Taiwan-based shipyard, Horizon Yachts, has proudly announced the launch of the highly innovative Horizon E78 yacht, boasting a unique, hydraulic Hi-Lo hardtop and folding radar mast. Luxury motor yacht E78 has successfully completed her sea trials in Kaohsiung and will be delivered to the United States in mid-May as an available yacht for sale.
Designed by the yard’s in-house naval architects and engineers, the Hi-Lo hardtop of the all-new luxury yacht E78 utilizes a custom hydraulic system to lower the height of the yacht from 28’11” to 20’5”. This allows the vessel to easily cruise under fixed-height bridges like those found in the Great Lakes region; the folding radar mast can also be lowered separate of the hardtop, if desired.
“At Horizon, we pride ourselves in providing creative solutions to the design and usability issues that our clients face,” said Roger Sowerbutts, Director of Horizon Yacht USA. “We understand that many who boat up North in the summer, specifically in the Great Lakes area, are restricted in their cruising locations, and in the size yacht they can enjoy, due to fixed bridge heights. This location-specific design we created for the E78, with her unprecedented hydraulic hard top, was our answer to that problem, and she retains features that will appeal to boaters in the southern areas like Florida and the Bahamas as well.”
Designed by the yard’s in-house team, the interior décor of the E78 yacht features modern and traditional design elements, including warm North American walnut and Camphor woods, parquet cabinetry, marble, laser-engraved mirrors and neutral soft goods. Accommodation is offered to up to 6 guests in 3 lovely en-suite staterooms. There is a King master stateroom, bow Queen VIP stateroom and twin guest stateroom. In addition, one en-suite crew cabin as well as crew mess can be found aft of the engines.
New Horizon E78 yacht is powered by twin CAT C32 1600HP diesels, reaching a top speed of 25 knots at full load. She can comfortably cruise at 19 knots, and also features zero speed stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters, Maretron monitoring system, Hamann sanitary treatment system, and much more.
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