If you’ll pardon the pun, the newest Horizon megayacht launches, hulls five and seven in the Horizon RP110 series, really could be twins. In fact, their owners could be twins, too, given how similar their ownership experiences have been, and continue to be.
Back in 2012, the owner of hull five (below), from the United States, purchased a Horizon E78. Soon, though, this owner did what a lot of yachting enthusiasts do: decided to go bigger. Being happy with the brand, the owner bought a Horizon E88. When the desire for even more room took hold within more recent years, the owner commissioned an RP110.
Meanwhile, coincidentally in 2012, cruisers from Australia bought their first Horizon, an E78. In yet another coincidence, these owners stepped up to an E88—and then turned their attention to the RP110. Ready for two further crazy coincidences? Their new yacht (below) saw tank testing side by side with hull number five, and is about to be handed over, just as the one heading for U.S. shores is.
The “separated at berth” tale ends here. The owners of each project have tailored the layout and interior design to their own tastes. For instance, the owner of the Horizon RP110 hull five worked with Luca Dini Design for what the shipyard describes as a casually elegant look. It starts in the four staterooms below decks, where twin beds can push together to form queens, and continues up into the skylounge. In addition, the owner requested a 150-bottle wine “cellar,” being an avid collector and consumer. Outside, perhaps to enjoy some of those vintages, the owner requested a cozy bow seating/dining area, with a sunpad just aft.
For their Horizon RP110 superyacht’s style, the Australian owners collaborated with Cor D. Rover. While we don’t have details on the decor, the owners did ask for a skylounge. However, the uppermost deck is an open bridge. Another difference, at their request: This Horizon RP110 has the sunpad forward of the seating area at the bow. Finally, her 10’10”-long (nearly 3.35-meter-long) swim platform can launch a three-ton tender, or host sunbathers and swimmers.
Each yacht will head for her owners’ home waters in the next few weeks.
Horizon Yachts horizonyacht.com
Luca Dini Design lucadinidesign.com
Cor D. Rover Design cor-d-rover.com