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1980 Palmer Johnson Cockpit Motoryacht

$1,500,000 USD

  • $1,500,000 USD
  • Pam Barlow
  • Active
  • Used
  • Motor Yachts
  • 1980
  • Palmer Johnson
  • Cockpit Motoryacht
  • Palm Beach, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 102ft / 31.09 m
  • Caterpillar
  • C18 Turbo
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Aluminum
  • 2014-10-09
  • 2016-09-26
  • 1823483


Complete interior and exterior refurbishment maintaining its pedigree.  The vessel was fully repainted after a 14’ extension that provided a cockpit, lazarette storage area and BBQ.  Also part of the refit was the installation of new main engines, replacement of all electrical, electronics, audio visual, air conditioning and heating, plumbing, steering, bow and stern thrusters, and anchor system in 2009.


A companionway leads from the port aft end of the salon to the owners' and guest accommodations below.

Main Salon

Formal dining for up to eight (8) at beautiful teak round table - forward end of salon
Sony 58" pop-up TV to starboard
Onkyo and Sony entertainment systems - can be piped throughout interior and exterior of the vessel
Custom teak cabinetry with Bamboo carved motif trim
Cabinets across forward end of salon for china, glassware, table linens, etc.
Double-door storage cabinets along port side which house the yacht's vast video collection
Three-seat leather sofa to starboard
Antique Oriental rugs
Wooden slatted blinds
115V LED lighting, throughout
(2) matching china table lamps and one additional smaller china lamp
New carpeting throughout yacht in summer 2015


Located on-deck forward of the main salon/dining salon
Very light and spacious with an abundance of storage cabinets
All cabinets have security pins for underway
Major appliances and features include:
Bosch side-by-side refrigerator and freezer
Bosch dishwasher
Food warmer
Profile 5-burner cook-top and oven
Black & Decker Spacemaker coffee maker
GE microwave
Double stainless steel sink with garbage disposal
Light green granite countertops
Multi-outlet strip
Fold down serving table

Outboard of the galley is the on-deck day head. Galley Maid fresh water head, green granite counter-top, sink with gold plated fixtures. Farther along companionway is a full length storage locker.
Companionway flooring leading from salon, including the wheelhouse, is finished high-gloss teak and holly sole.

Master Stateroom

All the way aft is the light and very comfortable master stateroom with a California King berth. Plenty of hanging lockers with louvered doors for ventilation. During the 2009 refit, a port closet was converted to a 2nd head - hence providing this stateroom with his and her heads. Onyx counter tops, gold plated fixtures, Galley Maid fresh water heads and roomy
showers. Ports in this stateroom are covered with sliding Shoji screens. Soft goods and linens are of the highest quality.

Forward of the master to port is the twin berth guest stateroom with inboard Pullman berth, flat screen TV, and en suite head with shower.

Opposite to starboard is the 2nd guest stateroom which was converted in 2009 to a double. It too, has an inboard Pullman and en suite head. Flat screen TV on forward bulkhead.

Navigation and Electronics

Furuno 3D NAVnet - dual station
(2) Furuno 120-mile radars with AIS Class B (send and receive) - dual station
Furuno G-37 DGPS
Furuno - Sirius Marine satellite weather - dual station
Raymarine Tri-Data information equipment - dual station (depth, speed, water temp)
Standard Horizon VLH-3000 loud hailer
(2) ICOM IC-M604 VHF - with flybridge repeater
Maptech offshore electronic navigator plotter - dual station
Simrad SP25 auto pilot - dual station
(2) KVH TracVision M7
3M X 95 Projector with 13' projector screen
DirecTV satellite system with each of 9 TV's having independent receivers
(5) Nuvico Pan/tilt/zoom cameras
(3) Seaport Technology underwater cameras
Geovision GV-1120 Multicam surveillance system
Bose acoustic noise canceling headphones in all guest cabins
Intercom/cellular phone system
Cellular internet and fax
Dual washers and dryers (crews quarters and lazarette)


Wing doors and screen doors to port & starboard
Chelsea Clock & Barometer
In addition to the navigational equipment and controls, there is a 12 & 24V DC electrical panel and security panel to starboard.
Steps lead from the starboard side of the wheelhouse to the flybridge. A stairway to starboard leads below to the crews' quarters and engine room.

