Taiwan: Horizon Presents New EP148 Horizon Polaris Yacht
Horizon recently launched and successfully sea trialed the new EP148 Horizon Polaris, which is the largest flagship built by Horizon as well as the largest BV Ice Classification private yacht built in Asia.
Measuring 148 feet in length, the EP148 Horizon Polaris is built with a steel hull, aluminum superstructure and bulbous bow, and her design is the result of collaboration between interior design consultant Birgit Schannese of Germany; U.S. designer J.C. Espinosa and the Horizon R&D team.
With a 29’ beam, Horizon Polaris features a well-designed and spacious layout with five en-suite staterooms, including an on-deck master with an office and a large crew area with room for 10 crew. Additional features include a transom garage, water toy storage on the bow, gym and spa in the Skylounge; and an entertainment area on the flybridge with a Jacuzzi, numerous sunpads and a full bar.
Powered with twin MTU 12V4000 M60 1760HP engines, the new EP148 reaches a top speed of 16 knots and has a range of over 4,200 nautical miles at 9.5 knots.
The new EP148 Horizon Polaris is currently preparing for a cruise through the rough seas around Taiwan in early June, and she will debut for the first time at the Horizon Yachts Open House on June 28th in Taiwan.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, May 9, 2012; Image: horizonyacht