Johnson 80 For Sale

This Johnson 80 has a four-stateroom layout and is asking $4.39 million.
Johnson 80
The Johnson 80 called Deescovery is a 2021 build with MAN diesels, a 25-knot top hop and is asking $4.395 million. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

Gilman Yachts has Deescovery, a Johnson 80, listed for $4.39 million. The 2021 flybridge motor yacht has a four-stateroom layout, a choice of several outdoor entertainment areas, MAN diesels and 25-knot speed.

Yachting previously reported that the 80-footer’s exterior lines are by Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design and the interior is by Karen Lynn Interior Design. 

Enter the yacht’s carpeted salon through a three-panel sliding glass door and enjoy the high-gloss joinery and a balanced blend of high-end fabrics. Immediately to port are two forward-facing upholstered Bernhardt club chairs and a uber-soft, six-cushion custom sofa forward to port that beckon guests to stay a while. In front of the sofa is a high-gloss coffee table with a diffused glass top and stowage. There are also two Bernhardt upholstered stools. 

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Rich high-gloss wood and textured headliner add a luxe touch to the yacht’s salon. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

The country galley is past the forward bulkhead to port, a half step up from the salon and adjacent to the stairs that lead to the flybridge. The galley has an L-shaped Cambria quartz countertop, Myanmar quartz teak sole and an island. Forward, a J-shaped dinette is surrounded by 10 windows with electronically controlled shades so guests can dial in (or out) the sunlight.

When it’s time to dry off after a morning swim, head to the foredeck and relax on the yacht’s sun pad for two. After catching some rays and you’re ready for a beverage, head up to the flybridge’s L-shaped bar to sit back at the dinette to port and enjoy shaded alfresco dining. The all-weather-capable upper helm station is forward with a companion bench seat adjacent to port. The after section of the flybridge is a blank canvas for loose furniture and lounging, thanks to the swim platform doubling as the yacht’s tender stowage. It’s worth noting Deescovery’s 2023 15-foot AB Nautilus RIB tender with a 70 hp Yamaha is included with the sale.

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There’s internal flybridge access from the galley. Note the pantograph door to the side deck. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

Take the portside stairs to the cockpit for an evening of alfresco dining for eight thanks to the fixed high-gloss table and transom bench seat.

Recent updates and additions to Deescovery include, but aren’t limited to:

  • MAN Gold Standard Premium Extended Service Protection until 9-13-2025 or 2,500 hours
  • Chocks for tender
  • HD 7 SAT High-Definition SAT TV
  • Six Direct TV Receiver’s
  • Six-man Crewsaver life raft-July ’25 next recertification
  • Six-step Marquipt tide ride stairs, stows on portside deck
  • Yacht Controller
  • Blue Water CM2 reverse-osmosis dockside filter for spot-free water

When it’s time to turn in for the night, four staterooms belowdecks accommodate eight guests and each stateroom has an en suite head. The owners’ stateroom is outfitted with a king berth, while the VIP has a queen. The guest stateroom to port has a double berth and the one to starboard has twin singles berths. There are crew quarters aft, accessed through the transom door. The cabin is to starboard and has twin athwartships berths. 

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The Johnson 80 has a four-stateroom layout, including this owners’ space with en suite head and king berth. There are four under-berth drawers for stowage. The room also has a two-person settee. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

Power for this Johnson 80 is twin 1,550 hp MAN diesels, which give the yacht a reported 25-knot top hop. Some other notable features on board Deescovery include:

  • Two Garmin 17-inch multifunction displays, radar, plotter, depth, CCTV
  • VDO rudder-angle indicator
  • Ritchie magnetic compass
  • Two Garmin VHF radios
  • Garmin AIS
  • Garmin reactor autopilot system
  • Two Boning 6.5-inch LED MAN engine screens
  • Advantix single-lever engine controls
  • Maxwell windlass control with chain counter
  • ACR URP 102 searchlight control
  • Yacht Controller remote control system
  • Fusion MSRA 70N stereo
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The flybridge can be kept open for sunny days and cross breezes or zip up the three-sided, nine-panel Seacrylic enclosure should the weather turn. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

Where is Deescovery located? The yacht is currently lying in Pompano Beach, Florida.  

Take the next step: Contact Gilman Yachts, Jeff Stanley, 1-954-249-0360,

Quick Specifications

  • Length Overall: 80′
  • Maximum Beam: 20’9″
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,550 Gal.
  • Draft: 6′

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