage spaces as well as hook ups for compressed air and fresh water. Overhead on the bridge are two audio speakers.
Aft to port are built in bench seats with storage underneath. In front of the bench seats are a small varnished teak cocktail table and two varnished teak folding chairs.
Lighting on the bridge consists of:
(6) overhead LED lights
(2) flush mounted deck level lights
At the starboard aft end of the flybridge is a curved companionway which leads to the boat deck/sun deck a few steps below. Here and contiguous with the hardtop there is an integrated radar arch and mast. On the back of the arch, port and starboard, are louvered air intake and extractor vents for the engine room with a manually operated dampener lever below each. On the port side is an aluminum ladder for access to the top of the arch and folding mast. Mounted on the back of the arch are two horseshoe type lifesaving rings. Outboard to port on the sun deck is a portable Steele Propane Barbecue Grill.
The sun deck has a spacious, painted nonskid area for dining or sunbathing. There is a varnished teak dining table and eight varnished folding chairs here, as well as two varnished steamer type chairs (matching cushions for all of the chairs). To port and starboard are raised ventilated dunnage boxes that also have seat and back cushions. On the front of each box is a built‐in marinized stereo speaker.
Farther aft and mounted on the centerline is a Nautical Structures davit (2,500 lb. capacity) with an extension boom. Stowed to starboard is a 2010, 15’ Novurania RIB with a 90hp Yamaha. A manual aluminum and teak passerelle is stowed under the tender. All the way aft on the centerline at the stern are a flagstaff and stern light. To port, at the aft end of the sun deck, is a curved stairway with varnished teak handrail which leads below to the aft deck.
Side decks, Weatherbreak, and Foredeck
Port and Starboard:
Wing doors from aft deck
Engine room access from fiddley on the starboard side deck
Waist high bulwarks with varnished teak handrails on SS stanchions
SS inboard grab rail
(2) round 110v/24v overhead lights
(2) SS cleats and fairleads
(3) freeing ports
Side Bulwark doors with hardware for tide ride boarding ladder
Tide Ride boarding ladder stowed inboard on starboard side deck
Fuel and freshwater fills under steps from side decks to weather deck. Single point fueling with CamLock
Built in seating in front of house with storage underneath and waste pump out fitting
Fresh water hookup starboard side
(2) Hubble 110amp shore power Inlets, GFCI 110volt AC outlet, dockside phone and cable television jack connection, plug for boarding bell in small locker port side
(2) Large Opening hatches in front of weatherbreak over crew quarters
(2) Large, ventilated dunnage boxes ‐ one port and one starboard with deck level lights
SS bollard and fairlead –one each side
SS cleat and chock ‐ one each side
Freeman hatch for chain locker and forepeak – forward centerline foredeck
Maxwell 5000 anchor windlass with two horizontal gypsies and one vertical warping capstan
Fire main and fresh water washdown bib to port of windlass
(2) Pool‐N 200lb. galvanized steel Navy stockless anchors in steel lined anchor pockets port and starboard in the bow
Anchor chain: Starboard 300’/Port 500’
Open fairlead with nylon roller on stem
SS Hoop style bell stand with 10” ship’s bell‐aft of windlass
Construction and Paint
Electric welded Marine grade aluminum done to high standards.
Aristo Awlgrip hull. Matterhorn White Awlgrip superstructure.
Bulwarks painted from rubrail to caprail.
Engine and Mechanical Equipment
(2) Caterpillar D3406B engines
Horsepower: 380hp @ 1800 RPM each
Engine hours: Starboard main = 8306. Port main = 4965 but is a replacement hour meter so has approximately the same hours as starboard.
Speed and Consumption: 9.5kts @ 1350 rpm with one generator = about 18gph. 8.5 kts @ 1200 rpm with one generator = about 13 gph.
The midships engine room with full headroom is accessed from a watertight door and fiddley on the starboard side deck of the yacht. Twin engines and three generators are all located here.
