The "Mini Superyacht"
March 2018 in Newport Beach
Want a big boat but don’t want a captain. The V68 Horizon is the answer. With a 19’ 6” beam she offers the accommodations of a much, much larger yacht. Yet she was built to be handled by her owner. You will not find a boat in this size range that can compare in accommodations, performance and quality. The largest Luxury Mega Yacht builder in Asia, Horizon Yachts is the only builder in Asia who is a member of SYBAss the Superyacht Builders Association. Horizon has taken her expertise in Super Yachts along with a number of renown experts and has crafted the V68.
The newest design from Horizon. Many years in the planning and execution. Noted yacht designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett did the design, Stimson Yacht Design was the naval architectural firm responsible for her performance. The team at Horizon Yachts along with their dealer system were looking to build the finest boat with the thought that she would be operated by her owner. And they succeeded. You will not believe the accommodations along with the quality of build that she has to offer.
"The adoption of the plumb bow was the critical element that formed the basis of the V68’s design", notes Christian Stimson of Stimson Yachts of New Zealand who is responsible for the hull design and naval architecture. "The vertical bow allowed for a longer waterline, which in turn affords a generous beam and reduces drag at lower, displacement speeds".
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This is a three stateroom boat with three en-suit heads. the master is a King size berth with a vanity, settee and walk in closet. The VIP stateroom is a center line Queen. At the head of the berth it is so wide that there are end table on each side. You can walk to the head of the bed. This is the only boat with a VIP in the V Berth area that we have seen this. The guest stateroom is side by side full size twin berths that can be moved together to make a berth wider than a Queen. Each Stateroom is equipped with a television and stereo. There is a washer and dryer located in the large companionway between the staterooms. The heads in each stateroom feature granite counter tops, floors and showers.
The main deck has a galley, dinette, salon and aft deck. the aft deck features a dinette across the transom with seating for 8. The door to the salon folds back out of the way and the window over the salon bar folds up into the overhead to open up the aft deck and salon to be all one area. The Salon is huge with seating for 8+ and features a custom B&B sofa from Italy and a bar with ice maker. There is a wood floor for the salon. The salon also features custom windows that come down to the height of the furniture so that the visibility is outstanding.
The galley is a gourmet cooks delight. Jenn-air oven, Jenn-air refrigerator, Jenn-air induction cook top, a trash compactor, GE microwave, GE disposal, Bosch dishwasher and a Sub Zero wine cooler. The counter tops are granite and the galley floor is granite. There is plenty of room for two cooks with an abundance of counter space and cabinets. There is a breakfast bar along with a large dinette that will seat eight.
The fly-bridge is enclosed with a poly-carbonate enclosure. There is a day head on the bridge. The helm station is center line with a companion seat next to it. The seats are Stidd's. There is a console separating the two helm seats that has the engine controls and other functions. The dinette behind the helm will sit six comfortably and the forward part of the seat can be adjusted to look forward or back into the dinette. Across from the dinette is the day head and a settee. There is a television that drops down from the ceiling across from the dinette. The boat deck behind, features a sit down bar with a propane BBQ, refrigerator, ice Maker and another TV. There is a large area aft for chaise lounge chairs, a dinghy or jet ski's. The flybridge has air conditioning and heat.
The galley has an abundance of counter space and storage. Truly a galley that two people can work in comfortably. She is equipped with the latest high end appliances. This is truly a "Gourmet Kitchen" on the water.
Like a hundred and fifty foot Super Yacht the V68 has a Beach Club on the transom with a full opening garage door. Comfortable seating with a Refrigerator/Ice maker, lounge sofa, bar with sink and storage overlooking the hydraulic swim platform. A great spot to watch the kids swimming, watch the sunset or entertain friends arriving by dinghy. the space can be used for a captain when necessary.
The foredeck is all level with nothing exposed to crack a toe on. The windlass and anchor tube are all below deck and the cleats are imbedded in the bulwark. There is storage under the lounge pads for all of the cushions on the foredeck. There is additional storage for fenders, lines and cleaning supplies.
KVH HD7 High Definition Sat TV antenna
Sat boxes for TV's
The C Zone system allows you to monitor and control systems on the boat from the control pad or your mobile devise. It controls the generators, navigation lights, bilge and sump pumps and engine room blowers. It monitors fuel & water tank levels and has a low level alarm to alert you. It monitors batteries for voltage and amps. It also monitors overload alarms for generators and shore power. Horizon has built into the aft deck lighting that shows the status of shore power and charging systems.