Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
Horizon Power Catamarans is pleased to announce the successful launch and factory sea trial of “Quintessence,” the first PC52 luxury power catamaran; she is scheduled to arrive in Fort Lauderdale for final sea trials and deliver to her U.S. owners in July. The PC52 will make her public debut at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. "The 2014 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show will mark another milestone for Horizon Power Catamarans as we expand our power catamaran line with the new PC52” said Stuart Hegerstrom. “She is an ideal power cat for owner-operators just starting out or those looking for an easy to manage luxury yacht. Based on the response so far, we expect the PC52 to be as popular, or perhaps even more popular, than her highly successful big sister, the PC60.”
Born out of the success of the Horizon PC60, the PC52 retains the signature modern lines, large interior volume, high-quality finish, and sea-keeping abilities of the PC series. She is specifically designed as a blue water cruiser, featuring a highly-refined hull design that was developed from extensive tank testing completed during the PC60’s development, as well as optimum hull slenderness ratio, waterline to beam ratio, and a generous flybridge clearance. Built with Cummins QSB 6/7 550HP engines as standard, the PC52 offers a slow cruise of 8 knots, cruise of 17 knots and top speed of 22 knots.
The owners of the first PC52 worked closely together with Horizon during the build, to ensure the power cat suited their cruising lifestyle and needs, a process that took less than a year and a half including tooling time. “Quintessence” features a 22’ beam that allows for an expansive main deck area, complete with a fully-equipped galley, salon, storage cabinetry, and bar seating. Three staterooms are found below deck: the master suite in the starboard hull, and the VIP stateroom and twin guest, with a jack-and-jill head, in the port hull. The PC52’s exterior areas are designed for entertaining, with a spacious aft deck and a large flybridge with a full bar and bar seating, dinette, bench seat, and helm. Upon her delivery, “Quintessence” will complete final sea trials in Fort Lauderdale before going on her first trip with the owners to the Bahamas.
With all the necessary amenities needed for living aboard or extended cruising, the new Horizon PC52 satisfies the demand for a safe, stable, comfortable and quality mid-size power catamaran.
ABOUT HORIZON POWER CATAMARANS:
Horizon Power Catamarans is a joint venture between The Power Catamaran Company and Horizon Yachts created to build state of the art luxury power catamaran yachts. This joint venture unites the catamaran design experience from The Power Catamaran Company with the yacht manufacturing capability of Horizon Yachts. Founded in 1987, Horizon Yachts is the fifth largest custom luxury yacht builder in the world as well as the number one builder in the Asia Pacific region. Over the last 27 years, Horizon has delivered over 700 luxury yachts, with more than 150 of these over 80 feet in length.