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Palmer Johnson unveils first 19m PJ63

HighLifeChannel October 21, 2022

US-headquartered shipyard Palmer Johnson has unveiled the first images of its all-carbon 19 metre PJ63 model, named Maveric 1.

First hitting the water in May and making its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show 2022, the yacht marks one of the first Palmer Johnson vessels to be completed since the yard closed its Sturgeon Bay facilities in 2015. Construction of the sports yacht took place at facilities in northern Europe, while outfitting was undertaken in Pisa, Italy.

The new model has been built with an increased focus on efficiency and fuel consumption. According to the yard, when it comes to fuel emissions the PJ63 is 33 per cent more efficient compared to older yachts in the Palmer Johnson range. 

In a statement, the yard said that the eco-credentials of its latest models put it “on a good path to enabling larger zero-emission yachts where the company has set its sights”.

Maveric I has a signature Palmer Johnson style, with a unibody hull design and a sculpted exterior culminating in a gentle reversed bow.

The yacht can reach top speeds of 34 knots and it benefits from “displacement characteristics” which result in a smoother journey with less slamming and a low banking angle during high-speed maneuvering.  

A 6.3 metre beam gives the PJ63 ample lounging spaces, with a large open deck lounge area complete with sunpads and seating. Below deck, guests will find a full-beam master cabin, a saloon with galley facilities and a forward guest cabin. 

Palmer Johnson has described the interior styling as an “evocative retreat” that contrasts modern shapes with light warm materials. 

With Maveric 1 on the water, Palmer Johnson is currently developing a series of day yachts and the first 15 metre hull will be launched in a few months. “This series is based on the fully developed trihull form and there will be a fully electric version as well,” commented a Palmer Johnson representative. 

Elsewhere, the yard is also working on a new series of 36 – 55 metres Sportyachts designed for zero-emission cruising.


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