Bella is a Pristine example of the Classic Horizon Cat. Show like nearly new. FEATURES an Inboard Yanmar 1 GM 10 Diesel. 2010 Magic Tilt Tandem-axle trailer with new tires.
By ROBERT H. PERRY
Carrying on the catboat tradition in a smart new design I was surveying the assembled fleet at this year's Perry rendezvous and feeling pretty good when I noticed a smallish catboat setting sail and heading out of the harbor. I've always liked Cape Cod catboats. The have character to burn. They are simple and have a distinct personality that, although quirky at times, is on the whole, endearing. Surrounded by 48 somewhat plush and over-equipped Perry designs, it occurred to me that a 20-foot catboat would be close to my ideal for an "old man's" boat. That could easily be translated into a "smart man's" boat.
The Horizon cat started life as the Herreshoff America, designed by Halsey Herreshoff and built by Nowak and Williams. The Hutchins brothers of Com-Pac yachts bought the tooling and redesigned the boat to fit it into their family of shoal-draft cruising yachts. The hull form remained the same, but they added a shallow keel and centerboard, and modified the deck and rig. This handsome hull is made even better-looking on paper by Bruce Bingham's skillful and playful drafting. We don't hear much from Bruce these days, so it's good to see him being published once again.
Cape Cod cats were the original fatsos and you can see this in the drawings and the L/B of 2.4. These boats were keelless centerboarders, and it was this beam that gave them stability and carrying capacity.
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A New Breed of Cat Boat
The Horizon Cat is a classic boat for the diehard traditional sailor a real Cape Cod cat with a shallow fin keel for added stability and windward performance.
A high-aspect kick-up rudder is incorporated for convenience and extremely light helm. Quick, nimble, and comfortable, the Horizon Cat has a large cockpit and extensive accommodations.
Inboard Yanmar 1GM10
2010 Magic Tilt Trailer
Navy Blue Hull
Dacron Sail (Cat Rig)
Butane stove, Icom VHF
2 batteries, Charger
Wheel Cover, sail cover Cockpit cushions