Johnson Yachts just launched the new Johnson 70 at Fort Lauderdale. The company has had success for 30 years by building yachts that are an interior-volume upgrade from most of the market. The result is an interior that factors the space needs of family and guests into the design, while also maintaining a high standard of engineering for the yacht. The combination results in comfort for all aboard in terms of space and also with the peace of mind in knowing the yacht is built as she should be.
The Johnson 70 is designed by Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design to provide much of the superyacht experience in a manageable LOA. With an available skylounge or an open flying bridge, the Johnson 70 shows the same level of customization 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 sleek yacht, capitalizing on the wide beam. Yachtsmen 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 cocpit 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!”
- Length Overall 70’0” / 21.3m
- Beam 18’3” / 5.56m
- Draft 5’4” / 1.64m
- Engines Caterpillar C18, 1,015 hp
- Fuel 920 gal. / 3,483 liters
- Water 260 gal. / 985 liters
- Displacement 43 tons
- Accommodations 4 double cabins with en suites
- Max speed 29 mph / 25 knots