Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Features FishingBoating Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : Horizon AC80 Catamaran to launch at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Horizon AC80 Catamaran to launch at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

'Horizon AC 80'    Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show    Click Here to view large photo

Horizon Motor Yachts Australia are excited to announce the AC80 Catamaran will be debuting in Australia as a new stock vessel at this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat show.

If your dreaming of cruising anywhere in the world without limitation? Then Horizon AC80 Catamaran is the right choice for you. Comparing with the mono-hull vessel in the same size, the twin hull design of Horizon AC80 provides superior stability, faster acceleration and higher top speed with less energy consumption. In Addition, the catamaran form, with its minimal draft, can easily access bays, marinas and shallow-water areas.

The main deck of the Aquacat is split level, a single low step upward marking the border between the communal area and the owner’s suite. A floor-to-ceiling panel housing the saloon’s 42-inch TV and DVD player is located amidships in front of the step, forming a small vestibule between saloon and cabin and further adding to the privacy of the owner’s area.

Aboard a conventional 80-foot mono hull, once you step past the midship point the walls, quite literally, start closing in. This is not so on the AquaCat: the full-beam suite enjoys the same houselike dimensions as the lounge area, with the added luxury of toe pampering deep pile carpet. A high, white paneled ceiling adds to the feeling of space, as do the many generously sized windows, which offer views to port and forward over the bow deck.

The ensuite bathroom is arranged along the port side, and divided from the bedroom by a sliding wall of frosted glass panels, behind which are twin sinks, shower unit and separate cubicle toilet. The sliding wall can be left open to create one big, bright space; it’s little innovative touches like this that distinguish the AC80 from a run-of-the-mill production yacht, and remind you that an individual, not a market research team, was behind the design.

Such is the nature of catamarans, however, that those layout possibilities rapidly diminish once you go below into the hulls. The AC80’s guest quarters, reached via twin stairwells either side of the main saloon, are generously proportioned by cat standards, but after the endless acreage of the main deck the descent below is a reminder that you are, after all, aboard a boat and not in a suite at the Sheraton.

Nevertheless, Horizon’s designers have done well to make the hulls seem as spacious as possible, installing clever liquid crystal windows that borrow light from the shared bathrooms (one in each hull) to illuminate the gangways between the cabins. A flick of a switch activates the display, turning the panels opaque. Both hulls have a double cabin amidships (the one to port is arranged as a twin) and a single cabin forward, with a shared bathroom in each hull.

This means the Aquacat will comfortably sleep six guests, with plenty of flexibility as to how they’re berthed, and still afford the owners absolute privacy in their suite above.

The Aquacat’s uppermost level, comprising the boat deck and pilothouse, is so large and well equipped it can serve as an entertainment area in its own right. It’s reached via a flight of curving teak steps from the aft deck (there is no interior access), which takes you to the AC80’s capacious boat deck with its 1340-kilogram dinghy davit and day head. An automatic sliding glass door, activated by pushbutton, takes you into the aft section of the pilothouse, which has a spacious lounge / TV area with an L-shaped sofa, coffee table, refrigerator and a small workstation for a computer.

Three helm chairs arranged in a row, gives the cockpit a slightly industrial air.A very comprehensive array of large navigation screens and multiple smaller screens and controls fill the width of the dashboard. Maneuverability is not a concern its easier to drive than a monohull. The props are so wide apart you can spin this boat within its own length, without going forwards or backwards.

The AC80 displaces 77 tons, and its bulbous bows and high wave clearance will iron out all but the choppiest waters. At 10 knots this boat will manage 800 nautical miles; more than enough for islandhopping around the Pacific or the Caribbean.

This bold and purposefull boat, will make an impression at any marina she berths at. Not that the catamaran fans who Horizon are targeting are likely to be bothered: they’ll be too busy enjoying the space, stability and style afforded by the Aqua cat's uncompromising design, and doing so in shallow bays and beaches that few conventional monohulls can reach. This factory demonstration Catamaran is a one of a kind vessel. And can be yours for $6.9 million.

