The Horizon 50, designed by the famous French team of Marc Van Peteghem and William Lauriot Prevost (designers of the Lagoon range of catamarans and a long list of racing catamarans), is truly one of the finest catamarans we have ever had the chance to market and sell. Performance buyers are familiar with the Switch 51, and the Horizon 50 was built during this same period for a buyer who wanted a yacht with a higher level of interior fit and finish and an even lighter and stronger construction - price be damned, because this yacht cost considerably more new than a Switch 51, and I should know, as we were the Switch dealers at this time and also sold the Horizon 50 new.
The situation with Pekabo is that she has been lightly used for most of her life in the Med, and has yet to have needed a total refit. Her standing rigging was replaced a year or so ago before she transited from Malta to Madagascar.
This is a yacht for a serious performance sailor who also wants the great comfort of truly spacious aft cabins and the fit and finish of a real yacht. Her interior cannot be compared to any of the standard French production boats at all. Her cabinets are many levels above the Ikea-like stuff you typically find in production boats.
Pekaboo's build story is unique. Back in the late 1990s a top notch pair of French builders came to the United States to build custom catamarans for high-end American buyers. Their aim was to build yachts that were as finely finished as a Stradivarius violin, no matter the cost. To create this yacht, they built a monocoque frame of the hulls and bridge deck and turned it upside down. They then painstakingly stretched cedar strips laden with epoxy and carbon to create the lightest, stiffest yacht they could possibly construct. When the hulls and bridgedeck were complete, the yacht was flipped back over and then finished. Her interior is a work of art, every fitting carefully chosen, every detail considered. I would have to venture to say it took over 30,000 labor hours to construct the Horizon.
When finally finished in 2001 she was brought to the Miami Boat Show for exhibition and listed for sale at over $900,000. She was a star at the show, and was immediately purchased. The buyer, however, ran into financial troubles and could not complete the payments. We then sold her to her current owner, who took her across the Atlantic.
Peakaboo is not for the slow-poke "comfort cat" buyer, or the person who does not care about either performance or quality. She is a cat for a true connoisseur. She will appeal to a serious catamaran voyager looking for speed on all points of sail, with an interior that most performance catamarans simply never achieve. To see her is to love her.
In the past year or so, all of the standing rigging on the boat was replaced, plus a new inverter, a new electric winch for the mainsail, a new windlass motor, new wind and depth instruments, davits and forebeams were repainted, tender was refit and serviced, etc.
We know this boat inside and out, she's been a part of the TMC family since, and are happy to answer any questions you might have about her.
Disclaimer: The Multihull Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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