The 14th unit of the Horizon FD90 range has been launched for experienced American owners. Having upgraded from a Horizon E88, the owners have customised the 28.08-metre yacht with the team at Horizon Yachts to suit their cruising preferences. The new yacht is on track to be delivered in November. Photo: Horizon YachtPhoto: Horizon Yacht“We tried to keep all the things we liked about our Horizon E88 while incorporating the greater volume of the FD87," says the owner, who is set to cruise in the Caribbean and along the East Coast.Photo: Horizon YachtPhoto: Horizon Yacht"Although the on-deck stateroom is a staple of the FD87, we were used to having two walk-in closets in the master so we choose to keep the master midship. As we only need three staterooms, that left the forward area of the main deck available for a different purpose. In keeping with the more informal use of our vessel, the country kitchen was a logical step with room left over for an office desk," explains the owner.Photo: Horizon Yacht Photo: Horizon YachtThe country kitchen area features a built-in dinette overlooked by a skylight and is separated by a laminated glass wall. While a floating staircase connects the skylounge and the lower deck, the foredeck is completed by a large sunpad and accompanying Jacuzzi.Photo: Horizon YachtPhoto: Horizon YachtThe owner adds: "With much of the deckhouse in glass on the FD87, storage is reduced from our E88 so the walk-in pantry across the full beam of the forward bulkhead was a natural evolution. Our dogs also played into the design and Horizon made numerous modifications to keep them safe aboard while cruising. We all look forward to many adventures aboard our new FD."Photo: Horizon YachtPhoto: Horizon YachtThe owners specified a three-stateroom yacht on the lower deck with the main deck free for entertaining. The aft deck features smart storage areas, a swim platform, a wet bar and fold-down television while the skylounge includes dining and seating areas with an additional bar. The owner's pets have been allocated window ledge seats and decoration throughout the yacht is in light maple and walnut woods.
Powered by twin CAT engines of 1,136hp each, the new FD90 is set to reach a maximum speed of 17 knots.