Our Boats Review on Blue Horizon

hammondsRetired married couple and avid sailors, Alec and Barbara Hammond are the proud owners of Horizon Power Catamarans PC60 Hull #1 . The Hammonds are long time yachting enthusiasts and experienced sailors, so they were first in line when they heard about the new PC60. They recently wrote an article featured in the May edition of MBY Fleet’s, Our Boats 2014, sharing their experiences cruising the Bahamas aboard their PC60.

For nine years the Hammonds ran two 68ft Horizon luxury power yachts as crewed charter yachts based in the BVIs. During that time, they became very familiar with the Caribbean Windward and Leeward islands.

After many cruises in the Caribbean, one trip became what they now consider a jack-pot. The need to refuel both boat and crew required a chance stop in the Exumas, and by chance they discovered their favorite destination! Endless bays and white, secluded sand spits welcomed the Hammonds. No tourists bristling and rushing around the area, just pristine beaches. The Hammonds’ explained “it was paradise and we knew this was where we wanted to spend our retirement.”

The Hammond’s describe the Exumas as a yacht charterer’s tropical vacation dream with beautiful white sandy beaches and will impress even the most discerning travellers! Private anchorages are popular for many yachters, allowing personal private quality time with their company without the distraction of vacation crowds. Here you can lay back, sip the cocktail and enjoy the sun’s rays in seclusion!

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The two retired, sold their charter business and purchased the Horizon Power Catamaran PC60 that they named Blue Horizon. They now spend months out of the year cruising the Exumas and have discovered their new favored hobby; anchoring out of sight of land to free-dive for lobsters! Alec Hammond explains “even for a man of my ample years, it’s easy enough to dive down a few feet into crystal waters to spear a lobster or nice hog fish for supper!”

Celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Nicholas Cage, Eddie Murphy and ex Formula One driver, Eddie Irvine, have developed an appreciation for the Exumas and have purchased entire cays, marinas, homes and restaurants! While this seems only attainable by the rich and the famous, the Hammonds in their own way have bought a summer home in the Exumas by living aboard their power catamaran, Blue Horizon – just as luxurious and “home-y.”

power catSome of the local destinations that the Hammonds have considered their second home are Staniel Cay, Highborne Cay, Norman’s Cay, Elizabeth Harbour, Little Hall’s Pond Cay and Compass Cay. When interested in a snorkeling adventure, they never elude Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. The park prohibits fishing, but the snorkeling at this destination is out of this world!

It goes without saying, the Hammonds have truly found their home on water. Horizon Power Catamaran PC60 Open Flybridge Blue Horizon is stable, efficient, entails quality interior and exterior and has unmatchable maneuverability. She is a custom built, luxurious blue water cruising yacht, specifically designed, engineered and built to meet any demands the Hammond’s requested.

Horizon Power Catamarans PC60 Open Flybridge and Skylounge configurations are available to those interested in chartering or purchasing. For more information on our power catamarans, be sure to visit our site.

In the words of Alec Hammond “we wish you all happy and safe cruising.”

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