Main engine and generator fuel transfer and fill manifold w/ Racor #1000 fuel water separator
Electric fuel transfer pump
Nelson Fuel water separating system
Original Wagner Steering System with upgrades/redundancy. Runs off PTO’s on mains or on a 7 ½ hp electric hydraulic pump in engine room or on a backup electric hydraulic pump in the lazarette
Gearboxes: Twin Disc model MG516, 2.06 to 1 ratio
LoRez type shaft couplings
Tides Dripless shaft seals
(2) Nibral 4 bladed props (I) spare set stored on shore
Shaft: 3 “, 2-piece SS. (1) spare stub shaft on board
Marine Air Dometic chilled water AC system. 108,000 BTU’s with reverse cycle heating. (3) compressors
Naiad Stabilizers. New shafts, seals, bearings
KoopNautic 60hp Bow Thruster
SidePower 20hp Stern Thruster
(2) SS hot water heaters, dual element
Watermakers, Inc. 2,500 gpd watermaker.
DeAngelo Main Exhaust System. (See Refit notes).
Burkes AC Electric main fire and bilge pump
Main bilge manifold with 5 pickups
Gilkes hydraulic fire and bilge pump
Snap-On toolbox with Assorted hand tools
(2) Sliding worktops on top of main engine railings
SS sink with faucet
Fuel: 5,800 gallons in (6) welded aluminum tanks
Port and Starboard forward 1,520 gallons
Engine room forward bulkhead mounted day tank 200 gallons
Port and Starboard engine room fuel tanks 777 gallons each
Aft fuel tank 986 gallons
Potable Water: (2) welded aluminum integral tanks 925 gallons located in guest stateroom bilge port and starboard separated by a centerline bilge.
Black Water: 860 gallons in one welded aluminum integral tank in bow thruster compartment
Gray Water: (2) welded aluminum tanks, 460 in bow thruster compartment and 40 gallons in aft engine room centerline bilge
New oil: 100 gallons
Used oil: 120 gallons
(1) 2010, 15' Nautica RIB w. 90 hp Yamaha outboard
Triple Kahlenberg horns
Nautical Structures EZ2500ex
Passerelle: Fixed davit system
MarQuipt boarding steps
Integral swim platform with underwater lights and stainless-steel folding ladder
Outdoor shower (at swim platform)
BBQ grill: Steele stainless, propane
Cockpit fish cleaning station
Portable rod holders
Numerous dock lines
55” Samsung LCD TV - Salon
55” Samsung LCD TV - Master
(3) 22” TV’s – guest staterooms, crew mess
KVH TV and Apple TV system: both deactivated
Panasonic Stereo/CD changer in guest staterooms
Stereo Surround Sound System
(7) Niles area Entertainment Music System Control Panels
Safety and Fire Protection
Security: CCTV system with (1) aft deck, (2) engine room, and (1) FLIR cameras
Automatic/Manual Halon 1301 with automatic shutoffs for engine room blowers and manual shutoffs for intake and discharge ventilation dampeners. Suppression system with automatic shut downs on mains, generators, and fans.
Smoke detectors throughout
Fire/emergency bilge manifold
(2) Fire mains (one in lazarette; one on foredeck)
(2) Freshwater fire mains (one in master stateroom; one in laundry)
(2) electric and hydraulic pumps (fire and bilge)
16 handheld fire extinguishers
(2) Revere 6-person Elite life rafts in canisters with hydrostatic releases
(4) Horseshoe life rings
50 Offshore Elite life jackets
(2) ACR Searchlights
(2) First Aid Medical kits
(2) small oxygen tanks
(8) Immersion Suits
(5) watertight bulkheads
Full set of porthole covers
(1) Fully equipped Ditch bag
Electrical System and Equipment
110V/240V AC, 24V DC
Electrical outlets: (2) Hubble 100amp three phase shore power inlets in the forward weatherbreak and (2) aft on the starboard side of the cockpit. Yacht can be run off:
(1) 100amp three phase power cord from bow or stern
(2) 100amp single phase power cords from bow or stern
(1) 100amp single phase cord with power management
Shore cords: (2) 100amp, 3 phase 50’ cords with Hubble plugs
Adaptors for 100amp three phase to single phase
(2) smart boxes for 50amp plugs
Main electrical switchboard panel in engine room
Sub panel in pilothouse
Atlas Energy Systems, Inc. single phase 120/240volt, 60 cycle shore power converter
Atlas Energy Systems, Inc. Shore power Smart Box
(2) 40 KW Northern Lights generators
(1) 22KW Northern Lights generator
Starboard 40KW=20,379 Total. Rebuilt at 14,400 hrs.