Crews' Quarters

BANYAN'S  crews' quarters are spacious and very comfortable, especially for a yacht of this size.  At the bottom of the stairway, immediately to the left on the starboard side is a head and shower for the criss-cross berth crew cabin opposite.  To the right of the stairway - starboard side - is a laundry/utility area with a Bosch washer and dryer, storage cupboards and a microwave.  Immediately forward of this is the captain's cabin with double berth and an ensuite head.  Opposite the laundry area is a crew dinette with seating for four.  Dinette settees were reupholstered in the summer of 2015.  At the same time, all of the wallcoverings in the crew's quarters were renewed, all of the joinery was refinished, the carpeting was replaced with the same quality carpeting as was installed throughout the yacht (cut and bound for easy removal and access to hatches), all of the crew berth mattresses were renewed and a new Vissani refrigerator was installed.

Engine and Mechanical Equipment

New detuned Cat C18's, 875 hp, in 2009. 3,000 hour service completed in 10/14. Hours: Starboard- MOH on starboard engine in 02/2015, 2,831 as of 08/07/15. Port hours 2,768 as of 08/07/15.  
Speed and consumption: 10 knots (1100 - 1200 RPM) = 30 gph for both engines.  14 knots (1,850, RPM) = 60 gph for both engines.
(2) Northern Lights 33 kW generators. Hours: starboard 6,628 (as of 08/15), port 6,572 (as of 03/15)
Furuno 3D NAVnet - dual station, updated 10/2014
Side-Power 50 hp bow thruster
Side-Power 50 hp stern thruster
PTO's for bow thruster, stern thruster and anchor windlass off port & starboard mains
Naiad stabilizers - Fins dropped and Naiad stabilizers serviced in March 2015
(2) Seakeeper Zero-Speed gyro stabilizers, new 2009.  Strainers relocated to lazarette in 2015
Zmodo complete security system with Z-viewer app for cell phone (fire, high water, security door)
(2) Micron fuel scrubbers
Chilled water AC, (2) compressors
(2) Intake & extractor fans
(2) Headhunter fresh water pumps
Reverso fuel priming system
MATRIX 1800 gpd watermaker

Electrical System

All batteries replaced 2013 - gel-cells
(2) For 24V system
(2) For 12V system
(2) 12V house batteries
(3) 50-amp service - 220V AC inlets
Shore-power 1 and 2 through Smartbox and 100-amp transformer
#3 Shore-power (50-amp) for air conditioning
24 & 12V DC
Gens - 12V
Ward's Electrical panel at forward engine room bulkhead
Shore cords:
(3) Long 50's
(3) Short 50's
100-amp box with (2) 50's

Deck and Hull

Muir 4500 windlass
Forfjord 150 lb. galvanized anchor with 350' chain
10-Person life raft
(10) Smoke hoods
Flat, stainless steel "chafe bar" removed, cleaned, replaced with new stainless steel bar using bedding  compound to prevent salt water intrusion in 2015.

Aft Deck

New EZ2CY curtains on aft deck plus V-Kool on all windows
Sony 32" pop-up TV
38-bottle wine chiller
Wet bar
Access to flybridge or cockpit
A/C & heat or alfresco atmosphere
Electric hi-lo table for cocktails or dining for up to ten (10)


The lazarette was enlarged in 2009 after the yacht was extended by 14 feet. It houses a Bosch washer and dryer, freezer, bait freezer, steering system, two water tanks plus two Seakeeper Zero Speed Gyro stabilizers.


