The Johnson 80 has just launched and it is making quite a splash in Taiwan. Johnson Yachts describes the new 80 footer 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 this latest Johnson 80 with a striking interior design by Karen Lynn Interior Design.
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.
The Johnson 80 has a 20-foot, 8-inch (6.30-meter) beam that carries well forward, helping to create the interior volume that wins over owners who have seen other yachts in the market that don’t measure up.
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.
Stay tuned for more information about the new Johnson 80, including when she may available for inspection and sea trial.