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1988 80' 1'' Palmer Johnson

$ 625,980 USD



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Palmer Johnson 80' 1''

One of a kind this Palmer Johnson built motor yacht is seriously for sale now that the owner has taken delivery of his new yacht. Built for high performance she achieves a maximum speed of about 50 knots and a cruising speed of 42 knots powered by twin MTU engines.

Engines (2)

  • Make MTU
  • Model 12V396TB93
  • Fuel diesel
  • Total HP1.96


SYS Yacht Sales 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.

SYS Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Camberley International Inc.


  • Category Power
  • Condition Used
  • Hull Material Aluminum
  • Make Palmer Johnson
  • Boat Name FORCE OF HABIT
  • Length Overall 80' 1''
  • Model Year 1988
  • Beam 22'
  • Max Draft 3' 11''
  • Fuel Tank1 x 10000|liter
  • Heads 3
  • Heads3
  • Single Berths 4
  • Max Speed 50 kn
  • Cruising Speed 42 kn
  • Builder Name Palmer Johnson
  • Length 80' 1''
  • Fresh Water 1 x 2000|liter
  • Double Berths 1
  • Drive Type Surface

Full Details


Sleeps 6 - Owner's stateroom with ensuite bathroom and shower plus two guest staterooms with cross upper and lower beds and ensuite bathrooms with shower.

Finishing & Decor
Interior arrangement uses a decor group comprising a mixture of natural wood and lacquer as well as fabrics for covered bulkheads and furniture

Exterior - paint on hull, deck and bridge areas by Awlgrip

Construction Details
Aluminium hull and decks
Integral fuel tanks 11.400 litres (3.000 US Gallons)
Integral water tanks 2.280 litres ( 800 US Gallons)
Custom aluminum mast
Chain locker
Watertight door for engine room/crew stateroom access
Combination swimming/stern boarding platform
Watertight door from stern boarding platform to engine room
Custom fibreglass aft deck lockers and seats including wet bar and cooking center
High tech lightweight interior furniture
Acoustic and thermal hull insulation
Teak decking on aft deck
Sump and holding tanks


Electric stove - 4 burner
Fridge / freezer
Double sink

Instrumentation - MTU
Controls - Panish 5000 series with clutch - speed and trolling valve controls
Propellers - Arneson special Nibral models surface propellers
Underwater exhaust
Steering system - Arneson
Engine room - custom insulated with fibreglass and perforated aluminum sheating
Air-conditioning - Sail Kool (12 1/2 ton / 150.000 BTU 220V AC with individual zones in each stateroom also at helm station
Custom hydraulic tab assemblies - Arneson trim tab indicators and hydraulics by HydroPower
Engine synchronizing - Glendenning

Electrical System
2 Northern Lights generators 30kw each with hushcovers
110/220 AC 50 cycle
24 VDC
Isolator transformer and two (2) CM-7 Cablemaster automatic shorepower cable storage devices with 75 foot shore cords

Anchors - total 2 24kg Balmar HP and Bruce 110 pound anchor; rode and chain
Helmsman seat - electrically adjustable plus 2 companion seats
Hull side ports - total 14 by SCM
Deck hatches - total 4 by Nautilus
Windlass - Lofrans Albatros; Model 24V for 12mm chain and rope
Hand fire extinguishers - total 6 Five pound
Windshield - custom model using 3/8 inch MR acrylics
Compass - Ritchie Model SS 2000 (high speed with 24V lights
Electric exhaust blowers in toilet rooms - total 4 by Sutton
Engine room blowers - total 2 Cincinnati WAF 24 inch belt driven
Hull zincs - flush with hull plating
Buell air horns - total 2
Safety gear - total 12 adult lifejackets; dye markers and rescue lights
Custom Weblon bridge suncover over aluminum fram work
Dock lines
Aft deck cushions

Fuel filter by Racor for engines and generators
Pressure water system by Jacuzzi and Palmer Johnson
Bilge pumps - total 7
  2 Johnson/generator mounted (mechanical)
  5 Rule model 16-3500 (automatic 24V DC)
Custom dock fills and vents for fuel and water
Pumps for sump tanks
Toilet system - total 4 SeaLand Vacu Flush
Duel hot water tanks 113 litres each (30 US Gallons)
Circulating hot water pump for instant hot water
Fire extinguishing system by Halon for engine room with automatic and manual release
Jenn-Aire grill on aft deck
Fuel and water tank gauges
Watermaker - Sea Recovery SRC600AF 2.270 litres per day (600 US Gallons)
Diving compressor - Bauer Perus Model E1
Icemakers - total 2 Raritan
Water filters by Aqua Pure
Aft deck shower
Alarm systems - high bilge water, fire and smoke
Searchlights - total 2 remote operated.

1 Avon R.I.B. tender with Yamaha jet
1 Jet ski

Personal belongings for owner and crew.

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