Like all of Horizon's yachts, Lady O is molded in a state-of-the-art, ISO-9001-certified facility in Kaoshiung, Taiwan, using the SCRIMP resin-infusion process, a process that reduces weight and emissions during construction while providing optimal strength, consistency and durability. Divinycell closed-cell foam is used above the waterline for composite structures, such as hull sides and decks, cabin sides and decks, and interior structural components, such as stringers and bulkheads. Lady O can hit a top speed of 21 knots when conditions warrant, but she typically cruises at 18 knots and burns 130 gph. Fuel consumption drops to 80 gph at 14 knots and 40 gph at 12 knots.
Lady O's clean, contemporary trideck lines and immaculately installed teak decks belie the at-home comfort the owners specified for themselves and their guests. The main saloon, warmed by the fireplace, has sumptuously upholstered furniture and magnificent views out large side windows and a massive aft glass bulkhead. Warm honey tones in the sculpted carpet and Roman shades complement the perfection of a mellow-finished mahogany interior. Fit and finish of the woodwork and cabinetry is flawless. And at night, when the lights are dimmed, a fiber optic universe of stars appears in the overhead lighting recess.
Meals are prepared forward in a massive galley highlighted by a gleaming black granite counter and beautifully paneled appliances that blend seamlessly into the overall woodworking artistry. Just forward under large bow-facing windows is a cozy country kitchen dinette for six, upholstered in soft green leather. In good weather, meals will be taken alfresco on the main deck aft cockpit, protected by the boat deck extension, and can be served easily from the galley through pantograph doors leading to covered wide side decks. Alternatively, a large dinette is included on the enclosed flying bridge for meals with an extraordinary view of surrounding waters and interesting harbors.
Lady O has luxurious accommodations for six in three staterooms with marble-and-granite heads and showers en suite. Owners and guests are surrounded by beautifully varnished, custom-milled cabinetry, and sleep on pillow-top mattresses. Each stateroom has its own entertainment system, served by a satellite receiver, and an individual satellite phone. The master stateroom features abundant closets and drawers finished in fine custom millwork, and a king bed on the centerline flanked by his-and-her bathrooms served by a spacious center shower. The owners specified a 32-inch plasma-screen TV with CD and DVD players and a surround-sound system in the master.
Because the owners are water-sports enthusiasts, they selected a 16-foot Novurania RIB with a 120 hp diesel sterndrive as their tender. A davit is included on the boat deck for easy launch and retrieval, and a custom fuel station drawing on the yacht's main tanks was installed in the lower cockpit. Storage for water skis, fishing gear and snorkeling gear is close at hand.
Although Lady O makes her home port in Baltimore, she has spent the summer chartering out of Newport, R.I., under the management of Nicholson Yachts. This fall she'll move down the coast, stopping in at Annapolis and Ft. Lauderdale for the boat shows, and then spend the winter in Florida and Bahamian waters.
Contact: (East Coast) Gilman Yachts, (561) 626-5615, www.gilmanyachts.com; (West Coast) Newport Horizon Yachts, (949) 675-5696, www.carlfrench.com; (Pacific Northwest) Emerald Pacific Yachts, (206) 587-0060, www.emeraldpacificyachts.com