2010 Palmer Johnson 171' (52.36 m) Sport Yacht 170

Nice, France

Refit Year: 2019 DB9

Motor Yacht DB9 is a 171’ 9” (52.36m) yacht for sale, built and launched by yacht builder Palmer Johnson and delivered in 2010 refit in 2019. This vessel sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms and has accommodations for 12 crew in 6 cabins.


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Flag of Registry: Cayman Islands

Vessel ID# 2790724    Last Updated: 2023-05-10 08:59:19

$ 21,534,615 USD


Marine Sales & Charters is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Worth Avenue Yachts. 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



LOA: 171' 9'' (52.36 Meters)

Type: Power- Used

Year: 2010

Refit Year: 2019

Beam: 31' 3''

Draft Max: 7' 11''

Cabins: 5

Sleeps: 12

Crew Cabins: 6

Captain's Quarters: Yes

Crew Sleeps: 11

Maximum Speed: 32 Knots

Cruise Speed: 18 Knots

Range NMI: 3400

Fuel Type: Diesel

Super Structure Material: Aluminum

Hull Material: Aluminum

Hull Shape: Semi Displacement

Fuel Tank: 15667.52 Gallons (59308 Liters)

Fresh Water: 1822.79 Gallons (6900 Liters)

Gross Tonnage: 495

Displacement: 148 tonnes

Classification: Lloyd's

Interior Designer: Nuvolari Lenard

Builder: Palmer Johnson

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Engine 1

  • Engine Make: MTU
  • Engine Model: 16V 4000 M93L
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Power HP: 4613.00
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 2630.00
  • Hours Date: 02-10-2023

Engine 2

  • Engine Make: MTU
  • Engine Model: 16V 4000 M93L
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Power HP: 4613.00
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 2630.00
  • Hours Date: 02-10-2023


Generator 1

  • Generator Make: Kohler
  • Generator KW: 80.00
  • Generator Hours: 8720.00

Generator 2

  • Generator Make: Kohler
  • Generator KW: 80.00
  • Generator Hours: 9700.00

Generator 3

  • Generator Make: Kohler
  • Generator KW: 80.00
  • Generator Hours: 9570.00

Full Details


*Not for sale to US residents while in US waters.

The groundbreaking PJ 170 Sport Yacht is Palmer Johnson’s even more sensational upgrade to the 150’ model preceding her. “DB9” is a sleek 52m/171’ superyacht and the only yacht of the series, of 3, to feature an open sundeck for a sleek and aggressive profile while keeping her under 500GT. DB9’s sweeping curves and striking metallic champagne exterior ensure she turns heads wherever she travels.

The timeless styling from Nuvolari & Lenard offers a sleek profile paired with an elegant, light, and bright contemporary interior and is one of the largest sport yachts afloat. Setting new standards in comfort and luxury, her highlights include a full-beam Owner’s suite, three separate pool areas, plus a fabulous open-air cinema on the sundeck.

With accommodation for 12 guests across her 5 luxurious staterooms, DB9’s interior layout is both spacious and versatile for an exceptional owner and guest experience. She also has accommodations for her dedicated and professional 11-person crew on the lower deck. Note a large Captain cabin on the main deck with a double berth, which can increase crew to 12.

Key Features

• Sleeps 12 in 5 cabins with 12 in crew

• Full metallic "Champagne” exterior paint with 5 clear coats (2019)

• Zero speed stabilizers and speeds to 30+kts

• 25’/8m foredeck pool + transom aft facing jacuzzi pool + hot tub on flybridge

• Light and bright interior, with unprecedented overhead height (2.3m/7'6" in salon) and dramatic 1.5-story bar area forward salon


Aft Deck

Designed to enhance the outdoor lifestyle, DB9’s aft deck offers direct access to the water when swimming or using her impressive collection of water toys. The integral teak clad swim-platform houses a hidden “pop-up” Passarelle that affords boarding from aft or the starboard side dock. It can also be used as a diving platform when at anchor. The hydraulic swim ladder can be employed for ease of access to and from the water.

