If Horizon Yachts’ performance at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show last month is any indication, the Australian market is ready to enthusiastically embrace Horizon’s new and customized larger yacht models. From May 25th to 28th, Horizon presented its largest display ever to assemble at the show, with seven yachts ranging from the new Horizon E84, Horizon V74, Horizon E73, Horizon EP69 and Horizon E65 to the new Horizon E56XO Sport Yacht and Horizon PC52 Power Catamaran. Taking the crown as the largest new motor yacht on display at the show was the brand-new, 90’ Horizon E84. Customized for the Australian market, the E84 offers a spacious four-stateroom layout with a skylounge and galley-aft configuration that allows for seamless interior/exterior entertaining and service.
Also popular at the show was the new E56XO, Horizon’s first sport yacht model. Based on the popular E56 model, the three-stateroom, 15’ 9”-beam E56XO boasts new al fresco entertaining areas, including a forward deck dinette and sunpads along with a custom-designed aft deck transom wet bar that transforms into a serving area. This sport yacht is powered by twin Caterpillar C12 ACERT-705BHP engines.
Amongst the excitement was the show-stopping sale of a new build Horizon RP115 by National Manager Mark Western. At 122’ LOA, the RP115 is the third Horizon build for her owners and will be the largest Horizon yacht to hit Australian shores. Scheduled to be delivered in early 2019, this one-of-a-kind yacht will feature an extended hull, 10-seat heated jacuzzi, sauna, sunroof to the skylounge, 440/20X TRAC stabilizers, 24 underwater lights, Furuno Navigation package with Octoplex power management and Maretron monitoring system, Yacht Controller, and twin MTU 2600hp engines providing a top speed of over 24 knots.
Horizon Group CEO John Lu says that he is delighted to see the first RP115 grace Australian waters, noting that her owners will continue to be in great hands with Horizon and Mark Western, whom he refers to as “one of our company’s most knowledgeable and professional salesmen.” HMYA Director Gary Wahlstedt shares the sentiment, noting, “This is a testament for all the hard work Mark has done for the Horizon Brand over the past 12 years. His knowledge of the Horizon range of vessels is exemplary and his relationship with Horizon clients is outstanding.”
Congratulations to the team at Horizon Motor Yacht Australia for another fantastic show!