If you would like more information please contact the Horizon Motor Yachts Australia Office on 1300 885 056 or email erica@hmya.com.au.


by HMYA

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=94830

3:04 AM Tue 13 Mar 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2012 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Related News Stories:

13 Mar 2012  New visitor parking confirmed for Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
12 Mar 2012  Movie stars on show at the 2012 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
07 Mar 2012  Ita Buttrose to headline ‘Women on Water’ at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
06 Mar 2012  Belize on show with Boating Syndication at Sanctuary Cove
27 Feb 2012  Stunning new Catana 47 to launch at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
25 Feb 2012  Havana to launch sophisticated G52 model at Sanctuary Cove show
21 Feb 2012  World-firsts, 60+ launches at 2012 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
14 Feb 2012  VanDutch day boat will impress at Sanctuary Cove
06 Feb 2012  Integrity wins on value and quality with Boomer market
03 Feb 2012  Super new superyacht pavilion at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
MORE STORIES ...






Power Boat News

When it was presented at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Monte Carlo Yachts 86 was one of the contenders for the Editors’ Choice Awards, winning in the 80-89 feet Best Motor Yacht category. ... [more]  

This summer children are invited to release their inner aquanaut and explore the mysteries of the deep in an exciting new adventure land opening at the National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour – Voyage to the Deep: Underwater Adventures. ... [more]  

The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ... [more]  

Marine Rescue Middle Harbour Unit Commander Peter Nott said thieves had stolen the motor from a 3.9m aluminium runabout that is the centrepiece of the unit’s annual raffle, damaging the boat in the process. The raffle prize is a Quintrex 390 Explorer runabout fitted with a 9.9hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard on a registered Quintrex trailer, worth almost $9,000. ... [more]  

Results in from ‘Operation Go Easy on the Alcohol’ by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
More than 1211 vessel safety checks and 127 random breath tests were carried out during Operation Go Easy on the Alcohol with one person charged with operating a vessel with a low range prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA) and 30 fines for lifejacket breaches. ... [more]  

It was a very happy birthday for Perton driving ace Kamila Czartolomna as she was presented with the brand new powerboat for South Staffordshire Sailing Club that she won by claiming the national Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship title on Sunday (23 November). ... [more]  

Some dogs were born for the water, others less so. The key to boating with dogs, says Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), is taking it slow and making safety number one. ... [more]  

Yamaha's 2014 Oceania Marine Technician Grand Prix has been run and won. The Yamaha technician GP is a training and skills contest where the best technicians from all over Australia and New Zealand come to compete. Competitors are put through a series of challenges to test their knowledge and skill in a simulated workshop environment. ... [more]  

2014 Barrie Beehag Ski Race - Hellrazor has taken out line honours in the 2014 Barrie Beehag ski race, with skiers Jason Walmsley and Peter Procter skiing in a time of 21:45.01. This win gives the Hellrazor boat crew of Mark Cranny and Damien Matthews their eighth outright Barrie Beehag win. ... [more]  

An auction is set to be held at Runaway Bay Marina, Gold Coast, on Saturday 22nd November. Telephone bidding is available by contacting, Jo on 0407 213 557, or email, jo@marineauctions.com.au. ... [more]  

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced its next generation of open-array digital radars – the GMR™ 424, 624/626 and 1224/1226 xHD2. Continuing to set the standard for open-array radars, the xHD2 series offers brand new features and capabilities that provide better precision, targeting and performance while transmitting power at four, six and 12 kilowatts respectively. ... [more]  

Garmin Ltd has announced a new line of scanning transducers designed to accommodate any calibre of mariner, from the casual cruiser to the professional angler. Supporting both the newest lines of Garmin echoMAP and GPSMAP chartplotters and multifunction displays (MFD), this full array of thru-hull and transom-mounted transducers are a valuable addition to any vessel. ... [more]  

The Maritime Management Centre and Sailability NSW have announced a partnership to promote lifejacket awareness. The Centre has presented Sailability NSW with 50 new generation lifejackets so their volunteers can act as ambassadors by wearing them and role modelling behaviour to further encourage everyone on the water to wear lifejackets. ... [more]  