Port 40KW = 20,433. Rebuilt at 13,800. 6,333 since rebuild.
Center 22KW = 12,544.
(8) 8d house
(2) 8d engine starting
(2) 8d engine starting
(4) 8d for stern thruster
(2) 12v for radios flybridge
Victron 24v, 5000 watt /120amp battery charger/ Inverter
ProSport 20amp/24v charger Flybridge
Victron 24v/50amp charger lazarette
Victron 24v/50amp charge engine room.
Located under guest staterooms and accessed through a hatch below p and s inboard berths.
24v DC house battery bank in acid proof ventilated boxes
Rule 3,500 gallon per hour submersible automatic/manual bilge pump
Simrad RC35 fluxgate heading sensor
Electronics and Navigational Equipment
ZF Electronic Main Engine controls
SEA 330 HF/SSB radio telephone
Garmin GPS Map 7215 w. radar, Maretron Monitoring System, GPS, chart plotter.
(2) Garmin Map6212 –master stateroom & Captain’s cabin.
(2) Nauticomp 19” Monitors w. Nobeltec, CCTV, FLIR, NAVNET and Radar.
Electronic maps for Bahamas, Caribbean, and West Coast from Canal to Alaska
Cruising Guides and Paper Charts for trip from Caribbean to Alaska
VSAT (satellite phone, internet and data)
Iridium Satellite phone
Telephone system: Panasonic D1232 hybrid
SidePower stern and bow thruster jog controls
Simrad AP 50 with updated software
Simrad Jog lever steering control
Simrad AIS Transponder
Naiad Stabilizer controls
Sperry Gyro Compass
(2) Niles Entertainment System Control Panels
Capac model #50030 hull potential meter
(2) B&G Hydra 2000 LCD navigation displays
(2) ACR Remote Searchlight controls
(3) Northern Lights remote start/stop and preheat generator panels with analog gauges
GEMS tank sender gauge w. selector switch for (6) fuel tanks & p.& s. water tanks
Annunciator Alarm System for bilge, fire, running lights, day tank, sump tank
On/Off switches for Bilge pumps, deck lights, passage light night lights, helm light
Emergency stop controls
Gauges for main engines & gearbox
On/Off for Wiper/Clear View, washer/heater functions for Clear View
On/Off switches for Mast head light, running lights, horn, anchor light
ZF Main Engine Controls
Garmin Map 7215
(1) Nauticomp 19” Monitor
Simrad AP50 remote
Simrad Jog Lever Steering
Naiad Stabilizer Controls
SidePower Stern & Bow thruster toggle controls
(2) Niles Entertainment Systems Control panels
BOTTOM JOB 5-19
REPLACED ALL REAR THRUSTER BATTERIES 3-19
Port Generator New Starter motor / 8-1-19
Port Generator Battery Replaced 8-19
Added to Sea-Doo cradles for 2 - 2015 Sea-Doo Sparkes
- Yacht Type:
- Motor Yacht
- Series, Model, Class:
- PALMER JOHNSON
- Length Overall:
- 90' (27.43m)
- 22' (6.71m)
- Maximum Draft:
- 7' (2.13m)
- State Rooms:
- Crew Quarters:
- Crew Berths:
- Captain Quarters:
Speed / Weight
- Cruise Speed:
- 10 Knots
- Gross Tonnage:
- Water Capacity:
- 1860 Gal
- Holding Tank:
- 930 Gal
- Fuel Capacity:
- 5800 Gal
- Engine Type:
- Fuel Type:
- Engine Type:
- Fuel Type:
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