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APHRODITE Yacht for Sale

128' (39.01m)
Palmer Johnson

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Launched in 2000, the 128’ (39.01m) custom Palmer Johnson tri-deck motor yacht APHRODITE is a beauty to behold. With Palmer Johnson pedigree and excellent craftsmanship, this luxury yacht is perfect for owners with a taste for old Florida charm and opulent relaxation. She cruises at 14 knots, reaching a maximum speed of 18 knots. Having received her most recent refit in 2021, APHRODITE is ready to cruise and explore once again.

Classically styled by Palmer Johnson, APHRODITE’s interior is traditional with warm cherry wood joinery. The full-beam main salon is uniquely massive for this yacht’s length class, welcoming eight guests aboard. Entering from the aft deck, guests will enjoy an inordinate amount of space with gorgeous natural lighting, a full-service bar, commodious seating and a formal dining salon. Truly the perfect place to congregate, the salon also features a large retractable TV, soft royal blue carpets and sliding glass doors for the perfect ocean breeze. Her galley is a rarity. Saturated in gorgeous wood paneling, fully stocked and cozy in the sunlight, it also spotlights a beautiful country kitchen breakfast nook, abundant counter space and fully updated appliances. A separate, fully appointed office provides a quiet, private room for guests to work if needed.

Located just aft of the pilothouse, the skylounge is equal in grandeur, offering a giant plush L-shaped sofa, an 80” television, a large bar with ocean views and a dedicated exercise area. Guests can enjoy the alfresco lifestyle through the sleek glass door from the massive U-shaped settee with two different sets of varnished teak tables and a built-in barbecue. Aboard her sundeck, APHRODITE features a gigantic Jacuzzi, two large sunpads and capacious chaise lounges with retractable umbrellas. Her aft deck champions alfresco dining with a large, varnished table offering seating for up to 10 people.

APHRODITE provides four sumptuous staterooms for overnight stays, each with its own unique charm. The spacious master suite highlights a centerline king-size bed with gorgeous ambient lighting. In addition to soft carpets and an ocean-facing vanity, the room also has his-and-hers en-suite heads, as well as matching walk-in closets. The beautiful VIP stateroom, located on the accommodations deck, features a queen-size centerline berth with its own en-suite bathroom and ample storage space. The additional guest cabins include a double and two twins with a Pullman, each with its own en-suite head. APHRODITE has space for up to five crewmembers in the forward part of the boat, given the extra crew stateroom in her lazarette area.

With her Pedigree build, large swim platform capable of storing two Jet Skis and 12’ (3.7m) Novurania Tender, APHRODITE is ready for your motor yacht adventure at sea.


  • Pedigree Palmer Johnson, built in the USA
  • Large volume interior at 321GT
  • Four stateroom layout with massive, full beam main salon
  • Dedicated, private sundeck with Jacuzzi
  • Exceptionally large swim platform
  • Warm and elegant cherry wood interior throughout
  • Extensively maintained and upgraded over the years
  • Recent 2021 refit included new hull paint, A/C chillers, exterior varnish, and interior and exterior soft goods replaced


  • Jacuzzi


Builder Palmer Johnson
Model Custom
Length (LOA) 128' (39.01m)
Year 2000
Year Refit 2021
Gross Tonn. 321
Draft 7' (2.13m)
Beam 25' 11" (7.9m)
Location Newport Beach, United States
Classification RINA


Staterooms 4
King Beds 1
Twin Beds 1
Single Beds 2
Crew Cabins 3
Crew Sleeps 5

Dimensions & Capacity

LOA 128' (39.01m)
LWL 107' (32.9m)
Min Draft 5' 10" (1.78m)
Max Draft 7' (2.13m)
Fuel Tank 10,183 g (38,546 L)
Fresh Water 1,369 g (5,182 L)
Holding Tank 10,183 g (38,542 L)
Gross Tonn. 321
Displacement 65


Hull Material Aluminum
Hull Config Semi Displacement
Ext. Designer Tom Fexas Inc
Int. Designer Ralph Lauren
Max Speed 18 Knots
Cruising Speed 14 Knots
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Special Features

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  • Pedigree Palmer Johnson, built in the USA
  • Large volume interior at 321GT
  • Four stateroom layout with massive, full beam salon
  • Dedicated, private sun deck with Jacuzzi
  • Exceptionally large swimstep
  • Warm and elegant cherry wood interior throughout
  • Extensively maintained and upgraded over the years
  • Fall 2021 yard period included new hull paint, replacement of A/C compressors, new carpeting, soft goods update

Accommodations / Walkthrough

APHRODITE features a four stateroom layout with full beam master, private VIP stateroom located forward and two generous guest staterooms. The interior features elegant, warm cherry wood interior complimented by elegant and comfortable interior appointments.


