Tuesday, October 20

Horizon Launches Large New “Entry-Level” FD75

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Horizon has launched its new FD75, the entry-level model in its Fast Displacement series. Powered by twin 1,136-hp CATs, the FD75 hits a top speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

Designed to be an owner/operator yacht, the FD75 has four cabins and three heads, a pilothouse and a flybridge, and a large full-beam master stateroom on the main level. It also has an unusual amount of interior volume, which was the goal of Dutch designer Cor D. Rover, who worked with Horizon to create the yacht.

Horizon says the most significant aspect of its FD series, which now has seven models up to 125 feet, is the hull, with the company’s proprietary High Performance Piercing Bow design. The hybrid hull has a hard chine at the bow to increase lift and then a soft chine running aft to reduce resistance. A tunnel aft also reduces resistance while decreasing draft.

Rover designed the interior of the new Horizon to provide the maximum possible amount of functional living and entertaining space, with a modern flair and many options for owner customization. The main deck has full-height side windows and a folding glass bulkhead leading aft. The company uses freestanding furniture in the salon so each owner can select what he or she wants there.

The master stateroom has panoramic views from the main deck; it also has a king-sized bed, a vanity table, a sofa, a TV that drops down from the ceiling, and a hotel-sized head and shower. The other staterooms are below, on the accommodations deck.

The guest cabin to port has two single berths that can slide together to form a double, plus a Pullman-style berth. The cabin on the starboard side has a single berth with storage drawer and a hanging locker. Those two cabins share a head. The VIP is forward with a queen berth and an en suite head.

The FD75 has a raised pilothouse for a lower helm station, plus an open fly bridge. In hull number one of this series, the galley is forward in the salon; in hull number two the galley is aft, and the pilothouse is moved to the port side a bit.

Horizon has been building yachts in Taiwan for  more than 30 years, and it emphasizes that it can customize them to serve each owner’s plans.

Specs.: LOA: 75’0”; Beam: 20’4”; Draft: 5’7”; Disp.: 147,709 lbs.; Fuel: 2,400 gals.; Water: 300 gals.; Power: 2×1,136-hp CAT C18 ACERT diesels. Read more:





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