Palm Beach Boat Show Goes Virtual
NEWS | May 12, 2020
The in-water version of the 2020 Palm Beach Boat Show has now been canceled due to the continuing COVID-19 situation. In its place, show organizers Informa have announced plans to launch a Virtual Boat Show that will run from May 14th – 28th, 2020.
Horizon Yachts is pleased to announce its exciting lineup of yachts to be showcased through the Palm Beach Virtual Boat Show. Each of the yachts featured virtually is also participating in Horizon’s Define at a Distance personal virtual tours for interested clients.
Two models – the FD80 and FD87 – from the highly successful FD Series of yachts will be represented virtually. From the drawing boards of renown designer Cor D. Rover, the FD Series is one of the industry’s fastest growing yacht series, with seven models created and 20 yachts sold to clients around the world in just three years. Lauded for its voluminous interior and High-Performance Piercing Bow and hull design, the FD Series now spans 75 feet to 125 feet in length.
Up first is the FD80 Skyline. Hull Three of the FD80 model, this yacht incorporates an enclosed bridge with a dayhead and an interior dinette area configuration on the upper deck. The enclosed skylounge is further enhanced by an inviting bar and grill area situated just aft on the boat deck. The FD80 Skyline offers a four-stateroom layout – including an on-deck master suite – with a forward VIP, queen and twin cabins on the lower deck. The extended main salon boasts a bright and contemporary décor with an innovative convertible dining table that folds into a breakfast bar to maximize space. This model also features a spacious beach club and crew quarters aft.
Also on display is a new FD87 Skyline. The most popular model in the FD range, the FD87 incorporates superyacht amenities into its voluminous design as well as a five-stateroom layout with an on-deck master. Augmented by large windows and highlighted by oak woodwork, the main salon spans the 23’ 3” beam and features a folding dining table/breakfast bar among the innovative amenities. The galley can be separated from the salon via privacy doors and a Hi/Lo island partition. Crew quarters and four spacious guest staterooms reside on the lower deck while the upper deck features an enclosed skylounge with helmstation.
The exterior areas of each Horizon FD Series yacht are maximized, and the foredeck aboard the latest FD87 Skyline has been designed with a sprawling sunpad and large u-shaped seating area forward, to accommodate not only cocktail hour but sunbathers and those wishing to enjoy the unobstructed views while cruising. Aft of the enclosed skylounge on the upper deck, a bar with stools, a dinette and lounging area and a barbecue invite al fresco relaxation. A fully equipped beach club and Hi/Lo swim platform are standard.
Designed from stem to stern to incorporate every amenity desired aboard a large, long-range yacht but tailored for effortless owner/operation, the stylish Horizon V68 is the result of a long collaboration between the yard and designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett. Distinguished by a plumb bow and wide beam, the V68 offers a three-or four-cabin layout with a midship master suite. Optional crew quarters are situated aft. On the main deck, the design emphasizes unobstructed views to enhance the feeling of spaciousness with an open salon that flows into a large joined galley and country kitchen. The V68 is the third model in Horizon’s V Series, which includes a V72 and V80. Equipped with twin CAT C18s of 1,150hp each, the V68 tops out at 25 knots and cruises comfortably at 20 knots.
The largest Horizon yacht at the Virtual Boat Show in terms of overall length is the RP110. With exterior styling by J.C. Espinosa and naval architecture by Donald L. Blount and Associates (DLBA), the RP110 Hull Four has been specified for the American market. Configured with a five-stateroom layout, including an on-deck master, the RP110 offers numerous design elements throughout, from the Swarovski crystal overhead light fixture in the main dining room to the Swarovski crystal knobs on the headboard in the master, to the patterned wallcovering on the dining room bulkhead that serves to add further visual interest.
The RP110 offers extensive outdoor areas, including a tender garage that can serve as a beach club, a large aft deck, and a flybridge with a full bar, dinette seating and a Jacuzzi. Additionally, the RP110’s innovative double-chine hull design provides excellent sea keeping, stability and shallow draft, along with advanced hydrodynamics to minimize drag and improve performance overall.
Finally, an exciting yacht from Horizon’s pre-owned division is now available as her owner has set his sights on his next, larger Horizon yacht. Ideal for the entry-level yachtsman, the customized 2020 Horizon E56, OMA combines performance and interior amenities for sporty luxury on the water. She accommodates five guests in three staterooms and is in excellent condition, having only seen minimal usage since her recent delivery.
Click HERE to find the above five luxury yachts in Virtual Palm Beach Boat Show. To schedule your personal Virtual Tour of any of these Horizon yachts, please contact Horizon Yacht USA at 561-721-4850 or [email protected].