Living Large at Palm Beach
Three FD Series yachts showcased high volume and high style at the Horizon Yachts display March 23 – 26, 2023.
The commanding sight of the FD Series Issimo alongside the main dock caused heads to turn and inspired photo ops at the 2023 Palm Beach International Boat Show. Held March 23 – 26, the annual show drew over 55,000 visitors from around the world to the city of West Palm Beach, Florida, to check out the latest marine-related products, water toys and equipment accompanying the year’s best boats and yachts – from center consoles to superyachts.
Situated in its usual prominent position at the entrance of Ramp 2, Horizon Yachts displayed three new FD Series yachts: a brand new FD80, a customized FD Skyline Issimo and the first FD110 Tri Deck, Freedom.
One of the FD Series’ most popular models, the Horizon FD80 won the hearts of visitors with its spacious high-volume design, four-stateroom layout, enclosed skylounge, generous beach club, crew quarters and plentiful deck areas and amenities. This is the first FD80 model in the U.S. to feature an open galley design, which further adds to the feeling of openness onboard. She is also the first FD80 to be fitted with Caterpillar 1,600hp engines and the Garmin Surround View six-camera “Birdseye” system.
Named Issimo, the FD Skyline on display commemorated her owners’ Italian heritage with an owner-specific design throughout that was very well received by all who stepped aboard. The owners selected a four-stateroom layout to allow for the signature on-deck master suite with three large VIP cabins as well as a spacious custom laundry and storage room on the lower deck. Additional modifications include the incorporation of a wet bar in lieu of the standard staircase on the starboard side of the aft deck as well as a full bar, L-shaped seating and dining and Jacuzzi tub on the boat deck aft of the enclosed skylounge.
Bookending the Horizon Yachts showcase was the first FD110 Tri Deck, Freedom. This voluminous build features five ensuite staterooms including an on-deck master suite, a spacious laundry room and crew quarters for six. An enclosed skylounge enhances the interior guest spaces while the exterior deck areas offer the space of a much larger build. From the aft deck dining area to the foredeck with its large Jacuzzi tub, to the sprawling boat deck and inviting tri-deck entertainment space, this FD110 is dedicated to enjoying life on the water. This particular yacht is in fact an extremely popular charter yacht through Horizon’s partner charter program with Yacht Connexion.
During the annual Friday night cocktail party, Horizon clients old and new stopped by to say hello and tour the new yachts on display and chat about future design plans.
“The Palm Beach show brought a lot of attention to our three FD Series yachts on display while generating quite a bit of interest in our larger FD125 design,” says Horizon Yacht USA Director Roger Sowerbutts. “The tri-deck FD110 Freedom is quite successful in our partner charter program and as such drew a lot of inquiries as well.”
Horizon Yachts plans another stunning display for the 2024 Palm Beach International Boat Show, which will be held March 21 – 24, 2024.