GREY MATTERS PALMER JOHNSON 150' MOTOR YACHT
Grey Matters is the best in class. No other 150' PJ or similar yacht has had the upgrades, improvements or care that Grey Matters has had. Grey Matters is the only yacht of this style in the world with zero speed fin stabilizers and zero speed gyro stabilizers.
If you would prefer the amazing adventures and vacations possible on Grey Matters rather than spending months and months in the shipyard that will be necessary to bring the other similar yachts to the condition of Grey Matters then look no further.
If nothing else your wife will be very happy with the advanced stabilization systems that were recently installed.
The seating area on the main deck aft of the salon is inviting and comfortable. Whether you are starting your day with coffee or discussing the day's activities with family and friends, you will find yourself relaxed and able to enjoy the scenery.
Moving a bit forward on the main deck is the open dining salon area. After a few great meals here you will never want to eat indoors again. The large, all-weather flat screen TVs on either side of the dining salon offer music, videos, or the ability to keep up with the current events.
A little further forward and through very large sliding glass doors is the elegant salon and formal dining salon. The large windows offer amazing views and open the salons up to be bright and welcoming. There is a large bar to the starboard side with chairs that offer a great area for more formal entertaining.
Forward of the salon area is the media/study room. This space has an enormous TV for watching movies. It closes off to offer a great space for small children to play. It also can be used for private conversations or simply to take a nap.
Forward of the media room is the large commercial galley. The galley is not lacking for any appliance, refrigeration, or freezer space.
The lower deck area is where you will find the master suite and four guest suites. Keeping the bedrooms low in the yacht offer greater comfort while underway and keep the rooms quiet during busy times on board for those who choose to sleep in.
The upper deck is the space that you have always dreamed of having on a yacht. The large seating area midship is the focal point for casual entertaining, family fun and total relaxation. A bit aft of the seating area is a large comfortable bar overlooking the hot tub. It is not hard to imagine yourself seated at the bar smoking a cigar and watching the scenery pass by. The hot tub is just aft of the bar.
Aft of the hot tub is a massive sunning area with large sun loungers.
AV & Electronics
A new Savant operated AV System
All new latest TV models including a 78 inch flat screen in the Media room, 2 large unbright outdoor TV’s on the aft deck.
The system has a PlayStation, movies on demand operated by iPad controls in all areas, Dune media player boxes which allow easy connection of personal devices, music, Apple TV.
Satellite TV includes direct TV, Sky Italia and Sky UK.
10 boxes each to provide easy switching between regions
The entertainment system extends into the crew cabins.
Flir Cameras: 2 Flir Night vision cameras for safety and security relayed to various viewing positions.
CCTV Cameras: 7x New PTZ Bosch CCTV cameras offering full coverage on various iPads and Televisions onboard of vital areas of the vessel
A new monitor screen in the Full integrated Wi-Fi network which extends to every area of the vessel including the engine room
WiFi network is controlled via a Kerio server and has 2 cradle points to allow multi sim card
3x New receiver aerials to access the network via a booster to tap into local marina networks via Ethernet Cat 6 cable or WiFi
New bridge computers for navigation and administration
- New Transas and Maxsea navigation software for Med, Caribbean and Australia
Main engines: 2 x MTU 16V4000, 2,720kW (3,650 BHP) each
Engine Hours: Port 3675 / Stbd 3695
Generator Hours: Port 9800 / Stbd 9875
10,000 hrs services completed
Gearbox: Twin Disc MG6124SC
Propellers/alternative propulsion: 2x Propeller Shafts: Temet 25 stainless steel
Steering gear: Hydraulic
Fuel capacity: 41,100 liters
Stabilizers: Quantum Marine, 2 fin
Second Stabilizer System: 3x M2600 Seakeepers Gyro stabilizers
Windlass: 2x Maxwell VWC 8000
- Bow thruster: Quantum Marine, 100 hp
5x Monitors for helm console
2x Ships Navigation Computers
Band Radar System: Furuno 2117BB/DC with 6.5 ft antenna
Band Radar System: Furuno 2117BB/DC with 4 ft antenna
DGPS System: Furuno IMO GP90D system
AIS System: Simrad AI80 system
Chart plotter System: Admiral Marine system
Network Weatherfax/Navtex System: Furuno Network Fax
GMDSS System: Furuno RC1815 A3
GMDSS without console
MF/HF transceiver Inmarsat C transceiver
GMDSS Lifeboat Radio System: ICOM GM1500 radios
VHF Communications System: Simrad RS 87 Black Box VHF radios
UHF Handheld Radio Package: 8 Skuba portable UHF radios
4x Handheld Icom M88 in charging dock
Instrument System: Airmar
Satellite Communication System; KVH Mini Vsat with internet capability
Satellite Television System: SeaTel model 3004 systems European LNBs, USA Lnb, 10 Direct TV Decoders, 10 Sky UK decoders, 10 Sky Italia decoder boxes
Autopilot/Gyro System: Simrad AP9MK3 Simrad GC80 Exp. System
- Ships Computer System: HP 6600 multi function printer New Vsat antenna and KVH Vsat plan, allowing access to Vsat calls and internet when out of range of cellular signal.
