1985 Palmer Johnson

Sunday Morning Used Boat For Sale | ID# 2783441

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Sunday Morning

92' Palmer Johnson 1985

Palmer Johnson 1985 For Sale in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


  • Length Overall: 92'
  • Beam:
  • Maximum Draft: 17'
  • Dry Weight:

Tank Capacities

  • Fuel: 2000.00 gal
  • Water: 1300.00 gal
  • Holding: 410.00 gal

Engine Information

  • Engine 1 : 1985 Mercedes Benz PM422 - 275hp

General Description

Owner may consider other boats In Trade.

2012-2013 Refit was over $2M.

Continuous Maintenance and Upgrades Since.


All Exterior Teak stripped to bare and redone Jan 2022

NEW ZEN Watermaker 200 System - Makes 55 GPH (Nov. 2022)

SUNDAY MORNING is a well-proven, world cruiser from the design board of John G. Alden Naval Architects and the respected pedigree of the renowned Palmer Johnson Yard.

This yacht offers everything a bluewater sailor would need: Protected helm station, long range capability, shallow draft, with centerboard up wind performance, a spacious five-stateroom layout, modern sail handling equipment and above-average sailing performance.

Following a very extensive refit completed in 2013 and more recent updates done by her current owners, SUNDAY MORNING is a beautiful, up-to-date and comfortable yacht!

Bluewater Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Little Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


SUNDAY MORNING sleeps six to eight owners and guests in three staterooms aft, plus two cabins forward for crew or additional guests. The interior has been thoughtfully designed and laid out to provide ample headroom throughout, generous comfortable accommodations, abundant storage, generous workspaces and lots of natural light and ventilation.


The on-deck pilothouse is accessed via port and starboard doors aft in the cockpit coaming. There is full-width cushioned seating aft and long settees port and starboard with an expandable varnished teak table on centerline. Forward of the starboard settee is a drink refrigerator (2013) and storage locker. Forward of the port settee is a large chart table/nav station with hinged opening top and chart drawers beneath. The forward section of the pilothouse has a fixed overhead with front and side windows and two opening hatches. The aft section has a soft cover on a stainless steel rigid frame with windows to observe the sails. Removable side curtains provide protection from the elements and enclosure for air conditioning and heat, or allow open air as desired when rolled up. It is a great space in inclement weather or during an offshore passage.

There are two steering stations. Aft is a stainless destroyer-type wheel on a mechanical cable system to provide the true feel of sailing. There are a console with compass, various instruments, sailing instruments, chart plotter/radar and engine controls. Forward is a teak wheel with hydraulic steering and full set of all instruments for the various systems. A removable leather-covered Stidd chair provides comfortable seating during long passages. Two large 15” daylight bright screens for the radar and chart plotting systems flank the forward helm console, along with numerous electronic repeaters.

Main Saloon

The raised saloon is entered directly from the pilothouse or up three steps from the galley. Large windows to port and starboard and three across the house front provide a light and airy feel for this area while allowing full view of the surroundings, further enhanced by two large opening overhead deck hatches. An L-shaped settee to port seats eight to ten around a large hi-lo sliding teak dining table. Opposite to starboard are two leather-covered club chairs with entertainment console and lamp between, and tambour-door storage lockers outboard. Forward to starboard is a complete bar with icemaker and numerous custom lockers for glass and bottle storage, while forward to port there are custom dinnerware storage lockers and a 42” flat screen TV on the bulkhead above. The aft saloon bulkhead is configured with cabinets and bookshelves. The entertainment center features a Samsung Blue Ray DVD multi system, Yamaha amplifier and Bose surround-sound system. Aft are stairs leading down the passageway to the guest/owner accommodations or up to the pilothouse.

Master Stateroom

The master stateroom is located aft, with a queen-sized berth on center with drawers and lockers underneath. To starboard there are two large cedar-lined hanging lockers forward with bookcases and drawer storage aft. To port is a small settee with additional locker storage. A full-length framed mirror is mounted on the forward bulkhead. Eight opening cabin/hull portholes and two deck hatches provide exceptional natural light and ventilation.

Forward and to port is the master head with separate stall shower, Tecma freshwater toilet and marble countertops. Three opening ports provide light and natural ventilation.

