January 20, 2018

New Model: Horizon FD87 Skyline

Horizon Yachts is pleased to announce that the new FD87 Skyline a revolutionary enclosed bridge motoryacht based on the FD85 design has just completed her launch testing and has debuted this week at the 2018 Horizon Yachts Open House, in Taiwan.  Horizon FD87 Skyline has been customized to suit her U.S. owners, from the interior layout and design to her numerous exterior entertaining areas. She features Horizon’s advanced hull form design, dubbed the High Performance Piercing Bow HPPB; this hull design allows for excellent sea keeping at both slow and high speeds and, when augmented by her stabilization system, affords a sublimely comfortable cruising experience.  To ensure the performance and safety expected of all Horizon yachts, every build is subjected to a rigorous series of tests at the dry dock and in the test tank prior to sea trials. The leak test ensures the yacht is completely watertight by simulating conditions during a monsoon, using thousands of gallons of water to shower the yacht from various angles for over two hours. While in the dry dock, Horizon’s well-trained technicians will assess every detail of this latest build; these tests include checking all boat systems under both light and full loads as well as running the yacht’s engines, generators, and other mechanical equipment for several days at a time. Professional technicians from various departments will check the yacht’s mechanical, electrical, electronic and hydraulic systems, and the gear loading of the dinghy is tested while in dry dock to ensure stable and smooth operation.  All of these tests are performed in advance of the sea trials that include speed circle turning, emergency stern propulsion, and full-power endurance tests; analysis of on-board frequency and harmonics; and the testing of all major equipment and fire-fighting systems. Horizon believe that a comprehensive testing process for each yacht build is critical to ensure consistency and quality, and are committed to delivering not only a beautiful luxury yacht, but the best cruising experience to every yacht owner.
Technical Data:
LOA - 27.45 m (90.1ft)
Waterline Length - 23.7 m
Beam - 7.07 m
Draft - 1.65 m
Displacement - 95 t
Fuel Capacity - 13170 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Max Persons - 14
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, three/four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 1136hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Project - Cor D.Rover, Horizon Design Team