Palmer Johnson
Custom 87ft Sail

USD 1,800,000 (Listed price USD 1,800,000)
Year: 1975
Length: 87ft 0"

Aria build by the all famous and world renowned builder Palmer Johnson, this 87foot sail yacht is a gem in her class. Aria is a cruising cutter design and was launched in the year 1975. Her First owner had her for 25years and the second owner for two years operating charter. She has a well preserved aluminium hull for the 25 years in the great lakes of America.

The current third owner have her for 13years, made sure Aria was well upgraded and updated without sparing any expense to rebuild and refit the entire vessel inside out. Aria had new painted hull and mast in AWL grip matterhorn white,new paint inside, new electrical, new piping, new electronics, new wiring replaced and separated the AC & DC, two generators new fisher panda and one refurbished northern lights, new solar panels, new rebuilt engine room, new machinery such as engines rebuilt, new heads are fitted with marble surface, new galley with Corian surface, new hydraulic swim platform at aft, with new certified Burmese teak decks, new Lewmar hatches that flushes with deck, two EPIRBs  and the list goes on... The upgrade took a total of 20 months to complete.

Aria has 5 cabins with en-suit and accommodates 10 guests comfortably. The master cabin is located at the Aft of the vessel and Captain cabins at the Bow with access to deck at bulkhead or through the guest cabins, the other three cabins which accommodate up to 6 guests is single berths.

Aria is easily handled by 2 persons, she is well equipped and designed, and she is truly a push button sail yacht. Her boom less main sails and head sail unfurl effortlessly with good speed. The Centerboards main and small aft centerboard which adds on another feature to her sailing quality. With good windward abilities and with the aft board assisting her directional ability in large swell. Owner had sailed oceans in Aria and this feature with both boards also fully refurbished and refitted. Aria also well equipped with vari pitch props, steering jog switch and bow thruster. The engine is rebuilt by Volvo official dealer and is around 80hrs since rebuild and her bronze propeller is variable pitch type by Hundested.All her winches were rebuild.

Aria has a large and covered cockpit which is excellent for entertaining guest and dining, the cockpit is just behind the helm which also has a new Vitri Frigo fridge installed. Sound system and 12V outlet and USB charging points are available too. You have the option to drop down covers in unpleasant wet or dry weather while sailing or at the berth. At the further aft under deck storage holds a washing machine, dryer and ample space for diving tanks and gear.

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Price: USD


Palmer Johnson
Custom 87ft Sail


No. of Engines
Engine No. 1
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
Engine Model
Engine Year
Fuel type
Engine hours
Total power


