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1990 Custom Carabelli Schooner

Fort Lauderdale, Florida


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 facts, history, places, cultures, curiosities, ecology, politics, and social problems among other things.

The "Horizonte Project" officially began in Punta del Leste, Uruguay because the idea was to travel along the entire coast of Brazil, including the mouth of some rivers such as the "Rio São Francisco" and the Amazon River. From Brazil they headed straight to Trinidad & Tobago, the Venezuelan ABC (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao), Jamaica, USA, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, the West Indies islands between Dominican Republic and Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad again, Los Roques, crossed the Panama Canal, Galapagos, Tuamotus Islands, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Niue, Palmerston, Tonga including the Vava'u Archipelago, New Zealand for hurricane season, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Maldives, Chagos, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, and Brazil.

This beautiful vessel has been meticulously maintained by the same owners for almost 30 years!

The masts are a one-piece single tree trunk and beautifully carved at the saloon level.

Always Professionally Captained and Complete Ship's Log dating back almost 30 years!



Grand Slam Yacht Sales Inc. is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by The Multihull Company.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Not Paid
Make: Custom
Model: Carabelli Schooner
Year: 1990
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Horacio Carabelli
Designer: Horacio Carabelli
Construction: Wood
Boat Hull ID: CUSTOM
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel
Range: 1,726.17 mi


Length: 69 ft / 21.03 m
Length Overall: 69'5 ft / 21.16 m
Length Of Deck: 64 ft / 19.51 m
Waterline Length: 60 ft / 18.29 m
Beam: 17'5 ft / 5.31 m
Range: 5'3 ft / 1726.17 m
Max Draft: 5'11 ft / 1.80 m
Min Draft: 3.92 ft
Displacement: 118,800 lb
Bridge Clearance: 75 ft / 22.86 m
Free Board: 6 ft / 1.83 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft / 1.98 m
Dry Weight: 118,800 lb
Ballast: 37,400 lb
Electrical Circuit: 110 V
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 5
Cabins Count: 6

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: FORD
  • Model: VZ-061.134
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 350hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1990
  • Engine Hours: 1000
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 6 kn
Propeller RPM: 1400
Maximum Speed: 9 kn
Displacement Type: Half Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 412 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 528 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 80 gal
Holding Tank Material: Stainless Steel


Maximum Number Of Passengers: 30
Heads Count: 3
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Motorsailers, Pilothouse

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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