“We are excited to launch hull two of the Horizon RP110 superyacht, a model that has seen so much success already,” said Horizon CEO John Lu. “We have greatly enjoyed working with her experienced owner in bringing his vision to life; it is also an honor for us to debut Carnival Liberty 3 at the first boat show in our home country.”
Carnival Liberty 3 follows the first RP110 model, Andrea VI, which launched last summer and delivered her to the U.S. owners in November. The Horizon RP110 superyacht model has proved successful for the yard, with hull three slated for Australia this year, hull four is under discussion for Malaysia, and a fifth hull is also under discussion. As with hull one, Carnival Liberty 3 has been customized to suit her owner, who chose a number of layout configurations and features that separate her from her sistership. To bring a taste of modern luxury to his superyacht, the owner worked with Italian designer Luca Dini on the interior décor.
For this RP110, the main deck focuses on functionality for entertaining: the salon incorporates a built-in sofa and a step-down wet bar; the formal dining area seats 10; the galley is fully equipped and offers access to the crew quarters; and a large storage area is accessible from the companionway. The owner opted for the five stateroom layout, with an on-deck master and the remaining four staterooms below deck -- two mirrored VIP staterooms midship, and two twin guest staterooms forward. Crew quarters and mess are completely forward on the lower deck and sleep a total of six.
A major feature for this RP110 superyacht is the tender garage, which has a hydraulic garage door and a davit for easy tender launch and retrieval, also a Hi/Lo swim platform for diving or jet skis; the garage also includes a day head, work bench, and storage for flexible use as a beach club. On the aft deck, Horizon built a custom bait tank to satisfy the owner’s love of fishing; the aft deck has traditional dinette seating for 10 persons and offers an access door to the tender garage. The owner chose two dinette seating areas aft the bar and the BBQ for entertaining on the flybridge; a Jacuzzi and space for a second tender or lounge chairs are located on the boat deck.
Carnival Liberty 3 retains the sleek Horizon RP110 exterior styling from J.C. Espinosa as well as the double-chine hull design, the result of two years of collaborative work from Horizon and Donald Blount and Associates; the hull design provides low resistance at low speed and high dynamic stability at high speed as well as a shallow draft. The yacht is powered by twin CAT C32A 1900HP engines and reaches a cruising speed of 18 knots and a top speed of 22 knots – her owner noted his extreme satisfaction with her performance during the April 10th sea trial. Following the delivery of his new superyacht, the owner plans to cruise and fish with his family on board Carnival Liberty 3 in Japan.
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