The Ultimate Luxury Power Catamaran – Sea Boss
- July 1st, 2014
- in Yachting
Yacht Spotlight:Sea Boss
Photography by Droze Photography
Owing this vessel’s title to its impressive handling in a variety of sea conditions, Sea Boss is a 60ft Horizon PC60 power catamaran, kitted out with everything required to create a luxurious week on charter.
Operated out of either BVI Tortola or USVI St Thomas, with Tortola’s Manuel Reef Marina as the home-base, current crew Darrel Hearne and Chef/First Mate Susanna Rice are the second team to manage the boat, taking the helm in October 2013 since its commission and launch in June of that year.
With yacht builder Horizon Yachts in Taiwan, design by renowned naval architect Angelo Lavranos, interior conceptualised and commissioned by The Powercat Company, and exterior modelling conducted by Winchester Design Group, its initial purchase from Taiwan and shipping to Fort Lauderdale saw its debut period in Florida and the northern Bahamas – yacht enthusiasts may have spotted her at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.
Subsequently, she travelled through the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the Spanish Virgin Islands in her journey to Tortola. Since arrival, Sea Boss has remained cruising in the famously perfect waters of the BVI and the USVI.
The boat accommodates a cosy maximum of six guests in three luxurious cabins with the master suite located on-deck, sporting panoramic views from its wrap-around windows. Possessing a king-size bed with separate head and bathroom, space is the yacht’s conspicuous asset. The second room—the VIP cabin—has an en-suite bathroom with a queen-sized bed, boasting spacious surroundings. With its own bathroom, the alternate guest cabin flaunts the flexibility of either twin beds or their union to form a king-size bed.
Facilitating extremely calm travel, Sea Boss tops out at around 24 knots with usual cruising speed at approximately 18 knots. Promoting velocity and indulgent accommodation, the crew have found themselves attracting a healthy American audience for their charters. The boat is equipped with twin Caterpillar C-12 power plants, each producing around 715-hp; a proficient hull design combined with the latest in Caterpillar engineering rewards the vessel with minimal diesel consumption.
The boat features blissful air-conditioning throughout, with a gourmet galley comprised of a dishwasher and sub-zero refrigeration. There is a wine cooler, ice maker, full laundry facilities, dedicated satellite TV in every cabin as well as outdoors, Apple TV, and a movie library of around 500 films. She is also loaded with water-toys, including a ‘floating island’ with its own sound system and coolers. The most ostentatious feature of the boat is the vast fly-bridge, which offers a second dining area, covered lounge segment, sun lounge space, and a second bar. The option between air conditioning and the balmy tropical breeze via Lexan panels is a pleasant finishing amenity.
Sea Boss is a refined custom-built boat, buffed to an exceptional standard. With its attractive access to the water, expansive fly bridge and aft deck areas—usually only found on much larger monohulls—the vessel offers a fast yet gentle ride around these fine islands.