The latest flying-bridge cruiser from Horizon, the E54, couples speed with innovative technology while minimizing her carbon footprint. With a projected maximum speed of 39 mph, the E54 runs on dual Volvo IPS900s, which offer great performance while minimizing emissions output and reducing fuel consumption. The advanced drive system also has the added benefit of extended cruising range.
Low-e glass windows accentuate a streamlined profile for the E54. An oversized windshield serves to maximize natural light and increases visibility while offering stunning panoramic views. The layout, similar to that of a much larger vessel, features three staterooms and two heads and provides passengers with an open feel while making the most of space aboard. A newly designed helm station with dynamic positioning makes docking and maneuvering the E54 a breeze. Furthermore, the IPS drive’s aft location allows for increased interior volume, making room for a full-beam master stateroom with a walk-in closet and head. The VIP cabin, which is located in the bow, is also highly spacious.
For those who have their sights set on great views, the E54 offers large sunpads as well as alfresco dining for eight on the flying bridge. The aft deck seating includes dining for six as well. The E54 is customizable, with options for an aft galley location providing easy access to the cockpit. Notable options include a hydraulic swim platform. Additionally, transom trunk storage is available, making it easy to store most pieces of watersports equipment. The first E54 has sold and will launch in November.
- Builder: Horizon
- Boat Type: Cruiser
- LOA: 54"0"
- Draft: 4'2"
- Beam: 15'9"
- Standard Power: 2/Volvo IPS900s
- Speed: 39 mph
This article originally appeared in the October 2011 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.