Hull Two of the new E81 model is now in build for first-time Horizon owners
Not long after the announcement of the creation of the brand-new Horizon E81 model – the first of which will soon deliver to her U.S. owners – Horizon Yacht USA signed a sales contract for Hull Two. The E81 model blends the sleek E Series superstructure design with a beamy hull to maximize both space and style.
Currently in build, the newest E81 has been designed to accommodate her experienced owners’ cruising lifestyle, with spacious exterior areas, a three-stateroom plus office layout and a modern interior décor. Spanning the yacht’s 20’ 6” beam, the main deck aft will feature a fixed dining table and a bar area. Walkaround side decks lead to the foredeck, for which the owners specified a spacious entertainment area on the bow to include a large U-shaped settee, sun pad and a unique covered storage area.
On the main deck, the expansive salon flows into an open galley and country kitchen arrangement forward, with a portside day head. Working with Horizon Yacht USA and the yard’s in-house design center, the owners specified a modern aesthetic for the interior décor, which will feature two-toned white/silver oak, light quartz surfaces and steel blue and grey accents. Contemporary design elements such as wood slats in the coffee table and waterfall edges for the galley counters will feature throughout.
To port, an open staircase – the base of which will house a 46-bottle wine fridge – leads up to the spacious enclosed bridge; within this area, a U-shaped starboard-side settee faces a large bar to port with three bar stools. A complete helm station with dual helm chairs is positioned forward. On the boat deck, a misting system keeps this space cool and comfortable on warmer days.
While the standard E81 arrangement offers four staterooms on the lower deck, the owners opted for a full-beam master suite with a refined head and shower, a large VIP ensuite forward and a twin guest stateroom to starboard. In the space normally occupied by the fourth stateroom, the owners specified an office/library with a built-in workspace and cabinetry.
To accommodate longer cruises along the U.S. eastern seaboard and Bahamas, crew quarters for two are situated aft of the engine room housing twin CAT C32s of 1,600hp each and twin Onan 29kW (60Hz) gensets. To increase functionality in this area, the owners customized stairway access to the crew quarters and engine room from the aft deck.
“This is the second boat that we have done as a semi-custom build,” says the owner. “The experience has been quite different in that Horizon has bent over backwards to deliver what we want.” The creation of custom storage for the sea stairs and deck chairs and tweaks in the standard E81 layout to allow for additional functionality will make for a better boat overall, he says.
For more information on the E81, please contact Horizon Yacht USA at +1 561-721-4850 or email [email protected]