Australian yacht buyers were the first to see this most unusual new yacht from Horizon Yachts. She’s a limited-edition FD87 Skyline, with a touch-and-go helipad. The first the rest of the world gets to see it is in a blink-and-you-miss-it moment in this video.
The FD87 Skyline series premiered in 2018, as an enclosed-bridge version of the Fast Displacement (FD) Series FD85. The series has turned out to be incredibly popular, with this new project representing hull number 18. While each yacht is available for extensive personalization, since the series is semi-custom, this limited-edition FD87 Skyline takes the custom touches to an entirely different level.
For instance, the foredeck features a hot tub, in addition to the traditional seating and sunning areas. In addition, a small refrigerator adds to the convenience of spending all afternoon here. Few yachts in her size range can combine these relaxing lounging features together on the foredeck. Partially credit the 23’3” (7.1-meter) beam.
Another change, the megayacht has what Horizon calls a microbridge—a smaller yet still fully functional wheelhouse within the skylounge. The smaller footprint allows for a larger boat deck just aft, for the primary tender. It further allows for a nice-size indoor-outdoor entertaining area, since the skylounge is partially enclosed.
However, the biggest surprise is that this limited-edition FD87 Skyline has a helipad. The skylounge’s roof can serve this purpose when—yet another unexpected feature—the radar arch folds aft, hydraulically. When it’s needed, it simply raises back up and into proper vertical height, telescopically as well.
Besides glimpsing the helipad, you get a nice look at the five-stateroom layout, with satin-finished walnut soles and white-oak accents. Carrara marble surfaces add luxe looks, too. Don’t miss the handmade chandelier in the dining area, or the custom-made, stone-topped dining table accommodating formal meals for 10.
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