The latest model from the Taiwan superyacht yard Johnson Yachts adds an additional level of luxury: a skylounge with panoramic views, a large entertaining area with a galley and dayhead, and plenty of open deck space aft.
The Johnson 110 Skylounge features a fiberglass hull and superstructure, built from a design using the yard’s in-house naval architecture and engineering. The yacht’s exterior lines are by Bill Dixon at Dixon Yacht Design, who added a third level to the vertical window arrays. The smoked-glass windows adorn the main deck, the pilothouse, and the skylounge level.
“The Johnson 110 Skylounge certainly looks like a Johnson Yacht,” said Andy Huang, president of Johnson Yachts. “And since we have the capabilities to build a yacht to the owners’ standards, that also meets our high standards for seakeeping and performance, the 110 Skylounge will also feel like one of our yachts at sea and throughout the interior.”
The skylounge, as the name of this model suggests, is the distinctive design feature of this yacht. It makes the most of the upper deck, providing panoramic views and on board comforts. An L-shaped settee is starboard opposite a bar-style galley counter. The helm is forward, with the command station served by a pair of seats. Abaft the portside galley is the dayhead. A wide-open aft deck area is suitable for loose lounge chairs or a dining table and provides a long overhang to shade the aft deck.
The entertainment area on the main deck consists of a lounge area situated aft with an L-shaped settee to port facing a popup TV. A set of doors opens the space to the aft deck, where there are a transom settee, loose chairs and a dining table. Stairs lead to a broad teak beach swim-platform that raises and lowers hydraulically to launch a RIB tender. Back inside, the formal dining area forward seats the full guest complement of ten, while a large commercial-grade galley is situated forward to port.
Having a pilothouse means that the operation of the yacht is set out of sight of the guests. The fully integrated helm allows the skipper to monitor all ship’s systems from this command center.
Regarding accommodations, the Johnson 110 Skylounge features the owners’ suite on the main deck, with panoramic views forward out the large windows. Johnson situates the master head forward, whit double sinks, separate shower, head compartments, and large hanging lockers.
Belowdecks are four additional staterooms. The amidships VIP is designed for uses the yacht’s full beam with large hullside windows. The stateroom has a queen-size centerline berth flanked by a settee and desk or dressing table. This cabin features separate his-and-her heads, each offering access to a centerline shower.
Forward, there is another stateroom abaft the bow sections, and therefore uses more of the beam and benefits from large hullside windows port and starboard, as well as a private head. Between these two full-width staterooms are two more staterooms, one with a double berth and one with a twin, each en suite and situated to either side of the central passageway.
Johnson Yachts can design custom accommodations layouts to maximize the yacht’s 23-foot, 7-inch (7.19-meter) beam without compromising performance or handling.
A pair of 1,925-horsepower Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesels powers the Johnson 110 Skylounge, with a top speed of 22 knots. To improve onboard comfort underway and at anchor, the yacht is fitted with ABT zero-speed fin stabilizers and a Seakeeper 35 gyrostabilizer.
Johnson 110 Brief Specifications
|Engines||Caterpillar C32, 1,925 hp|
|Fuel||4,000 gal.||15,142 liters|
|Water||634 gal.||2,400 liters|