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Design study: 7 ways Horizon sisterships are one of a kind

Design study: 7 ways Horizon sisterships are one of a kind

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Horizon Yachts Sisterships

Upward LOA creep vs. a perfect fit

At first glance, you might think Debbie Lou and hull No 323 from Horizon Yachts are identical – but the two motor yachts embody very different visions of life on the water

The two Horizon P-series tri-deck motor yachts are based on the same hull design by naval architect John Lindblom and showcase the same nicely proportioned exterior styling. But not one of the four yachts launched to date in Horizon’s P105-P110 series has been the same.

1. Upward LOA creep vs. a perfect fit

The third hull in the series, P110 hull No 323, is a yacht Horizon built on spec for its own inventory. At 33.5 metres, she continues Horizon’s trend toward “upward LOA creep.”

“From the P108, the yard said it was a natural progression to go to a 110,” said Horizon Yachts Director Roger Sowerbutts. “We could even do a 112.”

Sowerbutts explained that the hydraulic swim platform — the first for this series — had lengthened the LOA by two feet. As for the other three feet, he said, “You will see a little more room throughout the boat; an inch here and an inch there.”

Debbie Lou, the fourth hull in the P series, on the other hand, reverts to the original length of 32 metres, and for good reason.

“If it were one foot longer, it wouldn’t fit,” the owners said, referring to her home dock. These repeat Horizon clients moved up from an 85-footer and took delivery this past spring.

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