Published: Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Horizon Motor Yachts Australia will host the global launch of the long-range cruising model V81 at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) on May 24-27. The Australian distributor is also bringing with it the E75, E88 and E56XO.

Horizon E75 To Shine At Sanctuary Cove 1 

(Photo: Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - Horizon V81)

The newly designed V81 offers unparallelled interior volume and large exterior entertaining areas. The interior features a flush deck galley-to-saloon transition, floor to ceiling windows on the main deck and streamlined lower deck windows.

Below deck, the yacht provides accommodation for up to six guests in three en-suite staterooms, including a King master stateroom, Queen VIP stateroom, as well as twin guest stateroom. Crew quarters and a work space can be found aft of the engines.

Also on show, the E75 is a model that proved popular after it was sold on day one of 2017 SCIBS, while the E88 and E56XO is a 27m vessel and 17m sport yacht specifically designed for Australian boating respectively.

Horizon Group CEO John Lu will be joining the team from Taiwan, celebrating SCIBS’ 30th anniversary with special events for VIPs and the unveiling of the V81.

A mix of long-term exhibitors and new brands are already confirmed, including Multihull Solutions, Multihull Central, Lagoon and many more.

SCIBS Sales and Exhibition Manager Dominic O’Brien said exhibitor bookings have been extremely strong, up 20 per cent on the same time last year.

“Exhibitors are telling us they are confident of a great summer leading in to 2018 and they are taking additional space,” O’Brien said.

“More than 170 boats will be displayed on water, from superyachts to sailing boats, motor yachts, mono and multihulls, promoting every segment of the boating lifestyle.

“The Gold Coast is known as the gateway to the cruising grounds of the Whitsundays, so it makes sense to have a superlative showcase of multihulls, both power and sail, for visitors to explore.