Port Guest Cabin

The larger of the two guest cabins is to port with queen-sized berth and a single outboard upper sea berth. Features include drawer storage beneath the berth and a vanity/desk with chair and mirror at the forward inboard end of the cabin. Outboard at the foot of the berth is a three-drawer bureau with mirrored-door locker above, while inboard is a large cedar-lined hanging locker. Light and ventilation are provided by two opening hull ports and a deck prism. An ensuite head is entered directly aft and has a separate stall shower, Tecma freshwater toilet, marble counter tops and opening hull port.

Starboard Guest Cabin

The starboard guest cabin features a large lower double berth and upper outboard berth. There are multiple drawers beneath the berth and four large drawers in a bureau with mirror at the forward end of the cabin, along with cedar-lined hanging locker aft. Light and ventilation are provided by two opening hull ports and a deck prism. An ensuite private head aft includes Tecma freshwater toilet, shower, marble countertop, and opening hull port.


A notable feature of this yacht is her galley, which was completely rebuilt in 2013 to maximize storage space and provide privacy from the main salon with clever sliding and hinged doors. In addition, all appliances were replaced. Primary features include:

  • Black granite countertops
  • Custom stainless steel sink with retractable faucet
  • Force-10 five-burner gas stove and oven
  • GE microwave oven
  • Twin Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer drawers
  • Top-opening refrigerator outboard aft
  • Twin sub-sole freezer compartments
  • Miele dishwasher
  • KitchenAid trash compactor


Opposite the galley and aft of the captain’s cabin is a large L-shaped settee/dinette opening inboard with large teak table and leather cushions. It can be used as a crew mess or for casual dining by owner/guest. The storage space in lockers, drawers and beneath the settee and cabin sole is substantial. A second icemaker is outboard, in addition to the one in the main saloon bar. There is also a 21” flat screen TV with speakers.

Crew Cabin

Located forward and just aft of the sail and chain lockers, this cabin includes one lower and two upper berths. Storage is provided by numerous drawers and a cedar-lined hanging locker, and there is a hinged table on centerline forward. An overhead hatch with removable stainless ladder provides direct deck access, with four additional opening hull ports for light and ventilation.

Captain’s Cabin

The captain’s cabin is aft of the crew cabin and to starboard, with a double berth outboard, cedar-lined hanging locker forward and separate washer/dryer units aft. There is a tremendous amount of storage beneath the berth, which includes a small refrigerator. Four opening ports and a deck hatch provide great light and ventilation. There are remote sailing instrument and GPS displays. Across the passageway is the crew head with Tecma freshwater toilet and shower.

Electrical Systems


  • 120/240 Volt single phase 60 Hz ship’s AC system
  • 24 Volt and 12 Volt DC ship’s system
  • A/SEA shore power conversion system
  • 25 kW Northern Lights generator – 2013, 2,633 hours
  • 12 kW Northern Lights generator – 2013, 2,733 hours
  • (3) Mastervolt 100 amp battery chargers
  • Mastervolt charger for starting batteries
  • Mastervolt 2500 watt 110 AC 60-cycle inverter/charger
  • Mastervolt control panel at forward helm
  • Batteries: (2) 8 D Engine start, (2) Generator start and (20) Victron AGM house bank – all new 2013 (House bank capacity doubled in 2013 for extended quiet ship operation)
  • (2) 50 amp 250 Volt shore power inlets, each side
  • (2) 100’ shore power cords
  • Multiple adapters

Hull and Construction


Welded aluminum hull and deck with keel and skeg-hung rudder. Keel is lead-filled with sealed housing for the centerboard trunk. Centerboard is foam-filled aluminum with hydraulic hoist system. The main decks have ankle-high bulwarks fitted with a teak caprail around the full perimeter. Bow and stern rails are stainless with stanchions, lifelines and boarding gates port and starboard. The deck is overlaid in teak planking, all new in 2013. Aft deck hatches are recently installed Rondal flush style. Awlgrip Navy Blue hull with white boot stripe and black bottom, all done in 2013. Deck and superstructure were freshly painted in 2013 with Matterhorn White. Centerboard configuration offers minimum draft of 7’-5” with board up and a maximum draft of 17’ with board down.

  • 2021 The deck and house has been redone in Awlgrip.

