Never Settle

Johnson Motor Yacht for Sale







Cabin Configuration

Offered at:


Approx. Conversion:



United States



87 ft
/ 26.51 m


23 ft



Year Built


Year Refit

Cruising Speed

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Max Speed

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2 X CAT hp

Gross Tonnage

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Constructed in 2005, M/Y Never Settle is an 87’ Johnson that has been extensively refit to meet the standards of any owner that truly appreciates the traditional layout of an impeccably designed American yacht, blended with highly sophisticated interior decor & custom furnishings. Since the current owners took delivery, there has not been an expense spared in maintaining, improving, and/or customizing this yacht to replicate the sensation of “feeling right at home”.

Her unmistakable exterior profile penned by Bill Dixon is certainly iconic, but her internal volume definitely speaks for itself upon boarding. With her significantly wide beam (just a few inches short of a 112’ Westport), there’s no doubt that this 87’ Johnson is levels above any yacht in its class. The icing on the cake is what is found in her machinery space, she’s stabilized by ABT Trac & powered by Caterpillar C32’s which have a solid history of providing reliability, support, seaworthiness and peace of mind…characteristics that you should expect when looking to undertake some long distance passage making.


Launch Specifications

Launch Specifications 

Builder : Johnson

Year : 2005

Hull Number : 

LOA : 87’ (25.9 Meters)

Beam : 23’ 4’’

Draft Max : 6′

Naval Architect : Dixon Yacht Design

Interior Designer : Johnson Yachts


Cabins : 4

Heads : 7

Crew Cabins : 2 (Sleeps 4)

Cruise Speed : 18 Knots

Maximum Speed : 22 Knots

Fuel Type : Diesel

Hull Material : GRP

Fuel Tank : 3299 Gallons (12488.07 Liters)

Fresh Water : 930 Gallons (3520.43 Liters)

Holding Tank : 200 Gallons (757.08 Liters)



Engine Make : CAT

Engine Model : C-32

Engine Type : Inboard

Power HP : 3350.00

Fuel Type : Diesel


Engine Make : CAT

Engine Model : C-32

Engine Type : Inboard

Power HP : 3350.00

Fuel Type : Diesel


Generator Make : Northern Lights (Port)

Power : 33 kW

Generator Make : Northern Lights (Starboard)

Power :  33 kW


Stabilization : ABT TRAC



Recent Refit Updates


  • Headliners *New*
  • Wall Coverings *New*
  • Custom Salon Furniture (w/ Pullout Sofa for Additional Guests) *New*
  • Drapery *New*
  • Carpet *New*
  • Mattresses, Bedding Headboards & Linens *New*
  • Owner’s Accommodation Re-Insulated & Soundproofed *New*
  • Interior Upholstery *New*
  • Heads/Toilets *New*
  • Converted Twin Accommodation in Port Cabin to Queen *New*
  • Hardware Converted from Gold/Brass to Silver Hardware *New*
  • Converted Halogen to LED Lighting *New*
  • Galley Appliances *New*
  • Miele Washer & Dryer *New* 
  • Navigation Equipment/Electronics *New*
  • Air Conditioning Ducting & Air Handlers *New*


  • NuTeak Decks *New*
  • Tables Refinished in Sandalwood Metallic
  • Exterior Upholstery *New*
  • Converted Halogen to LED Lighting *New*
  • Standalone BBQ Grill *New*
  • Refrigeration, Ice Maker, Deep Freezer *New*
  • Navigation Equipment/Electronics *New*
  • 3 Life-Rafts Replaced to Accommodate 18 Persons *New*
  • Helm Seating & Steering Wheel Replaced *New*



  • Garmin MFD’s *New*
  • Garmin AutoPilot *New*
  • Garmin Fish Finder *New*
  • Geofence & GOST Security System w/ Cameras (w/ iPhone Integration) *New*
  • WiFi w/ Dome/Antenna *New*
  • Satellite Phone *New*
  • Satellite TV w/ Dome/Antenna *New*
  • CAT Engine Room Monitors *New*
  • JBL Fusion AV System w/ JL Audio Speakers *New*


Machinery Space

  • CAT Engine Sensors *New*
  • CAT After-Cooler & Cooling System Refit *New*
  • CAT Hoses, Rings, Clamps *New*
  • Hydraulic System Pumps, Hoses, Clamps *New*
  • AC Chillers Replaced & Air Handler Added to Machinery Space *New*
  • Fresh Water Pump Replaced (w/ Secondary Fresh Water Pump Installation) *New*
  • Blackwater System Refit (w/ Addition of Sewage Treatment System) *New*
  • Fuel Tank Refit (Drain, Deep Interior Clean, & Fuel Polish) *New*
  • Norther Light Generator Service x 2 (Replaced Cooling Systems, Hoses, Clamps) *New*
  • AGM Batteries & Battery Chargers Replaced *New*
  • Thru-Hull Fittings Replaced *New*
  • Hull Stripped & Refit w/ 3 Layers of Fiberglass (Bow to Stern) *New*
  • Full Bottom Job (Hull, Running Gear, Zincs) *New*
  • Underwater Lighting Replaced *New*
  • Fire Fighting System & Detectors Replaced *New*




