102' Palmer Johnson Cockpit Motor Yacht 1980



Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

BANYAN has benefited from several large refits, so much so there is very little of her mechanical systems that date back to her original build. Upgraded often and at a significant cost. During her 14’ extension (running gear extended) BANYAN was treated to a complete reportedly 5 million dollar mechanical refit including engines, generators, AC plant, hydraulic thrusters and windlass, Seakeepers, etc.

Available with the balance of a lease purchase the new owner will benefit from partial interest free financing and get a boat that is ready to cruise immediately.

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United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Gilman Yachts of Ft. Lauderdale, Inc.. 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

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BANYAN is a true flush deck style cockpit motor yacht that has many updates to her classic lines making her appear more modern.

Boarding through the Pilothouse area one passes through a generous side deck walkway into the Pilothouse with a large updated helm followed by a bench seat aft and ladder access to the Flybridge.

Next aft is the oversize Galley expanded from the usual narrow Galley on contemporary sisterships. All appliances have been updated in 2018/2019.

Next aft is large Salon with an expandable dining table forward, a couch to starboard, loose seating and a popup TV to port with an amazing amount of storage space in perimeter cabinets.

A fully enclosed full beam Aft Deck is next aft. Port and starboard cabinets flank a motorized dining table with built in and loose seating. Portside steps lead to the large Cockpit addition with a huge walk in Lazarette.

Back in the Salon steps in the port aft corner lead to the Accommodations below. A Master Cabin is aft with an island California king size berth, ample storage and separate His and Her Heads, each with a separate shower.

Next forward is a twin Lower Berth Cabin with a pullman, inboard to port. It has a full ensuite head with a stall shower.

To starboard is an identical cabin modified to have a tapered queen/double berth and a pullman inboard, also with a full ensuite head and stall shower.

Back in the Pilothouse curved steps to starboard lead down to the surprisingly large Crew Area.

Forward is the double berth Captain’s Quarters with forepeak head. Next aft to port is a small desk, further after is a four person dinette followed by an over/under criss- cross berth Cabin with a private head to starboard. This area also has extra refrigeration.

The Flybridge of BANYAN has a centerline helm, dining for six aft to port, a wet bar to starboard and aft of the tender and crane is a large U shaped seating area with a high low table.  

Entering the yacht from the side decks or Cockpit one first encounters the expansive Aft Deck. The sole is teak (only teak sole aboard). The area is fully enclosed with sliding glass windows on the sides and EZ2CY hard enclosure aft with curved plexiglass in the corners.

The area has a large four person upholstered seat aft facing a varnished teak top motorized hi-lo table with three all weather rattan chairs and two matching ottomans.

To port are painted cabinets with four doors hiding abundant glassware storage.

To starboard behind a door is a 38 bottle Wine Cave cooler, two large storage drawers and a large cabinet.

Forward to starboard is a gently sloped eight step ladder to the Boat Deck. A cabinet with a drink fridge and a wine cabinet are under the stairs.

To port is a cabinet, a Manitowoc clear ice icemaker, two drawers, two cabinets with additional storage and drawers within, a bar sink and a hidden Sharp 42” popup TV.

Also on the Aft Deck are ten overhead LED lights on a dimmer, two stereo speakers and digital AC with the equipment located under the Boat Deck seating above.

Entering the Salon through double teak doors from the Aft Deck one gets a very spacious feeling with the large side windows and uncrowded feel of the furniture.  

Immediately to starboard is an L shaped bookshelf partially enclosed with tambour doors. Lying in front is an upholstered chair and matching ottoman.

Next forward is a three person leather “nail head” sofa flanked by end tables, the aft one round, with an open shelf below and a table lamp above. The forward end table is a four door cabinet with a matching table lamp above. Four large windows with wood blinds are outboard. Demi accent drapes are at the mullions.  

AC delivery is via a teak soffit around the perimeter with hidden rope lights.

To port upon entering the Salon is a cabinet housing the yacht’s main deck stereo gear behind a tambour door. 

Equipment includes:

  • Onkyo A/V receiver for Salon
  • Sony A/V receiver for the Aft Deck
  • Sony DVD player for Salon
  • Sony DVD play for Aft Deck
  • Direct TV Sat receiver

The curved cabinet masks the curved stairs to the accommodations below.

Next forward are two chairs and a table facing each other. Outboard is a new cabinet well disguised into the original joinery enclosing a popup Samsung 60” TV. Further forward is a round dining table, expandable with a leaf to seat six or eight with four bamboo/wicker chairs. Four large windows with wood blinds are outboard.  

Surrounding the dining area are six cabinets outboard and two large tambour cabinets forward with pegged deck storage and four teak drawers for cups, saucers, cutlery, etc.

