Horizon Power Catamarans is about to sea trial its latest model, the Horizon PC74. Following on the heels of the PC52 and PC60 (tested in these pages five years ago as the PC58), the PC74 will initially come as an open-flying-bridge design with exterior and interior styling by JC Espinosa. Lavranos Marine Design managed the naval architecture on this new symmetrical semidisplacement design, and the resulting efficiency has benefits.
“She’ll have the interior room and decks of a 95-foot monohull,” says Stuart Hegerstrom, director of Horizon Powercats. “But she’ll only require engines that are half the size, so she’ll burn a fraction of the fuel.”
The specifications certainly sound like a superyacht: The main-deck master forward will have a king-size berth, seating area, and 180-degree views. Belowdecks, two large en suite VIP staterooms forward will be fitted out with king-size berths. The aft deck will offer seated dining for ten while the saloon will have formal dining for eight, as well as a four-stool bar.
Watch for the PC74 to debut at the 2017 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.
This article originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.