  • Large Custom Leather L-Shaped Sofa (w/ Pullout Bed for Additional Guests) *New*
  • High-Gloss Cherry w/ Burl Inlay Woodwork
  • High-Gloss Cherry w/ Burl Inlay Cabinetry Storage
  • (2) Custom Leather Arm Chairs *New*
  • Chic Acrylic Sofa Seat *New*
  • Chic Acrylic Coffee Table *New*
  • Built-in Entertainment Console Cabinet
  • 50” Dropdown TV from Ceiling
  • JBL Fusion AV System
  • Mounted 6-CD Changer
  • (4) Overhead Stereo Speakers
  • Built-in Storage Drawers
  • Plush White Carpeting


Formal Dining Area


  • Large Custom Acrylic Dining Table *New*
  • (8) Custom Leather Dining Chairs *New*
  • Built-in Storage Cabinets for Serving Platters, Dishes, Silverware and Glassware
  • Large Amounts of Storage Throughout
  • Dual Level Granite Pop-Up Bar w/ Storage
  • Custom Pocket-Door w/ Glass Inlay (Galley Access) *New*
  • Foyer Access to Day Head, Country Kitchen, Guest Accommodations, Doghouse, Wheelhouse, & Stbd Wing-Door
  • Plush White Carpeting




  • Granite Counter Tops
  • Light Ottoman Beige Marble Flooring
  • Stainless Steel 2-Basin Sink w/ Grohe Removable Faucet
  • Insinkerator Garbage Disposal
  • GE Side-by-side Refrigerator/Freezers with Icemaker
  • GE Glasstop Stove/Burner w/ SS Oven Below
  • GE Over-the-range Microwave Oven
  • Miele Dishwasher
  • GE Trash Compactor
  • Whynter Glass Door Winecooler
  • SeaRecovery Watermaker Remote Panel
  • SS Wheelhouse Divider

Day Head (Main Deck)
  • Headhunter Toilet *New*
  • Light Ottoman Beige Marble w/ Compass Rose Inlay
  • Absolute Black Galaxy Granite Top w/ Glass Sink
Crews Quarter


  • (2) Cabins (Bunk Configuration – Captain’s Cabin has a Full-Size Bottom Bunk)
  • 15” Sharp Aquos TV (Both Cabins)
  • 20” Sharp Aquos TV (Crew Mess)
  • Stereo System
  • Settee/Table Area with Seating for 3
  • 20” Sharp Aquos TV
  • Three-Burner Kenyan Cooktop
  • Daewoo Refrigerator
  • SS Sink w/ Grohe Removable Spray Faucet
  • Fisher Paykel Dishwasher
  • GE Convection/Microwave Oven


Owner’s Suite


  • King Berth with Built in Marble Top Night Stands w/ Storage
  • (4) Drawers Under Berth
  • Cedar Lined Hanging Locker w/ Storage Drawers and Cabinets
  • 48” Samsung TV
  • Onkyo AV Receiver w/ 5 Cabin Speakers
  • Toshiba DVD Player
  • Full-Size Dressing Mirror
  • Swing Arm Reading Lights
  • Abundant Storage (Outboard Port/Stbd)
  • Plush White Carpeting


Owner’s En-Suite Head/Shower


  • Private Access (Stbd & Port) to His/Her En-Suite Head/Shower
  • Brescia Oniciata Marble Vanity Top
  • Large Mirrored Cabinet Doors
  • SS Porthole
  • Headhunter Toilet *New*
  • Tempered Glass Shower Door
  • Rain Shower Overhead Fixture & Handheld Mountable Shower Fixture


Port guest stateroom
  • Queen Birth w/ Nightstand & Storage Below
  • High Gloss Cherry Wood w/ Burl Finish
  • Large Cedar Lined Closet
  • (6) Overhead Storage Lockers
  • 15” Sharp Aquos TV
  • (2) Overhead Stereo Speakers
  • AC Display/Control
  • Plush White Carpeting


Port En-Suite Guest Head


  • Private Security/Nanny Access to VIP Stateroom
  • Walk-in Stall Shower w/ Tempered Glass Door
  • Sunny Beige Marble Countertop
  • Sunny Beige Marble Sole
  • Headhunter Toilet *New*
  • (2) Mirrored Medicine Cabinet

