The sixth V68 hull was delivered to a repeat Horizon client in a champagne ceremony.
A new V68 was recently delivered to her experienced American owner in a champagne ceremony at the Horizon Yacht USA’s Hall of Fame marina location. Christened Blue Jeans, the latest V68 was sold in cooperation with Nicholas Scherb of 26 North Yachts to the client, who previously owned a Horizon E88.
The owner selected the Jonathan Quinn Barnett-designed V68 model as it suited her needs for a spacious yacht in the mid-size range that would facilitate summer cruising with family and friends on the Great Lakes. The V68 design - with its 19’ 6” beam, four-stateroom-plus-crew layout and numerous outdoor entertaining areas - provided the perfect platform.
Designed for entertaining, Blue Jean’s aft deck features a wet bar area with refrigerator drawers and an icemaker. The spacious main salon is outfitted in a modern aesthetic with White Oak wood. A dayhead is conveniently situated aft while a comfortable seating area with a starboard-side galley fitted with a dinette are positioned forward.
For the upper deck, the owner selected an enclosed skylounge configuration with a dayhead and customized the boat deck to include an L-shaped BBQ area with a fridge and icemaker with a sunbed to port and L-shaped seating to starboard. Both the boat deck and the foredeck are fitted with sunshades for comfort.
On the lower deck, the master suite encompasses the full beam amidships, with a convertible twin forward to starboard and a VIP queen furthest forward in the bow plus a bunk cabin on the port side. Quarters for two crew are positioned aft of the engine room housing the twin CAT C18 1136hp engines and twin Onan 21.5 generators.
Surrounded by her close friends and members of the Horizon Yachts team, the owner was presented with an array of personalized gifts for her yacht. HYUSA Director Roger Sowerbutts led the champagne toast, which was followed by the christening as Neil Diamond’s Forever in Blue Jeans song played throughout the yacht.
The owner plans to spend next summer cruising the Great Lakes aboard Blue Jeans. We wish her and her family continued joy and many happy memories to come!
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