Arvor reveals new diesel range by Arvor Boats Australia
Boat building should be both creative and technical and Arvor has always sought to push back its boundaries. This is what inspired its creators in the first place. And this is what leads us to the future. This summer Arvor Boats are delighted to announce the launch of two new models to the hugely popular and ever growing Arvor range – the 690 D and 730 D. ... [more]  

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced the GSD 25, a premium sonar module that offers traditional sonar, 1kW CHIRP, CHIRP DownVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar for a versatile, all-in-one black box. The GSD 25 is the ultimate solution for the boater or angler that requires both scanning capabilities and traditional sonar. ... [more]  

Australian luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo has recorded one of its most successful Fort Lauderdale International Boat Shows ever with multiple sales of its M58 and M50 cruising motoryachts. Maritimo Sales and Marketing Manager Greg Haines said the atmosphere and positivity at the recent show was the best it had been in many years. ... [more]  

Ferretti Group has announced the opening of its first Flagship Showroom in Shanghai, located in the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Pudong. The new Showroom sits on the bank of Huangpu River, in a beautiful location inside Mandarin Oriental Hotel. ... [more]  

Yamaha Motor Australia announces the end of the legendary V4 Saltwater Series 115C and 130B outboard motors in Australia. These trusted outboards have been powering Australian boaters for almost three decades and are well recognised for their performance and have an enviable reputation for reliability and durability forged in one of the harshest saltwater markets in the world. ... [more]  

Mark Hoult admits that winning a Sirocco tender at this year’s Gold Coast International Marine Expo could not have come at a better time. 'I’m just about to put my 22-foot Steber cruiser on the water for this summer after a year of getting it ready … and I was definitely in the market for a tender,' he said. ... [more]  

The Maritime Management Centre of Transport for NSW is carrying out a review of boat driver licensing in NSW and is seeking your comments. Please also circulate this to your network. The review considers when a licence is required, the classification and duration of licences, the process for obtaining a licence and licence fees ... [more]  

Singapore yacht associations to merge by Don Hoyt Gorman, Superyacht News
Singapore’s two industry yachting and marine associations have agreed to merge and relaunch in time for the Singapore Yacht Show in April 2015, the directors have confirmed. The Singapore Boating Industry Association, which was incorporated in February 2011 as the lead association for Singapore’s recreational boating industry, and the Superyacht Singapore Association, which was formed in 2007 ... [more]  

The 34th Super Boat International (SBI) Key West World Championships produced some of the most exciting racing seen in nearly a decade with the widest range of conditions and excitement. Miss GEICO won the Superboat Unlimited battle and took first overall during some high-flying action on this past Sunday. ... [more]  

Changed boating conditions for power boat races on Lake Albert by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of Lake Albert at Wagga Wagga this weekend for the safe staging of power boat races. Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence to Australian Formula Powerboat Grand to host the event between 7am and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. ... [more]  

If you love water skiing, this is an event you cannot miss! The brand new Ted Hurley Memorial Classic, a joint initiative of Mildura Ski Club and Ski Racing Victoria is set to kick off in Wentworth on Saturday, 29 November 2014. The race, in honour of Australian water skiing champion and legend Ted Hurley, will take place in two rivers – starting in the Darling River at Wentworth passing though th ... [more]  

Brisbane surgeon Micheal Mastry is a recreational boater who appreciates the very finest in life. Not only does he own a stunning 43’ Nor-Tech Monte Carlo, but the twin Yanmar 8LV powered sports boat is the first in Australia to be fitted with the new Yanmar Joystick Control System. ... [more]  

With attractive marinas and a favourable exchange rate, Malaysia is fast becoming a preferred destination to Singapore for yachting enthusiasts. State Tourism Department director Dr Badrul Hisham Kassim said the yacht tourism which has been privately run thus far, contributed RM529 million to the economy from 2004 to 2014. ... [more]  

Indonesian Govt eases yacht permits to boost ‘marine tourism’ by Nadya Natahadibrata/Grace D. Amian, Jakarta Post
In recognition of the potential of the country’s marine sector to become a key driver of the economy and to create jobs, the new Indonesian government is preparing measures to develop the cruise and yacht tourism industries as part of an effort to double the number of foreign visitors entering the country within five years. ... [more]  

