Horizon launches 33m custom yacht Abaco
by Chris Jefferies
The 33.53 metre Horizon custom yacht Abaco has been launched. The Taiwanese yard also revealed that she has successfully completed her sea trials and is due to be delivered before the end of the month.
Styled inside and out by Beiderbeck Designs, Abaco was built for an experienced German client who has previously owned four other Horizon yachts. Owner's representation was provided by Stefan Zucker & Partner.
Following on from the 2011 launch Lady Gaga, Abaco is the second hull in the Horizon custom collection. She features a raised pilothouse design and near 360-degree visibility from all levels. Her voluminous main saloon boasts seating for up to 20 guests to starboard and curved wood cabinetry to port.
A forward dining area and aft cockpit give a choice of three main-deck entertaining areas, while floor-to-ceiling windows ensure that plenty of natural light can flood into this space.
Accommodation is for six guests split between three spacious en-suite staterooms, including a main-deck owner's cabin that spreads across Abaco’s entire 7.62 metre beam, allowing for two walk-in wardrobes and an en-suite bath. The two guest cabins are situated on the lower deck, with a VIP double to starboard and a twin cabin to port.
Aft of the engine room is the crew quarters, providing accommodation for a staff of up to four people. Key features on board this all-GRP fast-planing yacht include a large superyacht sundeck, fitted with aft deck sun loungers and a central dinette shaded by a Webasto electric sunroof.
Tender storage is provided in the aft garage, which features a lowering platform that can be used as a swim platform as well as for launching the 5.1 metre tender. Power comes from a pair of 2,600hp MTU 16V 2000 M96L diesel engines, which should propel Abaco to an impressive top speed, while zero-speed stabilisers will ensure a peaceful night’s sleep at anchor.
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Taiwan-based yard include the first CC115 yacht, designed by Cor D. Rover and due for launch in 2018, and the 30.33 metre Horizon E98 Do It Now, which is set for a public debut at next month's Palm Beach International Boat Show.