As an outstanding, even iconic, luxury yacht, Dragon will likely become a much imitated model of exterior and interior design. Perhaps a surrogate Mona Lisa, as it were, admired and coveted by every viewer at the first ardent glimpse of her 21st Century smile. First in this Palmer Johnson advanced series was Waverunner, shown at Cannes and Monaco; but vastly different in color and surpassed in interior design by the scintillating Dragon.
Dragon is actually the dreamwork of Palmer-Johnson president Mike Kelsey, who suffered a serious knee injury at MIBS, but remained on-hand to greet a seemingly endless line of guests. In between, Mike took time to share PJ's sport yacht philosophy and in particular, Dragon's build. Mike’s father, Mike Kelsey Sr. is largely credited with developing Palmer Johnson into a megayacht legend. Mike Jr. had been an employee of the company for many years.