9.8 meter Scorpion Tender with twin 200HP Yamaha Outboards (180 hours) for easy guest transfers, fishing or water sports. Fully set up for long distance towing operations
18 foot Castoldi Jet Tender (325 hours)
Tiwal sailing boat (New May 2015)
3x F5s Seabobs (New May 2015)
2x Seadoo Spark Jetskies (New 2015)
2x Jimmy Styles 10.6 Stand Up Paddle Boards (New May 2015)
A Clear View Kayak (New Nov 2015)
Inflatable Kayak (New Nov 2015)
2 Sets Mares Diving Gear (New May 2015)
Wake Board (New May 2015)
Water Skies (New May 2015)
Inflatable Pontoon (New May 2015)
Assortment of snorkeling gear for all ages
Assortment of fishing gear
- DJI Drone for recording all those special moments (New May 2015)
GREY MATTERS has had an extensive refit and is continuously being upgraded. Maxing out at 26.5 Knots, her new two engine configuration has been a huge success. Fresh paint everywhere in light grey with black and gold accents. New teak decks throughout, reconfigured sun deck and open sun deck lounge incorporating Jacuzzi and wet bar, new AV, BBQ and open deck air-conditioning. Every inch of the interior has been upgraded & refinished.
3x Seakeeper Gyros have been installed to provide at anchor stabilization. For underway stabilization, GREY MATTERS still retains her Quantum fins.
Installation of a brand new name board to complement the style.
Interior (November 2015)
New interior furniture which included, new dining room chairs, new saloon sofa, new bar stools, new card table chairs, 3 new arm chairs. These are of the highest quality Italian leather Minotti brand new Media Room sofa was also installed being a Ligne Roset.
A series of personalized board games and gambling sets were purchased to add to the enjoyment of guests.
6 new Sub Zero fridges/freezers, custom made to galley dimensions was installed in November 2015. Replacement of 3 phase Miele hob.
New extraction fan over hob.
Full fit out of Watersports
Grey matters was fully equipped with a full assortment of water toys with no expense spared to compliment the active love of water for charter clients. The tender garage was also fully fitted out with high quality teak carpet and a system of stowage.
Grey Matters has just completed the ten year Lloyds survey. Last hauled in October 2016. Work list included:
Full hull survey
Sand bottom and 3 coats of antifoul
Inspection of hull valves
Full clean and descale of all raw water piping.
Prop speed on props and rudders
Inspection and service of steering gear
Bow thruster removal and service
Full service and new bushings in swim ladder
Servicing of anchor gear and painting of chain
- Minor paint touch ups
Seakeeper Gryo Stabilisers
Seakeepers are having full service including replacement of bearings, on April 4, 2016.
Full air conditioning service performed by Perma Frost (Cruiseair authorized agent) in St Maarten on March 26, 2016. This included the removal and installation of a new number 3 chiller unit.
New main engine and generator Start Batteries, new master volt battery charger installed in September 2015
WaterMakers Full service and install of new high pressure pumps
Upgrade List for 2016/17
All new exhaust mufflers and valves
Main saltwater crossover rebuilt
Replace 80% of the sea cocks and valves
Both generators had 10,000 service
Full engine and shaft re-alignment
New cooling pumps for Gyros
Two new freshwater pumps
Alpha Laval serviced
Air Conditioning fully serviced
New lagging on tunnel, engine room and pump room
Water tanks re-painted
Gray water and black water tanks blasted and coated
Flybridge TVs replaced
New depth transducer
New wind instruments
All exterior cushions reupholstered
New marble on exterior surfaces
All new deck furniture
New Miele dryers
New stereo in tender
Dive compressor serviced
Water Makers serviced
New chart Plotter in tender
Bridge windows removed, replaced
- Hydraulics system overhauled
Grey Matters has had several recent refits to meet the demands of the past two owners. Both were very experienced and knowledgeable yacht owners. Both have done refits in the past and created a work of art with Grey Matters.
You can avoid the turmoil, expenses and aggravation of an extended yard period that will be necessary to bring the comparable yachts to the condition of Grey Matters.
Along with the comfort and elegance that is obvious in Grey Matters she also meets the highest standards of safety with the flag state commercial certificates and Lloyds Class.