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Horizon E88

by Norris Comer

Horizon E88The Horizon E88 is one of the newest releases of the E Series from the Horizon Yacht Company that is a purebred, luxury motoryacht through and through. Designer John Lindblom reportedly drew inspiration from both modern looks and classic lines, and it shows both on the inside and out with a host of customizable options. The yacht comes in Open Bridge and Skylounge versions.

As one steps aboard, it is clear that this yacht was designed to maximize sunny days outside of the cabin. The stern features a massive “beach club” swim platform for easy watersport access and large gatherings. Twin staircases lead one to a covered al fresco salon, complete with “country-kitchen” style galley, on the main deck near the entrance to the cabin. Another flight of stairs brings the visitor up to the luxurious bridge, complete with nav station. The Open Flybridge model features, surprise, an open flybridge layout to keep with the al fresco theme. The newer Skylounge version has an enclosed flybridge for a more sheltered approach.

Horizon E88 InteriorThe interior couldn’t be more posh. Semi-gloss teak (or other custom) wood, lacquer accents, and bespoke interior décor and furniture invoke a sort of beach-house-of-the-future ambiance. The island style layout of the galley makes it easier for folks to move around, and the chef has appliances that give most houses a run for their money. The Skylounge version features four en suite staterooms, including a full-beam master stateroom, a VIP stateroom in the bow, and port and starboard twin guest staterooms. The crew quarters are located near the engine room.

As far as seakeeping qualities are concerned, she’s got plenty going for her. The E88 is equipped with twin CAT 1900 horsepower engines, custom Garmin navigation packages, a Maretron monitoring system, zero speed stabilizers, and bow and stern thrusters.

Horizon E88 SpecsThe tech on this yacht goes all out. The Moritz Aerospace Multiplexed Power Management and Monitoring System (“OctoPlex”) replaces old-fashioned electrical panels with a series of smaller touchscreens that manage and monitor all onboard electrical circuits. The touchscreens give fingertip access to everything from fuel tank info to breakers for galley appliances.

The Horizon E88 looks like a heck of a yacht. If you’re interested, Emerald Pacific Yachts is the local broker (www.emeraldpacificyachts.com) and she is available for $7,290,030.

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