New Horizon FD87 Skyline has Launched

New Horizon FD87 Skyline has Launched
Another Horizon FD Series yacht has launched and will soon be delivered to her American owners. Configured with an enclosed skylounge, the FD87 Skyline is the 20th FD Series yacht sold in less than three years.

The new FD87 is the first Horizon build for the experienced owners, who were drawn to the Cor D.Rover-designed FD Series by the amount of volume this design affords in comparison to traditional motor yachts.

The owners also appreciated the opportunity to customise their yacht to suit their lifestyle and, while they were originally seeking a bigger yacht, they found the space offered within theFD87 Skyline met their requests with ease.The new FD87 Skyline features five spacious staterooms, including a full-beam on-deck master suite in which the owner specified a full-beam his-and-hers ensuite–the first of its kind aboard an FD87.

Crew quarters for four are situated aft of the engine room, next to the fully equipped beach club with aHi/Lo swim platform which the owners had upgraded to accommodate 2,500lbs. On the main deck, a large aft deck lounging area leads into the main salon, which features full-height windows and emphasises the yacht’s 23’ 3” beam. Here the owners specified light anegre as the mainwood to maintain a light, open feel, while stitched leather paneling creates an atmosphere of elegance.

A walnut sole in a beautiful herringbone pattern perfectly complements the hi-gloss walnut accents and Cambria Brittanicca gold quartz surfaces in the salon. The salon’s seating area comprises an L-shaped settee and freestanding chairs around a convertible coffee table with a custom compass rose inlay.

A dayhead situated aft serves both the interior and exterior areas. Forward, a unique convertible dining table with a diamond pattern design selected by the owners expands to seat eight for formal dining between the salon and galley. When not in use, the table folds over the storage buffet in an ingenious design that creates multiple seating areas and a breakfast bar served by the galley.

Four en suite guest staterooms are situated on the lower deck, and include mirrored queen-size VIPs amidships, a convertible twin to port and a fourth queen-size VIP in the bow. Furthest aft, the spacious beach club offers a bar with stools, L-shaped settee and cooktop area.

This build features an enclosed skylounge with a smaller footprint than other FD Series Skyline yachts, so as to accommodate a larger exterior boat deck with an indoor/outdoor entertaining area and tender storage aft. The al fresco space is protected by sliding glass enclosures to either side and is fitted with aU-shaped dinette, a large bar area with stools and a BBQ grill and chest freezer.

The Hi/Lo tables serving the dinette convert into a full dining table, and sunshades can extend protection to the aft open-air portion of the boat deck. On the foredeck, a large U-shaped settee faces two cocktail tables and the large sunpad for three.

This area can also be shaded with awnings and offers refrigeration and an icemaker for added convenience.

Sporting a custom light grey hull requested by her owners, the latest FD87 Skyline is powered by twinCAT C32 diesels of 1,600hp each and fitted with ZeroSpeed stabilisation.

She will be delivered to her new owners this month.