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1997 142' Palmer Johnson Motor Yacht

$ 8,995,000 USD

Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

1306 Main Street FL 34236 Sarasota, FL USA


Palmer Johnson 142' Motor Yacht

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.

Engines (2)

  • Make Caterpillar
  • Model C32 Acert
  • Fuel diesel
  • Type Inboard
  • Total HP3,250
  • Total Hours 2036


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 Northrop & Johnson Yachts-Ships LLC.


  • Category Power
  • Condition Used
  • Hull Material Aluminum
  • Make Palmer Johnson
  • Model Motor Yacht
  • Boat Name LADY J
  • Length Overall 142'
  • Model Year 1997
  • Beam 24' 11''
  • Max Draft 6' 7''
  • Fuel Tank1 x 13000|gallon
  • Heads 7
  • Max Speed 17 kn
  • Cruising Speed 12 kn
  • Builder Name Palmer Johnson
  • Length 142'
  • Fresh Water 1 x 2000|gallon


  • Lady J

Full Details


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)
NET TONS: 116 Tons
NAVAL ARCHITECT: Tom Fexas/ Palmer Johnson

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
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

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.

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