Horizon Open House 2024 and Excellence Award

Horizon Group starts the year with two celebrations, Horizon’s biennial Open House, which is a celebration of yachts, culture and innovation being held at the shipyard’s facilities in Kaohsiung from the 5-7 March, 2024.

Over 100 superyacht owners, agents, brokers, and industry professions will gather for three days of entertainment, superyacht launches, yacht hops, cocktail parties, and gala dinners. The event will also feature personalized tours of the Horizon Group’s expanded, cutting-edge shipyard facilities, and offer an insider's view of where the magic happens in crafting these world class vessels. This will also be an opportunity to see first-hand the latest additions to Horizon FD and V series yachts along with the following model debuts:

  • Debut of FD80 hull twelve
  • Debut of FD80 hull fourteen
  • Debut of FD90 hull thirty
  • Debut of V77 hull ten

Taiwan Excellence Award

Horizon Yachts recently received an Excellence Award for its RP125 from the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs. Established in 1993 the Taiwan Excellence Awards have become a standard for Taiwanese products with innovative values that are renown on the international market.

The Horizon RP125 designed and built for a repeat owner, combines preferred elements from the popular RP (Raised Pilothouse) and FD (Fast Displacement) series of yachts. Innovation was the genesis of this yacht, which is based on the Horizon RP platform but built with an FD Series High Performance Piercing Bow for enhanced performance. At 125 feet in length, the RP125 is the largest Horizon yacht sold in Australia.

The first notable layout variation of the RP125 is the absence of a raised pilothouse, which was eliminated from the design to allow for a spacious salon and an exceptional galley area with high ceilings and large windows on the main deck. The wheelhouse is instead situated on the bridge deck along with Captain’s quarters and a dayhead with a shower just forward of an enclosed skylounge and bridge deck dining area aft.

Christened Vin Xan, the RP125 is the second Horizon build for the owner, who previously owned an RP100. The five-stateroom yacht boasts generous interior space, which is outfitted in a sophisticated interior style highlighted by rich South American walnut and ebony accents. Similar to the FD Series layout, the RP125 sees the master stateroom positioned forward on the main deck with a sunken ensuite.

Other innovative features are found throughout the RP125. The interior staircase features a leather-wrapped handrail that can be raised or lowered at the touch of a button. Spacious crew quarters and a large crew mess with ample soundproofing are situated aft of the engine room, while a large beach garage with laundry has been designed with custom storage for the owner’s favourite waterborne activities such as fishing and diving.

The main tenet of the Taiwan Excellence program is the recognition of innovative products that are rooted in the quest for solutions to improve life and lifestyle. With the RP125, Horizon demonstrates innovation that improves onboard comfort not only with layout design but through overall performance.

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