02 Sep 15
Recently, Horizon Power Catamarans held a broker friendly get together at Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida, to introduce the new PC52 Open Flybridge, Far Niente, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Steele and PC60 Open Flybridge, Ptolemy, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Hammond. This event coincided with the FYBA Broker show, where in all, five power cats were on display and 12 sea trials were done over the two days, with clients and brokers aboard.
During the second day, seas were a bit messy, with winds blowing SE 20 knots, with standing waves in the outlet due to a strong outgoing tide. The most popular comment that could be heard aboard was “WOW,” as the PC’s glided over at 18 knots, never having to slow down! A very well respected Broker even commented that one could not have gone through there on a 60 foot motor yacht without getting slammed and soaked!
Here at Horizon Power Catamarans, we were proud to have the the owners of the new PC52 Far Niente, Mr. &
14 Aug 15
A look at Horizon's industry-leading technology on display at the 2015 JEC Europe Exhibition
Innovation has always been a core value for Horizon Group and our sustainable development, Atech Composites, where all of Horizon's decks, hull and superstructures are built, constantly pursues the latest technological advances in the field of composites. As it is important to stay competitive in composite structures and enhance technology wherever possible, every year Atech sends their professional composites team to JEC Europe, a trade show held by JEC Composites. JEC Europe is the largest and oldest composites exhibition and acts as a platform to communicate composites knowledge and market trends, industry developments and supply chains, as well as showcase innovative technology and equipment.
The 2015 JEC Europe trade show took place in Paris, France and broke past year's attendance records, attracting more than 1,200 exhibitors and 36,222 visitors; but what made Horizon Group excit
13 Jul 15
Each year, Horizon Group celebrates the ownership of Horizon yachts and power catamarans by hosting a Horizon Yacht Owner Rendezvous. This past May, owners and guests enjoyed a long and relaxing weekend in the beautiful location of Harbour Island, in Northern Eleuthera, Bahamas. The location offered pink sand beaches, turquoise blue water, fresh seafood, and Goombay Smashes galore!
Harbour Island was the perfect destination for our fun group as we celebrated our 4th Horizon Owner Rendezvous with nine yachts – the host yacht for Horizon Yacht USA was, "Wild Duck", an E78 cockpit motoryacht; with 8 other yachts including “Guinnevere” a PC60 skylounge power catamaran; “La Manguita” a PC60 power catamaran; “Sweet Sarah” an E82 motoryacht; “Deck of Cards” an E82 motoryacht; “Do It Now” an E76 motoryacht ; "Satori” a V74 cockpit motoryacht ; and “All’s Well” a E65 motoryacht – all rendezvousing at Valentines Resort and Marina.
From May 7th
24 Jun 15
Horizon Power Catamarans is pleased to announce the launch of the new PC60 power catamaran, PTOLEMY. Her owners, who have built many previous Horizon vessels, including the first PC60 “Blue Horizon,” ventured with Horizon Group CEO John Lu and his wife, along with Horizon USA Preferred Partner, Richard Ford of the Power Catamaran Company, for sea trial and launch celebration at the Horizon City Marina.
“We are very excited to launch a second PC60 power catamaran for these experienced owners and friends,” said Lu. “We know PTOLEMY will see just as many Bahamas adventures as her predecessor, and we wish the owners a wonderful time making new memories on their Horizon!”
Alec and Barbara Hammond spent the past four years cruising "Blue Horizon" in Bahamas waters and made the decision to move into another PC60 customized a bit more to suit their newly-retired status. Optimum entertainment for their guests is top of their list, so they opted for a four stateroom layout.
02 Jun 15
In today's fast-paced world, leisure time is critical to a balanced life of work and play; diverse leisure activities are readily available -- surfing, camping, hiking, rock climbing - but the one activity that provides an unparalleled experience is yachting. The ability to be able to change your location, your view and your experience just by moving your yacht is extremely unique. Yachting provides a flexible base for extensive activities, from simply taking in the sun to water sports such as water skiing, wake boarding, scuba diving or swimming. Sharing these activities with family and friends provides memories that last a lifetime and create lasting friendships with other owners met while cruising.
