Horizon 50 - “Peekaboo ”

Horizon 50 - “Peekaboo ”

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.

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LOA: 50'
TYPE: Horizon
YEAR: 2001
EUR: €270.000
LYING: Madagascar
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Managing Broker
Phillip Berman

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Boat Name

Builder: Horizon
Designer: Marc Van Peteghem / Vincent Lauriot Prevost

LOA: 50 ft 0 in
Beam: 24 ft 11 in
Bridge Clearance: 68 ft 10 in

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: 2
Engine Model: Yanmar
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1500

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: 2
Engine Model: Yanmar
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1500

Holding Tanks: (185 Gallons)

Recent Upgrades
  • Standing Rigging - Completely replaced
  • New Inverter
  • New Anderson Electric winch - (Big Sail)
  • Windlass - new motor
  • Electronic Instrument - Triton 
  • White paint - Aluminum 
  • Tender - refit (new command cables)
  • Sun protection 
  • Antifouling - September 2012
  • Boat in good condition - ready to travel "as-is"


  • LWL: 44'00"
  • Max Draft: 03'07"
  • Displacement: 18,740 lbs

  • Total Power: 50
  • Cruising Speed: 9
  • Max Speed: 11

  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Fresh Water: Integrated


The Accommodations for this 3 Double cabin (owner's cabin with private washroom, shower and head)/ 2 spacious showers and one separate head boat include a spacious Salon, navigation station, large galley & bar, in bridgedeck area. 

Furniture is built to the highest standards and is made of honeycomb core sandwich with thick solid Cherry veneer and solid african Mahogany SAPELE trim. The Urethane sealer coats & finish coats (mirror gloss)are made up of 10 coats, with awlgrip clearcoat. 
The Floors are marine plywood, with teak and koto, finished to a satin finish.

  • Port side: large dining area for 8
  • Honeycomb core salon table with thick solid wood facing assuring stiffness and weight saving.
  • This table moves up and down and sideways wI gas piston thus quickly converts into coffee table
  • Quality marine Swedish leather covered seats and backrest cushions; stowage lockers under seats
  • Small cabinet for silverware, glasses & plates, as well as sliding wine rack
  • Galley area:
  • Galley starboard side: large countertop space finished w/GRANICOAT (tough & easy repairable)
  • ISOTHERM Refrigeration system absolutely silent and highly efficient thanks to water cooled
  • ISOTHERM Fridge: STAINLESS STEEL throughout, capacity 130 litres or 4.6 cuft
  • Freezer: horizontal access, capacity 90 liters or 3.1 cuft
  • Stove: FORCE 10 STAINLESS STEEL stove wlthermostatic controlled oven
  • Sliding storage baskets throughout the whole galley & sliding thrash can
  • Sliding spice and condiment rack next to stove
  • CANTALUPI stainless steel xenon lighting
  • PANASONIC 1000 W micro wave oven
  • Large stainless steel double sinks (mirror polished) wi ceramic mixer faucet
  • Bar countertop facing the galley, GRANICOAT COATED wi honeycomb core
  • Navigation area:
  • Large wood desk for navigation and office purposes with chart stowage under desk top
  • 2 large sliding drawers for files, 1 small drawer for misc.
  • Att cabin:
  • Headroom: 6'11"
  • Double berth 6'3"x4t7" wi high quality closed cell foam mattress & cover
  • 3 drawers under berth, 1 large hanging locker
  • 1 desk with stowage underneath, bookshelves and numerous small lockers
  • 2 opening portlights, 1 deck hatch
  • Xenon lighting, 2 reading lights, 2 overhead lights, 4 side lights with dimmer
  • 1 escape hatch with nearby safety gear lockers
  • Forward master shower & head:
  • Headroom: 6'1
  • 1 stainless steel washbasin & GRANICOAT countertop
  • 1 electric vacuflush head using freshwater or seawater & holding tank with gauges
  • Large shower with teak grating & bench with teak slats
  • Sump with WHALE electric pump for overboard discharge
  • Large available space to install optional washer & dryer
  • Separate lockers with watertight doors for stowing sundries or misc.
  • All surfaces flush and smooth to facilitate cleaning
  • Watertight xenon lighting, 3 lights and 1 Halogen strip over basin
  • 2 FEBO opening portlights, 1 BOMAR deck hatch
  • Midship workshop:
  • Headroom: 6'2" to 8'
  • Workshop area with countertop and vice and underneath cabinets and drawers
  • Opposite locker contains watermaker with easy access for maintenance
  • Large storage for food, spare parts and tools
  • 4 xenon overhead lights
  • Aft cabin:
  • Double berth 6'3"x4'7" wi high quality closed cell foam mattress & cover
  • 3 drawers under the berth
  • Large hanging locker & large bookshelf
  • 2 large stowage lockers with sliding doors
  • Xenon lighting, 2 overhead, 2 reading, 4 side wi dimmer
  • Separate shower room adjacent to aft cabin:
  • Teak grating
  • WHALE shower sump with electric pump for overboard discharge
  • Low profile ceramic shower control mixer with adjustable spray
  • 2 watertight xenon lights
  • 1 BOMAR deck hatch
  • All surfaces flush and smooth to facilitate cleaning
  • Hollow PVC shower door awlgripped
  • Head:
  • Electric vacuflush head using freshwater & holding tank
  • BOMAR deck hatch, GEBO portlight opening, 1 xenon lighting
  • 1 stainless steel washbasin, mirror above counter, built-in cabinets & GRANICOAT countertop
  • Front cabin:
  • Double berth with high quality closed cell foam mattress and cover
  • 3 drawers under berth
  • Hanging locker and bookshelves
  • Desk with drawer, files cabinet and pivoting seat wi 1 BOMAR deck hatch & 1 GEBO opening portlight

