Horizon RP97 Megayacht Summer Wind Completes Sea Trials

On the heels of launching its largest-ever megayacht, the EP148, Horizon is set to deliver Summer Wind, part of its RP97 series.

Commissioned  by an Australian owner, Summer Wind isn’t the first Horizon RP97, but she’s reportedly the lightest and fastest of the all-fiberglass series. The weight savings comes from continuously improving technology, which in turn also affects speed. As for speed, Summer Wind is said to be capable of a 16-knot cruise and 22-knot top end at full load. That’s about 2 knots swifter than previous deliveries. Summer Wind is powered by twin 1,600-hp Caterpillar C-32As.

The RP97 may be the smallest megayacht in Horizon’s RP (Raised Pilothouse) series—the other two offerings are a 110 and a 120—but she has some good features. The 21-foot beam is healthy, and, despite the model name, LOA is actually 105 feet. Buyers have a choice between an on-deck owner’s stateroom or a country kitchen in its place. Opting for the latter moves the master below decks, joining three guest cabins.

Summer Wind’s owner selected the on-deck master. He also requested a 10-person dining area and a saloon that’s more of a cinema at times. There’s a 65-inch TV hooked up to a theater-like sound system that will no doubt rock the boat (figuratively speaking, of course). Interior design is by Horizon’s in-house team and Nikki Parris, an Australia-based designer.

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