Smedvik Mek sold by Yeoman Yachts:


PAUL JOHANSEN is a massively constructed, steel hulled, expedition type motor yacht built originally to ice class certification.

PAUL JOHANSEN is one of 13 similar rescue vessels built between 1963 and 1972. While no longer classified as such, this vessel was built to Bureau Veritas standards.

She was originally stationed in northern Norway from where she experienced the high seas and inclement weather found in that part of the world.

In the mid 1990s PAUL JOHANSEN was converted into a private yacht. From 2012 the present owner, a former Swan owner, has invested significantly to upgrade all aspects of this yacht. She is fully found with the most recent of systems, including back-ups. PAUL JOHANSEN is ready for her next adventure.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Smedvik Mek
  • Location:

    Belfast, Maine

Sold - Smedvik Mek PAUL JOHANSEN

  • Model:
    1970 Smedvik Mek
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    75 ft 0 in
  • Beam:
    19 ft 7 in
  • Draft:
    11 ft 0 in
  • Displacement:
    280,000 lb
  • Engine:
    Detroit Deisel 8V71N 304 HP


Full displacement, welded steel construction

Steel frames with welded steel shell plate

5 x transverse bulkheads forming 6 x watertight compartments

Hull painted using the roll and tip method with International paint (2019).


Welded steel construction

Clutter free decks

The decks were painted with International Paint in non-slip in 2020 and 2021.

Heavy steel mooring cleats with fairleads through the bulwarks

Handrails each side of saloon coachroof for safer side deck access

Access door in port bulwark close to midships

Hydraulic anchor windlass HB-B376 with dual windlass gypsies and rode drum

2 X 540lb stockless anchors

Spare 110lb anchor on the foredeck

Nine shots of 17mm stud link anchor chain

Painted non-skid decks

Steel deck hardware

Steelhead ES1000 crane on the foredeck

Steelhead CT2500 on upper deck

Foredeck hatch to the master stateroom

Forepeak storage

2 X foredeck storage boxes

Deck floodlights

Bosun's storage locker forward

Boarding gates on each side

Boarding ladder

Rod holders

Deck lighting in watertight fixtures under overhangs

¾" bronze tinted glass in saloon windows

General Arrangement


Varnished mahogany, jatoba and cherry wood finish with granite countertops. 4 sleeping cabins. 5 heads. Herreshoff style interior with white paneling and varnished wood trim. Varnished hardwood floors throughout. Headroom throughout the interior of the yacht is between 6’3 and 6’9”.

Master Cabin

Master cabin in the bow with centerline, island queen bunk. Ensuite head and shower. 2 x port lights. Navigation displays. 2 x hanging lockers. Other storage lockers and drawers. Escape hatch above. Entertainment center.

Guest Cabins

Located aft of the master cabin and accessed via a walkway between the cabins. Mirror imaged. Each with an offset, pullman type double bunk and ensuite head with separate shower. 1 port light. Bench seat. 2 x hanging lockers. Storage lockers and drawers. USB port connection. Flat screen TV. 

Crew Cabin

Located in the aft end of the yacht. Accessed from the aft starboard corner of the main saloon. Double bunk to port as well as a single bunk to starboard. Crew head with stall shower. Engine room access. Navigation displays. Hanging locker. Storage lockers and drawers.

Main Saloon

Located in the aft end of the yacht with access via a watertight door to the fantail deck in the stern. Port and aft of the saloon is a large “U” shaped dining arrangement with 2 hi-lo folding tables to make 1 large table. On the starboard side is a pop-up TV that may be viewed from the dining area. On the forward bulkhead are 2 screens allowing for the chart plotters to be displayed. From the forward end of the saloon is access on the port side leading up to the pilot house or down to the guest cabins. Port side and forward of the saloon is a serving area with a large granite counter-top and storage for glassware. Doors to the port and starboard side decks are forward of the day head. The door to the engine room is between side deck doors.


Located in the forward and starboard side of the main saloon. Lang 30 stainless steel electric 4 x burner cooktop and oven. Samsung stainless steel fridge/freezer inboard with ice dispenser in door. Miele dishwasher. Insinkerator garbage disposal. Large stainless steel sink outboard to starboard. Ample storage and granite counter tops. Vitrifrigo Under Counter under counter freezers in the saloon.

Day Head

Located forward and to port of the main saloon.

Pilot House

Accessed from the port aft corner from the main saloon. Bench settee with table aft. Full display of navigation and communication electronics forward and full width. Electric breaker panel aft to port. Side deck access doors to port and starboard. Bensenzoni helm seat. 3 x engine control stations, 1 x port, 1 x midship, 1 x starboard.

Fan-Tail Deck

Located in the stern. The Fan-tail deck is covered along with each side deck. Access to the fan-tail is from the aft end of the main saloon or side deck doors. 2 hi-lo varnished teak tables, 1 each side with a bench seat aft for each. Centerline transom gate. Vitrifrigo under counter fridge and freezer forward. Lazarette access. Access to the flying bridge forward and to starboard.

