82' Palmer Johnson 1999



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82' Palmer Johnson 1999 Oci Ciornie


Palmer Johnson Morot Yacht built by Palmer Johnson and designed by Don Shead

This is a bespoke Palmer Johnson build along the lines of Sunseeker Predator or Princess V series. An very fast aluminium"sports" cruiser with a rather unique CODAG power system. If you are looking for a 25M sports yacht that represents incredible value then please contact us for a full e-brochure. This is a very special yacht combining the talents of Dan Shead (Sunseeker designer) and Palmer Johnson (known for the very high quality builds). Twin MTU diesels and a jet turbine combine to offer a unique yachting experience.

NOTE - February 2016 price reduction from Eur 995,000 to a new incredible asking price of Euro 750,000 VAT paid and a further reduction to Euros 495,000

OCI CIORNIE is a truly unique motor yacht and at the time of her launch almost visionary. The result is an extraordinary design and build with a budget allowing for an incredibly detailed and lengthy design and build process. This is a yacht for an owner looking for something very different. The engineering is seldom if even seen on a private yacht and would appeal to someone who knows and understands out of the ordinary thinking. The deck layout works very well as essentially the saloon and forward outside spaces are one level. The interior of the main saloon have design nods to vintage aircraft design and build which is spectacular. There is, perhaps, some work to do to the sleeping accommodation which could benefit from some updating together with a modification required to the owners cabin for a double berth arrangement.

OCI CIORNIE is equipped with a CODAG system composed of two diesel engines coupled to two waterjets through a reduction gear together with a Lycoming gas turbine. The gas turbine is coupled to a surface propeller through gear reducer and power is transmitted to an Arneson drive. The system is based on that developed for use on naval ships. The objective was to build a boat capable of achieving the highest performance in terms of speed achievable at the time of the project.

Combined diesel and gas (CODAG) is a type of propulsion system for ships which need a maximum speed that is considerably faster than their cruise speed, particularly warships like modern frigates or corvettes.

The owner was a man at the forefront in the use of innovative technologies and the combination of its demands with the genius of the famous Don Shead and the professionalism of the shipyard Palmer Johnson have created a unique product and at the same time a yacht that is really very special.



Palmer Johnson


PJ 25

Cruise Speed:

35 KTS

Max Speed:

55 KTS

Range NMI:



6' 2"

Engine Details:

Detroit/MTU 16V2000

Engine 1:

Engine 2:

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

27000 GAL

Water Capacity:

1500 GAL


8 guests in 3 staterooms and 4 crew in 2 cabins


Open plan saloon area with seating area aft, moving forward to galley area with stowage areas and forward to helm position. Access provided for lower accommodation via stair well and three opening doors to aft cockpit, side decks and forward cockpit.

2 x sets ships clock, barometer and hydrometers

Other Living Areas:

External seating area outside and forward of main saloon. Table provided for al fresco dining. Small aft cockpit with access to saloon and aft deck for stowage, mooring and access to passerelle and bathing platform.

Owner stateroom:

Two single bunks with small deck and chair and aft access to shower and heads. Please note, the current arrangement could be reconfigured to provide a double bed if required.

VIP Stateroom:

Forward with V berth providing 2 singles and ensuite shower and heads compartments

Guest stateroom:

Two guest cabins with twin bunks and ensuite head and shower compartments.

Crew Accommodation:

Two crew cabins with bunks, seating area with table and heads compartment. Aft end of crew cabin provides engine room access and also stair access to saloon.

Engines: Twin Detroit/MTU 16V2000 turbo charged diesel and a AlliedSignal Textron Lycoming TF40 Turbine Morse electronic engine controls with MTU electronic engine management system with repeaters at helm and engine room

Generators: Two Kohler 20Kw50 Hz

Steering: Humphree ride control and steering system with autopilot connected to Hamilton jet control system

Propellers: Hamilton waterjets on main diesel propulsion and year 2005 Ellis propeller on Arneson surface drive. Spare original Rolla propeller available

Gearbox: Two Twin disc reduction gears on diesel propulsion and one Cincinnati Gear reduction 9.0588:1

Water maker: Village Marine 200 ltrs per hour

Stabilizers: Custom gyro controlled automatic flap ride control system (RCS)

Air-conditioning: Marine Air 180,000 btu with 12fan coils

Voltage: 380V/220V AC and 24V/12V DC systems

Frequency: 50 Hz

Shore power converter: Martignoni automatic transformer (2005)

Inverter: Mastervolt 24v 3000 watts

Batteries: 10 Deka Seamate 245Ah for service system

Magnetic compass: Raymarine fluxgate and gyro compass

Satellite compass: Furuno

Log: Raymarine Tridata ST60

Depth sounder: Raymarine Tridata ST60

Sonar: Raymarine

Autopilot: Navcontrol AP 3003

Radar: 2 x Raymarine Pathfinder RL80C

Electronic chart system: Raymarine

GPS: Raymarine

Instrumentation system (wind speed & direction):  4 x VDS 10” marine display system with trackball controls

Inmarsat: Nera

Broadband Internet: Netgear wireless Adsl router

GSM: Yes

Weather instrument: Oregon

VHF: 2 x Simrad RS87

Mini M: Nera

Telephone exchange: Panasonic with six wireless handsets

TV/ DVD: Phillips 40” LCD in saloon with Sony Bravia LCD TV’s and DVD players in sleeping cabins

Satellite: Seatel Coastal 24

Music system: Bose Audio system

Refrigerator: 265 ltrs custom Frigomar

Freezer: 110 ltrs Custom Frigomar

Oven: Miele

Hob: Miele four pan induction

Coffee machine

Dishwasher: Miele

Washer dryer machine: Smeg in crew accommodation


Access ladder via hatch to saloon cabin top form aft deck

Access to large cockpit stowage area on port side of aft deck

Day head access to stb side of aft deck

Shower on aft deck



Anchors & chain

Windlass: Lewmar V6

Passarelle: Hydrosystem custom 24v hydraulically operated in Carbon

Bathing ladder: Stainless steel

Bimini top: Possible installation to bow relaxation area

Stern capstans:A x Enterprises Bruno Breda custom line handlers and 2 x Sanguinetti pop up mooring winches

Zodiac 3.2m rib with 10hp Mercury outboard

Life jackets

Fire–fighting equipment: Sea Fire FM-200 32 ltrs with four extinguishers

Bilge & fire pumps

Searchlight: ACR with remote control

Security cameras: 2 x Panasonic color CCTV domes with monitors and camera in engine room

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. 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.

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.

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