With 24 naval architects in house, Horizon Yachts prides itself on swiftly responding to clients’ requests. When customers who saw the RP97 a few years ago liked the style but wanted more room, the response was creating the Horizon RP110. Andrea VI, hull number one, was delivered late last year. Being previous Horizon buyers, the owners knew they were welcome to customize the interior and alfresco areas. They did so in some truly personal ways.
Andrea VI has a number of touches that you wouldn’t expect of a 110-footer (33.53-meter). For one, there’s a day head built into the hardtop support on the flying bridge. And while there’s a grill in proximity to the shaded dining area, its arrangement is, to our knowledge, a first. The owners requested it be contained in a custom cabinet aft of the dining spot, toward the tender. This way, it can be pulled out and away from the gathering area, so that smoke blows downwind.
Here’s the main aft deck of Andrea VI. Notice anything different—actually, two things different? The staircase to the flying bridge is solid, not a floating stair. The owners felt seeing through the treads was disorienting. Furthermore, there’s no dining table here. Meals aboard Andrea VI are enjoyed inside or on the flying bridge. The owners preferred the area be akin to a chic hotel lounge.
One of their favorite eating areas is the country kitchen. On Andrea VI, it’s larger than those of similar-size yachts. The cooking area, not visible, runs fore-aft to port. The table has a good-size settee and handful of extra chairs to accommodate the owners’ grown children and grandchildren.
Andrea VI has all staterooms, including the master, below decks. There are five staterooms in total, adorned with white-oak paneling and leather accents. (Not your tastes? No problem. Hull #2, Carnival Liberty 3, has four staterooms, including a main-deck master, and dark woods. All part of the customization invitation.) In working with Marty Lowe Interior Design, the owners achieved a beach-casual ambiance throughout Andrea VI.
The owners’ previous yacht was a Horizon 82. They liked the Horizon RP110 for the extra volume, much needed for their growing family. This VIP, for example, is good for the grown-ups who want privacy from the little ones. It has its own entrance off the country kitchen. Here, and throughout Andrea VI, the owners requested iPads to control all audio and video.
Capable of a 22-knot top end and 18-knot cruise, Andrea VI has been an active cruiser all year. The owners have enjoyed Florida, the Bahamas, the New York area, and New England. The British Virgin Islands are in their future plans, too. They’re not ones to remain disengaged from operations, either. The husband was actively involved in selecting the electronics in the raised pilothouse. And, the flying-bridge helm has enough seating for the owners or other family members to sit with the captain and three crewmembers. It’s personalization options like this that have led to the order of four more Horizon RP110s thus far.