HORIZON YACHTS LAUNCHES NEW BUILD FD80
NEWS | August 24, 2022
A new Horizon FD80 has launched and will soon be available to the U.S. market. Built on spec, the latest FD80 embodies the sought-after high-volume interior that defines the Cor D. Rover-designed Fast Displacement (FD) Series of motor yachts, which has seen record growth since its introduction to the marketplace six years ago.
Nestled between the entry-level FD75 and the enclosed bridge FD90, the FD80’s voluminous design allows for a four-stateroom layout with an on-deck master, an enclosed skylounge, expansive deck spaces and a beach club plus crew quarters. This is the first FD80 model in the U.S. to feature an open galley design, which further adds to the feeling of spaciousness onboard. She is also the first FD80 to be fitted with Caterpillar 1,600bhp engines and the Garmin Surround View six-camera “Birdseye” system. Horizon’s proprietary High Performance Piercing Bow and hull design affords superior comfort and stability for an enjoyable cruising experience.
Guests boarding the yacht via the aft deck will encounter an inviting seating and dining area, with a large dining table that can be positioned either alongside the fixed settee or in the center of the deck to comfortably seat eight for alfresco meals. Fully opening glass partitions create an indoor/outdoor feel between this space and the main salon, which features a spacious lounging area with a leather L-shaped sofa, arm chair and a dayhead aft to port. A fold-down television and entertainment center are situated opposite, while a convertible dining table just forward serves as a workstation or breakfast bar along the full-height windows or a full-scale dining table for eight when desired. White ash flooring and white oak finishes with walnut highlights enhance the open and airy ambiance, while electric curtains create privacy and a cozy atmosphere in the evening.
This particular design offers an open galley configuration, creating a truly open-plan feel on the main deck. A large center island with three stools and a modern overhead light fixture serves as a focalpoint, and full-size refrigerator/freezers provide excellent storage to the well-equipped space. Here, a Cambria Brittanicca floor and high-gloss lacquered finishes complement the satin white oak cabinetry and Cambria Harrogate countertops and backsplash.
Moving forward, a floating, backlit staircase climbs to the skylounge and wheelhouse above, while the master stateroom, with a built-in sofa to port, plentiful storage and cedar-lined closet spaces, comprises the forwardmost section of the main deck. A tile headboard with a marble design and a leatherette-and-walnut-wrapped bed frame highlight the feeling of casual elegance, which the master ensuite echoes with its Corian sink, walnut cabinetry, and floor-to-ceiling Cambria stonework.
On the lower deck, an alternating dark/blonde walnut stairwell leads to the guest foyer with white oak and walnut-wrapped storage. A VIP with a leatherette headboard and patterned white oak inset is positioned in the bow, while a second VIP ensuite is situated to port. To starboard, a convertible twin ensuite provides flexibility for guests.
Aft of the engine room, the FD80 features crew quarters for four and a crew mess, which conveniently services the beach club and swim platform aft through a Hi/Lo pass-through window.
On the upper deck, the wheelhouse is equipped with twin helm chairs and a customized ergonomic helm design integrated with three 22” Garmin displays, twin radars, and the Maretron monitoring and Octoplex control systems. The guest area aft includes a dayhead and an L-shaped lounging area with custom ottomans and a Hi/Lo dining/coffee table opposite a pop-up television and entertainment console. The options for entertaining continue on the boat deck aft, where freestanding furniture, a wet bar and BBQ can be shaded by an awning. Another trend pioneered by Horizon, the FD80 foredeck offers an additional inviting entertaining area, with a U-shaped settee and dinettes, and a large sunpad that also can be shaded by awnings. Pop-up lighting adds to the aura of romance for champagne toasts at dusk.
The new FD80 will soon be available in the U.S. market and will make her debut at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 26 - 30, 2022.
For more information on this FD80, please contact Horizon Yacht USA at 561-721-4850 or [email protected].
To Learn More about the new FD80:
- Video: https://bit.ly/3wmZF0i
- Virtual Tour: https://bit.ly/3wpVDUV