Carl French Yacht Sales is located on the south shore of Lake Union in the city of Seattle. Carl French is the U.S. coordinator for Horizon Yachts, a company based in Taiwan which builds custom-made privately owned vessels. With a staff of specialists in yacht management, sales, technical service and international commerce, Carl French Yacht Sales is well equipped to provide you with all the up-to-the minute information you need to make an educated yacht purchase.
The Horizon Group was founded in 1987 by John Lu, a marine engineer who established a shipyard in his native city of Kaoshiung in southern Taiwan. Now one of the 10 biggest shipyards in the world, Horizon employs over 1300 employees in its 6 facilities. The main shipyard produces vessels over 70’ in length; the Vision shipyard, another Horizon Group facility, builds vessels up to 80’ as well as the new Vision classically-styled yachts. Opened in 2005, the Group’s Premier shipyard produces the Premium line of yachts 105’ in length and larger.
The Horizon line of luxury yachts features vessels ranging in size from 62’ to 130’. The Horizon Bandido 66 is among the smaller models made by horizon, offering safety, fuel efficiency, and comfort on the open water. At the other end of the Bandido line is the 148-foot, steel-hulled 148+ model offering the ultimate in luxurious yachting. The 80’ Horizon Aqua Cat has the double-hulled design of a catamaran, which endows the large vessel with optimal stability, quicker pick-up, and higher speeds with less fuel consumption. The new Horizon 130-foot Premier Motor Yacht is the manufacturer’s ultimate product, which combines ground-breaking design features with cutting-edge construction technologies. Those who have test-driven the Horizon 68 and 78 enthuse about their handling even in rough waters, their responsiveness and the quiet operation of the vessels.
Pricing for the entire Horizon Yacht line starts at around 2.5 million and climbs steeply from there, depending on model and customization. Used Horizon motoryachts range in price from 2 million to 14 million for a year-old, 130’ Horizon Premier model.
- Functional design with useful, purposeful details
- Reviewers describe excellent handling and response across the board
- Pilothouse has 180 degree visibility
- Electrical systems use several separate subpanels
- Standard motors deliver maximum speeds around 25 knots
- Priced at 2.5 million and up for new models
Some of the most popular models are the Horizon Vision 68, Horizon Vision 74 Skylounge, Horizon 72 Motoryacht, Horizon 78, Horizon 82, Horizon Premier 130+ Motoryacht.
If you are in the market for a super sized motor yacht with responsive handling, utilitarian features wrapped up in opulence, and expansive, light-filled spaces, you will find what you are looking for in the Horizon Yacht lineup. For American purchases, Carl French Yacht Sales of Seattle, Washington has the experienced personnel to help you acquire exactly what you need.