This megayacht is about a month away from arriving on U.S. shores, into the hands of her happy owners. To-Kalon is not only the first Horizon for this couple, but also the first Horizon FD102 commissioned for cruising on this side of the Atlantic.
The owners, who previously commissioned a fully custom Burger, learned about this semi-custom model through the designer Cor D. Rover. Rover’s studio collaborated with Horizon to create the FD Series overall. For this project, the clients took advantage of the multiple opportunities to put their personal spin on the design.
For example, To-Kalon, whose name comes from Plato’s central concept of beauty as it relates to virtue, has an aft dining area on the main deck, for the views and alfresco eating opportunities. Curved sliding-glass doors separate it from the outdoors, yet another custom request. Speaking of eating, the galley has a lot of personal touches, including an opaque-glass partition that can close it off from the saloon. The glass has a carved design, too (top photo). Additionally, the owners wanted a TV and bar a bit forward to starboard, instead of an internal stairway to the upper deck.
The biggest customization, however, affects the flying bridge. To-Kalon has a semi-enclosed area, further with sliding glass ports. Therefore, guests seated at the bar or dining area, who take advantage of shade overhead, can still enjoy cooling breezes. Even those who soak in the hot tub aft, though, can benefit from shade, thanks to an electrically retractable awning.
To-Kalon should make her formal boat-show premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October.
Horizon Yachts horizonyacht.com
Cor D. Rover Design cor-d-rover.com