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1996 121' Palmer Johnson TRI-DECK FB

$ 7,900,000 USD


1306 Main Street FL 34236 Sarasota, FL USA


Palmer Johnson 121' TRI-DECK FB

MAJOR $4,500,000 (2020 to 2023) INVESTED ON UPGRADED/REFITTED WORKS DONE AT OCEANIKA YACHTS MARINA, MIAMI & BRADFORD MARINE, FORT LAUDERDALE....call or write us for complete detailed massive list of works done.

Ready for cruising !!!


The 121 ft Custom motor yacht 'Costa Brava III' was built by "pedigree brand" Palmer Johnson in United States at their Sturgeon Bay, WI shipyard , she was delivered to her first owner in 1996 and full upgraded  & refitted in 2006 at Bradford Marine, Fort Lauderdale by current owner. Now from 2020 to 2023 current owner just finished a second major refit.

This luxury vessel's sophisticate exterior & interior design and engineering is the work of the famous Tom Fexas Yacht Design team who were also responsible for the entire engineering package.

Tom Fexas specifically designed this yacht to be used in the shallow waters of Bahamas and Florida Keys.....draft only 6 feet !!!!

 PALMER JOHNSON is a "pedigree 100% USA brand !!!......"COSTA BRAVA III" is ready for cruising !!! ....this yacht never has been chartered....only family use by current owner.....



Engines (2)

  • Model 16V92
  • Fuel diesel
  • Type Inboard
  • Total Hours 20


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 Oceanika Brokerage & Marina, LLC..


  • Category Power
  • Condition Used
  • Hull Material Aluminum
  • Make Palmer Johnson
  • Model TRI-DECK FB
  • Boat Name "COSTA BRAVA III"
  • Model Year 1996
  • Builder Name Palmer Johnson
  • Length 121'
  • Drive Type Direct

Full Details


"COSTA BRAVA III" was purchased by current owner on 2006 and it was invested $3.0M on upgrades done during 2007 with everything new inside (floors, walls, ceilings, kitchen, electronics, hydraulics, cranes plus a complete new flybridge re-design including Jacuzzi and every equipment and toys needed for a long cruising. This is a  unique PALMER JOHNSON 121' !!!

Accommodates owner and Ten (10) guests in Five (5) staterooms with their own individual heads. Crew quarters for Seven (7) in three (3) cabins with two heads. Two extra day heads in main salon and sky lounge. A central spiral staircase runs from the lower guest quarters up to the sky lounge including a food elevator from the kitchen to the main deck.

ABS certified hull super structure. Cruise at 15 knots for a 2000 miles Range.

New marine signature paint job done just in November 2019


!!! MAJOR  $4,500,000 REFIT WORKS 2020 - 2023 !!!:


NEW 2020....full 2 x Nothernlight generators overhaul.

NEW 2020....full new NAVIGATION electronics and computers.

NEW 2020.....full master cabin bathroom upgrade

NEW 2020.....new kitchen top upgrade.

NEW  2021....full 2 x engines overhaul done on both DETROIT DIESEL engines.........10 hours since overhaul .

NEW  2021....full 2 x engine transmissions overhaul done....10 hours since overhaul.

NEW 2021 ....2 x electronic engine operating controls.

NEW 2021......new 2 x washer/dryer sets.

NEW 2021.....full 2 inch real TEKA floor on all the 3 x outside decks

NEW 2021.....full 2 x hydraulic cranes overhaul.

NEW 2021....new SAT TV antenna 

 NEW 2021....new backup second electric windlass in bow.

 NEW 2021...new full upgrade of engine room: ceiling, walls, LED lights, every pump: fresh water, A/C, diesel transfer, black water, gray water, etc, etc...

 NEW 2021....new ceiling leather panels on every deck inside & vinyl outside

 NEW 2022....new TV and music systems on cabins and recreational areas.

NEW 2022....full LED lights inside and outside.