Deck and Miscellaneous Equipment


  • Lofrans windlass w/ dual chain gypsies & rope capstan (rebuilt 2013)
  • CQR 180# anchor
  • Delta 150# anchor
  • Danforth storm anchor
  • (2) 300’ chain rodes
  • (8) Fenders
  • Docklines
  • Marquipt tide/ride/side boarding stairs/gangway
  • Fixed side ladder with teak treads extendable to swim ladder
  • Ship’s safe in owner’s stateroom
  • Cushions for sun bathing on aft cabin top
  • Teak table with (4) chairs for aft deck
  • Aft deck awning
  • Magma gas BBQ
  • (4) Propane bottles in dedicated vented locker
  • Custom dinghy chocks and hoisting system for aft deck storage

Sails and Rigging



  • Double-spreader aluminum main mast
  • LeisureFurl carbon fiber roller furling boom
  • Hood Stoway aluminum mizzen mast
  • Harken hydraulic roller furling headstay (2009)
  • Harken hydraulic roller furling staysail (2013)
  • Carbon fiber spinnaker pole, mast-mounted
  • Navtec hydraulic boom vang and twin backstays
  • Spreader lights – (1) set each spar and (3) sets up-facing
  • All new wire standing rigging (2013)
  • All new running rigging (2013)
  • Masts and booms all painted (2013)


  • North full battened furling main
  • Quantum roller furling yankee new in 2017
  • Quantum roller furling staysail new in 2017
  • Quantum Stoway mizzen new in 2017
  • Hood cruising spinnaker

Winches (All by Lewmar)

  • (2) #120 electric reversible primary winches
  • (2) #70 electric secondary winches aft
  • (1) #55 electric mainsheet
  • (1) #46 traveler winch
  • (1) #48 electric mizzen sheet/outhaul (new 2013)
  • (2) #48 staysail sheet winches (new 2013)
  • (1) #77 electric main halyard winch (new 2013)
  • (2) #55 halyard winches
  • (1) #55 and (2) #48 manual halyard winches
  • (1) #48 mizzen staysail halyard winch
  • (1) Reel mizzen halyard winch

Engine Room and Mechanical Equipment


The engine room with full standing headroom is located beneath the main saloon. It is entered by lift-up stairs from the galley, designed to provide access to both galley and engine room when opened. An emergency exit hatch is at the aft end of the engine room, which leads directly to the aft passageway. This space is well lit, with both 110 AC and DC lighting and includes a workbench, tool storage, a sink and the main electrical panels. The sole is easily removable diamond plate for bilge access.

  • Mercedes Benz 225 hp OM422 diesel engine with approx. 3,000 hours SMOH in late 2009 (current hour meter installed 2011 and shows 2050 hours)
  • Twin Disc MG-509 2.95:1 transmission
  • Aqua Drive CV joint between engine and gear box
  • Hundested VP5FR variable pitch propulsion system w/ 3-blade propeller
  • 3-½” propeller shaft
  • Richfield retractable 300M bow thruster
  • Dual steering quadrants on rudder shaft
  • Rudder position indicators at both helms
  • Centerboard position indicators at both helms
  • Wagner hydraulic steering - forward helm
  • Edson cable steering system - aft helm
  • Emergency tiller steering w/ deck access
  • HeadHunter 24 Volt freshwater system w/ spare pump inline (both new 2013)
  • 45-gallon hot water heater (2011)
  • Sea Recovery SRC 400 watermaker with spare membrane
  • (4) Tecma 24 Volt freshwater heads for aft and forward cabins
  • 410-gallon black water waste tank
  • Black water tank macerator pump and deck pump-out
  • 380-gallon gray water waste tank forward
  • 260-gallon gray water waste tank aft
  • Fuel management system w/ transfer pump
  • Algae – X fuel polishing system
  • 4-way reversible oil transfer pump w/ waste tank
  • Kahlenberg dual trumpet compressed air horn
  • Air compressor with tool take-off (2013)
  • Racor dual fuel filters for main engine
  • Engine-driven bilge pump w/manual backup
  • Hi-water bilge alarms
  • Edson manual bilge pump w/ deck access
  • 24 Volt engine room induction blower system
  • Halon fire extinguisher system
  • Par sump pumps for all showers
  • MarineAir 120,000 BTU chilled water system with (2) air handlers and multiple zones
  • Separate MarineAir 16,000 BTU air unit added to pilothouse (2013)
  • Bosch washer and dryer units (2013)

