Owner Driven Designs a New CC115 Superyacht the New V68 and a Wide Array of Powercats Highlight the Horizon Yachts Showcase at 2018 Flibs
NEWS | September 20, 2018
The brand new custom CC115 superyacht, the new Horizon V68 motoryacht, and the new PC65 Power Catamaran are among the diverse Horizon Yachts models that will debut at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Several Horizon luxury yacht models will make their debuts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), which runs October 31 – November 4, 2018. Highlighting the diverse display is the brand new, custom built and designed Horizon CC115 superyacht, which will be joined by the new Horizon V68 motoryacht, a brand new E88 skylounge motoryacht, and the sleek and stylish FD85 motoryacht “Christine” at the Horizon Yacht USA display at Red Zone F Dock, Slips 600-606. Augmenting Horizon’s luxury motoryacht showcase, a selection of yachts from the yard’s power catamaran series will be on display with The Powercat Company at F Dock slips 18, 18A and 18B, including the flagship PC74, the PC52, and the brand new PC65.
The new Horizon CC115 superyacht is based on the hull design of Horizon’s RP110 model, which has been extended to accommodate a spacious beach club. Her South American owners worked alongside Horizon and designer Cor D. Rover to draw an exterior profile highlighted by expansive windows and spacious deck areas, including a foredeck theater area.
At the center of the CC115’s design is the large beach club with a day head and plenty of storage for the family’s water toys. Sliding glass doors access the hi/lo swim platform, which has been configured to launch either the owners’ personal sea plane or the yacht’s tenders via a custom track system. Powered by twin CAT C32s of 1,600hp each, the CC115 cruises at 12 knots and achieves a maximum speed of 17 knots.
The award-winning Horizon E88 skylounge motoryacht will debut a new model this year. Specified for the U.S. market, this latest E88 features an enclosed skylounge and a unique interior layout featuring an extended salon and a breakfast bar in the area typically reserved for formal dining. Four en suite staterooms, including a full-beam master, are accommodated within a 21’ beam. Offering a spacious beach club and hi/lo swim platform, the E88 is equipped with twin MAN 1,800hp engines, zero-speed stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters, and features an island-friendly 5’ 5” draft.
Another boat show debut is that of the Horizon V68 motoryacht, created in collaboration with designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett. The new V68 is the third model in Horizon’s V series, which includes the V72 and V80. Equipped with twin CAT C18 1,150hp engines, she tops out at 25 knots and cruises comfortably at 21 knots.
Rounding out Horizon’s motoryacht showcase is the FD85 motoryacht “Christine”, which debuted at last year’s show to much acclaim. Equipped for the American market, the raised pilothouse FD85 offers superior cruising capabilities that complement an efficient layout designed to maximize indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. Thanks to a High Performance Piercing Bow (HPPB) and fast displacement hull form, the Cor D. Rover-designed FD85 cruises efficiently between 10 and 16 knots.
There will also be an impressive Horizon power catamaran display at the show this year, which includes the debut of the brand new PC65. Available in either open flybridge or skylounge versions with several layout and custom interior options, the PC65 features an advanced hull design that is the result of decades of catamaran hull development, tank testing and CFD analysis. Powered by twin CAT C12-9 diesels, this PC65 offers an impressive top speed of 26 knots and excellent stability, thanks to her optimized hull form.
The flagship of the Power Catamaran Series, the J.C. Espinosa-designed PC74 features a 28’ 4” beam encompassing a spacious salon and on-deck, king-size Master stateroom with three further guest staterooms and crew quarters on the lower deck. With plenty of exterior entertaining and lounging areas, the PC74 is equipped with economical CAT 1136hp engines and boasts an impressive 930nm range at an 11-knot cruise.
Designed for easy owner operation, Horizon’s popular PC52 power catamaran is the ideal ocean-going, family cruising yacht. With the entire starboard hull dedicated to the owners, the three-cabin layout sleeps six in comfort. On the flybridge, the entertaining space houses a BBQ and davit to launch the jet ski and tender. Powered by Cummins 550hp engines, the PC52 cruises at 17 knots with a top speed of 22 knots.
To make an appointment to view any of these exceptional vessels during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, please contact us at 561-721-4850 or [email protected].