Ten stunning Horizon yachts and their owners cruise to a beach luncheon in the Whitsunday Islands
The annual Horizon Yachts Australia Owners’ Rendezvous was scaled back to a single-day beach lunch due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions impacting owner movements. Instead of the usual multi-day fest, Horizon owners were invited to the glorious Whitehaven Beach in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands for a mid-October owners’ luncheon.
Ten Horizon yachts ranging from 52 to 87 feet gathered for the highly anticipated event, their owners and guests ready to enjoy the picture-perfect weather.
Despite the near-perfect conditions, the winds were expected to increase in the afternoon, so the Horizon team made the decision to relocate the lunch to Chance Bay, on the protected side of Whitsunday Island. It was the perfect decision.
The guests and their yachts departed Hamilton Island and enjoyed choreographed formations during the cruise to Chance Bay. A professional photography team joined the entourage by helicopter to capture the cruising formations.
Framed by tropical island mountains and surrounded by a coral reef, the white-sand Chance Bay beach almost appeared as if it had been reserved especially for the Horizon event. Upon arrival guests were greeted on the beach with chilled beverages and most opted for a refreshing swim prior to lunch.
Under the shade of the long table marquee, guests enjoyed the celebratory luncheon of prawn cutlets, Moreton Bay bugs, tiger prawns, oysters, grilled eye fillets and a variety of salads. After lunch, everyone returned to the refreshing waters of Chance Bay for stories and laughter until it was time to head back home.
The modified itinerary enabled guests to experience a new piece of Whitsunday paradise. Chance Bay provided owners an idyllic location to enjoy the Horizon Yachts Australia Owner Luncheon while enjoying each other’s company. It was a fabulous day for all!
Horizon Yachts Australia 2021 Owner Rendezvous Video: https://youtu.be/EyJZxyTqMFQ