Horizon FD75 Sold to Repeat Client

Now in build, the new FD75 will feature an enclosed skylounge and a highly customized layout.

A new FD75 is now in build for a repeat Horizon owner. This is the second FD75 to be built for the American market and the first in the U.S. to showcase a Skyline configuration. Designed with the main hallmarks of the Fast Displacement Series’ entry-level model – a voluminous interior and four-stateroom layout with a semi on-deck master stateroom – this yacht boasts a highly customized layout as specified by her owner. Having previously built a 73’ skylounge motoryacht, the client returned to Horizon for the high quality and craftsmanship, as well as the yard’s attention to detail and capability for customization.

The customization begins on the main deck aft, where dedicated storage areas for items such as fishing rods and ladders have been incorporated. A custom entry door leads into the main salon, which is highlighted by a large custom sofa fitted with storage underneath and a coffee table with a lift mechanism that also offers storage. A dayhead is situated to port and the remainder of this area features a custom cabinet/bar area with a Hi/Lo television, an icemaker and wine cooler and bottle storage.

Uniquely for this model, the galley is positioned furthest forward on the main deck, thereby eliminating the standard raised pilothouse design and presenting an open-plan feel to the main deck. A custom dining table with an 18” insert accommodates interior dining adjacent to the fully equipped open galley area, which features a large island and atrium ceiling.

The owner specified a Modern Beach House design style throughout, with White Oak and Silver Oak wood accents and the furniture, stone and soft goods in a neutral color palette. Unique elements such as a wood batten design on the main deck and in the skylounge add visual interest.

The master ensuite stateroom is positioned furthest forward and accessed via a few steps down from the galley area. This space has been customized with a vanity, multiple full-height hanging lockers, a custom chaise lounge and a fold-down television above the bed. Three further ensuite staterooms are found on the lower deck and comprise a midship VIP, a single twin to port and a queen stateroom to starboard. Crew quarters including a cabin, head and mess area feature aft of the engine room.

Positioning the wheelhouse on the upper deck allowed for a re-design of this entire space, which is enclosed to comprise the helmstation, a full head and a lounge settee with dinette. A Hi/Lo cushion insert for the dinette and a sliding enclosure top for the stairwell allows this area to be used as an overflow stateroom.

Storage has been considered throughout, including on the boat deck where excess long-term storage freezers have been incorporated beneath an opening window on the boat deck.

Specified at an overall length of 73 feet to accommodate the owner’s slip requirement, this new FD75 is anticipated to deliver in the Summer of 2022, after which the owner plans to spend the time aboard cruising Florida, the Bahamas and the U.S. East Coast.

       

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