Palmer Johnson Launches First Day Boat Series
Published: Wednesday, 04 January 2017
Monaco shipyard Palmer Johnson has launched its first day boat series – PJ63 Sport, a small open yacht highlighting enhanced luxury.
(Photos: Palmer Johnson - PF63 Sport)
The model strives to offer a more dynamic lifestyle in a more private environment and a sense of value orientation. This concept of yachting fits with top destinations such as Miami, the Hamptons, Cote D’Azur and Ibiza. Enjoyed by international citizens who use their vacation homes as their base and prefer day or weekend cruising without the costs and hassle of owning a large superyacht.
“The concept of the PJ63 Sport was to create a jewel in the water. Bringing the know-how and quality of our larger yachts into something that was more accessible to people, giving them the opportunity of owning a Palmer Johnson,” explains Head of Design Berkeley March.
The PJ 63 Sport is designed with clean flowing surfaces and elegant, curved lines that run uninterrupted from the bow and wrap around the transom as a blade. With the 63 each line has a purpose and therefore keeps its integrity. A strong sweeping shoulder gives an aggressive, yet sensuous presence and profile.
The model is a GT high-speed cruiser with sublime ride comfort from PJ’s advanced hull technology, where a slender main hull offers better efficiency and stability as well as generous deck spaces.
“The boat is also planned around the driving experience for the Owner, giving an effortless fun ride,” explains March. “She has the Volvo IPS pod drive system installed in her and this combined with a joystick and DPS option makes docking an effortless task.”
The build quality and standards are from a pedigree superyacht builder, with interiors designed to deliver a mega yacht environment.
“The main focus of the Sport series and in particular the PJ63 is living on the outside of the yacht, and using it as a true day boat with the capability of weekend use,” explains March. “The design of the exterior living was to incorporate a vast open cockpit, whilst still keeping strong flowing lines and a sense of timeless design. The 63 offers a 21ft/6.3m beam with unobstructed views for maximum enjoyment.”
This 21ft/6.3m beam is a key highlight of the boat, being the largest open deck in her class, borne of cleanly crafted shapes with the singular quest of enhancing a sense of harmony with the sea.