Every so often, a yacht like the Horizon 108 comes along that is so right, so well conceived and executed, that I have to stand back and admire it as a fine piece of art. This Horizon 108 is just such a case and, for once, I know precisely why she turned out so well. As with most yacht projects, it begins with the potential owner. In this case, the owner had built a Horizon 82 and, based on that experience, knew exactly what he wanted in a larger version. Next came Horizon America of North Palm Beach, Florida, the Eastern importer of Horizon yachts. The company had worked with the owner on his first 82 and, with that past positive experience, they were able to bring their own expertise to bear. Then there was Horizon Yachts, which has built a reputation not only for high-quality construction but also,and just as important, for the flexibility to meet the needs of the owner. The last part of this particular puzzle was the owners friend, an experienced yacht owner with the skills of a captain. Though he disdains the title of captain, he served as a consultant and project manager on the build, making several trips to the Horizon yard during construction. While others contributed the broad strokes of the brush, he brought many details to the project that completed the masterwork.