Twin stairs lead up to an infinity-edge jacuzzi pool, configured so guests can enjoy the wonderful vistas aft, while underway, or at anchor with an oversized sun pad just behind.

The capacious aft deck also features an elegant seating area, most of which is under the hard-top, with a transom sofa, 2 x loveseats and 2 occasional chairs which can accommodate a full guest complement, around 4 teak and stainless cocktail tables, which can be expanded to create an informal dining area.

In addition, there is a round dining table and chairs under the covered aft deck, which comfortably seats 10, flanked by teak-topped buffet cabinets port and starboard. The starboard side has a wet bar with a fridge. The current owner added 25 tons of sacrificial reverse cycle air conditioning to the covered aft deck area so it can be enjoyed in any weather. There are 2 wing doors that further close the area off from the side decks to port and starboard.

Elegant open tread stairs on the port side lead up to the sundeck, while curved passageways with wing doors lead to side decks proceeding forward to the large foredeck.


The teak-covered foredeck is another superlative guest entertaining area ahead of her time. Featuring a large 8m/25’ pool (which doubles as a tender storage area and houses the 21' Castoldi RIB tender), a U-shaped seating/lounging area aft of the pool, and flanked by teak loungers and parasols. Hidden under teak hatches are two garages for housing jet skis (1 each port and starboard). The hidden center-line, pop-up extendable davit, allows the launch of the foredeck toys on either side of the vessel. Anchor gear is also hidden under hatches, giving a seamless and uncluttered look.

Main Salon

Proceeding forward from the aft deck, you enter the salon through a full-height glass and stainless electric door, which is one of 3 panels across the breadth of the salon aft. Upon entering the salon, you are immediately struck by the expanse of this bright and calming space with great overhead height (7'6"). Large windows with minimum mullions surround the area, letting natural light flood in, this is enhanced by the light satin cabinetry, light wood floors with white rugs, and white furniture. 

The large salon is split into 3 zones, the sofa area aft, separated by a buffet from the formal dining area in the middle, separated from the forward formal bar area by a guest stateroom stairwell.

To port is the comfortable lounging area, opposite a 48” pop-up TV, which hides the dedicated Owner’s suite stairwell to starboard. There is an 84” TV on the forward bulkhead, behind the bar that is hidden behind a mirror.

The circular glass-topped dining table for 10 guests is serviced by 3 buffet cabinets and tray ceilings. As you proceed forward to the centered formal bar across the forward bulkhead, you are struck by the vaulted ceiling which houses an art deco-inspired 3-tiered crystal chandelier. The elegant backlit white quartz bar top adds to the sophisticated ambiance of this full-service space, with 6 swivel barstools.

Set around a central foyer on the lower deck, DB9’s guest accommodation includes two queen staterooms and two twin staterooms each with an additional Pullman berth. Beautifully finished with contrasting wood paneling, each stateroom enjoys ensuite bathroom facilities.


Beautifully finished with stylish black lounge furniture and oversized parasols, DB9’s vast sundeck is the ideal space to unwind. Take a dip in the on-deck spa, enjoy a leisurely lunch overlooking the Mediterranean or sit back and watch a movie screened on DB9’s open-air cinema.


• Full beam Owner’s king stateroom with private entrance amidship

• 2 x Queen VIP staterooms

• 2 x Twin cabins, each with a Pullman berth

• Accommodation for 11 crew members

Main Machinery

• Main Engines 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M93L 4,613HP

• Engine Hours: 2,630 (Feb 2023)

• Gear Boxes 2 x ZF, 905v

• Shafts: Reversed

• Watermaker Duplex, with ultraviolet sterilizer

• Gross Tonnage: 495


• 10kts (Maximum Range) 100 litres/hr - Range 5,267 miles

• 15kts (Economical cruising) 334 litres/hr - Range 2,366 miles

• 20kts (Cruising speed) 832 litres/hr - Range 1,266 miles

• 30kts (Maximum) 1,766 litres/hr - Range 895 miles

Auxiliary Machinery and Electrical System

• Electricity 230vAC / 400vAC

• Shore Power 250 KVA & Shore Power Converter

• 3 x Kohler 80 kW generators with instrument panels

• Generator Hours: Center 10,049; Starboard 10,182; Port 8,735 (Feb 2023)

