UPDATE: We are scheduling to get a bottom paint done and other upgrades near Fort Lauderdale, and will be available to show the bottom upon request.
If you follow major World Regattas, you will recognize the “Horacio Carabelli” name and their nautical tradition.
Bio: Born in Montevideo, with a Brazilian passport, Horacio is a mechanical engineer and naval architect. He has been involved in international sailing from Dinghies, Olympic Classes and Offshore yachts. From 2004 until 2012 he participated in three Volvo Ocean Race, and he won as part of the sailing crew of Ericsson 4 (2008/2009). He has also participated in four America’s Cup as design team manager. A second time with Pirelli and Prada sponsored Luna Rossa.
Horacio Carabelli Senior is the Master Sailboat Builder from southern Brazil who designed and built HORIZONTE. This beautiful schooner has a story to tell about a 5-Year circumnavigation-and-a-half under the keel. Departing the factory in Florianópolis, Brazil, she made her way to Florida eventually, by coming north to the Panama Canal, and westward around the World. That was almost 20 years ago, and she’s been north and south along this hemisphere many times.
HORIZON is an 86-foot (including 17ft bowsprit) schooner style motorsailer, i.e. two masts with the mizzen mast taller than the main mast.
She boasts 6 cabins, of which two are ensuite, a dining room, a living room, galley, walk-in engine room, and a pilothouse.
Back then she was equipped with the latest navigation technology, among which a 36 nm radar, Weather Fax, Satellite Phone, and Ham Radio.
Now she is refitted with NEW B&G Zeus electronics!
She has a 110-volt electrical circuit powered by an in-line generator off the main engine shaft, providing power to all the comforts of a home.
The initial goal of the trip was to circumnavigate the world with pleasure and comfort. Twenty years ago, before it became trendy to post everything on Facebook and YouTube, the owners felt it was unfair to keep their adventure to themselves, and started a dissemination project through lectures and seminars in schools. They also shared through various media such as movies, photos, CD-ROM, photo exhibits, and mainly the internet.
They produced a monthly newsletter describing their adventures, cultural aspects, and historical and interesting facts found in their expeditions whether while sailing or traveling through the interior of the places they visited.
They documented fact