Johnson 80, the perfect mix of cruising performance and interior style
– Johnson 80 is a true entry-level with a four-stateroom layout
– Johnson Yachts is showcasing its engineering and design capabilities
– Johnson 80 features exterior lines designed by Bill Dixon at Dixon Yacht Design, which features the Johnson Yachts signature: a bank of vertical windows
– Comfortable interior spaces created by Karen Lynn Interior Design let the owner welcome family and friends to gather in large groups or more intimate parties
The Johnson 80 should be described as an entry-level superyacht, chiefly because the Taiwan yard offers this model with the same high level of interior customization that has helped make the Johnson Yachts name over the last 30 years. With a focus on building yachts with excellent interior volume, Johnson Yachts set apart the Johnson 80 with a striking interior design by Karen Lynn Interior Design.
“The Johnson 80 is combining our proven engineering with the fashionable comforts of Karen Lynn Interior Design, for an unbeatable result able to impress yachting enthusiasts the world over” said Andy Huang, president of Johnson Yachts.
Johnson Yachts has always paid close attention to engineering, as well as handling and cruising performance. This focus means the yachts provide excellent performance and allow customization of the interior layout while leaving key engineering spaces intact. The new Johnson 80 has completed a sea trial and the yacht had a cruising speed of 19 knots and a top speed of 27 knots, with the expected seakeeping and handling Johnson Yachts considers a hallmark of its line.
Comfortable interior spaces
While Johnson Yachts has designs in place for multiple layouts, the owner of each hull is encouraged, to create their own one-of-a-kind yacht. And the interior volume that allows true flexibility means the Johnson 80 competes with superyachts longer than 100 feet LOA.
Regardless of how the interior is laid out, each Johnson 80 will benefit from the exterior lines of Bill Dixon at Dixon Yacht Design. Dixon has long understand the language of exterior yacht design and he has made use of a bank of vertical windows on the front of the superstructure to give the Johnson 80 a recognizable strand of Johnson Yachts DNA in that shared profile element while also giving panoramic views from the main-deck interior.
Customization is the key
The lower deck, a four-stateroom layout welcomes the owners’ party. An amidships master uses the full beam, with a lounging area and a dressing table that can also serve as a desk. There’s a large head and walk-in closet. The forward stateroom is for VIP guests, with an island berth, dressing table, and a private head. A pair of en suite double guest staterooms round out the accommodations, and can each a double berth or a pair of twins, with the option of a Pullman berth to increase the complement. While this Johnson 80 is so equipped, owners must remember that customization is key, and choice of layout, finishes, style of interior, and fabrics are virtually unlimited.