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1999 Palmer Johnson Pilothouse

Marina Del Rey, California


Palmer Johnson pedigree, 3 staterooms with ensuite heads, on-deck day head, plus crew accommodations for 3 with head & shower and crew lounge and galley.  Huge flybridge and wheelchair accessible.  MTU engines provide dependable and economical cruising. Owner's personal gear removed and ready to cruise. LLC titled.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Palmer Johnson
Model: Pilothouse
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Palmer Johnson
Designer: Ray Hunt
Construction: Aluminum
Boat Hull ID: PAJ00220H999
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 90 ft
Length Overall: 90 ft
Beam: 22'7 ft
Max Draft: 8 ft
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: MTU-DDEC
  • Model: 12V2000 M90
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,350hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 4,595
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: MTU-DDEC
  • Model: 12V2000 M90
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,350hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 4,595
Total Engine Power: 2,700hp
Cruising Speed: 12 kn
Maximum Speed: 20 kn


Fuel Tank Capacity: 5,200 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 740 gal
Holding Tank Capacity: 400 gal


Heads Count: 5
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Flybridge, Pilothouse


Brian Hovey
Chuck Hovey Yachts, Inc.


Chuck Hovey Yachts- Newport Beach
Chuck Hovey Yachts, Inc.
Newport Beach, CA, US, 92663
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.


One of Nirvana's most unique characteristics is that she is wheelchair accessible to the bridge, salon & staterooms. The yacht has been extensively refitted to make this so. A davit on the aft deck has been repurposed as a wheelchair lift, an exterior stair handle has been added, and there is an elevator going from the aft deck to the flybridge. An interior elevator goes from the salon deck to Nirvana's guest quarters. The master head has been completely redesigned, including the installation of a full shower with full vanity and grab bar, to accommodate a wheelchair. 

While complete wheelchair accessibility makes Nirvana a rarity, it does not define her. If you were not shown them, you would not know there are two elevators. First and foremost, she is an exquisitely constructed long-range cruising boat. Her deep-V, Ray Hunt-designed aluminum hull was built to world-class standards. Nirvana's stand-up engine room and large MTU motors are unmistakably those of a substantial, proper yacht. Custom built at Palmer Johnson's famed Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin facility. 

Nirvana's structural integrity and robust equipment are rivaled only by her stunning interior. Cuban mahogany cabinetry, impeccable granite work, and new sumptuous fabrics and mattresses are found throughout the yacht. Three staterooms with ensuite heads, on-deck day head, plus crew quarters for 3 with head and shower and crew lounges and galley.

Main Salon

Walking into the main salon, one cannot help but be struck by what is the calling card of Nirvana's interior - finely-crafted Cuban mahogany. Once the marveling over the excellent woodwork is complete, the salon's furnishings will come into focus - those include a massive U-shaped settee along the starboard side. Twin black granite-topped coffee tables are adjacent. On the port side is a black granite credenza that provides liquor storage and conceals the pop-up television. 

The aft section of the salon is full beam with wing doors to the side decks. In the aft section on the port side is the formal dining area and to starboard lounge area. A central door provides access to the aft deck. Forward to port is the galley which is separated from the main lounge area by a black granite-topped bar. The bar is multi-purpose where it can serve as a casual dining area or buffet serving area.

The entire salon is surrounded by over-sized windows with electronic Hunter Douglas silhouette blinds, providing an abundance of natural light. The windows are low enough so that, even when seated, good visibility is not lost. The ceiling is off-white, highlighted with traditional overhead-style deck beams and recessed brass lighting fixtures. The decor is neutral tones and rich blue providing a casual yet elegant atmosphere. Forward of the main salon is the day head which is adjacent to the yacht's interior hidden elevator.


The Galley is located forward of the salon on the port side. The bar separates this area and offers easy access, while simultaneously obscuring any food preparation that might be occurring. The black granite counter space offers a generous work area. The new appliances are well-situated for efficient use. The cabinetry is custom configured with fiddles capturing the individual storage of crystal, dinnerware, flatware and serving utensils.

