Horizon Yachts is proud to announce the recent launch of the second E88 open bridge yacht, built for a repeat U.S. Owner. Horizon’s new E88 motor yacht Hull no. 2 is expected to be handed over to her new Owner in Autumn 2015.
“When an owner comes back a second time to build a yacht with you, it is always a wonderful experience,” commented Horizon Yachts CEO, John Lu. “Having used his E78 extensively, this owner knew exactly what he wanted to include on his E88; it was a wonderful process to watch his E88 go from drawings into the beautiful yacht she is now.”
The owner of second Horizon E88 open bridge superyacht built his first Horizon, an E78 cockpit yacht, in 2013 and soon returned to Horizon. The owner cruises in the Bahamas throughout the year and needed increased living spaces to be able to accommodate a larger number of guests. With a four-stateroom layout, separate crew quarters, as well as plenty of indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, the Horizon E88 was the perfect vessel for him.
The second Horizon E88 yacht incorporates many features that were customized by her experienced owner. He required open bridge layout that he could enclose with EZ2CY, but needed something a bit different for the front area; Horizon designed and crafted him a glass windshield with wipers that will blend seamlessly with the EZ2CY enclosure. When seated in the flybridge, the owner also wished to be able to view the azure Bahamas waters, while relaxing in the dinette; so Horizon elevated the dinette a few inches, taking care to make it in proportion with the rest of the bridge, and increased the storage space underneath.
Horizon E88 open bridge luxury yacht Hull no. 2 features maple as the main wood with accents in Wenge for a modern yet warm feel. In lieu of a formal dining area, the salon forward has been extended and a breakfast bar with stools on the aft side of the galley has been incorporated; when the galley needs to be made private, a Hi/Lo partition with custom leather engraving can be partially or fully raised. As entertaining is a large facet of this owner’s yacht, Horizon designed a large glass and bottle storage cabinet on the port aft salon plus additional bottle storage on the starboard side – between these two cabinets. The owner can thus store impressive 75 glasses and 90 bottles of wine.
Below deck, the four stateroom layout includes a full-beam master, VIP stateroom in the bow, as well as two twin guest staterooms. In the master stateroom, the second Horizon E88 open bridge superyacht provides a King bed, full walk-in closet, and custom office area with a desk and filing cabinets; the en suite head can be found off to the port side and provides heated floors for comfort. In the crew quarters, two crew staterooms and two crew heads can comfortably sleep a total of four crew, and a full crew mess ensures privacy for both the owner as well as crew.
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