While dogs can’t talk, these three friendly faces played a large role in the design of a custom Horizon FD90. Repeat clients are taking delivery of this cruiser, for time with their furry friends and human family.
The owners wanted to make a change from their enclosed-bridge Horizon E88. While the megayacht had features they liked, they preferred the increased volume of the FD series. They regularly trade ideas with Horizon’s design and engineering team. For this reason, and and since Horizon offers abundant flexibility, they used the FD87 as a starting point. While their soon-to-be-delivered yacht has the same 23’3” (7.1-meter) beam and a largely glass superstructure, the similarities end there.
For instance, “As we only need three staterooms, that left the forward area of the main deck available for a different purpose,” the owners explain. Therefore, their Horizon FD90 features a healthy-size country kitchen, along with a small computer desk. A skylight with motorized blinds brightens the glass-rimmed area. Speaking of glass, just aft of the desk, a glass wall separates the floating stairway connecting the decks. And, fully forward, the owners requested a walk-in pantry. This latter solution resolved the issue of less stowage compared to the E88, since the FD series has much more glass in the superstructure.
Additionally, “we were used to having two walk-in closets in the master, so we chose to keep the master midship” on the lower deck, they say. The other two guest staterooms down here are VIPs. Still on the subject of staterooms, crew cabins for four people sit aft of the engine room.
Further tailored touches aboard this Horizon FD90 include a large stowage area instead of the beach club, a dayhead aft in the saloon, and a custom liquor cabinet in the dining area. For the decor, the owners chose maple and walnut woods. Outside, meanwhile, their Horizon FD90 has a skylight within the radar arch.
Of course, “our dogs also played into the design, and Horizon made numerous modifications to keep them safe aboard while cruising.” For instance, the shipyard created a window ledge in the dining area, since the dogs love looking outside. On the foredeck’s port side, special barriers keep the three puppies safely on deck, since they like scampering around on deck.
Their Horizon FD90 arrives in their hands early next month. “Horizon’s willingness to modify their design is limited only by your imagination and your pocketbook,” the owners say.
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