1983 Palmer Johnson Tri-Masted Staysail

Arabella Used Boat For Sale | ID# 2771363

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157' Palmer Johnson 1983

Palmer Johnson Tri-Masted Staysail 1983 For Sale in Newport, Rhode Island


Newport, Rhode Island


  • Length Overall: 157'
  • Beam: 24'
  • Maximum Draft: 12' 6"
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    General Description

    Bluewater Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Denison Yachting. 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

    Key Features

    ARABELLA offers the best of both worlds. A classic appearance with all of the modern convinces you could want. Some key features to highlight are:

    • Automated Rigging 
    • Two Anchors with 400' of chain each
    • Varnished Mahogany Cap Rails
    • Teak Deck
    • Covered Oversized- U shaped Settee on the Aft Deck
    • Full Sized Jacuzzi
    • Massive Aft deck capable of accommodating up to 60 guest 
    • Raymarine Electronics 
    • Simrad Autopilot
    • Spacious Forward Sundeck
    • Tender Storage
    • 2 Northern lights Generators
    •  Chesterfield Ultraleather throughout the salon
    • All 20 Staterooms have En-Suite Heads and Showers

    Not only is ARABELLA beautiful to look at, her exterior offers the perfect entertaining space for any number of guests.

    On Deck:

    • Teak Decks
    • Full sized 6 Person Jacuzzi on the Aft Deck
    • Forward Sun Deck
    • Oversized covered u-shaped settee with custom cushions made by Hinckley
    • Spacious Aft deck capable of accommodating 60 people
    • Aft deck cold storage locker

    Deck Equipment:

    • Foremast – Lewmar 50 ST winch; Lewmar Winches with Wire Wheel
    • Mainmast – Lewmar Winch Wire Wheel; Barient 28 Winches
    • Mizzen Mast – Lewmar 58 ST; Lewmar 50; Lewmar 50 Boom Winch
    • Deck – Barient Hydraulic Winches; Seaway Reel Winches
    • 4 Hood Yacht Systems Hydraulic Furling Systems
    • Navtec Hydraulic Backstay Tensioner
    • 2 Plough Anchors
    • Large Keypower Hydraulic Windlass w/Wildcat & Capstan  Starboard Side of Foredeck
    • Small Keypower Hydraulic Windlass w/Wildcat & Capstan  Port Side of Foredeck 
    • 8 x 8 Stainless Samson Post  Foredeck
    • 6 Stainless Mooring Bitts  Aft Deck 5 Double Stainless Bitts  Aft Deck

    Masts and Rigging 

    • Main Staysail (2009)
    • Mizzen (Fall 2010)
    • Mizzen Staysail (2016)
    • Fore Staysail
    • Inner Jib (2016)
    • Outer Jib (2016)
    • Main Fisherman
    • Forward Fisherman (2016)

    ARABELLA's interior will make you feel right at home with her luxurious, yet welcoming finishes. 


    • Full mahogany bar
    • Satellite Tv and radio
    • Curved Seetee seating along port and starboard sides with tables allowing up to 48 guests to be seated at once 
    • Large windows offering ample natural light 
    • Buffet area with cold storage


    •  Commercial Coffee Maker
    •  Moffat Commercial Oven
    •  Regency USA Dual Oven/Broiler
    •  Stainless steel food preparation counters 
    •  Garland Induction countertop stove 
    •  2 Amana stainless steel microwave ovens 
    •  Cospolich 4 door stainless steel chest freezer 
    •  Hobart stainless commercial grade dishwasher 
    •  Stainless sinks adjacent to food prep and dishwasher 
    •  Cold Buffet with Manitowoc icemaker  
    •  True large capacity under counter commercial refrigerator


    • (6) Forward staterooms with queen berths
    • (6) Forward staterooms with double berths or upper/lower berths
    • (6) Aft staterooms with upper/lower berths
    • (2) Aft cabins with two with small double berths
    • All Staterooms provide private En-Suite access
    • Viewing Port Hole in each Stateroom
    • Private Climate Control in each Stateroom

    Main Bridge:

    •  Felcom 16 Ship Security Alert System
    •  32” diameter stainless steel wheel
    •  Horizon Intrepid VHF Radio
    •  P Sea Concepts 24-mile Radar
    •  Raytheon Speed-Depth Gauge (New Transducer 2010)
    •  Raymarine E-120 Radar
    •  Raymarine C-120 Chart Plotter
    •  Raymarine AIS-500 (2004)
    •  Furuno 24-mile Radar
    •  Raytheon Wind / Speed Gauge
    •  Robertson R135 Rudder Angle Indicator
    •  Raytheon Tri-Data ST 60
    •  Depth/Speed Log
    •  Robertson AP22 Repeater
    •  Kobelt Hydraulic Steering Control Lever 
    •  Main Engine Exhaust Temp Gauge 
    •  Kidde Firewatch Discharge Alarm Panel 
    •  Caterpillar Digital Gauge Rack 
    •  Main Engine Tachometer 
    •  Pyrometer for Main Engine

    Forward Bridge:

    • Robertson R135 Rudder Angle Indicator  
    • Raytheon Tri-Data ST 60 
    • Depth/Speed Log 
    • Robertson AP22 Repeater 
    • Kobelt Steering Control Lever

    Navigation Station:

    •  Nobeltec Chart System 
    •  Clock and Barometer 
    •  Speedtech Temp and Barometer Gauge 
    •  Raytheon Tri-Data ST 60 Repeater 
    •  (3) Portable Handheld VHF Radios 
    •  SEA Single Sideband Radio 
    •  Repeater for VHF Radio


    • 40 kW Northern Lights Generator (New July 2016)
    • 85 kW Northern Lights Generator (2000) (New motor @ 19,000 hrs)
    • 12/24v DC and 120/208v AC systems
    • 24 to 12v Heart inverters
    • Emergency radio battery
    • 24v system - 2x banks of 6v batteries for Hous
    Mechanical Equipment

    Main Engine: 

    Caterpillar 3196 Diesel Engine, 500 HP 
    Total Rebuild in 2016

    • Twin Disc 5114 Marine Gear - 3.28 x 1
    • 5” Diameter Stainless Steel Propeller Shaft
    • Hundested Variable Pitch Propeller
    • Oil Pressure Alarm
    • High Water Alarm
    • Marine Air Systems AC – 6,000 BTU
    • Marine Air Systems AC – 24,000 BTU
    • Marine Air Systems Heat Pump
    • Groco Bronze Sea Strainers
    • Air Chime Dual Trumpet Air Horns
    • Gardner Denver  HP Air Compressor
    • Racor Fuel Filters for Main Engine and Auxiliary Equipment
    • Wagner Electro-Hydraulic Steering System
    • Electro-Guard Model 601 Corrosion Protection Level Monitor
    • 75 HP Hydraulic Bow Thruster
    • Kabola Diesel Boiler (2008)5-ton Scott Chiller Plant
    • Head Hunter Toilet Flush System
    • Pure Pro Reverse Osmosis Water Maker – 4,000 gal/day capacity 
    • Tank Sentry monitoring system for fresh water, gray water, black water 
    Recent Upgrades
    • CAT 3196 Rebuilt (July 2016)
    • 40 KW Northern Lights Generator New (2016)
    • 80KW Northern Lights Generator Replace Head  (2018)
    • Water Systems Fully Restored (2016-2017)
    • AC Restored w/adjustable Thermostat in Every Cabin (2016)
    • New Awlgrip Paint (2017)
    • New Carpet (2017)

    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.

    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.