Taiwan yard offers new 80-footer with high levels of interior customization

Taiwanese builder Johnson Yachts is billing its new 80-footer as an ’entry-level superyacht’, with the Taiwan yard offering the boat with a high level of interior customization. 

The new Bill Dixon-designed Johnson 80 recently completed its sea trials, recording a cruising speed of 19kt and a top speed of 27kt.

“Combining our proven engineering with the fashionable comforts of Karen Lynn Interior Design will make for an unbeatable result. And the flexibility of the design will appeal to each owner in ways that production builds just can’t match,” said Andy Huang, president of Johnson Yachts.

The Johnson 80 has a 20ft, 8in (6.3m) beam that carries well forward. 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. 

“The flexibility of the design will appeal to each owner in ways that production builds just can’t match”

The Johnson 80 has a gathering space in the main deck saloon, a living area located aft with an L-shaped settee and a pair of loose armchairs. The main deck is also home to a country kitchen arrangement forward, where an open galley is set off with marble countertops and backsplashes arrayed with stainless steel appliances.

With an island and breakfast bar, a table in marching marble is surrounded by an expansive L-shaped dinette to take advantage of the 180 degree views through the forward windows.

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 accommodation.


Johnson 80 Brief Specifications

Length Overall  - 80’0”, 24.4m

Beam - 20’8”, 6.30m

Draft - 6’0”, 1.85m

Engines - Twin MAN V12 0- 1550 HP

Fuel - 1,550 gal. 5,867lt

Water - 320 gal, 1,211lt

Displacement - 65 tons