Tank Capacities (approximate)

• Fuel 59,038 litres/15,596 gallons

• Water 6,900 litres/1,822 gallons

• Clean Lub Oil 752 litres/198 gallons

• Dirty Lub Oil 2,430 litres/641 gallons

• Grey Water 1,525 litres/402 gallons

• Black Water 1,525 litres/402 gallons

Communication and Navigation Equipment

Communication Equipment

• SATCOM Thrane & Thrane

• INTERCOM Panasonic KXT7730

• SAT C Furuno

• HF/MF Radio Furuno

• 3 x Fixed VHF, including 2 x Sailor GMDSS sets + repeaters

• 4 x ICOM M-25 portable VHF

• 12 x Hytera PD685 portable UHF

• Panasonic KXT7730 w/ 21 lines; 22 extensions

• VSAT Sailor

Navigation Equipment

• Gyro Compass Simrad

• 2 X Furuno RCU – 0414 RADAR

• Automatic Pilot Simrad

• 1 x Furuno digital/ 1 x Furuno FE – 700 Depthsounder

• Chart Plotter Transas 

• Navtex Furuno Navtex NX - 700

• Furuno Universql AIS FA-150

• 1 x Furuno GPS 50/1 x Furuno GPS 32

Deck Equipment

• Anchors 2 x Manson HHP Kedge anchors x 250kg/Ea

• Anchor Chains 2 x 150m

• 2 x Maxwell windlasses

• 2 x Maxwell winches

• Searchlights 2 x Francis 300w Xenon joystick control

• Jacuzzi(s)/Pools 1 x 4-person on the sundeck, 1 x 8-person on the aft deck with "drop tank" and teak cover, 1 x outdoor 8m saltwater pool on foredeck

• Tender center-line crane Steelhead with SWL 3,870 lb/1,760 kg for discharging to port or starboard

• Boarding Gangway Opacmare at stern

• Hydraulic swim ladder on swim platform

• Port and starboard, hidden, fold out, wing stations on sundeck

• 2 x Large parasols on sundeck, sunshade aft on sundeck

Audio/Visual and Entertainment Systems

• Central A/V system Crestron

• Central video system Kaleidescape

• 8 x Apple TVs + 3 x IPTV boxes

• 8 x iPod docking stations


• Master Cabin: 1 x 60” Sharp HD

• Main saloon: 1 x 86” LG HD and 1 x 48” Sharp HD

• Aft Deck: 1 x 55” Samsung HD

• Guest Cabins: 2 x 32” Sharp HD and 2 24’ LG HD

• Crew Mess/Galley/Captain Cabin: 3 x 32” LG HD

• 1 x Cinema projector

Galley and Laundry Equipment

Main Galley

• 1 x Gaggenau oven

• 1 x Gaggenau hob plate

• 2 x Miele Ovens

• 1 x Miele steamer oven

• 1 x Miele microwave

• 1 x Miele dishwasher

• 2 x Frigoboat refrigerators

• 1 x Insinkerator macerator

• 1 x Bimbi Thermomix

Crew Area

• 1 x Liebherr fridge/freezer

• 2 x Frigoboat freezers

• 1 x Frigoboat refrigerator

• 1 x Samsung Microwave

• 1 x Miele dishwasher

• 1 x Tramontin Wine Cooler

• 2 x Toasters (Bosch & DeLonghi)

• 1 x Cuisinart Subiia Kettle


• 2 x Miele professional washing machines

• 2 x Miele professional dryers

• 1 x Miele ironing roller

• 1 x Phillips steam iron

• 1 x Steam-One clothes steamer

• 1 x Miele power plus vacuum cleaner

Other Equipment

• Swimming Pool 25’/8m on the bow

• Jacuzzis: 1 x aft facing inset into the aft deck transom, with infinity edge waterfall feature; 1 x sundeck

