Show Ready! The PC68 Omakase will showcase at FLIBS
The first of the acclaimed PC68 model features an Open Salon layout and will be available for viewing during the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, October 25th – 29th.
Since its world debut at the 2023 Palm Beach International Boat Show, the first PC68 model from Horizon Power Catamarans has received worldwide acclaim. Positioned at the head of the multi-hulled PowerCat (PC) range that includes a PC52, PC60 and much larger custom options, the new, ultra-spacious Horizon PC68 model has been meticulously planned to meet and exceed the cruising needs of discerning boaters. This model will be available for private viewing at an off-site location during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 25 – 29.
Multiple design innovations define the new PC68 model, which offers a four-stateroom layout with the option for an expansive open-plan salon or an on-deck master stateroom. While the On-Deck Master configuration offers a full-beam master with wraparound windows forward on the main deck, the PC68 on display at FLIBS features an Open Salon layout, which offers an expansive salon area and a large seating and entertainment space on the main deck. This layout sees all four of the staterooms positioned off the salon, with two king ensuite staterooms forward in the hulls and two convertible twin-to-king ensuite cabins aft to port and starboard, respectively.
An expansive aft deck hints at the interior volume provided by the PC68’s 24ft 6in beam. Here, a regal hi-gloss dining table seats ten and is accompanied by a wet bar and the option for a 43in television. The lounge seating looks aft to the Hi/Lo swim platform, which is flanked by large wet lockers storing diving and snorkeling equipment.
Ease of access is prioritized throughout the PC68’s design, and walkaround side decks on the main deck lead to a lounging space forward. A unique and enviable Portuguese deck seating area with convertible Hi/Lo dinettes is a new feature for this model, which allows for sprawling sunbeds or dining under the stars. The extended flybridge on this model allows for a variety of layout options while comfortably accommodating a 17ft, 100hp tender. The flybridge and boat deck comprise plentiful seating and lounging, a dayhead with shower, BBQ station, chest freezer, and a bar to port with fridge doors and a Scotsman ice maker. Forward of the helm, an innovative raised hatch and door accesses the Portuguese deck with three steps down to the foredeck.
Defined by award-winning advanced composites SCRIMP system construction that yields the most durable, lightweight hull marrying a perfect glass-to-resin ratio, with rigorous testing by the Horizon shipyard’s pioneering Non-Destructive Methods, the Horizon PC68 is fitted with twin MAN i6 850hp engines as standard to guarantee quiet, stable and efficient cruise of 20 knots. Uniquely, the options for client customization extend well beyond soft goods and interior layout.
The Powercat Company distinguishes itself from the competition with its build quality, after-sales service and options for customization. With each model, Horizon Powercat clients are offered the choice of an open bridge or enclosed skylounge design upon which they can build their ideal layout.
“We are delighted with how well our new PC68 model has been received since its debut,” says The Powercat Company Founder and CEO Richard Ford. “With several new builds planned for launch in 2024, including the first On-Deck Master PC68, and an exciting new concept announcing soon, we continue to demonstrate our constant emphasis on innovation and efficiency as well as our meticulous attention to the needs of the power catamaran owner.”
Visit the Horizon Power Catamarans display during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 25 – 29, 2023 on the Face Dock, Red Zone, Slip 608. For more information or to make an appointment to visit the PC68, please call Jason Ford at 954-552-0868 or email [email protected].