22 May 2021
Horizon’s Raised Pilothouse (RP) Series is one of the builder’s most popular series in Australia. The latest RP, the RP100, springs from the RP97 platform with styling by J.C. Espinosa and has been specified for the Australian market.
The vessel was only on display for a few hours on the opening day of SCIBS before it was contracted to a Gold Coast local.
Mark Western Director of Horizon Yacht Australia said “The RP Series is one of the most popular in the Horizon Range that has been sold into Australia in the past 12 years.
The traditional timeless design, unrivaled offshore performance and long range cruising capabilities left the HYA team confident leading into the Boat Show that the stunning vessel would not last long on the market.
With Horizon Boat Sales dominating the marine industry right now we were not surprised the Super Yacht was snapped up on the first day of the show. Superyachts of this calibre are hard to come by in Australia at the moment so we were quietly confident she was going to sell at the show.”
Sleek in her styling, with an open flybridge and elegantly stepped decks cascading to the bow, the tri-deck RP100 features a spacious four-stateroom layout.
Customised for the Australian market and conforming to AZ/NZS electric standards, the RP100 offers a traditional superyacht configuration, with a spacious main salon opening from the aft deck and leading into the formal dining area with a grand country-kitchen-style galley forward.
The raised pilothouse is accompanied by a large built-in settee, while the open flybridge offers U-shaped seating and a dinette, a wet bar and grill, and davit for launching the tender.
The four staterooms are positioned on the lower deck, with the full-beam master amidships, a VIP in the bow and two twin cabins to port and starboard. Quarters for up to three crew are situated aft.
A rich Wenge wood in a satin finish highlights the interior of the RP100, which is further highlighted by a built-in bar and entertainment cabinet extending along the starboard side in the main salon. A low-slung sofa and comfortable furnishings add to the atmosphere of casual elegance, where the large windows enjoy prominence, and a fold-down television is concealed in the overhead when not in use.
Powered by twin CAT C32 ACERT engines of 1,600hp each, the RP100 achieves a maximum speed of 21 knots at half load and offers a cruising range of 1,300nm at a 10-knot cruise.