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Horizon FD85 to attend the Cannes Yachting Festival


Horizon FD85 2nd hullThe second hull of Horizon Yacht’s new 26-metre model Horizon FD85, specifically tailored for the European market,  has been completed and will have its European première at the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival (September 12th to 17th).

The yacht has been developed as a collaboration between world-renowned yacht designer Cor D. Rover and Horizon’s in-house naval architecture team. This 85’ fast displacement motoryacht provides superior cruising capabilities, while offering living and entertaining spaces comparable to much larger yachts.

Striking in appearance thanks to her uniquely designed exterior styling, the new FD85 incorporates an advanced hull form, called the High Performance Piercing Bow (HPPB). The HPPB design allows for excellent sea-keeping capabilities at both slow and high speeds and, when augmented by the yacht’s stabilization system, affords an extremely comfortable cruising experience.

The FD85’s innovative interior layout was designed to maximize the yacht’s volume and make the most of her 7-metre beam: a variety of areas for entertainment and relaxation are available onboard thanks to a clever arrangement of indoor spaces.

The main salon is flooded by natural light thanks to large floor-to-ceiling windows, which immediately convey a sense of being at one with the outdoors through amazingly panoramic views. The master stateroom, too, designed to maximize the views and natural light afforded by the exterior styling, features extra-wide windows and a skylight. Four more staterooms below continue the bright and airy feel.

Creative use of space is a major theme of the Horizon FD85, and hull two features an open bridge designed to maximize outdoor entertainment. This area includes a hardtop roof with a retractable sunroof, a helm station, L-shaped settee, BBQ grill and a wet bar with four bar stools. A Jacuzzi tub and 46” lift-up television invite guests to relax and enjoy the view in a space that can be easily shaded with a sun awning. On the main deck, an abundance of aft deck space, great visibility, and an inviting seating area for 10-12 people greet guests who board the Horizon FD85.

The European version of the Horizon FD85 motoryacht is equipped with twin MAN 1200hp engines and a fuel capacity of 3,480 gallons. Her top speed is estimated at 16.5 knots and she offers a 1,262nm range at an 11-knot cruise. Stabilizers, a hi-lo swim platform, gangway and a full complement of standard equipment to ensure safe cruising further enhance the overall yachting experience aboard this new FD85. Unique and intentional in design, the multi-functional and user-friendly aspects of the Horizon FD85 fast displacement motoryacht ensure she is a performance yacht as well as a playground for owners to enjoy a variety of lifestyles.

The new hull of the FD85 will be found at the Cannes Yachting Festival September12th-17th, at the Horizon Yachts stand: SYE222 on land and SYE035 in water.