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Horizon Powercat 52 2015 Possible Purchase

Discussion in 'Horizon Yacht' started by Andrewsimpson, May 31, 2021.

  1. Andrewsimpson

    Andrewsimpson New Member

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    I am very close to finalizing a deal to purchase an Horizon PC52 built in 2015. Does anyone have any experience/comments on these boats? Either bad or good. FYG I currently own a 2000 built 64 ft motor yacht.
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    Why would you go down from a 64' to a 52'?

    Horizon PC 52 is an interesting boat. It's a very nice compromise in so many ways, if you like the compromises. It's a CAT with still many characteristics of a traditional hull power boat. Let me attempt to explain.

    First let's talk hull shape. The CAT feature of divided hulls is modified and so it doesn't have the maximum positive CAT characteristics but minimizes the negatives as well. Even dimensions are in between. It has a 22' beam and a 4'3" draft. Beam is wider than a similar length monohull, but narrower than what you'd expect in a CAT. Similarly draft less than you'd expect in a similar displacement monohull but greater than you might expect in a CAT.

    Now above deck. It really has all the characteristics of a traditional power boat, but with the greater width and, therefore, space. It's a flybridge MY plain and simple. I do wish it had a lower helm in addition to the one on the bridge and, perhaps some have been built with them.

    Overall it's a great compromise boat for those coming from power boats, not necessarily for those coming from CAT sailboats. It does a lot of things well, none necessarily the best. But that's much like Horizon overall. Good solid builder but not the fastest and not the most luxurious and not the most anything but good all the way around.

    You get added space in a 52' boat. By comparison to say a Sunseeker Manhattan 52, you pick up 6' of beam, lose some speed, pick up some anchoring comfort (depending on stabilization), gain some efficiency. You have to decide if it fits you and if parting with advantages of your 64' are worth it for the advantages of the PC 52. I bounce around the thought of a CAT for the loop, but while I think of the gain of beam and deck space and the great view one would have, I face the thoughts of speed reduction and of sleeping in sponsons and docking. Just think it all through.
  3. Andrewsimpson

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    Thank you for your reply. Main reason for moving is it is much newer and lots more space.
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    Do you know the hull number ??
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    I'm always puzzled by how frequent this question is.
    When asked myself, I reply that pretentious boaters aim at the largest boat they can afford, while wise boaters aim at the smaller boat which is just large enough for their needs.
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    Hull number is #9.
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    Some real wisdom in
    wise boaters aim at the smaller boat which is just large enough for their needs”

    My 54’ is either the biggest small boat or the smallest big boat out there. It fits my needs.

    I looked at powerCATS and loved the live-able layout, just had a concern of finding slips that could fit the beam, so I started with a traditional M/Y. But in my future there may be a big/small CAT.

    Keep us posted as you learn the differences between the two designs. Love to learn from your experience.
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    Thanks for your appreciation.
    It seems that we both thought along the same lines also with boat choices, my boat being almost exactly of the same size as yours.
    And I also ruled out cats mostly for the same reasons.
    Last but not least, I'm also looking forward to hearing from the OP about his new boat.
    All the very best to him for that!
  9. Steve F

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    I do a lot of work at the Horizon Yard including the PCs.
    I was never a fan of Cats but have always been impressed with the Build quality of the Horizon Cats.
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  11. Capt Ralph

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    Having tinkered and delivered a few Mares power cats long ago. I was impressed but never thought that a design model based on these would work for a conservative cruiser.
    High performance and from hotel dock to hotel dock.

    Then several PDQs came thru town and a few called Jax home.
    Very nice and good room to service. Fell in love with the owners and then the boats. The boats were sweet and nobody could imagine a better easy cruising power cat.
    Then one of our PQD customers found the Horizon PC in a boat show.
    They ordered one immediately. Our associate helped take delivery of the new ship and brought her to jax for final Personalization, then I finally got onboard.

    WOW, What a great boat.

    Hours racked up quickly and routine service was easy.
    A solid ship and having assisted on some routine maintenance, I can not imagine a poor comment that could be said except, Why Is She For Sale?

    I can not remember her name or hull number. The name was the same as the previous PDQ.
    I'll ask our partner tomorrow for these details.
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  13. Andrewsimpson

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