On Deck
  • 6 BOMAR deck hatches (26.5"x26.5"), 2 to forepeak, 4 on the roof front
  • 6 BOMAR deck hatches (20"x15.5"), 4 over cabins, 2 escape hatches
  • 4 BOMAR deck hatches (17"x10"), over heads and passages
  • 1 LEWMAR opening portlight behind mast alcove in salon
  • 10 GEBO opening portlights, 5 on each hull
  • 2 GOIOT watertight hatches on last step of transom to access engine bays
  • 2 X 52 ST WINCHES stainless steel ANDERSEN for genoa and stay sail
  • 1 X 52 ST WINCHES stainless steel ANDERSEN for main sheet
  • 2 X 46 ST WINCHES stainless steel ANDERSEN for main car control, roller furling, daggerboards controls & spinnaker sheet.
  • Custom davits built into the boat and a new annex with wheel steering and a 15 hp new motor
  • Anchor and Chain on Windlass
  • Genset
  • 2 BOMAR large access covers to windlass and mooring lines stowage
  • 12 LEWMAR clamcleats,7 GOIOT mooring cleats, 2 fairleads
  • 1 ANTAL main ball bearing traveller track
  • Stainless steel stanchions ( height 28" or 710mm) w/ double vinyl covered lifelines
  • White painted aluminium front cross beam by J.P. MARECHAL w/seagull striker and anchor roller
  • 1 WHITLOCK stainless steel and leather covered 32" steering wheel w/ easy off spindle nut.
  • 1 large SUUNTO magnetic compass
  • Stainless steel plates for upper and lower shrouds, 1 trampoline, 2 outer aft pulpits . 7 vents and vented stowage for propane tanks
  • Waste, water and fuel stainless steel deck plates


State of the art electrical system for energy independence & efficiency

  • DC electrical panel HEART INTERFACE EVI w/40 breakers (20 reserve), digital ammeter & voltmeter.
  • DC electrical emergency back-up system for critical boat operation WI AGM backup battery
  • DC batteries monitor by LINK 10 HEART XANTREX.
  • 2 X 136 AMP AMPLE POWER alternators and SMART 3 STEP regulators
  • 4 LIFELINE AGM batteries with a total of 840 AMP for house
  • 2 LIFELINE AGM batteries for engine starting
  • 2 STATPOWER 40 AMP battery chargers
  • 2000w ST A TPOWE R inverter
  • 120 VAC electrical HEART INTERFACE EVI panel wi 15 breakers (5 in reserve)
  • 240 VAC electrical HEART INTERFACE EVI panel wi 8 breakers ( 2 in reserve)
  • Digital monitor and inverse polarity indicator, lighting protection in each hull
  • Copper mesh integrated under salon for SSB counterpoise (100sqft)
  • Waterproof stainless steel 120 + 240v, 50 AMP AC shore power inlet
  • 2, 50 AMP galvanic isolators "guest" on each shore power line
  • Waterproof stainless steel phone and TV cable shore inlet
  • Stereo System with outside and inside speaks and IPod input
  • 110 V AC outlets in all cabins, all GFCI protected
  • Approved tinned cable throughout the system, coded wiring following the diagram
  • Battery switches for engines & main circuit, emergency switch for starting engine on house battery
  • 1 anchor windlass1500 w for chain, LEWMAR CONCEPT 3
  • 4 AC units reverse cycle for a total of 37,000 BTU, MERMAID MARINE (longest warranty of 5 years)
  • Sail instruments:
  • SIMRAD IS 15 functions: wind: apparent, true speed & direction, VMG, log, speed, depthsounder, etc...
  • 1 multifunction repeater at chart table
  • 1 analog wind repeater near steering station on cockpit bulkhead
  • 2 multifunction repeaters at steering station
  • GPS. Radar. VHF.
  • RAYTHEON WAAS coupled with autopilot and VHF
  • SITEX 16 miles interfaced with GENESIS CHARTPLOTTER

  • STANDARD SPECTRUM DSC class with GPS input for automated distress signal and 20 watt hailer,
  • Foghorns, sirens and yelp bells
  • FAX SITEX interfaced with GENESIS
  • Highest quality equipment available, such as :
  • Fenders and Docklines
  • Liferaft

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.

Managing Broker

Phillip Berman

Office Phone: 215-508-2704
Cell Phone: 484-686-5363
Fax: 215-508-2706
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