Horizon sells first FD102 Skyline to European client
Published: Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Following the Monaco Yacht Show, construction has begun on the first Horizon FD102 motor yacht, the latest in the Fast Displacement Series, which include the FD77 Skyline, FD85, FD87 Skyline and FD125 Skyline. Delivery is anticipated in 2020.
(Photo: Horizon - FD102 Skyline)
The new FD102 Skyline is the first superyacht in the FD Series, which was created in collaboration with designer Cor D. Rover. At an overall length of 105ft, the yacht offers a wide 24ft beam and large outdoor spaces accessed by a walk-around design.
Within a voluminous interior, the FD102 Skyline offers double saloons, an on-deck master stateroom, and a spacious four-stateroom-layout on the lower deck. A walk-around deck on the bridge deck level maintains the privacy of the interior spaces while providing a seamless transition between outdoor entertaining areas, which include a forward deck arrangement featuring a u-shaped settee and a Jacuzzi tub just forward of the bridge and a sunpad on the foredeck.
A lounging/dining area and space for tender stowage is located aft while a spacious beach club and large aft deck area are found on her lower levels.
“The innovation of the FD102 Skyline shows Horizon possesses strong design and construction abilities that allow us to turn an owner’s dream into reality,” said Horizon CEO John Lu.
“Since the series was introduced with the first FD85 in November of 2016, the feedback from owners and potential clients has served to further streamline the FD102 design and create a truly remarkable ocean-going superyacht that offers performance and stability as well as spacious interior and exterior areas.”
Designer Cor. D Rover also described the new Skyline: “The FD102 Skyline is an attractive representation of the evolution of the Fast Displacement Series design. I still stand behind my statement that the FD87 Skyline was already a ‘superyacht’ in terms of volume. The new FD102 offers even more than the FD87 in all aspects, from space to layout to amenities.
“Plus, she looks a bit sharper and a bit cooler than her smaller sister. With an FD102 six-stateroom-version now on my drawing board I strongly believe this boat will be ideal for the mid-size charter market.”