The Fast Displacement (FD) series has been quite successful for Horizon Yachts. So successful, in fact, that it has hull number 15 under construction. More to the point, this hull is the first in the new Horizon FD92 series.
The upcoming model draws largely on the FD87. She additionally sprang largely from the requests of one particular customer who, interesting enough, wanted a trideck, with both an enclosed bridge (skylounge) as well as an open flying bridge. You might remember that another Horizon customer requested a skylounge for his FD87, resulting in the FD87 Skyline series.
In terms of the Horizon FD92, the special requests led to a longer hull and reconfigured superstructure. Cor D. Rover Design, responsible for the entire FD series, and Horizon devoted more space to the beach club and adjacent swim platform. Furthermore, they changed the swim platform to incorporate a section that lowers for swimmers’ ease. Since the platform has a 2,500-pound capacity, it can also support other watersports activities.
While the Horizon FD92 still has the High Performance Piercing Bow for better seakeeping, the captain has a new place from which to plot a course. The helm, accompanied by seating, a sunpad, and a bar, sits on the top deck. Since it’s open-air, a bimini can provide shade when wanted. If weather turns inclement, another helm is within the skylounge.
For the owner and the guests, the megayacht boasts several indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy. You’ll find a traditional stateroom arrangement, with four cabins below decks and a main-deck master (above), for example. (Three crew get cabins between the beach club and engine room.) While they can dine inside, in yet another traditional formal dining area, they’ll likely spend more time at the outdoor dining area on the aft deck. A wetbar and abundant stowage complement it. Sundowners are perfect while soaking in the six-person hot tub on the foredeck, while other happy hours can take place aft of the skylounge. It’s thanks to an alfresco bar and barstools, in proximity to the primary tender stowage spot.
The owner of hull number ones takes delivery in July of next year. The second Horizon FD92 is under construction on spec, and should launch late next year.
Horizon Yachts horizonyacht.com
Cor D Rover Design cor-d-rover.com