Live from Qatar: Projects underway at Palmer Johnson

Today, I met up with Palmer Johnson’s Russell Morris, at the 2014 Qatar International Boat Show, to discuss their current projects.

We are delivering the 48 Supersport next month in Florida”, Russell proudly says, “and hull number 2 is being infused tomorrow in Norway, after which she will be shipped to Sturgeon Bay, to be completed at our US yardWe are also working on a new 42 for a couple of clients, a model that fits the gap between the 35 and 48 models”.

At the yard, we are now completing the third 170, which is out for delivery next June, and we have the second 210 under construction”.

"We also started a new line of open fiber boats, a 40 foot, 60 foot, and 88 foot, all based on the trimaran hull design again. I think that line of open boats, are ideal for the region here. They easily fit in the marinas, and the they are the size, which we believe this market is looking for”.

Being a first time exhibitor at Qatar, Russell hopes to PJ’s presence will bring brand awareness to the region, “It’s really to meet the local clients here, I think it is developing region and hopefully QIBS is a show we are going to do each year”.

By Maarten Janssen

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