Horizon CC105 Explorer
From above, the view of the Palm Beach International Boat Show is quite impressive, with hundreds of gleaming boats and yachts lined up on a beautiful and bustling stretch of Florida’s famous Gold Coast. Anyone lucky enough to tour Horizon’s CC105 at this year’s show knows exactly what we’re talking about, because the yacht’s highlight, and indeed the physically highest point at the show, was her crow’s nest. This small space, set apart for either the captain or anyone looking for some privacy, is open to the air and allows for some extraordinary sightlines.
The rest of the boat is no letdown either. With an LOA of just over 105 feet, the boat feels closer to a 140-footer. Her interior spaces are incredibly wide open, and her decks are downright vast for a boat this size. A full-beam master cabin is a strong point indoors, notable for its large portholes as well as private access to a massive foredeck lounge area.
The boat is built for adventure, and has DNV classification and a full-displacement hull and bulbous bow that will help her range and fuel efficiency should her owners decide to stray far from the beaten path. Indeed, she’s as rugged on the outside as she is pleasant on the inside. And that’s a point of view that will be shared by just about everyone who boards her.
This article originally appeared in the July 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.