Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Horizon Launches New Expedition Yacht EP148

The Horizon Group launched their new expedition Mega Yacht project name EP148 into the Horizon marina testing field on Thursday, January 12th 2012. Under a surveyor watch, the yacht will complete a series of tests and classification sea trials that include a 6 day continuous cruise through the rough seas around Taiwan.

The EP148 is 148ft in length and has a beam of 29ft, she will be Horizon's largest yacht to date and the largest privately owned yacht built in Asia as well as their flagship of the EP series which include the EP69, EP77 and the EP110. She is the product of more than two years of extensive collaboration between MTD in Russia who handled the hull and structural design, interior consultant Brigit Schannse of Germany, U.S. designer J.C Espinosa and the Horizon R&D team, showing it was truly a global project.

The EP148 will be able to accommodate 10 guests in five staterooms, and have a crew of 10. There will be plenty of storage space for tenders and water toys in the aft garage and forward in the bow davit. With a fully-displayed hull, she can cruise at a speed of 9.5kts with a range of 4,200nm. She will be available for delivery in April of this year, and she will make her official debut at Horizon's Open House in June in Taiwan.

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