  • Stainless steel Whirlpool Refrigerator/Freezer (2022)
  • Thermador 4-burner electric induction stove/oven (2022)
  • Frigidaire Professional Service Microwave (2022)
  • Fisher-Paykel dual dishwasher (2022)
  • Kitchen-Aide trash compactor
  • Icemaker - Edgestar clear ice machine
  • Garbage disposal
Master Stateroom

The lower-deck full beam Master Suite is located amidships, providing for a comfortable and smooth ride. The grand entryway is found through double-pocket doors located in the central foyer adjacent to the elevator and stairway. The Master is full beam width and features a centerline, walk-around king-size bed. On either side are built-in nightstands and reading lights. The entertainment center is hidden in cabinetry forward to port. A desk / vanity is built in forward to starboard. There is exceptional drawer and locker storage. Aft to Starboard is a very large, walk-in closet with equally excellent storage.

Aft to port is the owner's bath. There is an oversized walk-in shower with handrails allowing for wheelchair access. The fixtures are brass plated, and the granite vanity with storage is quite large. The entire suite is built of the same honey-color Cuban mahogany found throughout Nirvana.  The ceiling is off-white and tongue and groove planked with mahogany-accented deck beams and brass lighting fixtures. The decor is light beige with stark carpeting, and the fabrics are gently textured and neutral colors. New stateroom sheets and bedding are included.

Guest Staterooms (2)

The two guest staterooms are essentially mirror images of one another, with one port side and the other to starboard. Each has a double bed, wardrobe, abundant storage, entertainment system including TV's along with satellite receivers. Forward in each guest stateroom is an ensuite bath, granite counters with new brass plated faucets and a full-size stall shower. The heads have teak and holly floors and are finished to match the other areas of the yacht.

Crew Quarters

The large crew cabin is forward and separate from the owner and guest accommodations. It was reconfigured and designed for two to live comfortably. By utilizing the dinette, the cabin can be converted to accommodate and sleep a third person. On the port side are upper and lower oversized beds with privacy curtain. Entry is from the Pilothouse starboard side. There is very generous storage and a good-sized hanging locker. The dinette will seat four comfortably. Forward is the head with a separate and large stall shower. Overhead is a foredeck hatch for ventilation and emergency escape. Additionally, there is an entertainment system, large flat-screen television, refrigerator, and a full-size Bosch washer and dryer (new 2022).


The Pilothouse has a centerline helm surrounded by the various monitors, alarms, controls and navigation equipment for the yacht's operations. Adjacent to the helm is a fully adjustable Stidd captain's chair newly upholstered in blue leather. Aft is a very nice lounge newly upholstered in matching blue leather. The large windows offer exceptional vistas especially when underway. Port and starboard doors provide deck access and aft on the port side are the stairs to the flybridge. The Pilothouse cabinetry is honey-color Cuban mahogany, and the sole is teak and holly. The ceiling features tongue and groove planks with brass-lighting fixtures. 

Electronics and Navigation
  • (4) (2 pilothouse, 2 flybridge) Raymarine Axiom 12 Pros with GPS/Plotter/Radar/Sounder/Weather - 2021
  • Raymarine CCTV Cameras (2023 engine room & stern) that display through Raymarine Axiom displays
  • Raymarine Autopilot - 2023 (pilothouse & flybridge)
  • (2) Garmin GPS Map 741SX (pilothouse & flybridge)
  • Starlink
  • B&G VHF Radio (pilothouse & flybridge) (2021)
  • Flybridge stereo
  • Lumitec flybridge lighting
  • ICOM M-710 SSB
  • Raytheon Ray 430 hailer
  • Weems & Plath clock & barometer
  • Ritchie compass (pilothouse)
  • Intellian Sat TV system
  • ACR Spotlight - new 2023
  • (6) DDEC Electronic engine controls (2 engine room, 2 pilothouse, 2 flybridge)
  • (4) Engine control stations (pilothouse, flybridge & 2 wing stations)
  • CAT 6 cable throughout (2022)
  • (2) Northern Lights 40 kW generators with sound shields (Port 7991 hours, Starboard 7486 hours)
  • 12 / 24 VDC systems
  • 120 / 240 VAC single phase 60 cycle system
  • (2) 100A shore power cords with Glendinning Cablemasters and remotes
  • (2) 50A to 100A splitters

The spacious flybridge, which is accessed via stairs from the pilothouse, from the aft deck ladder, or from the aft deck elevator, is more than enough room for a large group. It is well configured for entertaining and lounging as evidenced most clearly by the cushioned seating area for 10 found under the hardtop. With a new 2021 custom granite tabletop in adjustable slider, this area is absolutely perfect for al fresco dining.

