A brand new RP (Raised Pilothouse) yacht has launched from the Horizon Yachts shipyard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. One of Horizon’s most popular models, 40 RP Series yachts have been built and sold to date. This latest build, an RP100, springs from the RP97 hull platform and has been specified for the Australian market.
Sleek in her styling, with an open flybridge and elegantly stepped decks cascading to the bow, the tri-deck RP100 features a spacious four-stateroom layout. Customized for the Australian market and conforming to AZ/NZS electric standards, the RP100 offers a traditional superyacht configuration, with a spacious main salon opening from the aft deck and leading into the formal dining area with a grand country-kitchen-style galley forward. The raised pilothouse is accompanied by a large built-in settee, while the open flybridge offers U-shaped seating and a dinette, a wet bar and grill, and davit for launching the tender.
The four staterooms are positioned on the lower deck, with the full-beam master amidships, a VIP in the bow and two twin cabins to port and starboard. Quarters for up to three crew are situated aft.
A rich Wenge wood in a satin finish highlights the interior of the RP100, which is further highlighted by a built-in bar and entertainment cabinet extending along the starboard side in the main salon. A low-slung sofa and comfortable furnishings add to the atmosphere of casual elegance, where the large windows enjoy prominence, and a fold-down television is concealed in the overhead when not in use.
Powered by twin CAT C32 ACERT engines of 1,600hp each, the RP100 achieves a maximum speed of 21 knots at half load and offers a cruising range of 1,300nm at a 10 knot cruise.The new RP100 will make her global debut at the 2020 Horizon Yachts Open House in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in January, after which she will be delivered to Australia to be showcased at the 2020 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in May. For more information, please contact Horizon Yacht Australia at +61 7 5577 9009 or email [email protected].
To experience all of the details of the RP100 via the virtual tour, please click here.