Above flanking illuminated artwork are four glass display cabinets and one more cabinet for linens.

Also in the Salon are 16 overhead LED lights on dimmers, five channel stereo speakers with a hidden subwoofer, digital A/C controls and a carpeted sole with a removable runner.  

Off the starboard forward corner of the Salon is a Companionway leading forward behind a teak raised panel door.

Just forward, inboard is the Day Head with a marine toilet, teak vanity with seven small drawers and a cabinet below and an undermount china sink in a granite countertop with a wide spread faucet fixture. Beveled mirrors surround the vanity. The sole is teak and holly. Above are three overhead LED lights.

Back in the Companionway, opposite the Galley going forward are six cabinets all with fitted glassware, below an opening sliding window.

Next forward is the Pilothouse. The entire Companionway sole is varnished teak and holly with an Oriental runner.

Largely expanded from the original build, the Galley is sure to please any chef. All appliances were recently updated. Large opening windows help create a very open area.

Galley Equipment:

  • Viking side by side stainless steel fridge with freezer below (2019)
  • Miele stainless steel dishwasher (2019)
  • Dumbwaiter to Flybridge in forward port corner
  • Thermadore food warmer
  • Electrolux glass top 5 burner cooktop & stainless steel oven w/removable sea rails (2019)
  • GE Monogram Stainless steel undermount microwave
  • Chef stainless steel range hood (2019)
  • Separate high volume exhaust fan system
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Garbage disposal
  • Removable spray faucet
  • Instahot water
  • Granite counter tops
  • (14) Drawers
  • (16) Cabinets
  • Fold down serving table
  • (12) Outlet multi strip below cabinets for appliances
  • Digital AC controls
  • Pantry just outside and forward of Galley
  • Vinyl flooring
  • (10) Overhead LED lights on a dimmer
  • Undercounter lighting

Forward on the main deck is the Pilothouse with sliding wing doors port and starboard and a five panel windshield forward. The sole is varnished teak and holly with an Oriental rug runner. Aft is a raised four person leather helm seat with six smaller and two very large drawers below as well as two slide out footrests.  

Aft to port are three file drawers, a tall locker, a shelf with an “all in one printer” and a storage cabinet above. To starboard is ladder access to the Upper Helm.

Also in this area are five overhead lights, two stereo speakers, sliding/folding screens for the doors and needing special mention is the intricate and finely finished joinery so rarely found in Pilothouses of boats of this age. 

  • Furuno 3D Nav Net Black Box processor with separate keyboard
  • Furuno 120 mile Black Box radar
  • Furuno AIS, Class B sends and receives
  • Furuno G-39 DGPS
  • Furuno Sirius Marine Sat weather receiver
  • Raymarine Tri data, depth speed and water temp
  • Standard Horizon VLH 3000 loud hailer
  • (2) Icom ICM 604 VHF radios
  • Simrad AP25 autopilot
  • 30” Teak helm wheel
  • Time Zero navigation program for shipboard computer 
  • Portable computer with Maptech navigation system
  • Naiad Multisea II stabilizer controls
  • (2) Seakeeper gyro controls
  • Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo
  • (2) 20” Dell computer monitors for chart/radar
  • (1) 19” touch screen computer monitor
  • (2) CAT electronic engine monitors
  • CAT electronic gauge controls (Sturdy)
  • Sidepower integrated bow & stern thruster controls
  • Generator start/stop switches
  • Ritchie 6” magnetic compass
  • Overhead red navigation lights
  • Steering motor controls (A & B two steering systems)
  • (4) Digital tank gauges

Panel in Pilothouse with:

  • (10) Bilge pump switches 
  • (10) High water alarms w/horn
  • (13) Fire alarm indicators w/horn
  • (5) Door open indicators

From the aft port corner of the Salon are nine curved carpeted steps leading to the accommodations below.

Aft is the full beam Master. Just forward of the stairs to starboard are three stewardess lockers with shelves and ample storage.

Next forward to port is a Guest Cabin with twin lower berths, a pullman berth and an ensuite head.

To starboard is an identical cabin that’s been modified to a tapered double berth retaining the pullman berth inboard. It also has an ensuite head. 

All the way aft is the quietest and widest portion of the original hull design is the Master Cabin with a centerline California king berth. The berth has an upholstered headboard with twin brass swing arm reading lights above. Below the berth are four large storage drawers. To both port and starboard are marble topped nightstands. Above the nightstands are fiddled open bookshelves.

A curved soffit above the berth houses seven LED dimmable reading lights. Either side of the berth are six drawers and three cabinets with a marble top to match the nightstands. Above, sliding Soji screens hide the two port and two starboard portlights.

Next forward to port is a small auto lit hanging locker followed by the “His Head”.

