Horizon Yachts, the Taiwanese superyacht builder, has released more details on its latest launch following her debut at the 2016 Taiwan International Boat Show. The 37.1m RP120 project is certainly making waves, with Luca Dini’s wonderfully unique European stylistic approach, bringing something new to the Asian market.
The 37.1m superyacht features design by the American designer JC Espinosa, who has created a well balanced and contemporary exterior.
Horizon’s low resistance hull platform was applied to the project, which enhances her seakeeping ability and improves comfort when underway.
In continuation of the exterior theme, Luca Dini has created bright contemporary interiors with a strong European influences. The customised design details complement the open layout of the yacht, taking advantage of her considerable volume. Dini has opted for breeze oak as the primary wood throughout to encapsulate the modern beach house style.
According to Horizon, lighter yachts are an on-going trend in the Asian market due to the speed benefits. For the RP120 Horizon Yachts adhered to this trend and created a lighter vessel whilst maintaining the overall quality and integrity found on heavier 30-40m superyachts. As a result, Horizon reduced five per cent of the total weight of the vessel.
“Collaborating with JC and Luca, Horizon has developed a superyacht that not only focuses on luxury but also liveability,” said Horizon Group CEO John Lu. “The Horizon RP120 will be a true work of art, shaped and sculpted from various masters of our craft.”
The Taiwanese superyacht builder not only holds the title of the most active builder in the country, but also the entire Asian region. With eight yachts in the Order Book, as indicated in the 2016 Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report, Horizon also holds the 14th position in the top 50 rankings.
Since 1987 Horizon has made 47 deliveries, which is considerably more than any other Asian superyacht builder. In fact, Horizon currently holds 20.7 per cent of the entire Asian Fleet.