|Location:||Tolkamer Gelderland Netherlands|
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HORIZON is currently under construction at newly formed Leapher Shipyard in Holland with a scheduled delivery date of June 2025. Leapher Shipyard has been formed with a team combining over a 130 years of experience with heritage from well known shipyards such as Feadship, Oceanco, and Heesen. HORIZON is a polar classed 60m explorer with massive volume of 1,700GRT that is currently under construction, hull already completed and superstructure well underway + all major machinery already delivered to the shipyard. Construction will continue as planned so this is an excellent opportunity for a new client to step in and take advantage of a relatively short delivery period for a true global explorer and still be able to customize the project to make it uniquely their own.
HORIZON is currently under construction at newly formed Leapher Shipyard in Holland with a scheduled delivery date of October 2025.
|No. of engines:||4|
|Engine model:||Scania DI 16 TIER III + DPF|
|Cruising Speed:||10 Knots|
|Maximum Speed:||12 Knots|
|Length over all:||199'|
|Maximum draft:||10' 5"|
|Fuel capacity:||28833 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||14529 Gallons|
HORIZON is currently under construction at newly formed Leapher Shipyard in Holland with a scheduled delivery date of June 2025. Hull is completed and the superstructure is being assembled. The hull has already been completed and construction on the superstructure is well underway as of September 2023. In addition all major machinery has already delivered to the shipyard to assure the build remains on schedule with no foreseen delays in delivery.
As you will learn further along in the details of this presentation Leapher Shipyard has been formed with a knowledgable team combining over a 130 years of experience with heritage from well known shipyards such as Feadship, Oceanco, and Heesen. Leapher will focus on building custom ground breaking projects and in particular explorer yachts utilizing a production process that will allow for aggressive pricing without reducing the level of quality one would expect from a Dutch shipyard.
Yiannis Andriotis, who helped launch Leapher states that the new shipyard is "run by a team of Dutch yacht builders and engineers with vast experience in the industry." Indeed, Leaphher's production manager, Lucas Van Elsen, previously worked and industry titans Oceanco, Feadship and Heesen. Chief technical officer Wilma Van Rijn comes from Feadship.
Leapher's goal is to remain a dynamic shipyard at the forefront of design and innovation for years to come and HORIZON will show the world what is possible.
HORIZON is a polar classed 60m explorer with massive volume of 1,700GRT that is currently under construction and is an excellent opportunity for a new client to step in and take advantage of a relatively short delivery period for a true global explorer and still be able to customize the project to make it uniquely their own.
HORIZON features interior & exterior design by Cor D. Rover, naval architecture by O7 Designers and a hull optimization by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. She is a robust polar classed vessel able to travers the high latitude regions and provides 40 days of autonomy at sea.
Highlights include a wellness area with sauna & gym, expansive pool on the upper deck, diving room, mud room add a beach club nearly 2,2000 square feet large. HORIZON sleeps up to 14 guests and 17 crew with plenty storage, and refrigeration & freezer space to allow her to reach the most remote regions of the worlds oceans.
HORIZON will have an expansive garage able to carry countless tenders & toys including the ability to hold 2 30ft (9m) tenders as well as helicopter operations.
Leapher Yachts offers an extremely high quality product with an equally competitive value. This is achieved by adopting the best commercial practices consisting of low maintenance, cost efficient engineering & systems designs and blends this with the comfort & luxury of superyacht standards that the Dutch yachting building sector is renown for.
This fine line has been defined by a team of real superyacht experts and engineers driven to deliver something that the market has never seen before: a superyacht with reduced build complexity and increased standardization across the project. The end result will be streamlined delivery schedules, cost efficient procedures resulting in lower pricing all accomplished without compromising quality or design.
Leapher and HORIZON is sure to have an impact on the industry.
It is to be a stunning piece of engineering, with a length of 60.5 meters, a maximum beam of 14.45 meters, and a gross tonnage of 1710-800 GT above the class average. Its moulded beam is 12.8 meters, which gives it a sturdy and robust structure that could withstand the most challenging weather conditions.
The exterior and interior design of the Horizon is entrusted to the renowned Cor D Rover, who brought his unique vision and creativity to the project. The Naval Architecture was designed by O7 Designers - Leapher Yachts, while Van Oossanen Naval Architects optimized the hull and CFD.
It is designed to be a Polar 1C class vessel, with a cruising speed of 12 knots and an incredible range of 14,000 nautical miles at 10 knots. It has an autonomy of 40 days, allowing it to explore the most remote and uncharted regions of the world.
Horizon is equipped with two 9.5-meter R.I.B.s and has a helicopter deck for easy access to and from the vessel. It also features an Expedition Room, Dive Room, and Mud Room, which are ideal for those who love to explore the depths of the sea.