• Open-air cinema on sundeck

• 3 x Hoshizaki Icemakers (Flydeck, aft deck bar, saloon bar)

• 2 x external fridges: One x Klarstein / One x Isotherm (Flydeck & aft deck bar)

• 1 x Liebherr fridge (Saloon bar)

• Mini fridges x three Frigoboat (Master suite, lower guest area, captain cabin)

Safety and Security Equipment

• 5 x Zodiac, 12-person life rafts

• 4 x Float free life rafts + 1 x Fixed

• 4 x Life rings of which 2 with orange smoke

• 1 x EPIRB Jotron

• 12 x Parachute Flares (4 water)

• 10 x Medical bags - MCA

• 32 x Adult and Child life jackets

• 4 x Line throwing appliances

• 24 x Immersion suits

• 2 x Self-contained breathing apparatus sets and fire suits

• 2 x Emergency VHF sets

Tenders and Toys

• 1 x Castoldi Jet 21 tender

• 2 x SEADOO 3 seat wave runners (in foredeck side garages)

• 2 x Jobe biscuits

• 1 x Jobe banana

• 2 x wakeboards

• 1 x Mono-ski

• 1 set x junior water-skis

• 1 set x adult water-skis

• 2 x Cargo Sea-bobs

• 1 x Bauer dive compressor

• 5 x Mares dive sets (Assorted sizes)

• 12 x snorkel sets (Assorted sizes)

• 3 x fishing rods and tackle


• Full paint job on purchase and 5 coats of clear (2019)

• Change main bearings on Gyro Stabilizers, replaced the sealed house casings (2019)

• New watermakers fitted with 2 x 2400 GPD (2019)

• All new interior soft furnishings including carpets, sofa’s, overheads and blinds. New back-lit white quartz formal wet-bar in salon. New dining table and chairs in salon (2019)

• 17KW hydraulic pump replaced and re-new all hydraulic lines (2020)

• Anchors upgraded to stainless steel (Sept 2020)

• Rebuild sea water pumps and replace chill water pump for air conditioning, clean all interior air handlers (Nov 2020)

• Add 25 tonne air conditioning system for aft deck area (2020)

• Starboard generator rewired (Feb 2020)

• Replace all hydraulic hoses on crane / Replaced spectra fall line (May 2020)

• Replace freshwater pump and install soft start (June 2020)

• Replace sound system on aft deck (Nov 2021)

• TV-ro antennas service (April 2021)

• Replaced VSAT antenna with SAILOR (April 2021)

• Main engine shafts and props out for inspection and certification (April 2021)

• Sea water pumps on main engines replaced (July 2021)

• Replace all batteries, main engines, generators, and emergency (June 2021)

• Treatment system certification and general maintenance (July 2021)

• Bilge and fire pump serviced in Rybovich shipyard (April 2021)

• Replace hydraulic hoses throughout, including Passarella (May 2022)

• Aft Jacuzzi replaced electronics (July 2022)

• Stabilizers: Replace electronics. Rebuild hydraulic pumps, replaced heat exchanger (April 2022)

• Jowa bilge separator maintenance and certification from Jowa specialist (June 2022)

• Change all hydraulic hoses on swim ladder and new belt (March 2022)

• Crew mess fridge/freezer replaced (July 2022)

• Captain and Chief Officer computers renewed (May 2022)

• Aft Jacuzzi heat circulation pump renewed (July 2022)

• Upper radar motor replaced (June 2022)

• Wind station monitor displays replaced (June 2022)

• Bottom Painted (Oct 2022) 

• 2 x Miele ovens (in addition to existing Gaggeneau) (Dec 2022)

• Lloyds Special 10yr survey and inspections (completed Dec 2022), including audio-gauge of bottom and all new thru-hulls (Sept 2022) 15yr due Dec. 2027

• Main Engine 2,250hrs service including, rack calibration, boroscope (Dec 2022)

• Port Generator new alternator (Dec 2022)


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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