TAIWAN’S HORIZON YACHT has revealed details of its new V67, an entry-level addition to the V series created in collaboration with designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett (JQB).
The motoryacht is the third in the V series alongside the V72 and V80, and is scheduled to launch in February 2018.
Horizon said it had been working on the concept for nearly nine years in response to the question, ‘What’s the largest vessel two people, or perhaps a small family, could use to comfortably and safely discover the world of yachting?’ As such, the yard’s main design objectives were safety, solid architecture and the type of customisation usually offered on superyachts.
John Lu, CEO of Horizon, said: “We are very proud of the new V67.
This motoryacht retains Horizon’s signature quality inside and out.
There are not many true yachts available in the 60-70ft range for clients looking to upgrade from 40 or 50ft.
“Most of the offerings in this range are for weekend or day boats not meant for long-term cruising. The V67 takes advantage of the trickledown effect from Horizon’s super yacht projects into our smaller-sized yachts.”
The 67-footer has a 19ft 6in beam and is only the shipyard’s second model to employ a plumb bow design, aside from yachts in the FD series. New Zealander Christian Stimson of Stimson Yachts, who oversaw hull design and naval architecture, said the vertical bow allowed for a longer water line, so enabling a generous beam and reducing drag at lower, displacement speeds.
Owners are given the choice of at least two layouts for each deck.
On the main deck, an open saloon flows into a large joined galley and country kitchen, but it can also be configured with a country kitchen or lower helm forward.
The lower deck is available in a three or four cabin layout with a private master suite located midship with a walk-in closet and vanity desk.
Optional crew quarters are situated aft. The open fly bridge, the standard option, features a bar with dinette seating under the hard top and a sunbathing and dining area forward, although the fly bridge can be enclosed, with a day head added.
Hull one is destined for US inventory with Horizon Yacht USA and features a galley/country kitchen, three state rooms and an open fly bridge configuration, making it suitable for the global market. The V67 has a shallow draft, less than 4ft 6in, and is powered by twin Caterpillar C18 ACERTs of 1,136bhp each. www.horizonyacht.com