The full beam main salon is absolutely massive for a yacht of this length and is a perfect platform for entertaining guests or just lounging with friends. Entering from the aft deck there is a large bar on the starboard side. There are two large sofas on the port side with coffee tables and a formal dining area occupying the forward area of the salon.


The galley is located on the main deck, forward of the main foyer. The space occupies the full beam, with lots of windows in a country kitchen style. Features include abundant counterspace, updated appliances and a large, built-in dinette.

  • Range: GE Profile Performance induction cooktop (electric)
  • Oven: KitchenAid Convection (electric)
  • Grill: Lazy-Man BBQ (LPG)
  • Microwave: Frigidaire Gallery
  • Refrigeration/Freezer: SubZero 249RP; SubZero 632
  • Icemaker: U-Line (flybridge bar)
  • Wine Cooler
  • Small Fridge: U-Line (flybridge bar), Kenmore 1.5
  • Dishwasher: Bosch
  • Trash Compactor: KitchenAid
  • Miscellaneous: Bloomfield coffee maker, Adcraft Panini Press, Nutrifaster N450 Juicer, Simonelli Micro Bar

Main Deck Office

There is an office on the main deck, adjacent to the foyer, which can be converted into to temporary stateroom for an additional guest, nanny or pilot.

Accommodations Deck

The accommodations deck is accessed via a stairwell from the main foyer and features three of the four guest staterooms. The full beam master cabin is furthest aft.

Master Stateroom

The master stateroom features a centerline king-sized bed, His-and-Hers heads and matching walk-in closets.

Vip Stateroom

The VIP stateroom is located on the accommodations deck, access via a stairwell forward of the galley. It features a centerline queen berth, ensuite head and shower and ample storage space.

Guest Staterooms

The guest staterooms are located on the accommodations deck forward of the master. The port guest stateroom features a queen berth and the starboard guest stateroom has side-by-side twins with a pullman. Both staterooms have ensuite heads and stall showers.

Crew Quarters

The crew accommodations are immediately aft of the VIP stateroom. Featuring two staterooms and can sleep four. There is an additional crew cabin aft of the engine room.

Laundry Equipment

  • Main Laundry Washer: Whirlpool Duet
  • Main Laundry Dryer: Whirlpool Duet
  • 2nd Washer: Whirlpool Duet Steam Washer
  • 2nd Dryer: Kenmore Elite

Communications Systems

  • Satellite TV System: KVH HD7
  • Telephone System: Fleet77
  • VHF Fixed: ICOM IC-M27, (2) ICOM IC-M604
  • Intercom System: Panasonic
  • Ships Computer: Hewlett Packard
  • Ships Printer: Hewlett Packard
  • SSB Radio: Sea2250


  • Radar #1: Furuno 12kW with open array
  • Radar #2: Furuno 12kW with open array
  • Autopilot: Raymarine AP80
  • GPS #1: Furuno GP33
  • GPS #2: Simrad NSS7M EVO 2
  • Plotter Software: Nobletec Time Zero, Furuno
  • Depth Sounder: Furuno
  • Video Sounder: Furuno
  • Compass: Ritchie
  • Wind Indicator: Furuno
  • Speed Indicator: Furuno

Entertainment System

  • TV’s: 80" Sharp Aquos (skylounge); 62" Samsung (master); 55" Samsung (salon); (3) 29" Samsung (guest staterooms); 32" Samsung (galley)
  • Audio Equipment: Denon IN-Command Series
  • Stereo Receiver: Denon



  • Length Overall: 128'
  • Beam: 25' 11"
  • Draft: 5' 10"
  • Gross Tonnage: 321


  • Fuel Capacity: 10,183 gallons
  • Water Capacity: 1,369 gallons
  • Grey Water: 850 gallons
  • Black Water: 850 gallons
  • Lube Oil: 227 gallons
  • Waste Oil: 227


  • Main Engines: MTU 16V2000 
  • Engine Hours: Port: 487 (long block replaced in 2012); Starboard: 5,277 (July 13, 2023)
  • Gearboxes: Detroit Diesel
  • Drive: Direct
  • Watermakers: (2) Sea Recovery, 1,200 gpd
  • Stabilizers: Naiad Dynamics
  • Bow Thruster: Hydraulic
  • Steering System: Hydraulic
  • Emergency Steering: pilothouse and lazarette
  • Filtration: Racor for fuel and Dometic Spot Zero for dock water
  • Fresh Water System: Head Hunter
  • Bilge Water System: Mialdor
  • Helm Control: Hydraulic, Jog, Wheel and Autopilot