Length (ft)
87 ft
Max Beam (ft)
21 ft


Fuel Tank
Water Tank


Cruising Speed
8 kn
  • Number of cabins : 5
  • Number of heads : 5
  • Number of bathroom : 5
  • Number of single berths: 6
  • Number of twin berths : 3
  • Number of double Berth 2 ( Master cabin and captains cabin)
  • Brand of Engine : Volvo Penta
  • Model : TAMD74
  • Hours: 80hrs
  • Type Inboard direct drive
  • Number of units: 1
  • Engine power: 350hp
  • Fuel type : Diesel
  • Range 2500nm
  • Year 2002
  • Cruising Speed : 8knots @1,250RPM
  • Bronze propeller is variable pitch (Hundested)
Inventory Navigation Aids
  • Compass
  • Spotlight
  • 2 EPIRB (ACR)
  • Auto Pilot
  • SAT COM( Yes)
  • Fresh water tank : Aluminum 4units (6,000Liters)
  • Fuel tanks :   Aluminum 4units (6,000Liters)
  • Holding tanks: Aluminum 2units (400Liters)
  • Deck Head new design curves in to each side
  • Large Portlights, 16 units (8each side)
  • Fixed skylights 2 (saloon)
  • Wood finishing : Cherry and white oak
  • All lights LED
  • Two new chiller units (locate in engine room)
  • 10 Air conditioned outlet (serve whole interior)
  • TV in Saloon,Samsung (is linked to a video camera at the mast)
  • DVD Player,Samsung (Linked to TV)
  • Sound system,Samsung (linked to TV at saloon, hidden behind the ventilation)
  • 5 cabins En-suit (Beautifully designed wet rooms)
  • Galley and galley equipment renewed
  • Emergency exit to deck from cabin
Accesories & lights intalled on Mast
  • Forward facing Infra red video camera
  • RC searchlight
  • Anchor Light
  • Tricolour
  • Streaming light
  • Red over green
  • Red over red
  • Deack floods
  • Air Horn (Kahlenberg Original)
  • Sailor Fleet Broadband 33 antenna
  • Two  4G WiFi antennas
  • One main sail (Services by Rolly Tasker Phuket)
  • Two head sail (Services by Rolly Tasker Phuket)
  •  New Amare sheets
  • Hydraulic Furling gear,(Head furled by Harken gear & Main by Hood gear)
Mast & Rigging
  • Renewed Mast
  • Repainted White AWLGRIP
  • 3 In line Spreaders
  • Jumper strut at upper spreader (with additional upper and lower diagonal to deck)
  • 2 forestay
  • 3 backstays
  • Navtec tensioning
  • 1x19 stainless steel wire staging rigging (last replaced 2007)
  • N50 rods for lower section shrouds
  • 2 diagonals (replaced 2012)
  • Rig was removed and a complete refurbishment
  • New wiring
  • New V-Cam
  • New Spectra rigging
Ground tackle
  • Ideal Windlass  (2 units, 220V AC been convert to a double gypsy arrangement)
  • 2 (50kg CQR anchors)
  • 1 (Fortress anchor)
  • New anchor chain (150m starboard & 100m portside)
  • Fresh water wash down
  • Genset 1, (25kva) Aquamatic 74 runs GPH Water maker (2017) (refurbished Northern lights)
  • Genset 2,  Fisher Panda 251 (25kva, with 500 hrs) (NEW)
  • PTO dive compressor
  • Lewmar power commander hydraulic system
  • Vertus 15inch hydrulic bow truster (2008)
  •  Frigomatic compressors
  • Acua matic 74 gph watermaker (2017)
  • Designed for sea going
  • Theme White and with Corian counter-tops
  • Fridges 200liters  &
  • Freezer 200iters built in under the seating at dinette
  • Six (6) new water cooled  compressors (two for Freezer & two for Fridge)
  • Force 10 Oven
  • Extractor hood
  • Microwave oven
  • Convention oven & Grill
  • Ice cube maker(Scotman)
Bathroom (New)
  • Total 5 Excellent and Good Quality bathrooms
  • 5 new 24 V VDC Planos fresh water heads
  • Three new rain showers
  • New coloured laminated Glass walls
  • Marbel surface
Electrics (New)
  • 8 house battries (premium 6VDC Rolls battries c/w a self watering system
  • 4 start batteries
  • Separate battery bank for winches in lazarette
  • 16 solar panles (85 watts each, 24VDC)
  • 3,000 watt inverter
  • 3 battery chargers
  • All wiring are newly replaced during refit.
Deack Gear
  • Lewmar Custom reversible, 2units ( 2 speed 1200 winches)
  • Cockpit Winch Barient #62, 4 units
  • Mast winches Barient #62, 2 units (c/w switches)
  • Forward deck handing winch cleat Barient #62,1unit 
  • Dorade Vent, 4units
  • Deck prisms, 10
  • tinted Lewmar deck hatches flush with deck, 8units (New)
  • Fresh water for wash down fore and aft
  • Shower outside (Hot & cold)
The aft lazarette
  • Washing Machine (new)
  • Dryer
  • Spare Running rigging
  • Dive tanks (bottles)
  • Electric Oil sump transfer pump (for old oil storage)
  • Batteries and charger
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydraulic rig tensioning (Navtec)
Safety Geat
  • 10person life raft (Viking, service 2018)
  • ACR EPIRB's, 2units
  • Life jacket 20
  • Engine room fire suppression system
  • Fire hose and fire hydrant (Cockpit)
  • One tender AB 14XL (New)
  • Outboard 40hp (Yamaha, 4stroke) (Engine hours:30hrs)
  • Removable Chocks designed on deck
Swim Platform (new)
  • New Feature Hydraulic Swim platform (Located at the aft)
  • Opens as a beach deck (added in during refit)
Simpson Marine Ltd ( 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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