Monday, February 17

Horizon Yacht Charters Adds New Luxury Nautitech Powerboat 47 to BVI Fleet

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Horizon Yacht Charters is adding a new, luxurious Bavaria Nautitech Powercat 47 to its fleet in the British Virgin Islands. The new cat, with four staterooms, all with en suite heads and showers, will make its U.S. debut at the Miami International Boat Show from Feb. 14 through 18. It will be available for charter at the big Horizon charter base on Nanny Cay in Tortola this spring.

The fully equipped Nautitech 47 has large social and living areas everywhere. The cat’s massive beam, more than 24 feet, means you can enjoy condo-like comfort throughout the boat. The light, efficient hull, driven by twin 225-hp Volvo diesels, offers a smooth and quiet ride, with a range of almost 1,000 nm at 9 knots and a top speed of about 22 knots.

For comfort, the boat comes with air conditioning, a genset, freezer and watermaker; for navigation, it has a twin Simrad chartplotters, and even an aft-facing Simrad camera for docking. For fun, it has underwater lighting.

The flybridge has an ergonomic helm station, seating for ten, a hardtop (with built-in LED lighting) for shade, a dining table and wet bar and fridge. Forward steps lead to a lounge area in the bow with a table and settee.

Other steps lead to the cockpit, where a lounge has seating for ten at a teak table. The cockpit is protected by an overhang from the flybridge. Large glass doors lead to the salon; the entire area can be opened up as one big social space. The salon has large windows all around. The U-shaped galley is forward to port; an L-shaped dining settee and a table on a pedestal are to starboard. Two large staterooms are in each hull, with side windows providing lots of natural light.

Aft, a supersized swim platform features a hydraulic Tenderlift, which can hold a 12-foot RIB with a 15-hp outboard out of the water. When it’s lowered, the company says the platform can be transformed into “a terrace by the sea.”

The new cat is built at the Nautitech yard in historic Rochefort sur Mer; a French naval base was established there in 1666. Nautitech itself was founded in 1994; it says it is now the fourth largest catamaran builder in the world.

LOA: 46’8”; Beam: 24’9”; Draft: 3’7”; Disp.: 28,660 lbs.; Fuel: 290 gals.; Water: 158 gals.; Power: 2×225-hp Volvo Penta diesels.



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