Thursday, January 17th, 2019

The Incomplete Superyacht

incomplete superyacht

Seemingly the forever incomplete superyacht is back on the market less than 12 months after it was reported sold.

Currently lying partially completed in Norway, PJ World Explorer is listed for €19,900,000 as is, or €105,000,000 completed, with delivery of the yacht possible just 18 to 24 months from contract.

So says Scott Jones the yacht broker with IYC in Florida USA who is promoting her for sale

Known throughout the industry as Project PJ-801, construction was originally started inside a commercial shipyard in Norway during 2008.

Back then she was being promoted as a joint venture by Rolls Royce and Palmer Johnson who were at the time eager to enter the market building ice crunching explorer yachts.

The 81 metre yacht was started on spec and proceeded well until the first prospective buyer died.

With the hull and superstructure almost complete, work stopped in 2009 and the hulk was left to rust to the point that Norwegian media began referring to her as the “ghost yacht” and a “rust hole” 

With the world in the grips of the financial crisis there seemed little hope for the doomed hull until now.

Her sales broker insists that now is the time.  The incomplete superyacht is he says, 

“Perfect for those with an adventurous spirit”. He adds, “Alterations are possible to both the general arrangement and to guest cabin numbers, with the theme and décor for her impressive 1400m2 of interior also able to be fully customised. 

The yacht has been designed to travel the globe in style, with an Ice Class hull and an impressive range of 10,500 nm.  With a massive 14.6m beam and huge spaces inside and out, highlights include a 225m2 owner suite with 360 degree views across the ocean. In her current configuration she is able to host 14 guests in seven cabins, with up to 27 crew.

Her design features a fully certified helideck as well as ample storage for toys, tenders and water equipment and a submarine garage. An optional hangar is able to store a Eurocopter 135 model (or similar) with a refueling system below the deck. Plenty of storage, together with her huge range, mean she is well suited to longer itineraries or to visiting remoter locations.

One entire deck was originally set aside for the owners, and drawings show it was originally to be completed with a private spa area. A swimming pool, sauna, Hammam spa and gym appealing to wellness lovers, is also possible on this incomplete superyacht, that has endless light-filled spaces to fill.

Rusting away in the Norwegian fjords for nearly a decade P J World the incomplete superyacht is fast beginning to challenge the title for longest time to build a superyacht a title currently held by the Aga Khan’s Alamshar which took over 12 years to complete.

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