Horizon has announced it will attend the Hainan Rendezvous, the ultimate luxury lifestyle show in Chinese Riviera-Hainan, held from 1-4 April 2011. It will be the first time Horizon has attended this high-end event and they will showcase their EP105 motor yacht, a 105 foot long-range luxury superyacht.
The Horizon EP105 yacht will be the largest superyacht attending the Hainan Rendezvous. As the leading luxury mega yacht brand in Asia, and the only SYBAss (Superyacht Builders Association) member from the Far East, Horizon intends to demonstrate its superior quality and advanced technology via the motor yacht EP105.
During the 4-day Hainan Rendezvous, Horizon will host invitation only activities on the Horizon EP105 yacht. Horizon expects to have great performance through these activities and establish the close relationship with the potential clients in China.
John Lu, the CEO of Horizon Group, indicated that Horizon will continue to promote its brand all over the world, and further to root in Chinese market to raise Horizon brand awareness by well-planned marketing campaign. In the future, Horizon expects to represent the yacht brands in Asia to deliver the Asian yacht brand’s spirit and philosophy to the world, and endeavors to expand the market share and influence in the global superyacht market.
The Horizon EP105 yacht is designed to be a tri-deck luxury long range explorer and built to DNV 1A1 LC R0 Yacht class and MCA LY2 Compliance to ensure the safety on the long range cruising,
Designed by Gregory C Marshall, the oceangoing, full-displacement hull utilized SCRIMP technology, a vacuum-infusion process which is known for its low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions, and featured with a bulbous bow in order to maximize fuel efficiency.
Horizon EP105 motor yacht is powered by twin 600-horsepower Caterpillar C-18A diesels and got an impressively low fuel consumption rate and a range of about 3,500 miles at around 9 knots, while at the same time providing a respectable top speed of just under 13 knots and a comfortable cruise of 12 knots. The engines are configured with underwater exhausts so they won’t emit smoke and fumes at the dock. Sound insulation is optimized throughout the yacht. Thanks to the compact engines, a long, heavy keel, and tall superstructure, the Horizon EP105 is extremely maneuverable.
The large main salon is well laid out for entertaining and incorporates a large bar that is open to the galley. If privacy is desired, the crew can close off the service area with sliding panels. Innovative touch screens also let guests signal the crew as to where they shouldn’t intrude. Just tap an area like the owner’s suite on screen, and it will turn red on similar displays throughout the boat.
The L-shaped galley has the only gas range that always has been seen in a megayacht; the fuel is stored up on the flying bridge per MCA rules. A long corridor fitted with sufficient counter space for meal-prep leads to the formal dining room where has a round side window that gives guests a great view. The dining area can also be used as a functional conference space, and is fitted with a large screen that drops down to cover the window.
The full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck is an innovative oasis. The stateroom has two round windows to bring in the light. The master head, forward, encompasses a tub and walk-in closet. It also has a private exit to the foredeck, which is reserved for the owner’s use.
The trideck configuration gives this 105-footer the feel of a much larger yacht, allowing space for a full bridge deck with a remarkably big skylounge. Forward, the wheelhouse has a settee where guests can view the waters ahead, as well as the full suite of hightech Furuno navigation instruments.
Stairs lead from the wheelhouse’s two wing decks up to the flying bridge, which is big enough to hold an alfresco dining table and a Spa Pool. Aft, a 2,500-pound Steelhead davit is poised at the edge of the overhang.
Topping the boat is a crow’s nest with a full upper helm station, towering 45 feet above the yacht’s waterline. Here, you can truly get the sense of Horizon EP105’s impressive size and volume when compared to other yachts with the same LOA.
Motor yacht Horizon EP105 not only embodies an enlightened, environmentally friendly worldview, but also gives her owner and guests a view from the top of the world.