Horizon Yachts has kicked off the new year by introducing no fewer than six yacht launches. All six yachts were on display for owners, guests and international press during the biennial Horizon Open House, a three-day event held from 14 to 16 January at the company’s facilities in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Included in this showcase was the global debuts of the new FD75 and FD102.
Designed to appeal to serious owner/operators, the FD75 features a raised pilothouse design that accommodates both an open bridge and a lower helm area within its 6.2-metre beam. The FD75 is offered in a three or four-stateroom layout, which includes a full-beam, on-deck master stateroom fitted with an en suite and walk-in closets, and two or three spacious staterooms on the lower deck. Accommodations for two crew members are found aft, and a fully equipped beach club is optional.
To satisfy Horizon’s international reach, owners are given a variety of choices, including the option to situate the galley and formal dining area aft on the main deck, or eschew the fixed formal dining option in favour of a convertible dining table that further maximises the space.
The new FD102 was completed within an impressive 12-month build period and classed to Bureau Veritas. Hull 1 boasts an overall length of 33.07-metres and accommodates a voluminous interior within a 7.68-metre beam.
Fitted with innovative amenities throughout, the FD102 is configured with double salons, an on-deck master stateroom, and a spacious four- stateroom layout on the lower deck. The FD102 accommodates up to three crewmembers, and a walkaround design on the bridge deck level maintains the privacy of the interior space while providing a seamless transition between outdoor entertaining areas.
Since the model was first announced, three FD102 yachts have been sold, with Hull 2 scheduled to deliver to her American owners this summer followed by Hull 3 in the early fall.
Accompanying the debuting FD Series yachts are the newest FD80 and FD87 launches. The latest FD80, Hull 4, features an enclosed bridge configuration and four-stateroom layout with an on-deck master. Hull 12 of the FD87 Skyline takes full advantage of the FD Series’ High Performance Piercing Bow and hull design and has been equipped with stabilizers for maximum performance and comfort. Powered by twin MTU engines of 1,600hp each, this latest FD87 achieves a maximum speed of 20.1 knots.
Also on display, the brand new RP100 is an extension of the RP97 model, configured to accommodate a spacious four- stateroom layout appealing to the Australian market. Rounding out the new launches is Hull 3 of the popular PC65 from the Horizon Power Catamaran Series. This spacious multi-hulled yacht features four staterooms including a full-beam, on-deck master suite with three additional staterooms comprising the lower decks.