21 September 2020
A new model has joined Horizon Yachts’ rapidly expanding Fast Displacement (FD) series of high-volume, high-performance motor yachts. Recently launched, the brand new FD92 is the series’ first-ever tri-deck design and features both an interior pilothouse and an open flybridge.
The design was born out of an experienced owner’s request for a configuration change to the FD87 layout that would incorporate both a protected interior helm station and the option for alfresco navigation. Horizon’s engineers accommodated the request by designing a hull form that accommodated a lightweight, carbon-fibre flybridge without compromising performance.
With a High-Performance Piercing Bow and re-engineered hull design, the FD92 maintains a wide beam and voluminous interiors designed by Cor D Rover.
The new FD92 features a five-stateroom layout with an on-deck master, crew quarters and a beach club.
The FD92’s tri-deck design allows for a helm, L-shaped seating, sun pad and a bar equipped with a fridge and icemaker to be positioned on the uppermost deck, which can be shaded with a bimini top.
Another inviting exterior area has been designed for the foredeck, which features a six-person jacuzzi, curved seating area, sunpads, fridge/icemaker and plenty of storage. This area, too, can be protected with a custom foredeck shade system.
Aft of the enclosed skylounge – which houses the helm station, lounge seating and a day head – the boat deck features a custom entertainment arrangement with a dinette and fully equipped bar. The tender is comfortably stowed furthest aft while underway and a custom shade system can cool the entire area.
Intended for entertaining, the aft deck has been designed to accommodate formal dining for ten with a wet bar on the starboard side and a large built-in sofa with storage aft.
The superstructure design led to a proportionate hull modification giving this yacht a 93-foot length overall, augmenting the already spacious beach club and hi/lo swim platform and watersports area.
Built with a 2,500lb capacity, the platform itself boasts yet another ingenious amenity – a separate section that rises and lowers to facilitate water access and toy-launching with ease.
Powered by twin Caterpillar C-32 ACERT engines of 1,900hp each, this first FD92 will provide her owners with a smooth ride and island-friendly draft for cruising throughout the Caribbean and the Bahamas.
The first FD92 is on schedule to arrive in the US in late October, after which she will be commissioned and delivered to her owners. A full selection of interior and exterior images will be available at that time.
A second FD92 is currently in production for delivery to the US in early 2021.