A completely custom approach to the layout is just one of the features that makes the Horizon V68 worth a closer look
It’s been almost two years since we first saw the renderings of the Horizon V68 and it’s encouraging to see that in transitioning from prototype to production it has stayed to true to the eye-catching original concept.
It is a boat with immediate presence thanks to the plumb bow, upright topsides, prominent wheelhouse and muscular shoulder line. It looks to be solid beneath the surface, too, with substantial mouldings, chunky guardrails around the decks and a robust, traditional interior.
The Taiwanese yard knows a thing or two about building boats; it has in fact just completed the first hull of its flagship 140 and this knowledge and attitude to customisation has filtered down to the $3million Horizon V68.
The boat pictured, for example, has no lower helm, instead there is a dining area tucked beneath the windscreen and an internal staircase linking the saloon to the top deck and sole helm station. There is scope to juggle the layout of all the decks, though, and tailor the boat’s layout to particular needs.
Accommodation, as standard, is arranged across three spacious ensuite cabins including a palatial master suite amidships, though there is room for a fourth cabin if required.
The deck spaces are equally generous and between the open foredeck and sheltered protection of the cockpit and flybridge, guests will find their perfect spot.
Outright speed is not of primary focus but a top speed of 25 knots is adequate and the Horizon V68’s range at displacement speed will be huge given its 4,500-litre fuel capacity.
Length: 68ft 5in (20.87m)
Beam: 19ft 6in (6.0m)
Engines: Twin CAT C18 1,136hp
Top speed: 25 knots
Price from: €3.07m (ex VAT)