If you are a now a yacht owner or have not yet experienced this wonderful lifestyle, we want to share with you some aspects of yachting that may encourage you to become a member of the "yachting lifestyle."
Spending quality time with family and friends aboard a yacht
21 May 15
Horizon Power Catamarans is pleased to announce that our PC60 Power Catamaran was recently given the honor of being presented the Taiwan Excellence Gold Award. Earlier last month our PC60 was awarded the Taiwan Excellence award by Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs. After eight judges, representing Countries such as Taiwan, the United States, Japan, and Germany, evaluated the catamaran against roughly 1,200 products from 500 other various companies, the yacht was awarded the highly coveted Gold Award. The award is the highest honor any company can receive through Taiwan Excellence.
Horizon continues to be the only yacht builder awarded the Taiwan Excellence Award as well as the Gold Award for products "Made in Taiwan." The PC60 marks the seventh one received, and second Gold Award, after Horizon's first Taiwan Excellence Award was won back in 2010 with the solar-powered SC46 catamaran.
Built using the patented SCRIMP resin infused system, our PC60 was designe
08 May 15
Lightweight Construction Techniques
Lighter yachts are an on-going trend within our industry, as there are speed benefits to be gained from a lighter weight vessel; however to reduce the weight of a yacht in a way that doesn't affect the overall quality, integrity, stability and performance of a yacht is no simple process. Constructing a lightweight hull does not merely involve reducing the product thickness by half nor decreasing the production materials, instead, lightweight hulls must be developed so that the structure is not compromised in any way, and Horizon achieves this through the RFP components we product as well as our resin infusion process.
In recent years Horizon has improved upon our lightweight construction techniques. We utilize the innovative "sandwich structure" method on the hull sides of all models, while other specific models are designed to accommodate a fully cored hull - the sandwich structure is far lighter than a 100% RFP structure at the same thickne
07 Apr 15
Horizon Yachts was the largest yacht manufacturer with the most yachts on display at the 30th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show. Featured, was the award winning PC52 Open Flybridge power catamaran, her big sister - the PC60 Skylounge, plus the Horizon 110, 105 and 85 luxury yachts.
Hundreds of clients toured the PC52, the Aim Media Group Best Multihull over 50ft, and the PC60 throughout the four days of the show, and we were pleased to hear all of the positive and rewarding feedback they shared. Both the PC52 and PC60 are busy with sea trials this week as a result of the high level of interest from the show.
The PC52 is a high quality 52-foot ocean going, luxury, power catamaran yacht custom built to each client’s requests. She was designed with inspiration from her popular and highly successful big sister the PC60 power catamaran. The PC52 is designed in both Open Flybridge and Skylounge configurations.
Our PC60 Power Catamaran is a custom built, luxurious blue wate
01 Apr 15
Recently Horizon Power Catamaran PC60 owner, Alec Hammond, shared his experience with owning a mono hull vs catamaran. Read his article below and let us know what you think.
I was originally seduced by the idea of two hulls some 20 years ago. Back then I was a bit of a ‘cross dresser’, I owned a 44ft monohull powerboat berthed in Port Solent. I also ‘had a little bit of a sailor in me’ so I would crew with other folk on their strange boats with huge sticks with flappy bits of canvas attached, all monohulls. I must have been really keen because I sailed from Minorca to St. Lucia in the Caribbean via Gibraltar and The Canary Islands.
Stay with me, I will get to the point in a bit.
Crossing the Atlantic was an absolute dream, the boat was a well found Ancaster 50 and we sailed wing on wing almost all the way across. The owner was American so on Thanksgiving Day halfway across the Atlantic his lovely wife cooked the full traditional Turkey dinner, an amazingly br