With first-time buyers high on the priority list, megayacht builders are stepping up their game. They’re doing the same to continue appealing to existing clients, too, whose tastes are evolving. Higher levels of luxury, better use of space, and more creature comforts all come into play. Horizon shows how successfully this can be done with its RP120, which just made its American debut. Simultaneously, the builder shows it can stay true to its roots with styling and performance.
The Horizon RP120 bears exterior lines by JC Espinosa, a longtime collaborator. Customers accustomed to the brand’s curvy styling will be pleased, as will those who like to see evolutions. Ports are larger, for example, for more natural light inside. Speaking of natural light, the master (below) gains a skylight. The hardtop shading the flying bridge has a sliding center, too, a first for Horizon.
Areas inside and out boast good usable space as well. For one, the flying bridge is akin to a party deck. Multiple areas let you stretch out, soak, sun, and dine. Horizon keeps the aft section open for a tender and davit or loose lounges. (A tender garage is aboard regardless.) For your entertainment pleasure, a high-low TV faces the hot tub. Meanwhile, while for your dining pleasure, a barbecue sits near the table. Take a closer look at the barbecue, and you’ll see it’s high-low, too. When not in use, it’s flush with the countertop.
The most visible game changes, though, await inside. This first stateside RP120 is also the first Horizon created with Luca Dini Design. An effortlessly elegant decor stretches from the saloon through to the master suite and down to the four guest staterooms. Horizon invites owners to design their yachts as they so wish. That even extends to having a country kitchen versus a main-deck master. Regardless, buyers seeking a balance between sophistication and simplicity would be wise to keep this project’s arrangement. More so, they’d be wise to tap Dini’s expertise.
A rippled effect adorning metallic cabinetry in the saloon (above) reappears in white on the flying bridge. A bar occupies the aft starboard corner of the saloon, too, with strikingly artistic lighting suspended above it. Green marble lines the shower, tub, sole, and countertop in the master bath. That bath is also the lower level of a two-level suite, a terrific unexpected touch.
Horizon stays true to its roots even with all of these evolutions. The RP120 is appropriately beamy, at 26’2” (nearly 8 meters). Power comes from twin Caterpillars, which should permit speeds in the mid-20s. The semi-displacement hull form further allows for a deep bilge, making maintenance in the engine room that much easier.
Here are a few more looks at the RP120:
Leave a Reply