New 102RPH design from Horizon
by Tom Isitt
Horizon Yachts, the Taiwanese builder of semi-custom superyachts, have released details of a new design - the 102RPH. Penned by Dutch designer Cor D. Rover, the new Horizon RP102 features a combination of fluid lines and modern proportions - large glass windows allow natural light to flow into the interior spaces, and her layout offers 'a symbiosis of owner, guest and service areas, creating the feeling of a much larger yacht'. A full-beam master stateroom on the forward main deck, complete with an en-suite Master bath, provides a great views and luxurious accommodation.
The RP102's exterior areas include a Sky Terrace, a patented design by Rover, which can increase the flybridge deck area by 20 percent without compromising the yacht's sleek styling. A beach club forward of the swim platform offers a shaded space for enjoying the ocean view.
Horizon used Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and scaled model tests to develop the RP102 hull form, which is claimed to offer a 25 percent reduction in fuel consumption at a 20-knot cruising speed than a conventional planning hull.
Additional details will be revealed at Horizon's booth in Hall 6 A28 at the 2013 Dusseldorf Boat Show.