Palmer Johnson Building Two 210 Sport Yachts, Its Largest Stateside

The new year started off on the right foot for Palmer Johnson, which signed two contracts for its 210 Sport Yacht series. The sales occurred just prior to the launch of Palmer Johnson’s latest 120 Sport Yacht. Both big megayachts will be built at Palmer Johnson’s Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin shipyard, marking its largest projects to date. Both also mark the largest megayachts ever made in the state.

The two megayachts bear the code names Project Stimulus and Project Hermes. Styling for the all-aluminum series is by Nuvolari-Lenard, though Project Stimulus and Project Hermes will differ somewhat. Project Stimulus will measure 215 feet (65.5 meters), while Project Hermes will be 210 feet (64 meters). As you can see in the profile above for Project Stimulus, her foredeck will feature a pool and sunning area. It’s in addition to a similarly arranged space aft. Project Hermes, meanwhile, will have just the aft pool and lounges/sunpads. That could mean the foredeck area will double as a touch-and-go helipad. (Full details haven’t been disclosed.)

Inside, both yachts will have accommodations for 12 in the owner’s party. Whether they’re enjoying the saloon or skylounge, or even out on deck, they’ll also enjoy a good turn of speed. Both megayachts are expected to top out around 28 knots, given MTU power.

Project Stimulus and Project Hermes are anticipated to launch in 2013. And speaking of anticipating, Palmer Johnson’s president, Mike Kelsey, Jr., told BizTimes Media that these should lead to 150 to 200 people being employed at its shipyard. “We’re very happy for the community of Sturgeon Bay,” he was quoted as saying.

Moran Yacht & Ship is serving as the owner’s representative for both Project Stimulus and Project Hermes. It additionally has the central listing for Project Hermes, priced at $59 million.

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