HORIZON INTERCEPTOR catamaran combines the advantages of low
acquisition and maintenance costs with the highest level of
safety , stability , crew comfort and performance into one
The catamaran or twin-hull
concept has been employed in high-speed craft design for
decades. The division of displacement and water plane area
between two relatively slender hulls results in a large deck
area, good meta centric stability qualities and consequently a
small rate and angle of roll, in a relatively small vessel.
The greater stability of the craft makes the maximum deck area
available for equipment placement and also allows for great
flexibility in deck layout in support of variable roles.
combination of proven catamaran design, Hydro- Foil supported
catamaran technology and
marine diesel engines, provides the
HORIZON INTERCEPTOR with an excellent level of versatility and
economy even under the most demanding sea conditions.
The advanced hydro-supportive
foil technology allows an improved power to weight ratio and
affords significant cost savings compared to conventional mono
Superior manoeuvrability and
directional stability are the result of a combination of
symmetrical and asymmetrical hull shapes. Unique tunnel steps
create a two phase medium of water and air, dampening vertical
accelerations, while the sponsor configuration assures banking
on the inside during turns. This, combined with the correct
weight distribution and bow design, allows for non-broaching
even in the heaviest following seas.
The two counter rotating marine
diesel engine option permits speeds in excess of 35 knots.
All command, surveillance and
navigation equipment required to perform police functions,
fisheries patrol, diver support and search and rescue
operations are included: VHF radio, Compass with digital
display, depth gauge, speed log heading repeater, radar
antenna and radar display unit.
The wheelhouse features full
engine instrumentation and control panels for all on-board
systems with two shock absorbing seats. The two forward cabins
sleep four in single bunks. A self contained head and wash
basin is fitted on the port side. The galley on the starboard
side is fitted with a fresh water sink and can accommodate a
microwave oven, a cooker top plate and a domestic
refrigerator. Ample cupboard storage space is also provided.
The open plan saloon is provided with a built-in settee and
dining table. The fly-deck is fitted with a dual helm.
In designing the HORIZON
INTERCEPTOR, our overriding concern was to provide a
thoroughbred bluewater craft along with an unsurpassed level
of safety, a high standard of sea keeping, excellent crew
comfort, a fast "sprint" speed but with an extended loitering
capability, high reliability and high availability.