MV Paul Johansen

The MV Paul Johansen represents the ultimate experience in style and comfort with her classic lines and large interior spaces. This former Norwegiansearch & rescue ship is now set up as a go anywhere expedition vessel accommodating up to six guests in three well appointed spacious cabins. She is set for any remote discovery or a relaxed cruise along the coast.

State-of-the-art equipment combined with extended range offers the opportunity for unique exploration and far-flung expeditions in both style and comfort aboard a fully converted Norwegian Search & Rescue vessel.The ‘P.J.’ as we affectionately call her, is ideal for your active and adventurous dream holiday. MV Paul Johansen has retained all of its working vessel robustness but has evolved into an extremely comfortable world cruiser. She is has all of the modern comforts with a beautiful cherry wood interior, state of the art electronics, appliances and features a variety of luxuries and toys.

The M/V Paul Johansen is an ideal environment for fun and relaxation; the large salon and open galley are informal, elegant and comfortable. The salon opens to a dining area and bar on the aft deck. The upper sun deck is spacious and is fitted with teak steamer chairs and an additional observation deck atop the wheel house. There is plenty of space to be together with your friends and family or to find your own serene space to sunbathe or read a book. 

We have a friendly and professional crew of two to welcome you aboard. Sail with us and allow the M/V P.J. be your fun, stylish home away from home.

Main Salon and Galley



Deck Space



75’ Overall Length  19.7’ Beam  11’ Draft 

MVPJ Systems, Communications & Safety

The MV Paul Johansen has gone through an extensive multi-year refit and complete restoration resulting in the replacement or renewing of all major systems:

Main Power  :The original twin Detroit Diesels remain, although extensive renewing of them and their ancillary parts and systems has been completed.

Power Generation  :Three new Northern Lights generators are in place and have the capability to drive redundant hydraulic systems in addition to generating the necessary 230v/50hz three phase power for vessel operations.

Navigation  :All navigation equipment has been replaced with redundant systems including sensors and displays by Furuno, Nobletec and Maretron.

Ship Stabilization  :Keypower Stabilizers keep our guests comfortable in most sea conditions.

Communications  :All communications equipment has been replaced with redundant systems including KVH VSAT; Iridium Pilot and Satellite Phones; and Icom VHF and SSB.

Monitoring  :An extensive network of Maretron sensors and displays enable the monitoring of essential vessel systems and operations throughout the vessel.

Tenders and Cranes  :Two new AB tenders with Honda four-stroke engines adorn the upper deck while new state-of-the-art Steelhead Marine cranes have been installed on the upper and fore decks.

Safety  :All safety equipment has been replaced with redundant kit.  Safety gear includes Viking Pro life rafts; Mustang immersion suits and life vests; ACR EPIRB and PLBs; and fully provisioned ditch bags.

Climate Control  :MV Paul Johansen has climate control for both hot and cold climates.