A previous member wrote his story, going round Britain in Kippa, a 1990 Horizon 272, of which you can read an extract in the Horizon Magazine issue 9, Spring 2008
His book is still available on Amazon “Skippering Kippa”
The 27 TK was launched in 1989 as the first of the Horizon 27 line followed in early 90 by the 272 and later the 273.
We believe the differences are cosmetic and a clever marketing ploy by Hunter to keep the Hunter name in the Yachting press.
The main difference is that the Horizon TK came without the selftacker benefitting from the larger 140% genoa.
Self builders often opted for the larger 140% genoa too on their 272 and 273 giving their boats a outstanding sailing performance. There was also a option for a fin keel version.
The Horizon 27/TK/272/273 were often described as proper cruising boats, for their time larger and roomier than many rivals
There are some on the market with a outboard in the well in the aft locker, but the majority came with a yanmar 1GM.