“With the proven engineering of the Johnson 80 in place, we can work with the owners to create a yacht with the flexibility to accommodate their needs, whether they wish to entertain friends on board one day or depart for a month-long cruise the next,” said Andy Huang, president of Johnson Yachts



The Johnson 80 has just launched and it is making quite a splash in Taiwan. Johnson Yachts describes the new 24-meter hull as an entry-level superyacht, mainly 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. 



Bill Dixon at Dixon Yacht Design designed her exterior, keeping her lines consistent with other Johnson builds. The 180-degree vertical windows on the front of the superstructure offer a panoramic view from the main-deck interior. With the usual Johnson extra living and storage space, she provides everything that is necessary for comfortable cruising on different ways such a weekend or long-distance trip. 



The Johnson 80 has a 6.30-meter beam that carries well forward, helping to create the interior volume. 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.



Comfortable interior spaces created by Karen Lynn Interior Design let the owner welcome family and friends relax in large groups or more private parties. The Johnson 80 has a space in the main-deck saloon, a living area located aft with a roomy L-shaped sofa and a pair of armchairs. The aft opens wide with a sliding door, combine interior and aft deck spaces. 



The main deck is also a kitchen, where an open galley is set off with marble countertops with an island and breakfast bar. A table made from marble is surrounded by an expansive L-shaped dinette to take of the 180-degree views through the forward windows.



She can accommodate up to eight guests in four staterooms. The full-beam master's cabin features an en-suite closet, and the forward VIP stateroom will include an island berth and dressing table. A pair of inside 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 compliment.



Johnson Yachts has always paid close attention to engineering, as well as handling and cruising performance. 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. Power comes from a pair of MAN 1550 HP engines.
The main idea of Johnson 80 is the customization – the key to the owner - with his choice of layout, finishes, style of the interior. 



Johnson 80 Specifications
Length: 24.1m
Beam: 6.30m 
Draft: 1.85m
Displacement of 65 tons

One of the latest projects of Johnson Yachts was 34,14-meter yacht 'Mitan'

@Photo by Johnson Yachts

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