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Review: Palmer Johnson's 135' "Dragon"

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  1. This close-up of Dragon’s vanity emphasizes the outre’ aspects of her furnishings; Note the crocodile leather counter-top, and highly polished wenge African wood trim.
  2. Following the theme, the Master Bath is all white, with trim of wenge wood, white onyx walls and marble flooring. Arranged separately as his and hers; the toilet, bidet, and sinks display starkly modern fixtures.
  3. Two VIP staterooms, facing forward, are port and starboard. Each features cedar-lined hanging lockers, as well as ensuite heads; with identical, exacting design. Both VIP staterooms have a full length mirrors, storage cabinets.
  4. A pair of Twin staterooms, convertible to doubles, are forward and side by side across the hallway. The strict design pattern continues, with leather paneled walls and overhead lighting. Each sports an ensuite head/shower. One has an extra fold-down bunk as well.
  5. Dragon’s massive power plant houses twin MTU 16V4000 M90 diesels, rated 3,650 bhp @ 2,100 rpm. Her size allows full head and walk-around room for maintenance in her spotlessly kept engine compartment; although the inside access ladder is somewhat tricky. Dragon's construction is aluminum in deck, hull, and superstructure, welded; with fiberglass components as needed – such as the aft deck and foredeck garage doors. She’s classified by Lloyds Register as 100A1 SSC Yacht Mono HSC G6 MCH; and MCA Marine and Coast Guard Administration, per Cayman Islands Registry. Short Range.
  6. Dragon's 50 Hz system provides three phase and single phase voltages. Power management, shown here, includes seamless transfer, circuit breakers, metering and ground fault indication. A workbench is located between the twin MTU 16V4000 M90 diesels.
  7. Palmer Johnson, long a prized trademark in the yachting industry, has entered yet another new era in its long and fabled history. One which promises to be fruitful; it is a tribute to the shipwrights who have labored to extend her products and reputation.

    Under Mike Kelsey’s leadership and forward planning, PJ’s fame grows with each successful
    new yacht. Now, even more innovations are underway: Stay tuned!​


    Review by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy
    Photo Credit: Marko Modic
    Detail Pics: YF Publisher​


    LOA: 135’
    Beam: 27.6’
    Draft: 5.9’
    Fuel: 10,000 gal.
    Water: 935 gal.
    Max Speed: 34 knots
    Cruise Speed: 30 knots

    For more information contact:

    Palmer Johnson Yachts
    128 Kentucky St.
    Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
  8. Deck Plans: Top to Bottom...

    1. Fly Deck
    2. Main Deck
    3. Lower Deck
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