Alexander Marine Australia is pleased to present this Horizon Vision 68 (72ft LOA) 'Sandalera' to the market.
She is a proven long-range motor yacht designed and configured for remote cruising and during her life she has ventured across the top of Australia several times.
She was delivered new into Australia for her current owner in 2008, with her silver two-pak painted hull setting her apart from the fleet.
If you're not familiar with the Horizon range, the Vision Series represented the largest volume boat for her length at the time of her launch. She also featured the widest beam compared with other Horizon models. She is therefore large enough to make "A home away from home".
Living areas and cabins on the three levels are enormous. Space has not been compromised anywhere onboard. Her main deck is open plan and ideal for entertaining and socialising incorporating a lounge, formal dining and galley.
Forward of the galley, stairs lead you down to the lower accommodation. Her owner chose the three-cabin version which enables a full beam mid-master stateroom - that's a massive 6.2m wide! Features include hull windows, dressing table which could also be used as your office or library, plus a beautifully styled ensuite with his and hers vanity and an opulent shower recess.
To port is a guest cabin with two single berths. This cabin is adjacent to a full-size bathroom with vanity, head and large separate shower stall. The formal guest cabin is up in the bow and includes a queen size island berth and a beautifully styled ensuite not dissimilar to that in the owner's cabin. All cabins include TV and DVD players and are air-conditioned.
From the rear cockpit a stair case provides access to the flybridge - alternatively you can take the stairs from the main saloon directly up into the skylounge. If you're at sea, this is a great option and offers additional safety so you don't have to venture outside in foul weather.
The skylounge is large enough to be its own cabin. A leather lounge wraps around what could be either a dining or chart table. This also lowers to create another double bed for overflow accommodation. To starboard there is a small powder room, so no need to go all the way down stairs when nature calls.
The helm station is equipped with an extensive array of electronic navigation and communications equipment. A forward-facing Sonar is one piece of kit her current owner says is worth its weight in gold, able to provide an accurate profile of what's lying under the surface up to 500m ahead. He also suggests the 80kg Ultra Anchor and Trac Stabilisation System fitted to 'Sandalera' should be high on anyone's list if they are planning a voyage along our coastline.
The skipper has his own leather helm seat within arm's length of the dash. Vision from the bridge is great and in addition a wireless Yacht Docking Controller and additional cockpit docking station enables you to walk around the vessel while maintaining total control from literally any point onboard. This is ideal when berthing in tight quarters. Absolutely no blind spots!
The engine room is accessed via a water tight door from the swim platform or from a hatch on the teak cockpit floor. As you step through this door there is a bathroom to port with toilet and shower, a crew cabin, laundry with Miele appliances, a work bench, loads of storage plus two style drawer fridge/freezers. All in all, a spacious comfortable area.
You could be forgiven for assuming 'Sandalera' was only a few years old. Her engine room is immaculate featuring two 1000HP Caterpillar C18's and two 240V Onan gensets. These have been regularly serviced by Caterpillar. A hydraulic system runs the Trac stabilisers, bow and stern thrusters plus the windlass. No Mickey Mouse gear here, just heavy-duty equipment built for reliability and functionality. An air compressor and Karcher pressure cleaner are also part of the engine room inventory. Head room and access around the engine is good.
'Sandalera' has additional batteries to run the ship for eight to ten hours at a time reducing the need to run the genset all night. This provides enough power to keep the fridges cold and other systems running.
A Brig rigid inflatable tender with 50HP outboard is stored above the cockpit and behind the wheelhouse. A hydraulic davit system is used to effortless launch and retrieval. Simply remove the tender chocks to reveal yet another spacious entertaining area with bar and electric grills.
There is far more to this ship than meets the eye. Redundancy systems, backups and quality gear throughout have served her well and will continue to provide a brilliant and reliable luxury cruiser for her next owner to enjoy.
Whoever ends up purchasing 'Sandalera' will also benefit from her current owners experience. He is happy to impart his knowledge to any new owner wanting to follow on in his footsteps and take on some long-range adventures.
Disclaimer: All care is taken to ensure that the information provided in this presentation is correct as specified by the owner of the vessel. Slight variations in specifications and photos may occur. Please note photos may show personal items and/ or items not included with the sale of the vessel.
|Heads||Four Tecma toilets in the bathrooms plus skippers day head in the wheelhouse|
|Berths||7 to 9|
Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Twin direct shaft drive. Dripless shaft seals
|Cruising Speed||10 Knots (approx)|
|Maximum Speed||22 knots (approx)|
|Fresh Water Tank||1,250l(approx) litres|
|Vessel Location||Coomera, Qld|
|Deck Material||Teak laid swim platform and cockpit, GRP|
|Accommodation Configuration||Amidship full beam master owners stateroom with queen bed and ensuite, Forward guest stateroom with queen bed and ensuite, Port side guest cabin with side by side single berths - day head access|
|Bow Thruster||Hydraulic bow and stern thrusters|
|Entertainment / Appliance Notes||Bose Lifestyle stereo system in saloon with Bluetooth control, Free to air TV system, Vast free to air satellite TV system, Foxtel satellite TV system, 6 x TV's - One in each cabin plus saloon an|
|Fridge||Full size Fisher and Paykel fridge freezer, Wine fridge, Bar fridge in saloon, Uline flybridge bar fridge|
|Shower||Four bathrooms, three with separate shower stalls plus transom shower on the swimboard|
|Toilet||Four Tecma toilets in the bathrooms plus skippers day head in the wheelhouse|
|Navigation||Wifi system throughout the vessel, Furuno 360 degree Sonar - range approx 500m, Wireless Yacht Controller - for operating the main drives and thruster from anywhere onboard, 2 x Raymarine E120 Multifu|
|Electrics||240V AC and 24V DC electrical system, 2 x 5 KVA Xantrex inverter chargers, Mastervolt 24V/50Watt battery harger for main engines batteries, Mastervolt charger for genset batteries, Miele washer and se|
|Deck Gear||Live bait tank, Steelhead Marine 1500R hydraulic tender davit system, High quality two pack painted silver hull|
|Designer/Builder||Horizon Yachts Horizon Yachts|
|Stove||Miele convection microwave oven, twin electric Miele BBQ grills on flybridge|
|Cruise Speed||10 Knots (approx)|
|Cockpit Shower||Four bathrooms, three with separate shower stalls plus transom shower on the swimboard|
|Bimini or Hardtop||Rear lounge and table cover, Tender cover, Davit cover|
|Sleeping Cabins||Three cabins plus crew|