08 November 2018
Johnson Yachts shared plenty of exciting news at the FLIBS 2018. Johnson Yachts introduced two new models to expand its yacht range at the large and small ends of their production line. The Johnson 115, a new flagship for the fleet, and the Johnson 70, were unveiled at the show, as Johnson Yachts look to attract a wider range of clientele.
The Johnson 115, the builder’s new superyacht flagship, will be a completely new hull carrying the luxury appointments of a world-class yacht. The interior features a layout of five or six staterooms and high levels of customisation available.
In recent years, we’ve been getting quite a few inquiries about building tri-deck superyachts,” said Andy Huang, president of Johnson Yachts. “It’s time for us to come up with a stunning new breed of yacht that will fascinate the world.”
Devised by Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design, the superyacht features a plumb bow that carries her volume forward. In addition, her tri-deck profile has large windows, all protected by bulwarks artfully inlaid with glazing to preserve views from everywhere on board.
With an interior design created by Design Unlimited, the Johnson 115 has social areas that centre on a comfortable, welcoming saloon where guests and family can intermingle on the aft deck through wide-opening aft bulkhead doors, which opens into the formal dining area forward.
The Johnson 115 has no shortage of gathering places, including a ‘skylounge’, a versatile foredeck area, and a beach club aft. The upper level will offer a seamless indoor-outdoor feel, opening wide to an open-air aft deck that also shelters the main deck aft.
The Johnson 70 also features Dixon Yacht Design, and is available with ‘skylounge’ or an open flybridge.
The Johnson 70 shows the same level of customisation as the rest of the Johnson line, encouraging owner input on the design of the accommodations, as well as the helm area, the saloon, dining area, and galley.
Three- and four-stateroom layouts are available on the lower deck of this yacht, capitalising on the wide beam. Owners can request a ‘skylounge’ to preclude the need for a lower helm, and the result is truly a blank canvas on which they can work with Johnson to create the shared spaces of their dreams. A fishing cockpit can increase the yacht’s flexibility as each build in the series is expected to be set apart from those before.
“We want to create a new line of yacht that sets the trend rather than follows it,” said Peter Chang, general manager of Johnson Yachts. “With the design and engineering of the Johnson 70, we have a yacht designed to be versatile, and yet will still fit the description of an entry-level superyacht.”