Generators And Electricity

  • Output: 120/208 Volt, 3 Phase, 60Hz
  • Generators: 65kW Northern Lights; 40kW Northern Lights 
  • Generator hours (July 13, 2023): 40kW: 1,298 hrs ; 65kW: 1,986 hrs
  • Shore Power: (1) 480VAC shore power cord; (2) A-SEA 75kW Converters
  • Air Conditioning Type: Dometic/Cruisair, 27,000 BTU (New Chillers 10/2021)


  • Main Engines: (8) 8D batteries 8A31DM
  • Generator Starting: (4) 8D batteries
  • General Service: (2) 8A
  • Emergency: (2) 8A31DM

Skylounge And Boat Deck

The skylounge, located just aft of the pilothouse, is a large volume space with massive L-shaped sofa, 80" television, a large bar and a dedicated exercise area. Aft of the skylounge is the boat deck, featuring a massive U-shaped settee with two different sets of varnished teak tables and a built-in BBQ.

Sun Deck

The sundeck is located just above the boat deck, featuring a Jacuzzi, two large sunpads and open deck space with chaise lounges.

Deck And Hull

  • Anchor Windlass System: (2) Maxwell 6000 hydraulic; Anchors: (2) Bruce, 150 lbs each
  • Anchor chain and rode: 5/8" Triple B (400')
  • Deck Capstans: (2) Maxwell 3500 hydraulic
  • Davit/Cranes: MarQuipt Double Telescoping 2500 lbs, hydraulic
  • Accommodation Ladders: Marquipt
  • Passarelle: Marquipt, 19'
  • Spotlights: (2) ACR Electronics CPI-99 Searchlight
  • Exterior Showers
  • Swim Ladders
  • Underwater Lights: (4) LED, located at transom

Security Equipment

  • CCTV System: Panasonic System Controller
  • Cameras: (2) aft deck and engine room
  • Monitors: (1) TV One LM-1024R
  • Door Alarms: Caddx Network NX-8 Intrusion Alarm
  • Ship safe

Fire Fighting Equipment

  • Fire/Heat/Smoke Detectors: Kidde Fenwal Overhead CO Alarms/Smoke Detectors
  • Fixed CO2 System: Kidde Fenwal
  • Portable Extinguishers: (21) Various ABC portable extinguishers
  • Fire Fighting Bunker Gear: Drager Parat C Emergency fire/fume hood/suit
  • Seawater Firefighting Station: (2) 2" fire suppression hoses with appropriate nozzles, pumps and signage

Safety Equipment

  • Life Rafts: (3) Elliott SOLAS, 12-person, MK4 with hydrostatic release
  • Life Rings: (3) throwable devices
  • EPRIBs: (3) ACR
  • Flares: Yes
  • Medical Kit: Yes

Maintenance/upgrades Fall 2021

  • The following maintenance and upgrades were performed at Marine Group Boat Works in September/October 2021.
  • Awlgrip LP Hull Paint Job; Ice Blue with Lauderdale Blue accent on the transom and boot stripe
  • Exterior wood railings stripped, stained, and varnished (11 coats)
  • Anti-fouling paint
  • Running gear serviced, including propellor tuning, shafts pulled, and cutlass bearings replaced
  • All three Air Conditioning chillers replaced with new
  • New salon carpet and soft goods update in the main salon
  • New upholstery on all exterior cushions


  • 12' (3.7m) Novurania (2007), 90hp four-stroke Yamaha outboard engine (2006)


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APHRODITE is a USA-built, tri-deck motoryacht with Palmer Johnson pedigree and an ownership history of very experienced yachtsmen. Her interior volume is impressive for the length at 321 gross tons, highlighted by an absolutely massive main salon, excellent skylounge, complimented by generous outdoor spaces. A wonderful boat for traveling or entertaining guests, the cherry wood interior is elegant, yet warm and inviting. APHRODITE has benefited from several refits during her history and has undergone recent maintenance and upgrades under the current ownership.

APHRODITE is a rare find in this category in terms of volume, pedigree and overall quality. She must be seen to fully appreciate.


Full list of exclusions to be provided upon request. Items specifically excluded:

  • 2x Waverunners
  • 1x submersible
  • 2x Lazyboy recliners
  • 1x set of china and cutlery
  • Personal photos
  • Personal bronze artwork
  • Card Table with 4 chairs

Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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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