Palmer Johnson 170 Sport Yacht - 2 Pages

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Catalogue excerpts

Palmer Johnson M93L MARINE DIESELS WITH MTU/ADEC BLUE VISION ENGINE FIXED PITCH PROPELLERS STABILITY CONTROL INTERIOR DESIGN: NUVOLARI & LENARD WELDED ALUMINUM CLASS: LLOYD'S REGISTER, Construction continues in the Palmer John- son's U.K. facility, opened in Hampshire in '2008, on the flagship of Palmer Johnson's \ sport yacht series, designed by the Italian firm ', of Nuvolari & Lenard. The construction of the ', first 170' Sport Yacht began in September of !2008, and delivery is expected a few months , from now, in the spring of 2010. Before - construction began, the 170 was built digitally -in a three-dimensional model. Modular -construction ensures that all sections of the - yacht progress concurrently, ensuring a quicker - delivery time. PJ's modern facilities in the U.K. ' include a 47,000 sq.-foot fabrication facility, an advanced metal-cutting bay, sophisticated \ material handling equipment and a floating dry ; dock for controlled vessel launches. The facility allows for the construction of yachts up to 328' in length. As the photo of the completed hull and superstructure clearly shows, this new ves- sel is built in PJ's favorite material, welded alu- minum. The yacht features a nearly vertical bow, designed for performance, sea-keeping abilities anda "dry" ride. Although distinct from the builder's smaller models, the PJ 170 shares the sophistication of its predecessors, such as sweeping staircases rising from a large swim platform to a spacious cockpit area. The em- phasis is on huge open spaces to maximize the owner's comfort, a scheme which has allowed the inclusion of a foredeck swimming pool and lounge area. Although the builder remains guar- ded on the details, it promises that this new flagship model will introduce breakthrough en- gineering elements and design features unique - to the brand. Among available technology is - MTU's new Bluevision, a system designed to optimize interfaces between propulsion and • electronic systems, and equipped with a color • monitor for easier overview of the vessel's pro- • pulsion plant. The PJ Sport Yacht era began in ' 2004 with the 120', Cover Drive. The "family" ; has continued to grow with the 135 and 150 \ models, all developed in conjunction with Nu- \ volari & Lenard. All yachts in the sport series '. have a European feel and modern Italian des- , ign, but each is truly unique, with various paint , schemes anda broad choice of interior finishes. - The 170' flagship attests to Palmer Johnson's - evolution in design and engineering in a few • short years.

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