Palmer Johnson Launches First UK Built Super yacht

The Palmer Johnson shipyard in Hythe near Southampton has launched the first 170 Sportsyachts for a repeat client who currently owns the Palmer Jonson 120 called DB9.   “This significant launch certainly cements Palmer Johnson’s Sportyacht concept by passing the 50 meter benchmark and further confirms the appeal of the genre,” said company President Mike Kelsey.

The 52 metre yacht with its gold coloured hull will shortly undertake sea trials in the Solent before being handed over to her owners who will cruise the Mediterranean over the coming months.

The sleek profile and aggressive stance of the instantly recognizable series designed by Nuvolari-Lenard is even more emphasied on this the largest in the range because of the yachts increased length.  The 170 also enjoys technical advancements over her smaller sisters among which is the use of dual Gyro stabilisers that negate the need for external fins under the waterline.

This is the first time PJ have employed this technology, which is said to be particularly effective when the yacht is at anchor.  Two further yachts in the 170 series are on order and the company is also building two 64 metre Sportyachts 210 for delivery next year along with a 41 metre Sportyacht 135 and the 82 metre PJ World under construction in Norway.


  1. Many many superyachts have been built in the UK over the years but this is the First Palmer Johnson superyacht to bee built here in the UK and that was what I was referring to. Thanks so much for following.
    Best wishes

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