Horizon Yachts debuts 85-foot motoryacht

Horizon Yachts said the new Horizon FD85 fast displacement motoryacht was added to the company’s luxury yacht lineup.
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Taiwanese builder Horizon Yachts said the new Horizon FD85 fast displacement motoryacht was added to the company’s luxury yacht lineup.

Developed by yacht designer Cor D. Rover and Horizon’s in-house naval architecture team, the Horizon FD85 features a vertical bow design, which thethe builder said has been tested with computational fluid dynamics. The bow design not only offers the desired fast displacement performance criteria, but also increased hull volume for 25 percent more spacious living spaces, including a five-guest stateroom layout, Horizon said.

Built with twin CAT C18 1136-hp engines, the new Horizon FD85 performs high efficiency from a slow cruise of 10 knots to a faster cruise of 16 knots, ensuring a more comfortable and versatile use of operating speeds.

“We specifically chose to focus on a hull form for the FD85 that affords flexible cruise speeds without compromising performance,” Horizon Yachts CEO John Lu said in a statement.

“We also wanted this new model to incorporate modern exterior styling, tremendous interior volume and innovative features. Cor and his team were the perfect fit for collaborating with Horizon’s in-house teams and together we have developed an advanced fast displacement yacht that blends cutting-edge design with truly usable living and entertaining spaces comparable to most 100-foot-plus yachts.”

The FD85 has just completed one of her main construction stages, joining the hull and superstructure, and is scheduled to debut next year at the March 10-13 Taiwan International Boat Show in Kaohsiung.

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