On the forward bulkhead is a Sharp 42” LED TV and a second larger hanging locker and the entrance door on centerline.

To starboard is the entrance to the “her head” and a large auto lit hanging locker with shelves within. The sole is carpeted, the digital A/C controls are hidden in the small hanging locker.

Also in the cabin are ten dimmable LED overhead lights, a five channel stereo system with a hidden subwoofer, smoke/fire alarms and a full size dressing mirror on the interior of the entry door.

The cabin’s sound system consists of an Onyko A/V tuner, a Sony Blue Ray disc player and two Direct TV Sat TV tuners.

The “His Head” was actually modified from a walk in locker from the original design. This head offers a raised vanity with six drawers, a cabinet and a china undermount sink set below a marble countertop. The fixtures are two tone. A surprisingly large walk in shower with a handheld or wall mountable fixture, light a clear glass door and side light help to make this previously under utilized space very valuable. The head is a Galley Maid model with an auto flush button. Also in the head is a large mirror, porthole with drapes, and AC vent, exhaust fan, a marble sole and plenty of LED lighting.  

To starboard and slightly larger than the “his head” this area features a vanity with eight drawers and a storage cabinet under the marble countertop with an undermount china sink and wide spread two tone faucets. A medicine cabinet is aft. The area above the vanity is mirrored. Two additional cabinets offer abundant storage. The toilet is a Galley Maid electric model with an auto flush button.

The stall shower has an obscured glass door, a handheld or wall mountable fixture, a light and an exhaust fan.

Also in the head is a make up mirror, marble sole to match the countertop and five overhead lights.

Entered from the aft end there are two oversized single berths with four drawers each below.  A generous two drawer nightstand lies between.  Above the inboard bunk is a pullman berth nicely tucked into the bulkhead.  Each berth has an upholstered headboard set upon a mirrored panel.  Each lower berth also has a brass swing arm reading lamp. The pullman berth has a compact reading light fixture in the ceiling.

At the foot of the inboard berth is a five drawer dresser with a 32” Toshiba LED TV above.  At the foot of the outboard berth is a ¾ height two door auto lit hanging locker.  Within the locker are two Direct TV Sat receivers and the cabin’s A/C controls.

Midship is the ensuite head entrance. Outboard of the outboard berth are two opening portholes with drapes and a shelf below.  Above are four dimmable LED lights. A Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo and two stereo speakers provide entertainment. Noise cancelling headphones allow for private listening.

Aft of cabin, the private head has a vanity with the two drawers and two cabinets below a marble top with a china undermount sink and widespread two tone faucets. A three level mirror with three lights is above the sink.  

Inboard of the sink is a stall shower with a hinged obscured glass door, a handheld or wall mountable fixture and a light.

Outboard of the vanity is a medicine cabinet, three open shelves, an opening porthole with drapes and below a Galley Maid electric toilet with auto flush button. Above are two lights, an exhaust fan and an AC outlet.

Modified from her original twin berth layout this cabin becomes a VIP with a large tapered double berth outboard.  An upholstered headboard is set upon a mirrored panel with twin brass swing arm reading lights affixed to the mirror.  Below the berth are four storage drawers. Outboard of the berth are two portholes with drapes. Inboard is a two drawer nightstand. A folding pullman berth is on the inboard bulkhead and even has its own reading light in the overhead.


At the foot of the berth outboard is a two door ¾ height auto lit hanging locker with two Direct TV SAT receivers and the cabin’s digital A/C controls.


Next inboard is an access door to the private head with a full size dressing mirror facing the cabin on the inside of the door. Further inboard is a chest of six drawers with a countertop and hanging above, a 32” Toshiba LED TV.


Also in the cabin are four overhead LED lights on a dimmer, a brass wall light fixture and a carpeted sole.


The cabin’s entertainment comes from a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo, two stereo speakers and the option of two noise cancelling headphones.

Aft of the cabin the private head has a vanity with five drawers and a cabinet below a marble top with a Kohler undermount china sink and two widespread two tone faucet fixtures. The area above the vanity is mirrored with a medicine cabinet aft. The large stall shower has an obscured glass door, a handheld or wall mountable shower fixture and a light. The toilet is a Galley Maid electric model. Above are four LED lights. The sole is marble tile and the area has both an exhaust fan and an AC outlet.

