The Johnson 80 cruiser sports exterior design by Dixon Yacht Design and a striking interior 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.
Close attention has been paid 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, 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 a large 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.
Regardless of how the interior is laid out, each Johnson 80 benefits from the exterior lines of Bill Dixon at Dixon Yacht Design. Dixon has long understood 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.
The Johnson 80 has a gathering space in the main-deck saloon, a living area located aft with a roomy L-shaped settee and a pair of loose armchairs. With selections from the owners’ art collection adorning the bulkheads, the space also has a pair of Ottomans for flexible seating. The aft bulkhead opens wide with a multi-panel sliding door, mixing interior and aft deck spaces fluidly. 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. There is also pair of ensuite double guest staterooms and each can be configured with double berth or a pair of twins, with the option of a Pullman berth to increase the complement.