Horizon Launches First PC52 Power Catamaran
Published: Friday, 30 May 2014
Horizon Group announces the successful launch and sea trial of Quintessence the first PC52 luxury power catamaran.
She is scheduled to be delivered to her US owners in July and will make her US debut at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show October 30 to November 3.
“She is an ideal power cat for owner-operators just starting out or looking to downsize…” says Horizon Group CEO John Lu.
She is specifically designed as a blue water cruiser. Built with Cummins QSB 6/7 550hp engines as standard, the PC52 offers a slow cruise of 8 knots, a cruising speed of 17 knots and a 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 the 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 spend some time in Miami 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.