Johnson 110 Skylounge, a pilothouse superyacht with a luxurious upper deck
The Johnson 110 Skylounge has a fiberglass hull and superstructure, built from a design using the yard’s in-house naval architecture and engineering. The yacht’s exterior lines were drawn by Bill Dixon at Dixon Yacht Design, who added a third level to the vertical window arrays that set Johnson Yachts apart. The smoked-glass windows adorn the main deck and pilothouse, and also the skylounge level.
The skylounge is the distinctive design feature of this yacht, and it makes the most of the upper deck, providing world-class views and onboard comforts to a large party. An L-shaped settee is starboard opposite a bar-style galley counter. The helm is forward, with the command station served by a pair of seats. Abaft the portside galley is the dayhead. A wide-open aft deck area is suitable for loose lounge chairs or a dining table, and provides a long overhang to shade the aft deck.
For accommodations, the Johnson 110 Skylounge features the owners’ suite on the main deck, where a berth is situated to make the most of the lines of sight provided panoramic views forward out the large windows. A settee and his-and-her dressing tables allow the owners a modicum of solitude to catch up on e-mail or get ready for a glamorous evening. Johnson situates the master head forward, where double sinks, separate shower and head compartments, and large hanging lockers all preserve the view yet still enhance the luxury accommodation.
Johnson Yachts has an understanding of its yachts’ engineering needs, and so can design custom accommodations layouts to maximize the yacht’s 23-foot, 7-inch (7.19-meter) beam without compromising performance or handling. Johnson was an early adopter of large-volume hull forms, and has experience making them run well and handle as a yacht of this size should.