30% Lighter Superstructures!
The Horizon R&D department is dedicated to providing more durable and light-weight superstructures and parts for our luxury yacht collection, with the goal to improve speed and reduce fuel consumption without compromising safety and quality.
We have invested many years and much R&D into this area of yacht manufacturing, focusing on moulds, materials and construction methods that enhance the strength and reduce the weight of our yachts, and we are happy to announce that Horizon has succeeded in developing much lighter superstructures for our yachts, with hull number one of the Horizon RP110 raised pilothouse being the first yacht to benefit from this new light-weight superstructure.
Horizon Group’s structural design team are now creating moulds with much higher rigidity in order to reduce the possibility of the mould deformation and tooling joints. The use of new materials combined with carbon fibres prolong not only the life of the mould but also finished parts consistency, and the moulds and parts will maintain the same strength and rigidity but with the added advantage of a greatly reduced final weight.
With R&D on-going at Horizon, we are now able to utilize some of the processes used in the aviation and aerospace industries to create parts that are consistent, durable, rigid and 30% lighter than previously thought possible.
Built with Horizon’s new light-weight structural construction processes, the newly-launched Horizon RP110 features reduced weight and draft, increased speed and a lower centre of gravity for high speed cruising and comfort.
For more information, contact Horizon Yacht Europe