Horizon has been busy, delivering new-build yachts to new owners: an E88 motoryacht to Asia, an E84 motoryacht to Australia and a PC60 power catamaran to the U.S. In addition, the much anticipated delivery of Horizon RP110 ANDREA VI (hull number one of this raised pilothouse) took place in West Palm Beach, Fla. Horizon boasts that the vessels were customized to meet the owners’ needs, reflecting their individual tastes and lifestyles.
On this particular Horizon E88 luxury motoryacht, the owner specified a full-beam master with the head to starboard of the stateroom to increase the overall space in the master. With sliding pocket doors, it can be made private by closing. Three other en-suite staterooms offer additional accommodations to guests. This E88 features a beach club located aft of the tender garage with a hi/lo swim platform. The E88 surprises with an impressive interior volume which allows for spacious living areas. With a draft of only 5’8”, she’s ideal for shallow running in the Bahamas. She’ll top out at 22 knots and cruise at 19 knots with her twin 1,600-hp Caterpillar C32A engines.
Customizations on the Horizon E84 (watch for a future review) were minimal as her owner seemed quite happy with the current configuration and design. However, a foldable radar mast will accommodate bridge height restrictions and water levels in Perth, Australia. For hull six of the Horizon P60, the owner went with a three-stateroom guest layout with additional crew quarters aft of the VIP.
Last but certainly not least, the Horizon RP110 raised pilothouse superyacht ANDREA VI was recently delivered to a U.S. owner in West Palm Beach, Fla. She’ll be on her way to the Bahamas for the winter season. Designed by J.C. Espinosa, the new RP110 sports a streamlined profile that also provides an impressive interior volume. Horizon collaborated with Naval Architect Donald L. Blount to create an advanced double-chine hull for enhanced performance and maneuvering with ease over a wide range of speeds. ANDREA VI’s interior layout allows for four staterooms and three crew cabins, in addition to a spacious salon, dining area for up to 10, and a highly coveted skylounge experience. Her beam measures 25’ with a draft of 6’. She’s equipped with twin CAT C32A 1900HP engines able to reach top speeds of 20 knots. We’ve heard that Horizon has orders for subsequent hulls of the RP110 as well.
Horizon was also happy to find themselves ranked 10th in the top ten largest shipyards by Showboats International December 2013 Global Order Book update, with 15 yachts under construction totaling 1,473 feet in length. Despite challenges in the world economy over the past few years, they have maintained a position in the top ten for the past few years and anticipate a wave of new orders this year in their luxury yacht collection.
In Horizon technical news, the world’s first active running trim angle measurement system for yachts was developed by this progressive, innovative shipbuilder. Their intricate Vibration Measurement and Analysis System measures and analyzes each motoryacht delivered. This now includes the Running Trim Angle Measurement System. In plain English, this new system precisely measures the yacht’s running trim angle at varying speeds and sea conditions. Those yacht techies out there know that traditional methods measure fixed or very slow changes in trim angle. This new development runs data continuously on different wave patterns and even on different waves!
Taiwan-based Horizon is on 26 North Yachts’ Top 10 List, quickly becoming recognized for its high-tech manufacturing process. Horizon was founded in 1987 by John Lu who desired to create the ultimate dream yachts for discerning clients. In 1993, he entered the luxury megayacht market. Horizon boasts high quality, semi-custom yachts from its state-of-the-art facility.