Experienced cruisers asked Horizon Yachts to create a yacht with ample elbow room, simultaneously remaining a relatively intimate LOA. The result is hull number one of the Horizon E81 series, affording her owners big spaces without needing a big crew.
The new megayacht is part of the semi-custom E Series, which includes the E88, among other models. It’s one of Horizon’s longest-running and most popular series, too. Buyers gravitate toward it for the flying bridge, which can be open or enclosed. They further appreciate various engine options.
The Horizon E81 is notable for her 20’6” (6.3 meters) beam. It makes for a spacious-feeling main deck, for instance. This looks all the more roomy due to an open floor plan. In fact, you can see from the saloon straight through to the dining area fully forward. The owners situated the galley tucked to starboard with a pass-through opening aft to the saloon and even more open to the dining area forward. They also chose light oak and dark-wood accents, boosting the spacious feeling.
As voluminous as this feels, the Horizon E81 makes open-air enjoyment just as refreshing. The owners selected an open flying bridge, though with a hardtop and fixed windshield. Guests can chat easily with the captain, thanks to a starboard-side settee near the dual helm chairs. A bar and four barstools are in proximity to the helm, too.
The owners can cruise with up to six friends and family. All staterooms sit below decks, including their suite (top). Notably, the owners requested a custom art nook for a special piece of sculpture. Further reflecting their love of art, they wanted the headboard design to incorporate a treasured piece. Interestingly, the VIP stateroom forward has custom art niches, too.
Look for hull number one to hit U.S. shores soon. In the meantime, hull number two remains under construction, also for U.S. delivery. Her owners should begin cruising onboard late this fall.
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