Horizon Yachts adds owner/operator concept to FD series
Published: Thursday, 30 August 2018
Following the success of Horizon Yachts’ Fast Displacement series, which the FD85 debuted in the US at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last year, designer Cor D. Rover has once again partnered with the yard on a new design, the FD77 Skyline.
(Photo: Horizon Yachts - FD77 Skyline)
The FD77 Skyline – specifically designed for active owner operators – will join the FD85, FD87 Skyline, FD102 Skyline and the FD125 Skyline on the FD series line up, which was unveiled in 2016. The shipyard has since sold 11 FD85 motor yachts – first model of the series – to clients worldwide.
Available in an open flybridge or enclosed bridge version, the FD77 has floor-to-ceiling windows on the main deck from saloon forward into the master cabin. A sliding glass door to starboard accesses the exterior walkway to the forward deck, further enhancing the openness of this pocket superyacht.
Below deck sits three additional cabins, including two VIPs. A large beach club provides relaxation at sea level and just forward is a full head and additional cabin or crew space.
Power comes from the twin 1136hp CAT C18As engines. The first FD77 is currently in production for the American market and is expected to debut at the Palm Beach Boat Show and Miami Boat Show. The second and third units are intended for the European and Australian markets, respectively.