Snorkel gear
Beach toys
Towable water toys
Access to aft deck or swim platform which has easy water and tender access

Flybridge/Boat Deck

Nautica 17' Catamaran w/115 hp Yamaha outboard and electric drop down bow
Steelhead CT 2000 davit
Hard top with soft enclosure.  New EZ2CY curtains in 10/15
Toshiba 26" TV
Vision fitness treadmill
Wet bar
Access to wheelhouse or aft deck
A/C and heat or alfresco atmosphere
Hi-lo table for cocktails or dining for up to eight (8) - one pedestal replaced with (2) during Spring 2015 refit.  Table now slides diagonally in and out in addition to going up and down.
Projector 13' movie/TV screen.
Boat Deck repainted August 2015


(8) Aluminum fuel tanks: All sandblasted and recoated in March 2015 with High Solid Epoxy.
#1 Under master stateroom: 880 gallons
#2 Between master and guest staterooms: 1148 gallons
#3 Under guest stateroom: 718 gallons
#4 & 5 Day tanks, port & starboard engine room: 373 gallons each.
Lazarette #6,7,8: port & starboard: 230 gallons each. Center: 180 gallons

Black water, Gray Water, and Water tanks:
Black water - in between main engines: 700 gallons - sandblasted and recoated in March 2015
Gray water - forward of black. Capacity unknown - sandblasted and recoated in March 2015
(2) Water tanks under crews' quarters: 500 gallons each - New March 2015
Tank tender in crew mess for fresh water and black water

Fire and Safety Equipment

Medical emergency kit with an automatic defibrillator
Kidde FM200 Halon engine room extinguishing system
(12) Dry chemical fire extinguishers

Additional Equipment

Vision Fitness treadmill and free weights, up to 25.5 lbs.
Guest computer and printer
DVD and CD library
DVD and CD players throughout


BANYAN's owner, an experienced yachtsman, has made many significant upgrades to this lovely classic. In 2009 a 14' extension was added to the hull which provided a cockpit, lazarette storage area, and BBQ. New main C18 CATS were installed, the electrical system was revamped, new electronics, audio visual equipment, air conditioning and heating, plumbing, steering, bow & stern thrusters, and an updated anchoring system were fitted.

In the winter of 2015, BANYAN underwent another refit which included, in part, some of the following major work:

1) Starboard engine overhauled: rebuilt head, new pistons and liners, rebuilt turbos and rods, heat exchanger cleaned, water pump and filters renewed. Zero hours as of 03/15/15.

2) Bottom plating replaced from bottom of keel to 20" up and from the bow to 40' aft, including the water tanks.

3) All thru-hull valves serviced and checked. Those with stainless steel flanges retrofitted with delron isolator kits. 12 thru-hulls without flanges were replaced with polypropylene Banjo valves.

4) All fuel tanks cleaned and pressure tested. Grey and black water tanks, pressure tested, sandblasted, and recoated. New water tanks pressure tested and recoated.

5) Naiad stabilizer fins dropped and major service work performed in April 2015. Seakeeper gyro pumps and strainers serviced and relocated.  New control boxes in lazarette.

6) Shaft logs reconditioned (coated plus new bearings and seals). Engines realigned.

7)  Major tune up on both generators:  New injectors, hoses, belts, clamps, oil filters, and valve sets Summer 2015.

Details of refit including photos and video available to be seen upon inspection of vessel.

The owner of BANYAN has taken every measure possible to assure that his yacht is in excellent mechanical and structural shape, as well as in beautiful cosmetic condition. Anyone looking for a classic yacht with up-to-date systems and a multitude of upgrades should seriously consider this superb offering. Owner dedicated to keeping BANYAN in excellent condition for next lucky purchaser.


Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht.  These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed.

All artwork
Fishing and swimming gear
Fish carpet, aft deck
Silver and china

Default Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Luke Brown Yachts

1500 Cordova Road Suite 200
Ft Lauderdale, Florida, 33316