Yachts International Review: Horizon PC58

Space and Grace

The Horizon PC58 made its world debut at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and proved to be a great success story with several orders following its first appearance. This surprising 58-footer, part of Horizon’s new power catamaran series, has the volume of a boat twice its length and is easily handled by a couple of experienced boaters.

A mini-superyacht, this 58-foot catamaran certainly fits the bill for Alec and Barbara Hammond, a lively retired couple from the UK, who ordered hull No. One. “Space and grace. Those are two words that sum up our new boat,” said Alec Hammond when we met him aboard his new yacht.

The Hammonds have had larger yachts, but at this juncture in their life, they take pleasure in being hands-on and do not wish to have crew. They love to have family and friends visit and with its 24-foot, 6-inch beam, the boat feels enormous. The main deck features a generous main salon with a raised sofa, lounging area, a country-kitchen galley and a bar with four bar stools, plus a study/desk aft. There is no need for an indoor dining table as there are dining areas on the aft main deck and on the flybridge. The galley boasts a full-height refrigerator, oven, cooktop, convection and microwave ovens, and a wine cooler. No roughing it here.

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