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Johnson Yachts commences work on “entry level” superyacht

Taiwanese yard Johnson Yachts has commenced work on the 21.3-metre (70-foot) Johnson 70, its first “entry level” superyacht.

Designed by Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design, Johnson 70 is a customisable yacht available with a skylounge or open flybridge and in a three- or four-cabin layout.

Construction begins just a few months after the yard first shared renderings and details about the design at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018.

The in-works flybridge will boast interiors by Design Unlimited, incorporating a mix of textures and materials to deliver a stylish and comfortable living environment.

The galley sits forward on the main deck, with large-group dining a key focus; an L-shaped sofa is situated opposite, accompanied by a large dining table and loose chairs. The main saloon social area will be equipped with a built-in chaise longue and loveseat, while wide sliding doors will offer access to the cockpit.

Owners are given the option to add a fishing cockpit, underlining the yard’s declaration that the Johnson 70 is a “truly blank canvas”.

Other on-board features include an al fresco galley complete with a grilling station for outdoor entertaining and davits for deploying the tender.

With the three- or four-cabin layout configurations available, accommodation is for a maximum of eight guests across four double en-suite cabins. The full-beam master is located amidships and comes with a desk, dressing table and large walk-in wardrobe area.

Power comes from a pair of CAT C18 1015HP engines for a top speed of 25 knots. The yacht has a 5.6-metre maximum beam.

Peter Chang, Johnson Yachts general manager, noted, “With the design and engineering of the Johnson 70 – together with Design Unlimited and Bill Dixon - we have a yacht designed to be versatile.

"We want to create a new line of yachts that sets the trend rather than follows it.”

Other superyacht projects currently under construction include its new flagship, the Johnson 115.

For more information, visit Johnson Yachts. Sign up to our newsletter to get the best of Yachting Pages delivered direct to your inbox every month.

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