5 Oct 2011
Horizon Yachts resumes work on RP120
Horizon has signed a contract to resume construction on its second superyacht, which follows its recently completed 33.5m raised pilothouse vessel. The 36.58m RP120 will be built for its Shanghai-based owner, who is making his first yachting purchase. Roger Sowerbutts of Horizon USA explained the chain of events to SuperyachtNews.com:
"This was a hull that had already been started and then sold to [this] Chinese client. He was looking for a boat quickly but still wanted some input on interior design and features. It worked out well for everyone."
Sowerbutts added that Horizon had expanded its operations, improving build efficiency:
"Horizon does have the ability to build a semi custom 130 new build in 18 months... The addition of a 90ft-long by 30ft-wide five axis router allows us to reduce custom tooling time for larger projects that decreases build time quite considerably. Combine this with the 3D SCRIMP process where they can layup a 136 in a single shot process and other improved manufacturing techniques, and it makes a big difference."
L.O.A - 36.58m
L.W.L - 30.11m
Beam - 7.98m
Draft - 2.02m
Horizon Profile | Horizon Website
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