Johnson Yachts has announced the launch of its new ‘entry-level’ luxury yacht, the JOHNSON 80, at its shipyard in Taiwan. Known for offering a high level of customisation throughout the Johnson Yachts fleet, the latest model is no different and boasts high-quality interiors from Karen Lynn Interior Design in addition to an exterior from Bill Dixon of Bill Dixon Yacht Design.
Another trademark of the shipyard is to maximise interior space as much as possible for guests and this has resulted in four guest cabins on board the 24m/80ft vessel. The VIP stateroom receives excellent natural lighting with the shipyard’s signature bank of vertical windows.
Guests and visitors can gather in the main deck aft salon, designed to be equally suited to hosting a special occasion as casual holidays with family and friends. There is an L-shaped sofa an a pair of armchairs and ottomans to create one cosy social space surrounded by art from the Owners’ collection along the bulkheads.
A glass multi-panelled sliding door leads out onto the main deck aft and allows for perfect flow between the two areas. Forward, the main deck hosts a country kitchen, where the open galley is fitted with a breakfast bar, and marble counter-tops and back-splashes that harmonise with the stainless steel appliances. As guests enjoy a meal at the L-shaped dinette, they have 180 views through the forward windows.
Having just completed her sea trials, she is reported to have performed perfectly, with her twin MAN 1,550 HP engines producing a top speed of 27 knots and a fast cruising speed of 19 knots.