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It Wasn’t a Sprint… It was a Marathon!

NEWS | June 05, 2024

It Wasn’t a Sprint… It was a Marathon!Image 7794: 11071After eight years of Horizon Power Catamarans Owner’s Rendezvous, there was only one thing left to improve this epic annual event:  Make it longer! This year, the Horizon Powercat family gathered in the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas for six days to make new connections and memories. Twelve Horizon power catamarans (PCs) and 75 owners and guests enjoyed the near week-long celebrations, delicious food, and, of course, the lighthearted camaraderie that defines this annual event throughout the scenic anchorages and marinas of the Abacos.Image 7795: 2231

Image 7796: 3183Day 1

After the lines were thrown and all 12 PCs were cozily settled onto the dock at Hope Town Inn & Marina, the welcome dinner party awaited all those dressed in their finest island attire. After a dinner filled with laughs and smiles, the sandy dance floor opened to carry the night away with the local band.Image 7797: 4135

Image 7798: 5187Day 2

With the first full day of this year’s Rendezvous landing on Cinco de Mayo, the group celebrated accordingly, and the day began with a delicious and refreshing Richie’s Ritas margarita class. After all coolers and dinghies were prepared, guests set out for the first stop of the day: a scenic lunch at the Abaco Inn. Everyone enjoyed Mexican-style food and drinks while taking in the views of the Atlantic waves crashing on white sands below. It was then back in the dinghies and off again to end the day relaxing on the beautiful sandbars of Tahiti Beach.Image 7799: 6167

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Image 7801: 8136Day 3

A charity cornhole tournament around the resort-style pool at Hope Town Inn & Marina made for a competitive and fun start to Day 3. After the PC60 Synergy was awarded bragging rights for the cornhole tournament, everyone retreated back to their respective boats to start prepping for the infamous Pimp Your Ride competition. The creative juices were flowing in the attempt to claim one of the three elusive prizes; Most Creative, Most Unique, and Funniest. Faced with detailed themes like Despicable Me, Star Wars, and El Día de los Muertos, the judges had their work cut out for them, but in the end, the PC60 High Option won Most Creative; the PC68 Omakase won Funniest, and the PC60s Brokedown Palace and Oasis jointly claimed the title of Most Unique. After peeling off the costumes, wigs, and face paint, everyone met back on the dock for the signature Rendezvous potluck dinner with fresh stone crab and South African sausages.Image 7802: 9158

Image 7803: 10159Day 4

With all the boats getting a bit of dock cabin fever, today was the perfect day for the highly anticipated Raft Up. Heading out of Hope Town Inn & Marina, the herd of cats collected again to tie up together just off the beautiful beaches of the Tilloo Cay National Reserve. Once all 12 PCs were gracefully and skillfully rafted together, the Captain’s Cocktail Competition got underway. With every boat crafting up something both beautiful and delicious, it was a near impossible task for the judges. The PC60 Fruition won the coveted prize for Best Presentation, and the combined efforts of the PC60s Brokedown Palace and Kairos garnered the award for Best Taste.Image 7804: 11143

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After the commotion of the Raft Up, today was a day of relaxation—and there was no better way to relax than with lunch at the famous Pete’s Pub. Gathering at the iconic bar and grill on Little Harbor was the perfect setting to win some great prizes and raise more money for the children of the Hope Town Primary School.Image 7806: 13124

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The final day of the 2024 Rendezvous began bright and early with the annual fishing competition. The radios were buzzing with the cheers of fish being caught by hungry powercats. Some even thought they had the competition won, until the PC60 Brokedown Palace ended all speculation by landing their first ever white marlin, easily claiming the Longest Fish trophy. The PC60 Synergy beat out the fishing enthusiasts aboard the PC52 My Best Life by one pound to take home the Heaviest Fish trophy. Being the final night, it had to end in style. With beautiful Hope Town as the backdrop, owners arrived at the private island of Johnny’s Cay and enjoyed a final dinner together with live music and dancing in the sand.Image 7808: 15121The 2024 Horizon Power Catamarans Owner’s Rendezvous was yet another fun-filled gathering of longtime and first-time Horizon Powercat owners. It may have been a marathon event, but one certainly worth attending! Check out stories and photos from Rendezvous of years past here