A “hands-on” boating couple, in the words of Horizon Group CEO John Lu, should be enjoying their first cruise aboard their E88 in time for the Fourth of July weekend. The yacht is a skylounge-equipped design, which is one of two configurations available for the E88. (Clients can also choose an open bridge.)
Lu terms the owners hands-on for good reason. He says they were actively involved in systems and decor selections from the day they signed the contract. The owners also visited the Horizon shipyard in Taiwan, along with a few other builders they were considering, just prior to this.
Family-focused, the owners, an American couple who thus far wish to keep their E88’s name confidential, cruises with a crowd. That explains why their E88 has a custom-designed and custom-made couch in the saloon that can seat (get this) 11 people. The dining area, pictured in the gallery below, can expand for eight, with the country kitchen, visible just forward of the pass-through between the galley and dining area, available for less-formal meals. It also explains why the guest accommodations are comprised of a bunks cabin, a twin stateroom, and a queen VIP.
The master stateroom is, of course, a full-beam (21-foot) king. The owners requested two walk-in wardrobes and abundant additional stowage here. They also have a shower fashioned much like one you’d find in a luxurious spa, lined with pink-hued stone.
Elsewhere, their E88 is highlighted by South American walnut. Its rich tone is augmented by a primarily subdued decor, though bright pops of coral, orange, and turquoise appear here and there, too.