Horizon Yachts launches owner-operator-inspired FD series concept

Horizon Yachts has announced the latest concept in its FD Series of yachts, the FD77 Skyline. Following the lines of her larger sisters, the new 23-metre (77-foot) pocket superyacht was specifically designed to appeal to active owner-operators.

Building on the success of its Fast Displacement series - which debuted in the US with the FD85 at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - the yard and designer Cor D. Rover have once again partnered to collaborate on the new design.

The new FD77 Skyline joins the FD85, FD87 Skyline, FD 102 Skyline and the FD 125 Skyline to add to the current FD series line up. The FD series has been extremely well received by the global market since it first debuted in 2016, with 11 FD85 motoryachts sold to clients worldwide.

In keeping with the design ethos of the FD series, Cor D. Rover opted for the FD77 to retain the same styling and spacious characteristics of her larger sisters, wrapped in a compact package that affords ease of operation and excellent seakeeping capabilities.

When complete, the FD77 will feature large windows, an expansive 7-metre beam, a striking exterior profile and the High Performance Piercing Bow (HPPB) hull design.

The FD77 will be available in an open flybridge or enclosed bridge version. The main deck boasts impressive interior volume, with unique sections of floor-to-ceiling windows from the saloon forward into the master stateroom.

To further enhance to openness of the pocket superyacht, she also offers a sliding glass door to starboard in the main saloon with access to the exterior walkway leading to the forward deck.

The lower deck boasts three additional staterooms, including two VIP rooms that echo the feeling of spaciousness found throughout. Other key features of the FD77 include a large beach club at sea level and a full head and additional cabin or crew space.

Powered by twin CAT C18As of 1136hp each, hull one of the FD77 is currently in production for the American market and is expected to debut at the Palm Beach Boat Show and Miami Boat Show. Hulls two and three are intended for the European and Australian markets respectively.

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