on 10 Feb 2023
The Taiwanese producer’s second tri-deck FD100 yacht has been thoughtfully designed for multi-generational entertainment both onboard and on the water.
The launch represents the first Horizon yacht build for American clients, with the owners working closely with the Horizon Yacht USA team to incorporate a design that maximised the potential for entertaining on the water.
The five-stateroom yacht is the second tri-deck FD100 sold after the model concept was introduced at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and its layout has been customized to suit the owners’ lifestyles throughout.
Accessed via a Besenzoni three-stage passerelle to port, the spacious aft deck features a large seating area with a pedestal table, an electric fold-down 65-inch television to port, a full bar with two fixed barstools to starboard, and plentiful storage. Catering to an owner that’s an avid angler, four fishing rod holders have been incorporated into this area, while a Dometic Eskimo fishbox ice system and a dedicated cabinet for fishing gear have been incorporated into the yacht’s beach club.
The main salon offers a comfortable lounging area and extra seating with an L-shaped sofa and a dayhead aft. Beyond, the dining area boasts a modern rectangular Rhiannon chandelier and a large table for ten while the spacious, fully equipped galley includes a small seating area and occupies the port side of the main deck forward. A retractable glass partition featuring a splash ink motif creates privacy between the dining and the galley. A built-in, full-height Thermador wine cooler with glass storage is positioned to starboard.
A hallmark of the FD Series, the full-beam master stateroom of the Horizon FD100 is situated furthest forward on this deck and features a large his-and-hers ensuite and ample closet space. A floating staircase graced by a marbled plaster feature wall accesses both the bridge deck above and the lower deck accommodations, where four further ensuite staterooms comprise three queen-size VIPs and a convertible twin. Crew quarters for six and a private crew mess are situated aft of the engine room.
Within the spacious beach club, the owners specified a bar as well as dedicated storage for two Montague M-E1 bikes and dive gear, while dive compressors are incorporated into the starboard stairs that lead to the 2,500lb hydraulic swim platform.
The customization aboard the new Horizon Yachts tri-deck FD100 is most evident within the enclosed skylounge, which the owners customised with an entertainment console housing an 85-inch television positioned just aft of the wheelhouse to provide privacy and separation between the crew and guest spaces. The guest area features a day head and a curved bar facing a large L-shaped settee with a pedestal table, while the bridge deck aft houses a Jacuzzi with a counter bar and stools and space for tender and toy storage furthest aft.
The lounging and entertaining continue on the foredeck, which offers additional seating and sunbathing opportunities shaded by sun awnings. The owners customized the uppermost deck by eliminating the helm station to create an enviable al fresco dining area with a table that expands to seat ten, a buffet, a wet bar, seating and sunpads.
The experienced Florida-based owners, who plan to cruise the Abacos islands in the Bahamas, also requested numerous additional details to enable efficient and comfortable cruising and living. These included an aft deck camera to monitor the towed tender while underway, additional outlets on the swim platform stairs and bridge deck aft to charge the electric PWCs, and additional HDMI connections for interactive video games displayed on the 85-inch television. To set the mood for entertainment, the owners also installed a Quick Marine Lighting system that controls all exterior RGB lights, while 22 Lumishore underwater lights enhance the overall effect. horizonyachtusa.com