Horizon Yachts has said it will debut the first Horizon E88 open bridge motoryacht at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). The Taiwanese shipyard will also showcase five additional new yachts at the November show. These include the P110 superyacht, E84 motoryacht, E78 motoryacht, PC60 power catamaran, and PC52 power catamaran.
The Horizon E88 open bridge was developed from a client’s feedback on the previous skylounge versions. Her four en suite stateroom layout has been designed to maximize the 21’ beam, incorporating a full-beam master, twin guest staterooms, and VIP stateroom in the bow and separate crew quarters located aft of the engines.
“We have had great success with the E88 skylounge model but the first open bridge with a beach club brings something new to the table for clients,” comments Roger Sowerbutts, director of Horizon Yacht USA. “Not only does it showcase Horizon’s capabilities as a builder but also the E88’s flexibility to be suited to various lifestyles.”
The open bridge configuration offers a large U-shaped dinette, full wet bar, and plenty of room aft for lounge chairs or a tender.
One of the E88’s more notable exterior features is her aft beach club area, a popular design not usually seen on mid-range motoryachts. The beach club’s hydraulic garage door combines with the Hi/Lo swim platform to provide an easy transition into watersports. Forward on the bow are a newly-design dinette and sunpads.
Major equipment onboard the E88 includes a twin CAT C32 1900HP engines, zero speed stabilizers, bow/stern thrusters, and Hamann waste treatment system, to name but a few.
Tri-deck Horizon P110
With 23’6” beam the Horizon P110 tri-deck superyacht features four en suite guest accommodation and separate crew quarters below deck. The main deck flows easily between the salon and formal dining areas into the fully-equipped galley and country kitchen.
The enclosed skylounge offers a full helm, and the boat deck is expansive with dining and a wet bar, plus space for water toys, as well as access to the flybridge’s secondary helm and Jacuzzi.
The Horizon E84 is the smaller sister to the Horizon E88 model and the yard says it would suit the needs of either an experienced owner/operator or an owner looking for a traditional crewed lifestyle. With a 20′ beam she provides four total guest staterooms plus crew quarters aft. The yacht is equipped with everything needed for island travel including, zero speed stabilizers, hydraulic Hi/Lo swim platform, and bow and stern thrusters.
Horizon E78 motoryacht is one of Horizon’s latest innovative designs featuring a hydraulic hard top and radar mast that lowers her overall height from 28’ to 20’6”.
Her three-stateroom layout includes a full-beam master and separate crew quarters aft. In addition, the lower pilothouse affords a secondary spot, protected from the elements.
Built for second-time Horizon PC60 owners, Ptolemy was designed for extensive Bahamas cruising. The owners opted for a four-stateroom layout to accommodate family and friends, and with an open bridge version to suit their island-destination lifestyle. They even added rod holders on the aft deck for their fishing adventures.
Designed with an owner-operator in mind, the Horizon PC52 retains the signature interior volume and seakeeping of her bigger sister the PC60. With a 22’ beam, the PC52 incorporates three guest staterooms below deck as well as an open main deck layout, and alfresco entertaining area and spacious aft deck and flybridge.
“This will be our largest FLIBS show yet, and I have a feeling it will not disappoint,” Sowerbutts concludes.