Tahitian ‘Art of Dancing’ & Superyachts by Asia Pacific Superyachts
Superyacht visitors to Tahiti will find there is much to learn and enjoy about the ‘Maohi’ people and the culture of French Polynesia, reports longtime resident Etienne Boutin, heading up Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti. ... [more]  

Gamma Yachts has announced the delivery of 22.1m M/Y Libertas, the third in its Gamma 20 ‘mini’ superyacht series to be completed to date. With innovative design by Dutch company Vripack, the yacht has impressive guest space for its length overall as well as excellent fuel efficiency. The owner of M/Y Libertas, is the celebrated opera singer Andrea Bocelli. ... [more]  

From the 10th-12th of October at the Mandurah Boat Show, Boab Boats, with major sponsors Honda Marine and RIB Rescue, conducted the first junior power boat challenge within Australia. This was our first step in developing the challenge into a championship and into eventually a national series. ... [more]  

2014 Goodwill Cup - Celebrations are well underway at Southport Yacht Club after the club’s powerboat division regained the prestigious Goodwill Cup from Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron following an absence of four years. ... [more]  

28 entrants in seven teams were at the ISA National Powerboat Championship at Lough Ree Yacht Club on Saturday 1st November. Teams arrived from 10am and started launching their powerboats and were given a chance to familiarise their teams with the location and conditions, with full briefing by Ciarán Murphy at 12:00, the event commenced at 13:00. ... [more]  

Auckland Airport has chosen an innovative Rayglass ProJet to help protect its flights from the possibility of bird strike. The airport’s Rayglass ProJet, named Kaitiaki Rangi or 'Guardian of the Skies', operates around the edges of the airport’s runways, scaring away the birds, especially swans, that sometimes congregate on the nearby banks ... [more]  

2014 Goodwill Cup - Southport Yacht Club wins
RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - Safety boat competition passes half way point
Victorian Government promises $65 million Better Bay Plan
Xiamen Boat Show 2014 at Wuyuan Bay, Xiamen, rolls out 7-10 November.
4th Macau Yacht Show on the horizon, Macau, 7-9 November 2014
Fairline to unveil 8 new models in 3 years
Communications upgrade vital to Sydney boaters’ safety
Genoa International Boat Show 2014 ‘in recovery’
Sanctuary Cove Boat Show - Marine industry invited to jump on board
Eagle One luxury motoryacht – seeking new owner
Ten crucial actions to save the Great Barrier Reef
Henri Lloyd's famous summer sample sale on now
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - Australia among the best
sMRT Inflatable SOS Dan Buoy selected by judges for METS Dame Awards
Superior for all seasons
Arrested development – sediment wreaks havoc with fish larvae
Tauranga Boat Expo - Lancer and Sea Blade attend for the first time
Safer Boating Week: New Auckland Council Navigation come into effect
NMMA loses E15 fuel U.S. Court of Appeals Decision
Explore Australia Expo and Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show join forces
METS names DAME Award nominees   
Barcelona International Boat Show reflects signs of recovery in sector   
Still time to win an Advanced Powerboat Course with RYA Handbook   
New improved swell forecasting and more locations from PredictWind   
A Sailor's Dream Home: View after the Coastal Classic - Auction 22 Nov   
Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show moving to Manly Harbour in 2015   
Partnership to encourage lifejacket use   
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo: Another outstanding success   
Southport’s seas are safer with new Mercury FourStroke Verados   
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Marine Syndication wins   
UIM Class 1 Grand Prix of Italy - Wins for Fendi Racing and Aquasport   
Coast Guard rescues two near Wachapreague   
Scotland’s Boat Show - More than 13,000 flock to Kip Marina   
Grand Prix of Italy: Victory and Bernico-New Star claim race 1 honours   
2014 Gold Coast Int'l Marine Expo - McDonald’s boosts the family fun   
Yacht CN 2014 —3rd Nansha Bay International Boat Show open   
Dutch boy on a mission to rid the world's oceans of floating plastic *Feature   
Discover Boating Week starts tomorrow   
Great start to another massive Gold Coast International Marine Expo   
2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - About to start   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT