January 28, 2012

New Model: Horizon EP148

Horizon Group launched their brand-new EP148 expedition superyacht into the Marina Testing field on Thursday, January 12th 2012. Under a surveyor watch, EP148 will complete a series of tests and classification sea trials that include a six day continuous cruise through the rough seas around Taiwan. The EP148 is the largest private yacht built to date in by Horizon and in all Asia.  She is also the first steel yacht built by Horizon and to full BV Ice Classification. She is the product of more than two years of extensive collaboration between MTD in Russia, who handled the hull form and structural design; interior consultant Birgit Schannse of Germany; U.S. designer J.C. Espinosa, and the Horizon R&D team. The EP148 features a  wide eight meters plus of beam, allowing for five comfortable staterooms, ten crew berths, a transom garage and forward bow davit for water toys. With a fully-displayed hull, the EP148 can cruise at a range of over 4,200 nautical miles at nine knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 45 m (147.9ft)
Waterline Length - 40.59 m
Beam - 8.83 m
Draft - 2.80 m
Displacement - 468 t
Fuel Capacity - 63150 l
Water Capacity - 11520 l
Accommodation - 10 guest in 5 cabins, 10 crew
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V4000 M60 1760hp
Speed - 9 knots cruse
Range - 4200 nm at Cruise
Construction - steel hull
Project - MTD Russia hull,  J.C Epinosa lines, Birgit Schannse interior
Certification - BV Ice