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My Father is Barry Scharf who owned and operated Horizon Yacht and Marine...If you have questions on your boat or need any info I can make that happen...Mike Scharf 727-324-3374
 

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I was fortunate enough to meet Barry, his wife and son when my search for the perfect boat led me to his Horizon 48, apparently the only one made. I immediately fell in love with Solution and love her more every time we sail her. I am slowly working through refitting her, but I can honestly say this is by far the best built boat I have ever seen. Heavy, solid offshore blue water cruising beast she is, trims and balances nicely and sails like a dream.
 

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Re: Horizon 39

I'm the reasonably happy owner of an Horizon 39 which is currently "in transit" from Manitowoc Wi to the Caribbean via the inland waterways. There are/were about 40 of these vessels here and there produced between 1980 and 1989 when the company went out of business. Based on "the numbers" the Horizon was featured as "one of the best off-shore boats" available for under $100,000 by Cruising World back in 1998. Primarily the Horizon was sold first as a bare hull for fitting out by the owner/yard as a sloop, cutter, or even ketch/yawl.

I understand that the company manuafactured a few boats under the brand name of Nemo. As much as I can tell, each vessel is more or less unique. By today's standards they are heavy and slow but in a full gale with wave crests above the radar mast I've been thoroughly pleased with the boats ability to handle the weather! IMHO, the Horizon can well serve the cruising needs of a cruiser for a couple who doesn't need 3 suites and 2 heads from the ex-charter boats and prefer more room for minor things like extra batter bank, water, fuel, sails, etc. My own cutter version of the craft has a stainless bow sprit for carrying an asymetrical spinnaker well forward of the headsails.
have you got photos of your boat
 

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Hi All!

I release this post is quite old, but it looks like it gets revisited every few years so thought this might be the best place to say hi and ask for some advice - My wife and I recently purchased a 1987 Horizon 39 here in Australia that had been sailed across from the states in the mid 90's. We are giving her a new home and have been doing some extensive repairs. While searching technical information on the boat we came across these posts - I was wondering if there was any way to get some of the design drawings or information on the vessel, as we have been repairing quite a lot of rot and wanted to make sure any areas that we repaired were in line with the original design requirements. We have already needed to replace the entire deck core from bow back to cockpit, as well as rot in bulkheads etc and are now looking at the mast step and flooring... The mast step appears to be a solid fibreglass block which had 1" plywood boxing it in - The plywood had quite bad rot, but I'd like to know if it had any structural purpose or was simply a frame for the sole. I'm sure I'll have millions of other questions as we go but we're learning and she is slowly coming back to life... She is the cutter rig, shoal draft keel version - just hauled out yesterday to inspect the hull and start on a repaint as well (see pic) ... Hope you can help!
 

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