Johnson Yachts has announced that construction has begun on its first JOHNSON 70 superyacht, which can be customised to create a sky lounge or flybridge version.
The first hull will feature an exterior design from Bill Dixon Yacht Design and interiors from Design Unlimited, who have chosen light and airy contemporary palette to enhance the efficient space usage further. The motor yacht offers a variety of customisation options for Owners, who can also choose between and three or four cabin layout
The main deck will place the galley forward and a wrap-around counter will allow the chef to work efficiently while preparing a meal for large groups seated at an L-shaped sofa with additional chairs surrounding a large dining table. Wine chillers and freezers ensure that there is plenty of food and drinks for guests on board while cruising, and there is efficient access to the lounge behind where a chaise-lounger and loveseat create a comfortable and cosy place to unwind and watch TV together, or simply sit and take in the views.
The glass sliding doors to the aft open up to a sheltered cockpit, where there is a broad sofa along the stern. A fishing cockpit could be added to the design for Owners who wish to be closer to the sea for fishing or diving activities.
A port side staircase connects to the flybridge above, where the deck can be customised for dining with an alfresco galley or a sunbathing space enjoying 360 views. The sky lounge contains a centre line helm for excellent sight-lines for the pilot, with a small bar and seating area behind for the family to watch the action through the surrounding windows.
On the lower deck, the Master suite is placed amidships to take advantage of the full beam for an interior fitted with a king-sized bed, a port-side dressing table, and a sofa to starboard creating a private lounge beside one of the two sizeable windows. The en-suite bathroom will have a generous shower and walk-in closet designed to further insulate the Master suite from the engine room.
The VIP stateroom in the bow is furnished with a queen-sized bed with a private head and a separate shower.
In the three-cabin layout, what would be a fourth guest stateroom is instead used as a service area with a laundry room and extensive stowage for long-term cruising.
In the four-cabin layout, two twin cabins convertible to doubles become the third and fourth staterooms, both sharing the same head which also serves as a day head. The crew quarters are aft of the engine room and have a separate head and shower, and this area can instead be used as a space for older children if the Owner is also the captain and does not require a crew.
More information on the JOHNSON 70 will be released as construction develops.