Held at the Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour and surrounding areas within the Abacos, the 2017 Owner Rendezvous was the sixth such gathering for Horizon; the first event also took place in the Abacos, bringing the rendezvous full circle.
A US debut from this Taiwanese builder, the E56 is an attractive and compact yacht that boasts great use of interior space. The generous aft deck leads into a salon, dining area and open galley. A large windshield and side windows allow lots of natural light to pour inside and keep the boat open to the sea.
It is hard to believe when watching the energetic and trim CEO of Horizon emceeing on stage that the company he founded is 25 years old this year. John Lu, a naval architect who steered his company through a successful course of continued expansion and diversification, marked this milestone with a lively party showcasing the yard’s varied production at its Premier shipyard.
The Horizon PC58 made its world debut at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and proved to be a great success story with several orders following its first appearance. This surprising 58-footer, part of Horizon’s new power catamaran series, has the volume of a boat twice its length and is easily handled by a couple of experienced boaters.
Horizon has launched a 148-footer in its expedition series. The steel and aluminum yacht—designed in collaboration with Florida-based J.C. Espinosa, St. Petersburg-based Marine Technology Development for naval architecture and interior consultant Birgit Schannse—is being built to ice class.