Horizon Yachts has announced the successful launch of the first E98 superyacht, named Do It Now by its American owner.
The owner of the new superyacht is already an experienced Horizon owner, having previously owned a Horizon 76, and collaborated with Horizon’s design teams to help create the new E98.
Set to debut at the Palm Beach International Boat Show from the 23rd to 26th March 2017, Do It Now has sleek exterior lines reminiscent of the Horizon E88 – the E98’s smaller sistership. She also sports an efficient high-performance hull designed for stability and sea keeping. A draft of under 2m enables this 30m to explore shallower waters, expanding the cruising destinations beyond the capability of many similarly sized yachts.
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.
On this deck, which features a custom bar with seating for five as well as a large dinette, the owner has also incorporated a commercial icebox, high/low BBQ and storage for lounge chairs. An expansive aft deck and a bow seating area, dinette and sunpads round out the variety of entertaining spaces.
Do It Now is equipped with twin CAT C32s of 1900hp each, affording a top speed of 22.5 knots and a 19-knot cruising speed. At 10 knots she’ll achieve a range of 1250nm.
She is also fitted with zero-speed stabilisers, bow and stern thrusters, and custom AV and navigation equipment.
John Lu, CEO at Horizon Group said, “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.
“The fact that hull one was so efficiently customised for a second-time Horizon owner is testament to the durability of this model’s design. We are looking forward to her making her U.S. debut at Palm Beach in March.”
Do It Now’s owner commented, “Simply stated, the Horizon team is a pleasure to work with: 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!”
For more information, visit Horizon Yachts.