A new model in the Horizon Yachts’ Fast Displacement series, has completed sea trials successfully and is now on her way to the U.S. to make her debut at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.
Specifically designed to appeal to active owner-operators, the FD77 joins the FD85 / FD87 Skyline / FD102 Skyline and the FD125 Skyline in this popular series and will become available to European buyers shortly.
Interest from current Horizon owners who operate their own yachts inspired the design of the FD77, which retains the same styling and spacious characteristics of her larger sisters, wrapped in a compact package that affords ease of operation and excellent seakeeping capabilities.
The brand-new yacht maximises interior volume with floor-to-ceiling glass sections that invite plenty of natural light and spectacular views into the salon, dining area and on-deck master stateroom.
A sliding glass door to starboard in the main salon accesses the exterior walkway leading to the forward deck, further enhancing the openness of this pocket superyacht.
The well-appointed on-deck master stateroom retains the same style as the rest of the main deck, its open layout, exquisite soft goods and a lighting design adding comfort to an already luxurious space.
On the lower deck, three additional staterooms, including two VIPs, echo the feeling of spaciousness found throughout.
On the aft deck, a comfortable settee faced by some additional free-standing chairs seats up to 8 people. Additionally, a large beach club invites relaxation at sea level and located just forward of the beach club is a full head and additional crew cabin.
The foredeck offers a great area for sunbathing and lounging, fitted with a double sun-pad and a comfortable couch facing forward to enjoy the all-around views.
This ‘Open Bridge’ version of the FD77 model offers functional outdoor spaces that rival those found on 30 metre-plus motor yachts. Side wing-stations allow for improved visibility while docking and the bridge deck aft is spacious enough to accommodate a 4.80m tender.
Powered by twin MAN diesel engines of 1,200hp each and fitted with ABT Zero-Speed stabilizers and bow/stern thrusters, the new FD77 is bursting with amenities.
Frances and Michael Howorth are an award-winning team of travel writers specialising in coverage of luxury yachts both large and small and are our yachting correspondents.
Photographs courtesy of Horizon Yachts
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