Set for her global premiere at the Palm Beach International Boat Show in March, the Horizon FD77 Skyline is wrapping up systems’ testing at the shipyard. She’s the first hull of this model, the smallest of Horizon’s FD Series.
Despite her name, the FD77 Skyline measures 80’6” (24.54 meters), plus has a healthy 23-foot (7.01-meter) beam. She complements the FD85, FD87, FD102 Skyline, and FD125 Skyline models. As such, she features styling by Cor D. Rover Design and what Horizon terms a High Performance Piercing Bow. The hull design cuts through seas better, offering more efficient cruising throughout the entire speed range. However, the biggest difference is that she’s meant for owner-operators. Since several existing Horizon customers own smaller yachts that they run themselves, they requested a similar setup for an FD Series model.
While the FD77 Skyline coming stateside is an open-bridge version, the megayacht is also available with a skylounge. Either way, the builder asserts that alfresco areas are akin to those of yachts upwards of 90 feet (27.4 meters). They include a bar on the flying bridge, plus space for a 16-foot (4.9-meter) tender aft of here. Sunpads and seating toward the bow are perfect for relaxing while at anchor. Down below, the FD77 Skyline has a beach club, fitted with a port and further benefiting from a hi-low swim platform. For ease while docking, the yacht also has wing stations to each side. Thanks to the 5’2” (1.57-meter) draft, you can pull the yacht into plenty of ports.
Accommodations-wise, the FD77 Skyline has four staterooms, including an on-deck master. Hull Since the megayacht is semi-custom, Horizon’s in-house design team offers a variety of woods, stones, and other materials for the decor. Hull number one should show off a combination of light and dark tones (above), along with varying textures. Full-height glass to each side of the saloon, where you’ll find a breakfast bar, should make the atmosphere light and bright.