Final Frame – Night voyage

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 :: Features , Final Frame
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Ty Helbach,

In May, Palmer Johnson launched its largest yacht project ever: The 64-meter “Lady M,” also known as Project Stimulus, shown here in Sturgeon Bay. The yacht, which has a beam of about 31 feet, was carefully rolled down First Avenue and launched at Bay Shipbuilding.

The Lady M is the first of Palmer Johnson’s 210-foot Sport Yacht models, capable of hosting 12 guests, according to The yacht features an all-aluminum hull and can reach speeds of 28 knots.

Last summer, a group of guests of the New North Investors’ appreciation event viewed an early, unfinished Lady M (exterior only, ensuring the particulars of its interior design remained private) during a tour of Palmer Johnson hosted by company president Mike Kelsey. Kelsey says about 150 workers helped build the first-of-its kind vessel for a private owner. The yacht, which includes several staterooms, a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi, spent about two weeks in sea trials.

To view other Palmer Johnson yachts, visit