Johnson Yachts has announced the launch of its ninth 24.1-metre Johnson 80 motor yacht in Taiwan. Described as an 'entry-level superyacht' by the shipyard, the Johnson 80 has a four stateroom layout accommodating up to eight guests on board. Photo: Johnson Yachts The exterior design of this Johnson 80 is by Bill Dixon from Dixon Yacht Design who has kept her lines consistent with previous Johnson builds. A bank of vertical windows on the front of the superstructure offers guests a panoramic view from the main-deck interior and is a hallmark of Johnson Yachts boats.
Her interior spaces were created by Karen Lynn Interiors with comfort and entertainment opportunities in mind, whether that be for large groups or more intimate parties. Photo: Johnson Yachts “The latest addition to the Johnson Yachts fleet is sure to impress yachting enthusiasts the world over,” commented Andy Huang, president of Johnson Yachts. “Combining our proven engineering with the fashionable comforts of Karen Lynn Interior Design will make for an unbeatable result. And the flexibility of the design will appeal to each owner in ways that production builds just can’t match.”
The interior of each Johnson 80 is fully customisable, with this particular vessel housing guests on the lower deck. This includes a full-beam master stateroom amidships, a forward VIP stateroom and a pair of ensuite double guest staterooms which also includes the option of a Pullman berth. Her 6.3-metre beam carries well forward, helping to create generous interior volume.
This Johnson 80 motor yacht also includes a gathering space in the main deck saloon, a living area located aft with roomy L shaped settee and a pair of loose armchairs. In addition, selections from the owners’ art collection adorn the bulkheads on board.Photo: Johnson Yachts The main deck houses a country kitchen arrangement forward with an open galley. The island, breakfast bar, and table in matching marble are surrounded by an expansive L shaped dinette which takes advantage of the 180-degree views through the forward windows. Photo: Johnson Yachts Performing well in her recent sea trials, the recently launched Johnson 80 can reach a top speed of 27 knots and a cruising speed of 19 knots thanks to twin MAN V12 1550 HP engines.