  • Painted aluminum nonskid decking
  • Varnished teak cap rails
  • Varnished teak hand rails w/covers w/stainless steels, stanchions & life lines
  • (2) Built in deck boxes w/hinged tops for seating w/removable cushions & covers
  • (6) Foredeck courtesy lights
  • Bow seat w/removable cushions & storage below
  • (2) Foredeck speakers
  • 34” Square deck hatch into Crew Area
  • Dual storage lockers flanking bow seat
  • (2) Welded hawse hole/cleats combos forward
  • Stainless steel anchor chute w/removable cover
  • Muir 4500 hydraulic windlass
  • Fortjord 150’ anchor
  • 350’ of galvanized anchor chain
  • Dual spring line cleats/hawse hole combos
  • (3) Windshield wipers/washers
  • Canvas windshield cover
  • Port & stbd trunk cabin hinged storage cabinets
  • Bow flag staff socket
  • 24” Wide painted aluminum side deck
  • Full overhang above for sun & weather protection
  • Varnished teak cap rails
  • Varnished teak hand rails w/cover
  • Varnished teak cove molding
  • (4) Overhead lights port & starboard
  • Opening windows in Galley
  • Midship electrical hookup, port & starboard
  • Inboard Engine Room vents
  • Hinged boarding gates port & starboard at 1/3 and 2/3 side deck locations both port & starboard
  • (2) Varnished boat hooks stored overhead 
  • (2) Side deck cameras
  • (2) Hinged wing doors to Aft Deck
  • Port & starboard mounted life rings
  • (7) Step Marquipt boarding ladder stored to starboard on side deck

The Cockpit was added during the 2009 refit making the boat much more Bahamas Island friendly with easy access to the water and allowing for a spacious Lazarette access. 

From the Aft Deck there are seven steps each with a step light on the portside leading down to 7’ of clear Cockpit deck space fore and aft. 

Features include:

  • Painted nonskid decking
  • Wide varnished teak cover boards w/covers
  • (6) Lee flush mount rod holders
  • A walk thru transom door
  • 3’ Deep welded aluminum swim platform w/popup tender cleats
  • (2) Hawse hole cleat combos
  • Large scuppers port & starboard
  • (2) Stereo speakers
  • Aft shore cord inlet for (3) 50 amp shore cords
  • Portable fishing chair w/gimbal
  • 7 burner Cal Flame stainless steel grill under a hinged aluminum cover
  • Vented gas bottle storage 
  • Deck box type storage 
  • Aft facing camera
  • (2) Go Light remote spotlights 
  • Hot & cold shower
  • Large gas assist shock to area under Cockpit

Opening with an electro hydraulic actuator switched from the Aft Deck the Lazarette has a large amount of equipment and features to include:


  • (2) 38 Gallon Rheem water heater (new 2019)
  • Digital AC dedicated to this area
  • Four step folding swim ladder
  • Large Whirlpool refridge/freezer
  • Seakeeper control box for (2) units mounted under Cockpit model “M 7000-A”
  • Commercial Bauer dive compressor w/3 hours running time
  • Overhead rod racks for (3) rods
  • Household air compressor hose on a reel
  • Overhead fluorescent lighting
  • (6) Storage bins for spare parts
  • (2) Digital fuel tank gauges for aft tanks
  • 12/24/120/240 volt Lazarette panel

Accessed from the Pilothouse the fully covered and air conditioned Flybridge is covered with a fiberglass hardtop with 11 LED lights in the underside of the hardtop. The helm is on centerline. To starboard is a full size Vision Fitness treadmill and a 32” Seiki LED TV followed by a wet bar with a sink, Raritan stainless steel icemaker and two door storage under the sink. This is followed by a two person corner seat aft.

Starting forward to port the helm cabinet continues outboard, to the dumb waiter from the Galley, four small storage drawers and a wine cooler style glass front refrigerator behind an FRP door. The top of this area has a cushion making it one of the best seats in the house.

Next aft is an L shaped settee to seat six to seven people with an adjustable height motorized table for dining facing forward.

All of the cabinets have a crisp white paint finish with varnished trim for a very clean look.

Additional features include:

  • (4) Low level LED deck lights
  • Painted nonskid decking
  • (3) Integral handrails in the hardtop
  • Hinged door to the Boat Deck
  • EZ2CY 3 panel front enclosure
  • 3 Side clear vinyl enclosure with (5) U Zips for ventilation
  • (2) Stereo speakers
  • (2) Stidd helm chairs w/footrests
  • Furuno Nav Net 3D 10.2” screen for plotter, radar, depth
  • 12” Argonaut color monitor for PC based plotting
  • Simrad AP 25 autopilot
  • Sidepower integrated bow & stern thruster controls
  • CAT electronic engine controls (Sturdy)
  • CAT electronic LED engine monitors
  • Sidepower hydraulic system alarm & kill switch
  • Marine Air A/C controls
  • (2) Generator start/stop panels
  • (2) Icom Command mics from lower VHF’s
  • Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo
  • Engine start/stop switches
  • (2) Drawers at helm
  • Hinged access door to Pilothouse
  • Huge storage area under helm & equipment access
  • Helm cover

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