The seventh FD75 hull was recently delivered to experienced business partners/co-owners.
When experienced yachtsmen find a brand and builder they can count on, the decision of whether to step into a new model becomes not “if”, but “when.” Such is the case with American owner Jerry Johnson, who recently celebrated the christening of his fourth Horizon yacht alongside his business partners and co/owners Kevin Giguere and Chantel Lowen. The brand new FD75 was officially delivered to the group during a champagne ceremony at the Horizon Yacht USA Hall of Fame marina location in Fort Lauderdale.
Christened After Midnight, the new FD75 is the seventh hull built in the acclaimed high-volume Fast Displacement (FD) Series of yachts that spans from the entry-level FD75 to the FD140 concept superyacht. Johnson and his partners/co-owners selected the model for its spacious design and options for customization.
After Midnight features a four-stateroom configuration with a galley-aft layout - a design that has gained popularity among American clients for its proximity to the spacious aft deck lounging area and exterior dining table for eight. When the salon doors are fully extended, an inviting open-air indoor/outdoor entertainment space is created.
The main salon is outfitted in a contemporary decor with white and silver oak as the main woods and grey mirrored and metallic accents throughout. A stunning satin marble feature wall commands the forward bulkhead, bringing a design focal point to the open space. Opposite the fully equipped galley area aft, which boasts plentiful storage and appliances ingeniously hidden behind slatted wooden cabinetry, the owners specified a custom expandable dining table that serves as an indoor cafe table or expands to seat more guests when desired.
A large U-shaped lounging area is situated forward in the salon area, with a Hi/Lo swing television opposite. Furthest forward on this deck, the engineering and design ingenuity of this model is apparent in the raised pilothouse with twin STIDD helm chairs and full-beam master ensuite stateroom four steps down. Three further guest staterooms are positioned on the lower deck and include a full-beam ensuite VIP amidship, a convertible twin to starboard and an additional twin cabin to port. Crew quarters for two are situated aft of the engine room.
Designed for entertainment and on-the-water enjoyment in a compact package, the FD75 offers an inviting open flybridge with a dayhead and large bar with three fixed barstools opposite an L-shaped seating and dining area. Twin helm chairs complement the helm station on this deck, which is protected by a hard glass front windshield. Ample space for tender and toy stowage is accommodated on the boat deck aft. The foredeck offers another lounging and dining area with a folding table, making After Midnight an enviable design for these experienced clients, who plan to cruise the East Coast of Florida and The Bahamas aboard their latest Horizon.