|If you are in the market for a quality expedition style motor yacht with long range cruising capabilities and luxurious interiors, then take a long look at "Aurora" the HORIZON EP69. Here you will find a clever merge of safety, comfort and fuel efficiency resulting in the perfect home base for a long range cruise or perhaps entertaining space for larger numbers in local waters
When you approach the Horizon EP69 the first impressions are of a "real ship". A very capable, roomy, good looking, no nonsense vessel. The striking paintwork and careful maintenance are obvious and prepare you for a quality boating experience. Many will be astounded that so much space and utility has been integrated within, which results in a feel of luxury usually the domain of much larger vessels.
Stepping aboard from the dock or the ships tender is a straightforward exercise. Passing the crew quarters entrance on the boarding platform you make your way up to the spacious rear cockpit fitted with dining table and linking the access to the flybridge and the main saloon.
The main saloon is a stylish, sleek and elegant affair, and has the feel of a top end apartment, but with ever-changing views. As you would expect in a ship of this calibre, no expense has been spared with regards to onboard entertainment, boasting a zoned Bose sound system, and the 48" Smart TV which neatly slides out of sight when not required. A day head is a bonus and positioned to conveniently service the flybridge and main deck. The comfortable leather lounge suites complete this balance of form and function.
The central galley is carefully appointed and centrally positioned to service all of the ship but is augmented with additional facilities in the crews quarters and on the flybridge. Quality fittings and Miele appliances ensure the galley is efficient but also a pleasure to work in.
The Corian counter and breakfast bar adds further utility, including a 52 bottle wine chiller. The teak and holly floor is a beautiful finishing touch.
The Pilothouse sports two ultra comfortable adjustable leather pilot seats offering full visibility to the water and through to the foredeck. Camera's enable a complete picture of the anchoring operation. This ship has all the Raymarine electronic wizardry you require, allowing you to take command either from the flybridge or the pilothouse. The twin Man 550 hp motors coupled with bow and stern thrusters and hydraulic stabilisers make for easy maneuverability in tight spaces and total comfort whilst at sea. At the rear of the pilothouse is an additional seating area. The table collapses down to a very generous pilot berth.
The scope and potential of the flybridge really sets this ship apart. The ability to entertain large numbers is immediately obvious with a dining table serviced by a bar and chiller facilities. If the sun is shining then there is ample room for sunbathing. The ships tender is easily dispatched from here using the ship's crane, creating further deck space with custom fitted deck cushions. The knockout punch for this area is the clears that pull down forward to protect guests from the elements and effectively creating another room; hugely increasing the flexibility of this area.
We have three ensuited staterooms forward, plus crew quarters aft. The master stateroom is a truly luxurious and spacious affair and the ensuite is second to none with full double opening sliding doors into the stateroom. A separate shower and head open off to either side. The full size hanging lockers, under-bed drawers, side credenza and side tables provide plentiful storage. The lighting can reflect different moods and has the entertainment systems to match. The writing desk or vanity with fold out stool is a nice finishing touch to this excellent suite.
The VIP Stateroom is again spacious and beautifully appointed. The strip lighting and down lighting creates a feel of comfort and a mood of indulgence for the most pampered guests. The ensuite has Corian tops and floors and Grohe faucets and shower system. Additionally there are two single Hi/Lo bunks in the starboard Guest cabin, again serviced by its own ensuite, TV and full hanging lockers.
The Crew Quarters comprise a cabin with two HI/Lo bunks and a separate head with shower and a stylish kitchenette which also incorporates the ships laundry and additional storage is a big asset to this ship. The main entrance is via the garage door off the boarding platform.
At the business end the fully monitored twin Man 550HP motors are easily accessed and maintained in the fully sound insulated engine room. Much of the ships ancillary systems are housed here, including water-maker, genset, blowers and stabilisers.