NEW 2022....new 7 x toilets systems

NEW 2022....new 4 x A/C chillers + all evaporators

NEW 2022....new refrigerators + ice makers 

NEW 2022....full hydraulic system overhaul: bow thruster, side NAIAD stabilizers, windlass, steering, etc.

NEW 2022... full Boston Whaler tender refit  +  new Mercury outboard engine

NEW 2022...2 x new reverse osmosis watermakers 

NEW 2022...new battery charges + batteries

NEW 2022...new 2 x LED search lights

NEW 2022...new 2 x water heaters

New 2022....full upgrade hydraulic pasarelle at transom.

New 2022.....full 4 x diver tanks and accesories.

NEW 2022.....full 5 x diesel tanks cleaning

New 2022......new 2 x complete Engines Exhaust System (D'Angelo Premium brand)



NEW 2022-2023.....full hull ultrasonic survey (100% perfect global aluminum integrity, fixed/reinforced few aluminum areas with same naval aluminum material)

NEW 2023.....new Underwater lights in hull.

NEW 2023.....shaft, props balancing + new 2 x struts built

NEW 2023.....hull coating + antifouling + Pro Speed

NEW 2023.....full 2 x ASEA electrical transformers refit.


NOTE:  Painting /Sculpture Art and Marine decoration objects are not included in this selling price. These items can be negotiated apart if interested to the Buyer.




Builder: Palmer Johnson

Designer:  Tom Fexas


LOA: 121'6"

LWL: 121'

Beam: 25'

Bridge Clearance: 40'

Hauling Weight: 130 Ton

Displacement; 90 Ton

Draft: 6 feet only !!! ....unique for a 121' Tri-Deck yacht !!!!


Engine(s): 2 x Detroit Diesel

Engine(s) HP: 2 x 1600 Engine Model: 16V92

Hours: 10 since full  OVHL !!!!

Cruising Speed: 15 knots            Max Speed: 18 knots


Fuel: 11000 gal

Water: 1800 gal

Holding: 900 gal



Accomodates owner and ten (10) guests in five (5) total staterooms. Crew quarters for five or six in three (3) staterooms. A central spiral staircase runs from the lower guest quarters to the sky lounge. ABS certified hull and super structure. Has a 2000 mile range.

Main Salon
Main salon is entered from the aft deck, starboard deck or crew pantry on port

  • Sunken bar with  top
  • Ice maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Teak floor
  • On deck day head
  • Entertainment center with tv and stereo

Dining Salon
Dining salon is forward of the main salon and separated by the central spiral case. Dining salon includes seating for (10) ten.

  • Burl inlaid table
  • Teak floor

Master Stateroom
The master stateroom is forward on the main deck, and full beam. Ensuite bath features his and hers baths with centerline Jacuzzi tub.

  • Large walk in closet
  • Refrigerator
  • Dressing area with desk
  • Drop down 27" tv in the ceiling
  • Food lift station
  • King size berth
  • Entertainment Center

Guest quarters
Guest quarters are reached via the central stair case and ajoining central foyer.

  • (2) two forward staterooms are queen + (2) two aft staterooms are twins
  • Cedar locker
  • Televisions
  • Safe
  • Ensuite head and showers, bidet
  • Forward starboard ensuite has a watertight door to the laundry and crew quarters

Pilothouse (2023 - new Electronics/Navigation package)

