Horizon Brings Solar Yacht to Europe

Horizon Yachts has launched the world’s first large production solar boat. The boatbuilder shipped its first SC46 catamaran to Germany and fitted it out with a 6-kW solar array that it says will provide a cruise capability of as much as eight hours on one charge, including powering of all ancillary shipboard systems. The boat, whose lines were drawn by well-known megayacht designer Juan Carlos Espinosa, features a number of top-end amenities, including a wide saloon, roomy dinette, and large master stateroom. Plus it is available in a commercial version that is capable of carrying as many as 60 passengers.