Starboard guest stateroom


  • Queen Birth w/ Nightstand & Storage Below
  • High Gloss Cherry Wood w/ Burl Finish
  • Large Cedar Lined Closet
  • (6) Overhead Storage Lockers
  • 15” Sharp Aquos TV
  • (2) Overhead Stereo Speakers
  • AC Display/Control
  • Plush White Carpeting


Starboard En-Suite Guest Head

  • Walk-in Stall Shower w/ Tempered Glass Door
  • Sunny Beige Marble Countertop
  • Sunny Beige Marble Sole
  • Headhunter Toilet *New*
  • (2) Mirrored Medicine Cabinet


Aft Deck & Swim Platform


  • NuTeak Deck *New*
  • Docking Station w/ CAT Throttle Control & Thrusters (Stbd)
  • Kobelt Manual Clutch/Throttle Docking Station (Port)
  • Hinged Hull-Side Boarding Gates (Port/Stbd)
  • (2) SS Hinged Boarding Gates (Swim Platform)
  • SS Boarding Ladder
  • Extended Hardtop Overhead
  • (10) LED Lights Overhead *New*
  • (4) JL Audio Overhead Speakers
  • 20” Sharp Aquos TV (Overhead Drop Down)
  • Stainless Steel Pneumatic Sliding Salon Entry Door 
  • U-Shaped Formal Dining Area w/ Sandalwood Metallic Finished Hi-Low Table
  • (2) Security Camera
  • (2) Maxwell UC2200 Wide Drum Capstans w/ Foot-Switch
  • (2) SS Cleans w/ (4) Fairleads
  • U-Line Icemaker & Refrigerator
  • (8) Oversized SS Hoop Rails w/ (2) Hinged Entry Gates
  • Oversized NuTeak Laid Swim Platform w/ 24” Factory Extension
  • SSI Hot/Cold Transom Shower
  • (4) Underwater Lights *New*
  • (2) 100 AMP Shore Cord Powered by Glendenning


  • Factory Designed Hydraulic/Electric Descending Fiberglass Hardtop for Great Lakes Access (20’ Clearance at Lowest Height)
  • Factory Designed Folding Radar Arch for Great Lakes Access (20’ Clearance at Lowest Height)
  • NuTeak Laid Decks *New*
  • (2) Fixed Observation Windows in Hardtop
  • SS Sliding Hatch Door to Access Wheelhouse
  • C-Shaped Dining Area w/ Storage Underneath Seating w/ Sandalwood Metallic Finished Hi-Low Table
  • U-Shaped Seating Area w/ (2) Oval Sandalwood Metallic Finished Hi-Low Tables (Aft)
  • (11) SS Hoop Rails (Aft Seating Area)
  • SS Flag Staff
  • Indirect Rope Lighting (Bar & Aft Seating Area)
  • (8) JL Audio Speakers *New*
  • (3) Upholstered SS Barstools
  • Built-in Ice Bucket (Bar Area)
  • U-Line Refrigerator
  • SS Foot & Hand Rails (Bar Area)
  • 20” Sharp Aquos TV (Overhead Drop Down)
  • (9) Overhead LED Lights *New*


Machinery Space


  • Van Capellan Designed Engine Room w/ Noise Abatement Insulation
  • (2) CAT C32 w/ Manual Engine Room Gauges & Hour Meters
  • (2) ZF 2070A Transmissions
  • 1400 GPD Sea Recovery Watermaker
  • (1) ABT 12” 38hp Bow Thruster
  • (1) ABT 12” 38hp Stern Thruster
  • ABT TRAC Stabilization System w/ 6 Sq. Foot Fins
  • (2) Hynautic Hydraulic PTO’s
  • (4) Dual Racer 75/1000 Fuel Filters
  • Tides Dripless Shaft Seals
  • Tides Dripless Rudder Seals
  • Reverso 4-Point Oil Change System
  • (6) Rule 3700 GPH Bilge Pumps
  • (6) Rule High Water Alarms
  • (4) Fuji AF 300 Soft Start Blowers
  • Airspeed Crankcase Ventilation System
  • Aqualift Generator Gas/Water Separator Exhaust System
  • Delta T Engine Room Ventilation System w/ LCD Monitors
  • Nutone Central Vacuum
  • (2) Tuthill 24v Fuel Transfer Pumps
  • (2) SS Torrid 40 Gallon Hot Water Tanks
  • Heavy Duty SS Rudders w/ 3” Shafts
  • HeadHunter Tank Sentry Holding Tank Level Indicator
  • HeadHunter Blackwater Waste Treatment System *New*
  • Kobelt Mechanical Engine Control System (Backup)
  • (2) 5 Ton 72,000 BTU Chiller System *New*




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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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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