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1975 Palmer Johnson Peterson 41

$90,000 USD

Seller's Description

JABULA Designed by Doug Peterson Built by Palmer Johnson Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin Material - Welded Aluminum 50 series Hull launched in 1975 1997- Total rebuild, new welded cabin top and cockpit with new interior, cherry doors and trim with Babinga hardwood cabin sole. All new plumbing, electrical, water tanks, fuel tanks etc. Specs LOA 41 Draft 62 Beam 13 DWT 10 tons 20,000lbs Ballast - external lead keel bolted on 9,800lbs Mast height 61 Fuel 38 gallons Fresh water 140 gallons Sails Main in fair condition slab reefing 3 points 135 Genoa in good condition 3 spinnakers - 1 Star cut and 2 radial head 4 spinnaker pole with all hardware 1 storm jib 1997 installationrebuild Bow roller Lewmar windlass All deck hatches and port holes Garhauer solid boomvang Profurl Genoa furling system All wiring double pole breaker nothing grounded to the hull 4 kilo watt isolation transformer Heart Link 2000 inverter30 amp battery charger with link 2000 monitor Capac corrosion monitor Icom VHF radio plus hand held Force 10 propane stove 3 burner and oven 2 x aluminum propane tanks SGC hamSSB transceiver with SGC antenna tuner to Isolated back stay Foruna GPS Standard Horizon depth sounder Signet speed system Autohelm wheel auto pilot Norvane windvane with Navico tiller mate 20kg Bruce anchor with 250 chain plus 382604 nylon rode 15kg Bruce with 50 chain and 200 382604 nylon rode Custom boarding ladder 8 gallon hot water heater 2 x 12 volt bilge pumps Manual Whale gusher bilge pump Dock lines, fenders, 30amp electrical hook up wires Force 10 propane BBQ 2018 Beta Marine Kuboda deisel engine 43hp, current hours 320 V drive gearbox, Aquamet shaft, PSS dripless shaft seal. New cutlass bearing and 18 3 bladed Max Prop. Raymarine 7 Axion Multi Function Device chartplotterdepth meter Painted and serviced mast - new navigation lights and wire, replaced stainless rigging. Repainted decks, cabin top and cockpit with 2 part urethane paint. 2020 Isotherm 12volt Freezer plate 2 x 100 watt additional solar panels and voltage controller Dodger and Bimini top Converted all lights to LEDs.

Equipment: 2 x 4D AGM house Batteries 195 amps each 2 x 27 series engine batteries 110 amps each 2021 October Haul out, 3 coats of Seahawk Colorkote antifouling paint and 4 coats at waterline. New Zincs on hull and shaft. Cutlass bearing good. Serviced Max prop Repainted red topsides with 2 part Urathane paint, International Perfections. 2022 Groco raw water sea strainer 2 solar vents Surflo fresh water pump Replaced acrylic in 3 large Bomar hatches Tender 2000 10Caribe RIB. 2021 15hp 4 stroke Suzuki outboard motor Vessel homeport Punta Gorda, SW Florida Asking 90,000. Contact details Bruce Ross email jabulabruce@gmail.com Cell 760 889 3107



Frans Maas
Standfast Yachts
Palmer Johnson
# Built


Length Overall
39 11 / 12.2 m
Waterline Length
32 6 / 9.9 m
12 0 / 3.7 m
6 0 / 1.8 m
21,000 lb / 9,525 kg
8,800 lb / 3,992 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
819′² / 76.1 m²
Total Sail Area
819′² / 76.1 m²
Sail Area
336′² / 31.3 m²
48 4 / 14.8 m
13 10 / 4.2 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
483′² / 44.8 m²
55 9 / 17 m
17 3 / 5.3 m
Forestay Length
58 5 / 17.8 m

Auxilary Power

Volvo Penta
Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
83 gal / 314 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
100 gal / 379 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.2 kn
Classic: 7.64 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

8.23 knots
Classic formula: 7.64 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
200-275: moderate

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


This design finished 1st and 2nd in the 1975 Fasnet race. Shown here is the flush deck ‘competition’model. Other versions (‘S’ and ‘P’) were delivered with a low coach roof and a more conservative rig.
(The ‘P’ or Prestige version is shown in photo.)
Some were sold by Palmer Johnson as the PJ-40.

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