Leigh Smith Yachts is pleased to present this Horizon Vision 68 (72ft LOA) 'SUMMERWIND' to the market.
She is a proven long-range motor yacht designed and configured for remote cruising and during her life has ventured across the top of Australia several times.
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 boasts a formal lounge for entertaining and socialising, a country kitchen and large u shape lounge for those evening meals.
Forward of the galley, stairs lead you down to the lower accommodation. Three cabins with 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. 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, sound system and are fully air-conditioned.
From the rear cockpit a stair case provides access to the top deck and into 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 head, 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. Hydraulic bow and stern thrusters, electronic controls and Remote Yacht Controller complements the manoeuvrability while Trac Stabilisation system fitted to 'SUMMERWIND' 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.
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 'SUMMERWIND' 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. Equipment is all heavy-duty and built for reliability and functionality.
'SUMMERWIND' 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 'SUMMERWIND' 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. E1633
Recent works include
Hydraulics System serviced
Batteries House and Start replaced
Engine room hoses replaced
Shafts and Propellers serviced
Shaft bearings replaced
Thrusters removed and serviced
All through hull fittings serviced
All TV's replaced with smart TV
AV and Audio system serviced and upgraded
Foxtel HD installed saloon and main stateroom
Electrical system converted to from 110V/60 to 220-240V/50
Generators converted to from 110V/60 to 220-240V/50
Anchor chain replaced from 12mm to 13mm 120m
Windless serviced and upgraded
Flybridge electronics upgraded
Refrigeration upgraded Saloon bar, Saloon lounge, Upper deck, Galley
New Icemaker top deck 50kg/day commercial
Tender and outboard serviced
New clears cockpit
New side companion way doors
New cockpit roller sunshade
Saloon new blinds and curtain
New awnings cockpit and top deck with side clears
Engine room maintenance
New LED backlit name SUMMERWIND
General maintenance to crew quarters
LED Light replacement
Paint touch ups
Saloon door service
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