First Horizon E98 hits the water

February 6, 2017 Murielle Gonzalez

New 30m motoryacht 'Do it Now' will make her US debut at the 2017 Palm Beach International Boat Show. The event runs from 23-26 March.

Horizon E98

Horizon Yachts has launched hull#1 of its new E98 motoryacht series. Christened Do It Now, the 30m yacht will be on display at the 2017 Palm Beach International Boat Show. The event runs from 23-26 March.

“The new Horizon E98 motoryacht, with her extensive indoor and outdoor spaces, flexible interior configurations and numerous amenities, truly fits a market that we have seen arise in the last few years…clients who are not yet ready to make the leap to 110-foot plus yachts but are searching for something larger than 90 feet,” says Horizon Group CEO John Lu.

Built for an American client who previously owned a Horizon 76 motoryacht, Do It Now is the result of a close collaboration between an experienced owner and Horizon’s design teams.

The new Horizon E98 features sleek exterior lines reminiscent of Horizon E88 motoryacht, its smaller sister. Do It Now also sports an efficient high-performance hull designed for stability and seakeeping. The yacht also boasts a draft just under 1.8m (6-inch).

While the Horizon E98 is offered in both skylounge and open bridge versions, Do It Now was built with an open bridge layout incorporating a fixed front glass windshield and EZ2CY side panels that allow the area to be easily transformed from open-air to enclosed and air-conditioned.

Hull #1

“Simply stated, the Horizon team is a pleasure to work with,” says the owner of Do It Now. “Every effort is made to deliver a high performance yacht that reflects the owners’ individual design features and boating requirements. Building a yacht doesn’t get any better than this!”

Featuring a beam of 7m, the vessel is s equipped with twin CAT C32s of 1900hp each, affording a top speed of 22.5 knots and a 19-knot cruise. At 10 knots she’ll able to reach a 1250nm range, the builder claims.

Do It Now is also fitted with zero-speed stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters and custom AV and navigation equipment.

E98 flybridge

Horizon E98 is offered in both skylounge and open bridge versions

Commenting on her US debut, Horizon CEO says: “The fact that hull one was so efficiently customized for a second-time Horizon owner is testament to the durability of this model’s design. We are looking forward to her making her US debut at Palm Beach in March.”

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