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2007 Johnson Skylounge 87

by Randy Woods

Designed by Bill Dixon, this Johnson 87 is made for entertaining with its stunning skylounge and roomy exterior deck space, plus extremely comfortable accommodations for up to eight guests. These amenities, and more, make Maranatha a great vessel for either charter or private use.

The skylounge features a Stidd electric captain’s chair, a wireless remote Yachtcontroller, and bow and stern thruster controls. A nearby settee and 20” Phillips TV provides seating and entertainment for guests. Also, a GE microwave/convection oven, U-line refrigerator/ice maker, and gas barbeque on the rear deck can be used to provide refreshments. The large, comfortable salon includes a 42” plasma TV with a home theater, DVD player, and wine cooler.

Navigation gear includes two Furuno Nat systems and radar scanners, a Nobletec monitor, Furuno GPS, and Simrad AP 25 autopilot. The pilothouse also has a 5” Danforth compass, a FLIR infrared camera system, a CCTV monitor system, and a TV link to the bow, salon, swim platform, engine room, and aft deck.

The galley is equipped with a range of GE appliances, such as a four-burner stove with ceramic top, a microwave oven, a dishwasher, and a refrigerator/freezer, plus a 15” TV. The décor is boosted by lacquered off-white cabinets, granite countertops, and a large portside window that allows for plenty of natural light. A separate dining space off the galley has room for eight guests.

On the main deck, the owner’s stateroom features a king-sized berth with built-in nightstands and cabinets, a sofa settee, a vanity, and a 42” plasma TV. The en suite head also has a bidet and separate shower stall. The VIP stateroom includes a 31” Samsung TV, a U-line refrigerator/ice maker, an en suite head, and a separate shower stall. The two guest rooms—one with a double berth, the other with a twin berth—each have 15” Toshiba TVs and access to their own head.

Further entertaining can be done on the aft deck, featuring a 20” Phillips dropdown TV, a U-Line refrigerator, and a Subzero freezer. The aft deck also includes a space for a 14’ Novurania inflatable tender with 50hp outboard engine, along with a 1,200-pound-capacity Besenzoni davit. Twin Caterpillar C-32 V-12 diesel engines provide a cruising speed of 18 knots and a maximum of 20 knots.

Built in 2007, Maranatha has been upgraded with a number of modern touches. Just this year, the entire hull was waxed and new batteries were installed through the entire boat. Other 2022 improvements include a rebuilt port generator, new electronic controls on the starboard generator, new battery chargers in the engine room and pilothouse. In the last few years, the vessel has also had a new bottom paint coat, a rebuilt Furuno brain box, and a rebuilt water chiller exchanger, among many other improvements.

Specs & Info

LOA 87’0” · Beam 23’6” · Draft 6’7”

Tankage (Fuel/Fresh/Black)

3,400 gal. / 540 gal. / 200 gal.


Twin Caterpillar C-32 V-12 Diesels


Worth Avenue Yachts
Seattle, WA

Niel Steenkamp

Photo by Spitfire Film Co

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