A cruising enthusiast who took advantage of Horizon Yachts’ invitation to personalize a yacht is the proud owner of Crowned Eagle. She is the first hull in the Horizon FD92 series. In fact, the requests led to the creation of this new 93-foot (28.4-meter) Fast Displacement series in the first place.
When Horizon revealed the FD92 in development late last year, it also revealed that the idea germinated with the FD87. This particular customer liked the looks and features of that megayacht, but wanted some differences. He wanted an interior helm, yet also an open-air nav station. Therefore, he had a trideck configuration in mind. Horizon’s in-house naval-architecture department and designer Cor D. Rover got to work. They additionally kept the FD hull configuration, with a wavepiercing-like bulbous bow, further incorporating lightweight carbon fiber into the superstructure.
As the first Horizon FD92, Crowned Eagle has a generous 23’3” (7.1-meter) beam. She also has five staterooms, including a main-deck master. With a crowd of that size, the megayacht naturally will emphasize entertaining. Interestingly, all 10 passengers will get together for dinner or other meals on the main aft deck. A close-by wetbar will keep the drinks flowing. A similar arrangement, with dining and a bar, sits up on the boat deck, the area aft of the skylounge.
More entertaining options await in the beach club, which gained some space over the FD87’s beach club. Since the beach club is steps off the hi-lo swim platform, it’s ideal for watching family play on the watertoys. Toy users or swimmers can relax in here when they’re done, too. Speaking of swimming, the swim platform has a 2,500-ton capacity, so it can handle toys—even though Crowned Eagle will keep her primary tender aft on the boat deck.
More fun alfresco areas are onboard as well. For instance, Crowned Eagle has a six-person hot tub on her foredeck. Sunpads, curved seating, and a handy refrigerator with an icemaker may convince everyone to spend the day up here.
Crowned Eagle will arrive on U.S. shores in late October for her final finishing touches. Meanwhile, hull number two in the FD92 series is progressing. She sees delivery stateside, too, in early 2021.
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