Aft to starboard is a teak storage locker with sink and propane BBQ. Opposite to port is an additional teak storage locker and service area. Aft of the centerline mast there are built-in refrigerators (new 2021). The covered and enclosed area of the flybridge is teak decked. Further aft on the boat deck is the davit and stowage area for up to a 17' tender. Aft of the boat deck is a ladder that provides alternative access to the cockpit. New flybridge enclosure 2021 - Tuffak AR polycarbonate with sliding aft panels and full opening sides.

The yacht's captain will appreciate port and starboard wing controls including throttle, gear and thruster controls. Covered by a custom Pipewelders hardtop, the centerline helm is fully instrumented with Axiom & Garmin monitors, alarms, controls and navigation equipment to operate the vessel. On top of all that, there are two Stidd helmsman chairs, newly upholstered in leather, mounted aft of the wheel.

Deck Equipment
  • Wheelchair accommodation from dock to aft deck with davit, aft deck to flybridge via elevator, and main deck foyer to staterooms with elevator
  • Ideal 4000 hydraulic windlass
  • 243 lb. Rocna (ROC110SS) polished stainless steel anchor with 300' chain
  • Maxwell 3500 electric windlass/warping drum mounted in the cockpit
  • Kahlenberg air horns with M-511 horn control
  • Marquipt 1500# davit
  • Marquipt Yacht Stair - two sets, one shorter (stern) and one longer (pilothouse) stored on port walkway between the salon and the pilothouse
  • Marquipt 24" Angle Platform allowing stair departure at 17 degrees or 45 degrees from the hull
  • Sealift/dinghy lift with removable Tanner Marine stainless steel staple rails with hydraulic adjustable height.  There are staple rail receivers in the swim step for use when the dinghy is on the lift. 
  • Complete set of dock lines, fenders and hangers
  • Bosun lockers foredeck, aft deck and lazarette
  • Bow sun cushion with bimini top sunshade - both newly upholstered
  • LED underwater lights - 2 aft & 2 side, 3 inch "Typhoon" Lumitec 12000 Lumens
  • ACR 406 EPIRB (2022)
  • Air conditioning throughout- Cruisair with Digital SMX control pads
  • Fishing rod holders in lazarette
  • Cockpit deck and swim step refit with "PlasDeck", 2024
  • Underwater lights (2021)
  • (2) Life rafts (2023)
  • Black water holding tank 400 gallons approximately
  • Grey water tank 200 gallons approximately
  • January 2024 - haul out & bottom paint at Marine Group Shipyard in San Diego, CA
Engine and Mechanical

The Engine Room is accessed via a watertight door under the aft deck. With over 7 feet of headroom, all systems and equipment are very accessible and easy to service. There is a two-way emergency escape hatch with custom pull-down ladder in the ceiling to the Salon. Engine room has removable carpet on the floor. Tool boxes.

• ZF BW190V transmissions
• Custom 5-blade Nibral propellers
• Walker Airseps for main engines
• (2) New Racor fuel filters with vacuum gauges, isolation valves and water sensor
(main engines)
• (2) Racor 500 fuel filter with vacuum gauge (generators)
• Electric fuel priming pump manifolded for each engine and generator
• Tank Tender system for all tanks
• NAIAD 302 stabilizers
• Wesmar hydraulic 16" dual prop 50 hp bow thruster - powered by starboard genset
• Hydraulic & electric emergency fire pumps
• Hydraulic & electric emergency bilge pumps
• (2) AC freshwater pumps
• DC emergency freshwater pump
• (2) 30 gallon hot water heaters with circulating pump
• Sea Recovery 1800 GPD automatic fresh water flush watermaker (not serviced)
• Sea Recovery 1600 GPD freshwater flush watermaker (serviced)
• Holding tanks: black water 350 gallons; gray water 350 gallons
• Dayton 160 PSI air compressor for air horns and tools
• Automatic CO2 Engine Room fire extinguishing system - re-certified January 2024
• CAPAC electrolysis control system
• Cruisair AC - (3) compressors total 144,000 BTU reverse cycle chilled water system

2024: New rudder seals, cutlass bearings, bottom paint, new transmission cooler port engine. Recent haul out Marine Group, San Diego, CA 


Vessel sold fully found.

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.
Additional Contact Information
Contact Brian Hovey for additional information and your viewing appointment at 949-675-8092 or 714-501-5405 (cell).
Contact Mark Rentziperis at 949-533-6505 (cell) or 949-675-8092