  • 2 x Simrad AP7O MK@ Autopilot Controller
  • Simrad AC70A Autopilot Computer
  • Simrad RF300 Rudder Feedback
  • 4 x Simrad FU80 Quickstick Remote Control
  • Simrad Precision 9 Heading Sensor
  • NMEA 2K Backbone + Cisco 4G LTE Dual Sim
  • Digital Marine Cell Antenna
  • Linksys Wifi Extender
  • 4 x Ubiquiti Wifi Extenders
  • 2 x FURUNO 190HD Marine Monitor
  • 6 x Camera 1080P HD wide
  • Camera 30X PTZ Exterior
  • FURUNO Navnet VX2 Radar 
  • FURUNO Navnet VX2 Chartplotter
  • Victron 24VDC/60AMP
  • New Console/Nav Capentry
  • FURUNO Mapnet VX2 C-Map
  • 2 x 8D Back Up Batteries
  • GARMIN 1242 Touch Chartplotter
  • GARMIN 942XTouch Chartplotter 
  • 2 x LG 28" TV Crew
  • 2 x Samsung 32" Smart Galley/Cap Qtrs
  • 2 x Acegear CTZ2284 2MP Camera (Mast)
  • ICOM BB400 VHF Radio
  • SAT TV System
  • 5 x Cameras ENS 7MP HD 
  • ENS DVR-16/ 4K Res 1 Terr HD
  • SAT TV system
  • Bench seats
  • Sea 225 SSB
  • B&G HS 921 System
  • DDEC Engine Monitor - Detroit Diesel
  • Bow thruster
  • Remote search light
  • NAIAD Stabilizer System - Control
  • 5 wipers
  • (2) Two Stidd helm chairs
  • (2) Two wing stations

Aft of the pilothouse in a separate lounge.

  • Fireplace
  • Television and Entertainment center
  • Refrigerator
  • Sink
  • Day Head

Upper Aft Deck (Skylounge)

  • Davit for tender - 2500 pounds
  • Tender Boston Whaler with new 2021 Mercury 4 strokes engine
  • BBQ grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Sink


  • Full engine controls
  • ARL search light
  • Kalenberg horn
  • Radar arch
  • Rear sun lounge with chairs
  • DDEC Engine Monitors
  • Hard Top with access to electronics
  • Jacuzzi with cover
  • Large Dining Table


  • Crew escape hatch
  • Maxwell 8000 hydraulic windlass 
  • New 2021 second electric windlass for backup second anchor
  • Ship bell
  • Storage Locker
  • Fresh water wash down
  • Extra Hydraulic Davit SEA LIFT 1500 pounds for 1 x tender + 1 x Waverunner
  • 1 x New 2023 Waverunner included.

Pantry is entered from the main deck port side and leads to the sky lounge, down to the crew quarters or into the dining salon.

  • Three station food lift
  • Trash compactor
  • Ice maker
  • Refrigerator
  • S/S Sink
  • Microwave


  • Sub Zero refrigerator
  • Sub Zero freezer
  • Full Line of GE MONOGRAM appliances.
  • Dishwasher
  • Trash compactor
  • Ice Maker
  • Double sink
  • 4 Burner electric stove
  • Double ovens
  • Wine locker
  • Microwave

Crew Quarters

  • 1 x V- berth forward with 2 bunks
  • 1 x Crew head & shower
  • 1 x left side Upper and lower crew cabin
  • 1 x right side Captain cabin with queen berth and head and shower

Aft Deck

  • (2) Two Maxwell 3500 line handling winches
  • Seating for (12) twelve
  • Port and starboard stairway lead down to the swim platform
  • Removable S/S rails on the platform
  • Engine room entry from the platform or main deck
  • Refrigerator
  • Icemaker
  • Sink


  • Hot water heater
  • 4 x CRUISAIRS Chill water A/C system (4 x 60000 BTU)
  • Chest Freezer
  • Commercial Icemaker
  • 2 x Watermaker (1200 GPD + 1800 GPD)
  • Diving tank storage. 
  • 2 x ASEA transformer system for International Cruising Voltage
  • Hydraulic Pasarelle  Bezenzoni
  • 8 x Underwater Lights controls

Engine Room

  • Engine Room Sea Chests
  • 2 x Detroit Diesel 16V92 of 1600 hp each  with 10 x  hours since OVHL
  • 2 x 65KW Northern Lights GenSets with 200 x  hours since OVHL
  • Mimic Panel
  • Triple Racors System


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