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The Anticipated New FD85 from Horizon Premiers @ 2017 FLIBS

The first model of Horizon’s new FD series – the sleek FD85 – will make her much-anticipated U.S. debut at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) November 1-5, 2017. Appearing at Dock F from slips 600-606 and 19-19A, the Horizon FD85 will be docked alongside five additional Horizon yachts: the brand new RP110 superyacht, the RP120 superyacht, the award-winning E88 motoryacht, and the popular PC60 and PC52 power catamaran models.

Hull three of the FD85 is the first of this new eye-catching series to arrive in the U.S. Designed in a collaboration between world-renowned yacht designer Cor D. Rover and Horizon’s in-house naval architecture team, the FD series includes the FD74FD85FD87 Skyline, and FD102 models. The FD85 will first be noticed for its unique exterior styling, which maximizes the use of glass, such as the floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sliding doors in the main salon. The innovation continues below the waterline, as the FD85 features Horizon’s new High Performance Piercing Bow (HPPB) designed to ensure superior performance and stability. An incredible 23’3” beam highlights the 85-footer’s contemporary-styled interior, which invites in copious natural light thanks to the large windows throughout. Light woods set off by dark walnut flooring in a herringbone pattern are highlights of the décor, while modern design elements such as mixed materials and unique textures add visual interest.

Hull three maintains the efficient standard layout of her predecessors that includes a large on-deck Master suite, four en suite staterooms on the lower deck with crew quarters aft, and an expansive main salon with formal dining forward. A resort-like feel characterizes the FD85’s exterior spaces, which include a hi/lo swim platform, a spacious aft deck with seating to accommodate up to 12 guests, and a multifunctional open flybridge with a helm station, seating, BBQ grill, wet bar and Jacuzzi tub.

Never before showcased at FLIBS will be a brand new RP110 superyacht , which features a stylish exterior design from J.C. Espinosa atop a double chine, high-performance hull that was developed in collaboration between Donald L. Blount & Associates and Horizon’s in-house naval architecture team. This innovative hull design not only provides a shallow draft but also minimizes drag at slower speeds and enhances hydrodynamic stability at high speeds. The RP110 offers a spacious, functional and flexible 5-stateroom layout within its 25’ beam. The Master stateroom is situated on deck along with the main salon, formal dining area, and portside galley, while two mirrored queen-size VIP staterooms and two twin guest staterooms reside on the lower deck. The RP110 echoes the entertaining and lounging options of its bigger sister, while also featuring a tender garage that doubles as a beach club and includes a day head, work bench and storage.

Drawn by JC Espinosa with a European-influenced interior designed in collaboration with Italian designer Luca Dini, the RP120 superyacht is the largest of Horizon’s RP series. A low-resistance hull design affords efficient performance while a 26’2” beam provides extremely spacious accommodations and living spaces. Light, neutral wood tones throughout the interior hint at a modern beach house and convey a feeling of tranquility. The Horizon RP120 features a five en suite stateroom layout with an on-deck Master that boasts a full-beam en suite. Two mirrored VIP staterooms and two twin guest staterooms are situated below deck. Multiple areas for entertaining and lounging are found throughout the interior and exterior of this Horizon superyacht, including foredeck seating and relaxing areas, a spacious aft deck, and a flybridge deck level that provides an immense area for al fresco entertaining and relaxing.

One of Horizon’s most popular – and award winning – models, this E88 skylounge “beach club” motoryacht has been customized to suit the U.S. market, featuring a 21’ beam, four en suite staterooms including a full-beam Master, and numerous areas for entertaining throughout. Equipped with twin CAT C32 1900HP engines, zero speed stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters and an island-friendly 5’ 7” draft, this 94-footer is suited for active boaters who appreciate both classic lines and contemporary styling.

A multiple award-winning vessel, the Horizon PC60 has long been the preferred choice for blue water cruisers. This year Horizon will display “Quintessence” built for repeat owners stepping up from a Horizon PC52 power catamaran. The newly designed PC60 features a totally new hardtop and hull side profile with a large forward window. The fully air-conditioned open flybridge has fixed windows forward, totally protecting the helm, and includes a wraparound settee, forward-facing double bench seat and separate lounger, a wet bar, BBQ station and room for a 14ft tender. “Quintessence” is the first PC60 open main deck layout, which flows from an expansive aft deck into the open main deck with informal dining, large galley with island/bar and a majestic salon on a raised platform forward. There are three very spacious staterooms below; both the master and VIP have King beds, and the en-suite master bathroom has dual basins and an oversized shower. 

Designed for easy owner operation, Horizon’s popular PC52 power catamaranis the ideal ocean-going, family cruising yacht. With the entire starboard hull dedicated to the owners, the three-cabin layout sleeps six in comfort. Powered by Cummins 550HP motors, the PC52 cruises at 17 knots with a top end of 21 knots. The open main deck area is an entertainer’s delight offering casual dining, large lounging sofa and ample storage. The flybridge is fully air-conditioned and offers a lounger, bar with four stools and large L-shaped sofa.

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