Since 2004 Palmer Johnson has built up a Semi-Custom family of Sport Yachts known worldwide for their distinctive styling and superior engineering. The PJ120, 135, 150 and 170 series have been expanded to include the first launch of the PJ210 this year which is an innovative design concept that offers the best of both worlds - it manages to offer all the areas of a tri-deck yacht wrapped in the muscular and sleek signature profile of a PJ Sportyacht. Huge open and covered deck areas for a relaxed and informal lifestyle flow indoors to 2 generous salons, formal dining and cinema. The master suite on the main deck has huge circular windows as well as a fold down balcony. .Four guest cabins are on the lower deck along with a gym, sea terrace and a sauna. With swimming pools on both fore and aft decks an interesting option is to use the entire aft main deck as a pool/beach club, moving the dining to the upper deck. A private sundeck area for the owner is accessible via disappearing stairs in the mast. The distinctive PJ nearly vertical bow, introduced on the PJ 170 is retained for both as a defining feature and its superior sea keeping. A helicopter landing area is also available on the foredeck via a clever sliding mechanism for covering the pool. The first PJ210 has already been sold and is set for 2011 delivery. Meanwhile in PJ’ Norway yard construction continues on the ice class 82M PJ World. With exceptional at rest stabilization achieved via Dynamic Positioning the vessel can be “” in environmentally sensitive or restricted areas. Other features include a Certified Heli Deck, Heli hangar, an optional garage designed for a six man Discovery submarine.
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