Taiwan’s Horizon Yachts To Debut E75 Motoryacht
Published: Thursday, 14 July 2016
Taiwanese shipbuilder Horizon Yachts will debut the E75 motoryacht, the latest addition to its expanding motoryacht series, with Horizon Motor Yachts Australia at berths 209-211 Cockle Bay at the 2016 Sydney International Boat Show in Australia July 28-Aug 1. The model will also make its US debut at with Horizon Yacht USA at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Nov 3-7.
(Photos: Horizon Yachts - E75)
The Horizon design team incorporated feedback from experienced Horizon yacht Owners into the design of the E75, resulting in a multi-functional and customisable layout that maximises space and features numerous innovative and convenient amenities.
The E75 model offers clients the choice of main-deck configuration depending on their cruising lifestyle. Options include the traditional galley forward, dining area midship, saloon aft layout as well as galley midship or galley aft configuration. Large windows and sliding glass doors opening onto the aft deck create a seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining space that encompasses 49ft and 3 inches (15m).
The E75 echoes with the stylish exterior lines of the E88 motoryacht and offers expansive exterior areas in either a skylounge or open bridge configuration. The boat deck features a bar with refrigerator and barbecue grill as well as the option of a Jacuzzi. The forward deck is fitted with sunpads and a dinette for eight guests while the main deck aft features a dinette and a large teak table also for eight. A hydraulic hi-lo swim platform with dive gear stowage to either side of the transom door allows for easy dive preparation and water access.
The use of space aboard the E75 continues in the design of the lower deck, which is offered in a three stateroom/two head or three stateroom/three head layout. The master suite spans the yacht’s 18ft and 6 inches (5.64m) beam and features a walk-in closet as well as a his-and-hers ensuite with separate shower and tub. A VIP stateroom is located forward, with a convertible twin/guest stateroom to starboard. Well-appointed crew quarters featuring bunk berths, a bathroom, a full-height refrigerator, basin, working bench, and washer/dryer are situated at the stern.
Making its debut at the Sydney show, hull one of the E75 series has been customised for the Australian market. This skylounge version features a Jacuzzi on the boat deck and a unique galley aft configuration on the main deck. The aft deck is fitted with a large freezer for storing the day’s catch. Equipped with ABT bow/stern thrusters, zero-speed stabilisers and standard twin Caterpillar C-18s of 1150hp each, this model will achieve a 22-knot top speed.
Hull two of the E75 will make its U.S. debut in November. Customised for the American market, this skylounge version features the 3/3 stateroom layout with a large custom window in the master. The main deck configuration places the galley midship with country kitchen forward. Equipped with ABT bow/stern thrusters, zero-speed stabilisers, custom Garmin NAV and the upgraded C-32 engine package, this version has an 1800gal (6800 liter) fuel capacity and will achieve a 27-knot top speed.
“The E75 is testament to Horizon’s dedication to the continuous improvement of our series offerings,” says Horizon Group Founder John Lu. “Incorporating the desires of experienced Horizon yacht Owners from around the world has created a stylish and efficient yacht that defies size perception and offers entertainment areas that rival much larger builds.”