An avid American cruiser will soon be traveling in the Bahamas aboard NeX-T. The latest delivery in the Horizon FD92 series, the megayacht is heading from Taiwan to Fort Lauderdale for her official hand-over.
The FD92 series, whose first delivery, Crowned Eagle, was also for Americans, is a trideck design. This allows for a good mix of alfresco and interior areas. Outside, for instance, guests get a front-row view, as it were, of approaching shorelines from the foredeck seating area. They additionally can take in the views from the flying bridge or the bridge deck’s hot tub. The bridge deck is also ideal for happy hours, given a bar and barstools.
Inside, besides having five staterooms, NeX-T provides a warm and welcoming ambiance for quiet conversations, big gatherings, and everything in between. The owner was especially seeking something where he could infuse his own personality and design tastes. He has not only owned a number of different yachts, but also commissioned them as new builds. Therefore, he collaborated with Horizon’s in-house design department for dark-stained walnut underfoot, satin-finished teak paneling. They further collaborated to introduce midcentury modern accents through the furnishings and fabrics.
NeX-T follows a traditional floor plan, with a combination saloon and dining area. Conveniently, the owner opted for a pass-through from the galley to the dining area. Similarly convenient, he opted for a privacy screen to pull down between the two, plus a door from the foyer. While other FD92 owners chose privacy screens, too, the owner of NeX-T did do something extra special for the dining area. He requested sliding glass doors rather than fixed floor-to-ceiling windows.
The fresh breezes at anchor flowing through the dining area will better convince the guests to head down to the beach club for the day. This was yet another feature the owner of NeX-T liked about the FD92 series. He chose to have it outfitted with a settee that converts to a sunpad. Finally, he chose a hi-lo swim platform just outside.
On a related subject, Horizon says the FD92 is rapidly becoming one of the most popular models in its Fast Displacement lineup.
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