Horizon Yachts Launches E88 Open Flybridge
Published: Friday, 28 August 2015
Horizon Yachts announces the recent launch of the E88 open flybridge motoryacht which is currently enroute to the US. The 27.2-metre E88 will debut this fall during the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Nov 5-9).
“The Horizon E88 open bridge motoryacht enjoys the same functional luxury as her sky lounge counterpart but with the added benefit of increased outdoor spaces for relaxing and entertaining family and friends,” says Horizon Group CEO John Lu. “We have seen great success around the world with the sky lounge version, delivering to owners in Europe, Australia, the U.S., and Taiwan, but we expect the E88 open bridge will draw new clientele looking for an enhanced open-air experience on board.”
The E88 was specifically designed for the U.S. market. The overall layout, interior design, and added amenities were based on client feedback of previous E88 motor yachts delivered to the US.
Her 21-foot beam provides four spacious ensuite guest staterooms below deck, a full-beam master stateroom aft, VIP stateroom in the bow, and two twin guest staterooms, as well as separate crew quarters aft of the engines. The entire main deck is on one level, allowing for a full view of the bow when standing in the aft saloon, and incorporates everything required for comfort above deck: main saloon, day head, dining for eight, fully equipped galley, and forward country kitchen.
Function is not lost in the E88’s luxury. In the aft saloon, there is a port staircase to the engine room and crew quarters, and interior access to the open flybridge is adjacent to the galley. Additionally, the country kitchen includes a mini lower helm, with full engine controls, as a secondary place to pilot the yacht if needed.
Horizon’s in-house interior design team and Horizon Yacht USA worked together on designing the E88, focusing on a modern coastal theme. Semi-gloss teak wood is utilised for the main living spaces and provides a contrast to the neutral color palette and blue and gold accents. The main deck flooring blends walnut wood with custom marble designs at the saloon entrance and galley. Horizon also custom-designed various furniture pieces, such as the leather and teak saloon coffee table and teak dining table with holly in-lays.
Entertaining outdoors and in a variety of areas is a large focus on board this new Horizon E88 motoryacht. The flybridge features large dinette seating with a split table to starboard and a full wet bar with bar stool seating to port, extended storage cabinets are aft of the dinette seating and include a propane BBQ outside of the hardtop. On the bow, a newly designed seating arrangement allows for a U-shaped dinette and table along with reclining forward sunpads – a perfect spot for sunbathing while at anchor. The E88’s beach club offers shade and a spot to rest, while the Hi/Lo swim platform can be used for launching watercraft or the owner’s choice of activities.
Equipped with twin CAT C32 1800HP engines, this new Horizon E88 open flybridge motoryacht also features a 2700-gallon fuel capacity, zero speed stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters, Maretron monitoring system, Hamann sanitary treatment system, and more.
She is expected to arrive in the U.S. mid-September and will be available for viewing at the Horizon Yacht USA office in North Palm Beach, Fla. prior to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.