Safety Equipment


  • Givens 8-man life raft
  • MOM
  • Life jackets
  • Flare kits
  • First aid kit

Electronics and Navigation Equipment

New Electronics in June of 2019-$31K spent

  • Three GPSMAP® 8612xsv With Mapping and Sonar
  • GMR Fantom™ 24 RADAR
  • Panoptix LiveScope™ System Thru-hull Mount
  • AIS 800 Transceiver
  • Two-Reactor™ 40 Mechanical/Retrofit/Solenoid Corepack

Other Electronics:

  • B&G H 3000 sailing instruments with (3) 20/20 and (2) analog displays at forward helm (2013)
  • B&G Hydra 2000 multifunction display at aft helm
  • (2) Furuno GP-32 GPS
  • Furuno satellite compass
  • ICOM M-504 VHF at aft helm (2013)
  • ICOM M-502 VHF at forward helm (2013)
  • Raymarine Ray-430 loudhailer
  • KVH Tracvision M7 Satellite TV system with Tri-Americas dual output (2013)
  • (5) Direct TV HD receivers with remotes (2013)
  • Wagner rudder angle indicator
  • (2) Handheld VHF

Summary of 2013 REFIT



  • Paint hull, deck, cabin house, pilothouse interior and spars
  • New teak decking – TDS System
  • All new running and standing rigging
  • Service and rebuild all winches and windlass, all new foot switches
  • Service all hydraulics and furlers
  • Add Harken staysail furler
  • Add electric winch to facilitate mizzen mainsheet/outhaul controls
  • New main halyard and staysail sheet winches
  • All new deck hatches
  • New Marquipt side stairs
  • Modify forward helm console and add instrument pods
  • Redesign and rebuild pilothouse seating and table
  • New pilothouse fridge
  • New pilothouse cushions
  • All new exterior canvas and enclosures
  • Strip and rebuild all exterior varnish


  • Rebuild galley – countertops, locker configuration, all new appliances
  • Add bulkhead with custom doors and cabinetry to close off galley from salon
  • New entertainment cabinet and equipment
  • Various custom storage lockers
  • New overhead panels in owner’s cabin
  • Add sound insulation under owner’s berth
  • (4) New shower grates
  • New blinds in main saloon
  • Various veneer repairs throughout interior
  • Various interior varnish including all soles with several coats
  • All new interior fabrics
  • Updated lighting with LED bulbs and dimmers


  • Mostly new electronics
  • Remove/replace 80% of ship’s wiring
  • Remove and rebuild all switch panels
  • (2) New generators – 12 and 25 kW
  • New batteries double original capacity of house bank
  • New alternators
  • Rebuild bow thruster
  • Redesign and rebuild centerboard hoist system
  • New rudder bearing, shaft seals and steering cables
  • Complete service of Hundested system with new shaft seals and cutlass bearings
  • All fuel removed and polished, fuel tanks cleaned and inspected
  • Replace/install various remote gauge panels
  • Numerous plumbing and hosing replacements
  • Numerous pump replacements and upgrades
  • New HVAC in pilothouse
  • New refrigeration compressors
  • New drink refrigerator and icemaker
  • New engine room fire extinguisher system
  • New washer/dryer

Broker's Notes

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The listing broker sold Sunday Morning to the current owner in 2017. Sunday Morning benefited from an extensive $2M refit in 2011. Her current owner has continued to provide her with any upgrades she has needed.

Sunday Morning has been well kept and benefitted from multiple owners who have kept up the maintenance and upgrades. She would make a good charter boat if desired and She has room for 3 crew but the current owners sail her as a couple with no crew.  



Any and all gear not mentioned in this listing including but not limited to:

  • Bicycles
  • Brownies Dive Compressor
  • Tools
  • Binoculars
  • Dinghy and Outboard (Cannot Convey Title(s), so Cannot be included)
  • Loose Electronics unless otherwise noted.


The Listing Brokerage 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 regardless of information provided. 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. PLEASE NOTE: All electronics are listed for verification purposes but not warranted in the selling price of the boat.

Engine 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, any warranties expressed or implied and/or any engine service as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

All the yacht brokerage agents at the listing company are Independent Contractors.

This listing is courtesy of the MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.