Flying Bridge Deck

Accessed from the aft starboard corner and from the fan-tail deck. Surrounded with handrails. Painted non-skid deck. Space for 4 x lounging chairs aft. Fisher Paykel stainless steel BBQ grill aft. 2 life rafts, 1 each port and starboard. Space for 2 x inflatable RIBs forward, 1 to port and 1 to starboard. Steelhead tender crane between the 2 AB aluminum RIB tenders for launching and retrieval. Forward of the RIBs, at the forward end of the flying bridge, is an elevated flying bridge with 2 more lounging chairs. 3 x navigation displays.

Engine and Thruster

2 x 8V71N Detroit diesel engines, each with 304HP at 2100rpm, with about 7,500 hours as of 2021

Approximately 11 gallons per hour consumption at 8 knots

Top end rebuild (2015) included the following:

  • Heads removed & rebuilt 
  • Heat exchanger rebuilt
  • Fresh water pump changed – new
  • Salt water pump changed – new
  • Engine Mounts rebuilt as new by LowRez
  • Shaft flexible coupling rebuilt as new
  • CCV system added & installed – new
  • Starter motors - new
  • PTOs – new
  • Alternators – new 195 amp
  • Engine control cables – new
  • All clips, hoses, etc replaced – new
  • Twin RACOR Filters added for each engine – new
  • Injectors removed and rebuilt 
  • One full set of spare injectors  (8)

2 x 3 blade, bronze, 56” diameter, 39” pitch propellers

Walker Airseps

Twin disc MG504 gearboxes

LowRez engine mounts and flexible couplings

UltraFlex electronic engine controls

VDO and Aetna gauges

Tenfjord hydraulic steering system

GP SP111P303 hydraulic PTO on each engine

3 X Maretron DSM150 systems monitoring displays in the engine room

Maretron TSM1330C display in the pilothouse

4 X Maretron DSM410 displays in the pilothouse, 2 displays in the master stateroom

2 X Maretron TSM800C displays in the pilothouse

3 X Maretron DSM250 displays in the crew cabin

Dual Racor 75/1000MAX fuel filters with vacuum gauge for each main engine

Dual Racor 75500MAX fuel filters with vacuum gauge for each generator

Separ KWA-100 fuel polishing system and transfer system

2 X Reverso oil change systems

KeyPower stabilizer system

KeyPower bowthruster

Plumbing and Ventilation

Fuel capacity 6,626 gallons

Water capacity 1,550 gallons

Holding tank capacity 240 gallons

Dometic Cruisair 72,000 BTU X 2 reverse cycle air conditioning system

Kabola diesel fired heating system

Tower heating system

2 X DAB fresh water systems pumps

Stainless steel water heater

Viqua ultraviolet fresh water purifying system

Techma electric heads

MSD blackwater treatment/holding system


2 x Northern Lights M844Lw3 16KW generators (2015).114 hours and 264 hours as of July 1st 2021.

1 x Northern Lights M843NW3 10KW generator (2015). 1224 hours as of July 1st 2021.

A@Sea AC36Q-3 165Amp shore power conversion system

3 x Outback 3,000Watt inverters

Mastervolt Chargemaster 24/100-3 battery charger

2 x Mastervolt Chargemaster 24/60-3 battery chargers

Victron Energy battery monitors

Blue Sea electrical panel

Blue Sea battery switches

2 x 190Amp alternators

2 x Dairyland Electric galvanic isolators


2 x Furuno radars

3 x Furuno Navnet TZ multi-function displays in pilothouse

1 x Furuno Navnet TZ multi-function display in master cabin

Furuno multi-function display in crew cabin

3 x Furuno F170 displays in pilothouse, 2 x in the master cabin, 5 x in the saloon, 3 x on the aft deck, 1 x on the FB, 2 x in the crew cabin

3 x Furuno RD-33 displays in the pilothouse

2 x Simrad FU80 autopilot controls in the pilothouse

2 x Flir night vision cameras in the pilothouse

ICOM, IC-M604, VHF in the pilothouse

ICOM, IC-M802, SSB in the pilothouse

ICOM VHF Command Mic in the pilothouse

Furuno SC-702 satellite compass in the pilothouse

Wave Wi-Fi network system in pilothouse

Iridium satellite phone system in pilothouse

2 x Samsung flatscreen monitors for navigation information in the saloon

AV equipment:


KVH Tracvision HD7 satellite TV system

KVH Tracvision TV6 satellite TV system

Samsung 4k flatscreen TV on lift system in the saloon

Samsung flatscreen TV in master cabin

Oppo UDP-203 HD Blu-Ray player in saloon

Denon AVRX-3550 AV receiver in saloon and master cabin

Denon DBT-3313 UD AV player in master cabin

Direct TV HD DVR satellite TV system receiver in saloon and master cabin

Sonos home sound system in saloon

Sony Play Station4 system in saloon and master cabin

Cambridge Audio interior speakers

LG flatscreen TV in each guest cabin

Sirius XM satellite radio in pilothouse

Additional equipment

Miele washer

Miele dryer

Craftsman tool-box

Spare parts inventory

Stability report

Coltri dive compressor

Safety Equipment

2 X Viking RescYou 8 person liferafts

Lifesling3 overboard recovery system


Fireboy fire suppression system

Fire extinguishers

Maretron carbon monoxide detectors

Security camera system

2 X Francis searchlight

Watertight door in the guest companionway


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. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Keith Yeoman

Yeoman Yachts

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Yeoman Yachts LLC

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