New Launches Make a Splash at Horizon’s Biennial Open House
NEWS | January 30, 2018
Horizon Yachts has kicked off the New Year with two exciting yacht launches! Making their global debuts at the 2018 Horizon Open House, the brand new FD87 Skyline and Horizon V68 models are two luxurious reminders of our exceptional range of motoryachts designed, built and customized to suit every lifestyle.
Featuring a design inspired by her owner’s lifestyle request, the FD87 Skyline motoryacht is a brand new addition to the Cor D. Rover-designed Fast Displacement series. Springing from the eye-catching FD85, the FD87 Skyline retains many of her predecessor’s unique features, including an expansive 23’3” beam, large on-deck Master with four further guest staterooms and two crew cabins on the lower deck. In place of the raised pilothouse found on the FD85, the owner of the FD87 requested a fully enclosed bridge with a helm station, and a seating area on the bow is accessed via Portuguese walkway while a spacious beach club and hydraulic swim platform invite interaction with the sea. Powered by CAT C18s of 1,136hp each, the FD87 Skyline offers a 3,480 gallon fuel capacity and reaches a max speed of 16.6 knots. The new FD87 Skyline will make her U.S. debut at the 2018 Palm Beach Boat Show from March 22-25 in downtown West Palm Beach.
Another new model making a splash on the global cruising scene is the brand new Horizon V68 model. Designed by Jonathan Quinn Barnett and Horizon as an entry-level motoryacht with superyacht attitude, the V68 was created specifically for owner operation. The V68 has been planned throughout with large open spaces, wide side decks and a voluminous interior that takes advantage of a 19’6” beam. On the main deck, an open salon flows into a large joined galley and country kitchen; below deck, three en suite guest staterooms – including full beam Master – offer comfort and luxury. The open flybridge, which is the standard configuration for this model, features a dayhead and bar with dinette seating under the hard top while a spacious sunbathing and dining area is found further forward on the bow. An aft beach club area ensures watersports fun and relaxation; if desired, this area can be outfitted for crew’s quarters or an owner’s workspace. The new Horizon V68 provides extended cruising capabilities via twin Caterpillar C18 ACERTs of 1,136HP each and will make her U.S. debut at the Newport Boat Show, April 19-22, 2018 in California.
The newly launched FD87 Skyline and the V68 motoryachts were among the highlights of the biennial Horizon Open House, which was held January 16-18, 2018. This event draws Horizon friends, partners and clients from around the world to the Horizon City Marina in Kaoshiung, Taiwan, for three entertainment-packed days of VIP factory tours, yacht visits and gala dinners. This year saw six new Horizon luxury yachts on display, among them the FD85, E56 and E56XO sport yachts, and a PC52 power catamaran. Watch a preview of the event on Youtube, link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiVwvFCp_Zs
To learn more about the Open House or new FD87 Skyline and V68 models, please contact us at 561-721-4850 or [email protected].