37.5 Meter Palmer Johnson
The 37.5 meter Palmer Johnson motor yacht Temptation was sold with Tom George Yacht Group representing the buyer. Temptation’s asking price was $5.9 million.
Temptation was delivered in 2005 by US yard Palmer Johnson with a design by Nuvolari Lenard. She was refit in 2012. Temptation accommodates up to eight guests with four cabins including a main deck master suite, full beam VIP suite and two doubles with queen beds. Each cabin comes equipped with Samsung HD televisions, entertainment centers and en suite bathrooms.
The interior boasts rich wood paneling, and the main saloon enjoys comfortable seating via couches and easy chairs. A state of the art entertainment center boasts a Samsung 58 inch television and Bose surround sound system. A forward dining area comes with seating for eight and plenty of cabinet storage.
Temptation’s deck includes a dining table that seats eight and a nearby full service bar. The aft deck is air conditioned, and two staircases lead down to the below swim platform.
The flybridges comes complete with two Crown Mariner helm chairs, full bar, multiple fridges, dining area and a barbecue grill. Further aft is a jacuzzi hot tub and adjacent sun pads.
Temptation is powered by twin 1,800hp MTU diesel providing a cruising speed of 14 knots.
The Temptation transaction started with a long-time Tom George Yacht Group client desiring to pursue a larger yacht in which some operational expenses could be offset through chartering. Tom George not only searched the market for available product matching his clients’ needs, but also spent time educating his client on how to proceed with chartering upon taking possession of the yacht.
Temptation was an excellent fit with a long charter history accompanied by a stellar reputation. As only one of a handful of the fiberglass 123 foot yachts built by Palmer Johnson, Temptation boasts an excellent layout quite conducive for the charter market.
After a successful transaction, Tom George further managed an extensive refit budget on behalf of his client, overseeing all elements of the refit as Temptation was further updated to ensure she met the client’s standards.
The sale of Temptation represents one of many examples of Tom George matching the right product to his client’s needs and guiding his clients through not just the closing of a yacht purchase but through various elements of yacht ownership such as managing a refit and assisting with charter operations. Tom George’s commitment to his clients is the basis for the recognition Tom George Yacht Group continually receives by loyal clients and industry peers for exceeding client expectations.
Tom George, CPYB, is the president of Tom George Yacht Group and is widely recognized as a mega yacht expert. Should you have any questions about this transaction or any other yacht brokerage services, feel free to contact Tom George directly.