New configuration allows for indoor and outdoor navigation, incorporating a protected interior helm station and an al fresco option
By Peter Shadbolt | 15 September 2020
Horizon’s FD series combines performance and styling
Taiwan’s Horizon yachts has marked out its territory with its Fast Displacement (FD) series which combines high performance with equal measures of comfort and styling.
Now, responding directly to requests from owners, Horizon has reconfigured its new FD92 into a triple-decked motor yacht – its first ever – which allows for indoor and outdoor navigation.
Featuring both an interior pilothouse and an open flybridge, the design changes the configuration of its predecessor, the FD87, to incorporate a protected interior helm station and the option of al fresco navigation.
The hull form accommodates a lightweight carbon fibre flybridge without compromising performance. With a high-performance piercing bow, the FD92 has a wide 23’ 3” (7m) beam and avoluminous interior that is the hallmark of the Cor D. Rover-designed FD Series.
Expansive windows are a prominent feature of Horizon’s fast displacement hull
Maximising all of the features of the FD Series – such as a spacious interior and expansive windows – the new FD92 features a five-stateroom layout with an on-deck master, crew quarters and a beach club.
The FD92’s uppermost deck accommodates a helm, L-shaped seating, sunpad and a bar equipped with a fridge and icemaker which can be shaded with a bimini top.
The foredeck is no less inviting and features a six-person Jacuzzi, curved seating area, sunpads, fridge/icemaker and plenty of storage.
This area, too, can be protected with a custom foredeck shade system.
Aft of the enclosed sky lounge – which houses the helm station, lounge seating and a day head – the boat deck features a custom entertainment arrangement with a dinette and fully equipped bar.
The tender is comfortably stowed furthest aft while underway and the entire area can be cooled by a custom shade system.
The first FD92 is on schedule to arrive in the US in late October, after which she will be commissioned and delivered to her owners.
A second FD92 is currently in production for delivery to the US in early 2021.