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Price: $25,000
Brand: Com-Pac
Type: Sailboat
Year: 2004
Length: 20 ft.
Location: Lorain, Ohio
Name: Piacere


Broker’s Comments


The Horizon Cat has a reputation for being an easy boat to sail and to trailer.   She is also inexpensive to own and operate.    The Horizon Cat has the traditional New England catboat design that goes back to the 1800s.   She has an attractive profile.   Her draft ranges from 2’2” with the keel board up, to 5’ with the board down.    She has the versatility to sail into shallow water or close into a beach with the board up.   She can sail to windward with the board down.  


The Horizon Cat is designed as a day sailor or weekender for a couple.   The cabin’s settees can convert to a berth for two adults for overnight stays.       The boat can be easily sailed single handed.  She has the Mastender System which allows one person to raise and lower the mast quickly and easily.    The Horizon Cat was introduced in 2004 and is still in production.   This should make it easier to obtain that parts and support from the factory, which is in Florida.


In July 2019 the owner purchased a new Evinrude 9.8 horsepower electric start outboard engine with power tilt.  The engine was installed on Piacere by Parma Marine and has a 36 month warranty.    It is a quiet and reliable 4-stroke.   It provides more than adequate power for times when the wind dies.  


Piacere has been well maintained by its current owners and is in good condition.     Her interior cushions reflect light usage.   She is a freshwater boat used in Ohio and Michigan.   Piacere comes with a galvanized steel trailer with two axles, which is an significant upgrade from the standard single axle.   The current owner has bought a Beneteau 423 and no longer uses Piacere.



Specifications and Equipment


Boat Name

General Specifications
Builder: Com-Pac Yachts, a division of the Hutchins Corporation
Designer: Halsey Herreshoff

Model: Horizon Cat 20

Year:  2004

Type of Boat:  Gaff-rigged catboat
LOA: 20 ft 0 in
Beam: 8 ft 4 in
Keel: Stub keel with centerboard
Draft: 2 ft 2 in with board up, 5 ft 0 in with board down
Displacement: 2,500 lbs

Displacement to Length Ratio: 200

Sail Area: 205 sq ft

Sail Area to Displacement Ratio: 17.9
Ballast: 600 lbs
Hull Identification Number: ABV20027E304

Engine Make: Evinrude, four-stroke outboard

Engine Model Number: E10PGL4AF
Fuel Type: gasoline
Engine Power: 9.8 HP

Engine Features:  electric start, power tilt, alternator, 20” long shaft

Fuel Tank: 5 gallons

Propeller:  3 blade fixed

Steering: wheel in cockpit

Two settees convertible to a double berth

Storage under and behind each settee

Table or berth insert

Standard Horizon depth gauge
Aqua Meter compass and inclinometer


Hull and Deck

Hull and deck fiberglass

Hull color white

Deck color beige

2 cockpit storage bins

2 cockpit cup holders

Deck hatch

2 opening portlights on each side of cabin

Fixed porthole on forward side of cabin

A solar powered vent in the stern deck

A stainless steel swim ladder mounted on the stern

Sail and Rigging
Dacron sail

Catboat gaff rig

Aluminum mast and boom

Mastender mast raising and lowering system

Stainless steel and teak boom gallows

2 stainless steel Lewmar self-tailing #16 winches on cabin top

Stainless steel mooring bit on foredeck

2 stainless steel mooring cleats on the stern

Teak bowsprit with anchor roller

Inside Equipment

2 stainless steel sinks

Hand pump water system

Butane cooktop stove with one burner

Ice box

Kerosene cabin light

Electrical Equipment

Battery charger

Alternator on the engine

2 12 volt batteries

12 volt system

12 volt cabin light

VHF radio (not installed)

Navigation lights



Make: Performance Trailers

Model: HAS 18T

Weight: 900 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating:  4,400 lbs

Number of Axles: 2

Number of Tires: 4 plus a spare mounted on the frame

Construction: galvanized steel


Bimini to cover cockpit

Sail cover

Whole boat cover for trailering or winter storage


Additional Equipment

USCG approved flares

Danforth anchor with chain and nylon rode

4 fenders

4 docklines


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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Mark Corson - Sales & Brokerage

Cleveland, Ohio


Phone: 713-907-4881

Mark Corson started boating at age eight when his parents bought a Lyman.  The family joined Grand River Yacht Club.  They spent summers on power and sail boats on Lake Erie.    Mark grew up in Cleveland.  After a BA from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from University of Cape Town, Mark embarked on a business career.  He rose to management positions with Accenture, Ernst & Young, and Shell.   Mark worked on six continents.   Besides Lake Erie, he has sailed in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and along the US Atlantic coast.  He has fished Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and other waters.  In 2001 he bought a Catalina sailboat and joined Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland.  2015 he bought a Beneteau sailboat.  He is a former Edgewater Jib & Main Fleet Captain.   Mark is currently on the Planning Committee.   He races and cruises with friends and family.   He and his wife Talana have two daughters and four grandsons.  Mark serves people who are interested in buying or selling yachts in eastern Ohio including residents of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, and Summit counties.