Leading Horizon Forward: The Successful FD Series in the Global Market
NEWS | September 04, 2018
Seven delivered and six new build FD series luxury yachts are a success all on their own
Since the debut of first FD85 luxury motoryacht in March 2016, Horizon Yachts has proven the success of the FD series designs in the global market place; currently we have seven yachts delivered to owners in the U.S., Australia, and Europe and six new builds are under construction. The FD series is known for contemporary style lines, flexible cruising speeds, and spacious interior volume, which not only attract seasoned owners but also those who wish to explore more diverse designs and options.
From the design studio of Cor D. Rover and Horizon Yachts, the FD series offers advanced fast displacement motoryachts that blend modern flair with functional living and entertaining spaces. The High Performance Piercing Bow design, hybrid hull shape and tunnel design deliver efficient cruising speeds and excellent stability, while also providing increased interior volume and comfort. This advanced fast displacement form increased hull volume by over 30% for more spacious living and entertaining spaces compared to a more traditional hull design.
The newly launched FD87 Skyline luxury yacht, which debuted at the 2018 Horizon Yachts Open House, features a design inspired by her owner’s lifestyle request. The enclosed bridge, a characteristic of the design, provides additional indoor entertaining and lounging areas while allowing for an extended boating season in colder climates. In addition, a spacious aft beach club offers the perfect spot for relaxing close to the water or enjoying watersports activities.
“Horizon’s FD series has extraordinary appeal for all yacht owners,” said Horizon Group CEO John Lu. “We listened to our clients’ needs and developed the series to encompass 77 to 125 feet; and within that range we have many variations, also driven by clients, that have truly defined the series. Our goal is to build dream yachts, and we feel confident the FD series will accomplish this for many of our clients.”