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LADY J 142' Palmer Johnson 1997

$ 11,500,000

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Northrop and Johnson. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 11,500,000
  • Builder:

    Palmer Johnson

  • Model: --
  • Year:


  • Location:

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 142 ft 1 in
  • Display Length: 142 ft
  • Beam: 24' 11"
  • Yacht Category

    Motor Yachts

  • Water Capacity: 2000 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 13000 gals
  • Engine Details: Caterpillar C32 ACERT
  • Engine 1: 2021 408.00 HRS 1625.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2021 404.00 HRS 1625.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

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) 


GROSS TONS 389 Tons 

NET TONS: 116 Tons 

DESIGNER: Tom Fexas 

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 (May 2022): Port: 408 hrs, Starboard: 404 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: 5892 hrs SMOH (35,015 total hours) 

Starboard: 7003 hrs SMOH (37,522 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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