The vessel has a spacious Beach Club/Tender Hangar of 200 sq.m., providing ample space for guests to relax and unwind. The Wellness Area features a sauna, a gym, and a crew gym, allowing guests to indulge in a variety of activities while enjoying the beauty of the natural surroundings.
Builder: Leapher Yachts
Model: Explorer 1800
LOA (incl. stern fender): 60.50 m / 199 ft
LWL: 53.50 m / 175.5 ft
Max Beam: 14.45 m / 47.4 ft
Moulded Beam: 12.8 m / 42 ft
Moulded Depth: 4.15 m / 13.6 ft
Draught Design: 3.15 m / 10.3 ft
Gross Tonnage: 1,710 (800 GT above class average)
Hull Material: Steel
Superstructure Material: Steel/Aluminum
Deck Material: Nuteak
Interior Design: Cor D Rover
Exterior Design: Cor D Rover
Naval Architecture: O7 Designers - Leapher Yachts
Hull Designer: O7 Designers
Hull/CFD Optimization: Van Oossanen Naval Architects
Autonomy: 40 days
Class: Polar 1C
Guests: 6 staterooms; sleeps 14
Crew: 10 cabins; sleeps 17
Engines: 4x Scania DI 16 - Tier III + DPF Filters, 480 kW each
Cruising Speed: 12 knots optimized
Range @ 12 knots: 5,800 nm
Range @ 10 knots: 14,000 nm
Propulsion: Diesel - Electric
Fuel Tank (approx.): 147 m3 / 28,833 gal
Fresh Water (approx.): 55 m3 / 14,529 gal
Sewage (black + grey) Water (approx.): 11 m3 / 2,905 gal
Tenders: 2x 9.5 meter R.I.B.s
Special Features: Expedition Room, Dive Room, Mud Room, 200 sq m Beach Club / Tender Hangar, Wellness Area, Sauna, Gym, Crew Gym
Leapher Class Yacht
Embarking on a journey with a Leapher Explorer Class Yacht embodies the refined taste of those who refuse to compromise on the caliber of their adventures.
Each Leapher Yacht is as unique as its owner and his needs.
Heritage Meets Innovation
Based on the De Hoop Shipyard Facilities, established in 1889, located on the border with Germany, with a long history of Shipbuilding and Shipdesign as heritage.
More than 700 ships have sailed from the facilities of the Lobith Yard.
- 3 slipways, 2 of them are the longest slipways in the Netherlands - 200 meters.
- Large building area ensure that production happens under controlled conditions.
- Vast storage areas for safe and controlled equipment.
- Large office facilities for clients and their teams.
- Full in-house building facilities for piping, machinery and carpentry.
- Most important: people that have been building ships for generations and are proud of the vessels being launched from the facilities.
Team of Experts
Leapher Yachts is all about the people.
Every yacht is only as good as the team that builds it, and we are proud to say that some of the most qualified individuals in the industry will build your Leapher Yacht.
Lucas Van Elsen, Chief Operating Officer & Project Manager
With two decades of yacht building expertise, gained at Oceanco, Feadship, Scheepswerf De Hoop, and Heesen.
Wilma Van Rijn, Chief Technical Officer
Boasting thirty years of experience in commercial shipbuilding and yacht building, earned at Van der Giessen de Noord and Royal van Lent/Feadship.
Paul Gribnau, Purchasing
With an extensive background in purchasing and contract management across diverse sectors, he has spent the last eight years refining these skills in yacht building.
Jan Roosenbeek, Outfitting Manager
An expert on the shop floor, he wields extensive technical knowledge, most recently refined at Royal van Lent/Feadship.
Frank Van Bemmel, Interior Specialist
Frank is in charge of making sure the yacht's interior is as luxurious and as comfortable as possible, while being robust and with the famous Dutch attention to detail. With a vast amount of experience at Feadship, De Voogt Naval Architects and Pieter Beeldsnijder Design.
Julia Graier, Interior Specialist
Primarily specializing in the yachting industry, she boasts extensive expertise in interior design and construction. Recently associated with Oceanco, she excels in material selection and technical design for superyacht interiors.
Tristan Williams, Venture Skipper Team
Tristan and the Venture Skipper Team are adept in naval architecture and detailed design. With a vast experience gained from building and designing yachts, they have collaborated on projects with industry giants such as Feadship, Heesen, and Oceanco.
Floris Bosboom, Naval Architect - Systems Manager
His expertise in mechanical and piping systems, refined at Feadship, enriches his current role.
Coen Beeksma, Technical Handler
Serving as a Technical Handler, brings a wealth of experience in exterior and special engineering from his tenure at Royal van Lent/Feadship.
Melanie Berends, Back Office
Broad experience in back-office administration, ensuring a smooth running office.
Our carefully curated network of industry-leading specialists who share our passion for exceptional yacht creation. Their groundbreaking designs, coupled with our masterful craftsmanship, culminate in the creation of distinctive explorer class yachts that are truly unparalleled in the industry.