Horizon Premier 130 Makes Her Debut Following almost two years of intense and meticulous construction, the first Horizon Premier 130+ was launched at the Premier Pier and successfully finished her sea trials at Kaohsiung harbor. As the largest yacht ever built in Taiwan, the Horizon Premier 130+ model sets a new benchmark for quality standards here. The Horizon Premier 130+ has been built to full Det Norske Veritas (DNV) classification together with MCA LY2 code compliance. All designs, materials, equipment, and construction processes were surveyed and checked by DNV, and tests were carried out under DNV surveyors’ scrutiny. The Horizon Premier 130+ has also been designed to comply with the MCA LY2 code, which is the most important code for large yacht operation. DNV checked the design and sea trials to certify that the Horizon Premier 130+ fully complies with MCA LY2 requirements. The Horizon Premier 130+ is equipped with two Caterpillar C32 main engines, each rated at 1,825 horsepower. Based on the sea trials, the yacht’s top speed is 18 knots at maximum engine output. Cruising speed of 14 knots is achieved with 55 percent engine output. The 11,000-gallon diesel fuel capacity will deliver a range of 1,400 nautical miles at 14 knots, or 3,300 nm range at 11 knots. Two 80kW generators in parallel operation supply electrical power. The 75KVA shore power converters also provide parallel function with the generators for “seamless power transfer” capability.