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Old 11-28-2004, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Horizon Yacht History

Horizon Yachts although relatively new to America, is well known throughout Europe and Asia where they are recognized as having a popular line of yachts. Previous production has been sold almost exclusively in the demanding European yachting market, where Horizon competes successfully.

Since 1987, Horizon has built over 30 yachts a year, which is performed in-house by up to 340 full time employees whose careers are dedicated solely to yacht building. Horizon yachts range in size from 62 – 130-feet and are available in flybridge, cockpit, raised pilothouse and tri-deck versions.

Horizon has plans underway to develop a new full line of yachts, ranging in size from 100 – 170 feet in collaboration with yacht designer Juan Carlos “JC” Espinosa and naval architect Greg Marshall. The first of the series is already in production – a 130 ft. tri-deck Motor yacht, scheduled for delivery in October 2005.

Horizon Yachts takes extra steps in their manufacturing proves to ensure seaworthiness in all the yachts they build. By using the SCRIMP™ resin-infusion molding process it adds a level of strength, durability and consistency, while reducing overall weight. SCRIMP, or Seaman Composites Resin Infusion Molding Process, is a process originally developed by the U.S. Navy and tested by the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center. The Navy was seeking new ways of adding strength and durability to a vessel’s hull without adding weight. Essentially, SCRIMP is the evolution of the vacuum bag lamination process that more precisely controls resin levels and eliminates air pockets, which tend to form during traditional hand lay-up.
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