Leading Taiwanese yacht maker Horizon Yachts, continues to make headlines as we open the New Year. After a 2016 that saw the launch of the first Horizon FD85, and new versions of the E88, the company has announced it will ring in the New Year with the development of a new power catamaran, the Horizon PC72. The advanced concept in luxury catamaran design is said to “provide improved functionality, comfort, and performance.”
According to Horizon, the PC72 was a direct response to a growing power cat market that is demanding the size and amenities usually found on traditional luxury motor yachts. The only way to accommodate these requests was by adding a bigger model to complement its existing PC60 and PC52.
In a company press release announcing the green light on the new PC72 power cat, Development Manager, Morris Tseng, said, “Jumping to a higher sector of the market required careful consideration in order to maintain Horizon’s standard of quality, so, after much discussion with the dealer on the details of the design, the decision was made to create the PC72.” He added, “with the PC60 and PC52 as the base line, the focus was on designing a power catamaran that was the “Ultimate Cruising Yacht”.
Lavranos Marine Design is the naval architect for the Horizon PC Series, including the PC72. The highly efficient, semi displacement symmetric hulls are the result of decades of catamaran hull design and development.
The PC72 Builds on the Legacy of the PC60
Other Unique Features of the New Horizon PC72
One of the main goals of the design of the PC72 was to place all of the living and entertainment areas on one level. This lead to the design of an expansive aft deck with dining for ten and lounging for eight, a full wet-bar and ample storage lockers. There is an amply appointed salon with seating for eight, as well as a separate inside formal dining area, and a gourmet galley with island and bar.
Borrowing from its popular conventional yacht flydeck models, the PC72 has a spacious flybridge that is a pure delight, designed for entertaining, dinning or lounging of up to 10 guests. There is a well-equipped bar with seating for five, a day head, separate BBQ area and stowage for a tender, and/or personal watercraft, plus loads of room for sun worshipping!
She will be available in a 3-state room layout, full beam master stateroom just forward on the main deck, and two VIP suites on the lower deck. The company has yet to release specifications on her engines or powertrain.
The new PC72 Power Cat from Horizon Yachts should launch third-quarter 2017.
Other Offerings From Horizon Yachts
As luxury motor yacht brokers who have come to know and respect Horizon yachts, we are always excited to report on their new launches and recent deliveries, as well as to accept offers on new builds for their latest models, such as the new FD85 and for the popular Horizon E84 and the E88 models.
And, if you do not want to wait on a custom build, we have several Horizon Yachts available in our pre-owned inventory, such as the Silvana, an 82Ft Horizon docked in Coral Gables, or the fabulous Mr. Cat, a spectacular 105 foot masterpiece available for viewing in Ft. Lauderdale.
It’s not always easy to stay on top of what’s new in motor yachts. If you would like to benefit from our expertise in these areas, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Sales Specialists, or call us at (855) 318-6328.