World Cruiser Now Open for Charter

The 151-foot Pioneer is available for Caribbean yacht charters this winter.

Palmer Johnson Pioneer
The Palmer Johnson Pioneer was built in 1996 and underwent a full refit in 2015. Courtesy Edmiston

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In 1996, Palmer Johnson built the custom 151-foot Pioneer as one of the first expedition superyachts, with a range of 8,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 10 knots. Now, the yacht has joined the Edmiston charter fleet with availability this winter in the Caribbean.

Pioneer’s aluminum hull and superstructure have taken owners and guests to Greenland and much of North and South America, including Canada and Alaska. The yacht was fully refitted in 2015, with work including new teak decks, zero-speed stabilizers and interiors.

Accommodations are for 10 guests in five en suite staterooms, including a full-beam master with a study. An additional cabin is available for a nanny or other staff member.

The sundeck is a split-level design that includes a yoga and workout space, and there’s a lower-deck gym. Water toys include a pair of jet tenders, multiple personal watercraft, scuba gear and kayaks.

What’s the lowest weekly base rate to charter Pioneer in the Caribbean this winter? It’s $170,000.

How to book a week on board: contact a charter broker at

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