Horizons 70' Motoryacht Something New This Way Comes... by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy Her lustrous lines seem to leap forward toward some unseen target, as the Horizon 70 MotorYacht – the builder’s latest product – revels in the advantage of superior volume for its size, yet caters to the owner’s individual comfort and preferences. Her streamlined hull – sloped and tweaked to an aggressive needle-nose, emphasizes a striking vision of focus; almost suggesting a racy sporting yacht. Yacht designer Greg Marshall, with a bright new idea sizzling in his fertile, creative imagination, went back to the drawing board to fashion Horizon’s brand new 70 motor yacht, and in the process gave birth to a completely new concept. This is a Horizon production yacht with a custom layout – one that can readily be labeled “semi-custom.” To bring this about, the Horizon in-house design team took advantage of the builder’s SCRIMP technology, which implements a vacuum bag lamination process to precisely control resin levels and eliminate air pockets in the fiberglass. (Initially developed by the U.S. Navy, SCRIMP – Seaman Composites Resin Infusion Molding – creates a uniform hull thickness which produces lamination strength twice as strong as hand-laid fiberglass. Tested by the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, its lighter, stronger hulls fare better in the continuous pounding of the sea). Horizon goes even steps further, adding two layers of biaxial fiberglass to the gel-coat before the vacuum bagging process, to deliver superior strength to its construction scheme and sidestep the print-through from fiberglass mats. The extra safety measure also allows Horizon-built vessels to comply with top marine standards, such as Lloyd’s Register (LR), Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA), High Speed & Light Craft (HSLC), and Det Norske Veritas (DNV), which can promote higher resale value, plus tax and charter benefits.