Johnson Yachts held a special press conference at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show to share this information with members of the media. The event gave more insight into the inner workings of this active builder, and showcased the new yachts outlined here. Company representatives also provided a glimpse of future projects, and delved into details and time lines for several models including the successful Johnson 80 (with 8 units delivered so far between US and Europe), the Johnson 110, and the Johnson 112.
Johnson Yachts proudly presented the latest Johnson 93, a superyacht featuring an on-deck master suite and a huge flyingbridge. The 93-foot (28.36-meter), four-state room yacht show cases the capabilities of this established yacht yard, celebrating its 30th anniversary, but also stands as an example of the virtually limitless flexibility the builder can provide within the hull, thanks to its proven engineering.
The Johnson 93 was designed by Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design. This superyacht has a beam of 23 feet , 7 inches that carries well forward, with a distinctive profile set a part by a notable design element: Dual-level vertical windows, which give the pilothouse and on-deck master unparalleled views and natural light.
The master stateroom greets the owners with a king-size berth on centerline with a desk or dressing table to port and a settee for lounging in solitude. A luxurious master head is forward and down five steps, and features a marble countertop, and matching marble sole.
The saloon is bright and airy with light-colored anigre joinery and large windows port and starboard. A social area aft includes an upholstered L-shaped settee and a pair of swivel chairs surrounding a mother-of-pearl coffee table. To starboard is a bar with wine cooler, icemaker, and open-shelf wine bottle stowage.
At the forward end of the salon is a formal dining table with eight upholstered chairs, convenient to the galley through a door forward to port. The galley has a marble sole and two-tone lacquered cabinets, with stainless steel counters and appliances.
“One thing to look at on the Johnson 93 are her really nice walk around side decks,” says Jeff Stanley, the yacht broker at Gilman Yachts in Ft. Lauderdale who is the U.S. East Coast dealer for this Johnson 93. “Her saloon is the same width as the 90-foot boats from other builders with no walk arounds. It’s indicative of the volume and of this build—she’s just a bigger yacht.”
The flying bridge has access from the pilothouse, and also from stairs leading from the aft deck. The helm station is to port with low helm console that assures good lines of sight. A large U-shaped settee with dining table is to starboard while a wet bar and alfresco galley counter with propane grill is to port. An open area aft is suitable for sunning with lounge chairs.
The spacious “teak-beach” swim platform has a hydraulic aft section that facilitates bathing as well as the launch, retrieval, and stowage of a tender.
The lower deck features an amidships VIP stateroom, which stretches across the full beam, benefiting from two levels of rectangular port lights set into the hull sides. His-and-her heads are aft, entered from separate doors, and feature marble-topped vanities with a walk through shower on centerline. A pair of twin-berth staterooms round out the guest accommodations on the lower level. Guest heads have marble soles, vanity tops, and shower seats.
Johnson Yachts offers various layouts, as well semi-custom modifications with in this superyacht design, to allow owners to make the most of the hull’s volume. An on-deck master is not often seen in yachts of this LOA, and the flexibility of the semi-custom design allows such changes as a country kitchen forward on the main deck in place of the master, or additional guest staterooms below decks. See this yacht in person, and gain an understanding of how Johnson Yachts does its own engineering to ensure a solid, reliable build with added features and owner modifications