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Horizon delivers 28m Crowned Eagle to American racing car driver Sandy Satullo

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Written by
Parisa Hashempour

The new yacht Crowned Eagle arrived in the U.S. recently to be delivered to the famous sports racing car driver Sandy Satullo and his partner Sandra Novaes during a christening ceremony at the Hall of Fame Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

As Horizon’s latest FD92 is the FD series, Crowned Eagle is the first tri-deck design and features both an interior pilothouse and an open flybridge – a custom configuration requested by the owners. Crowned Eagle yacht cruisingPhoto: Horizon YachtThe 28.36-metre Horizon FD92 tri-Deck yacht was built in 2020 by Horizon and is the seventeenth hull of her model. She features an exterior design by Cor D. Rover and an interior by Cor D. Rover. Crowned Eagle is the first Horizon built for the experienced American owners. Crowned Eagle yacht cruisingPhoto: Horizon YachtsCrowned Eagle can sleep up to 10 guests taken care of by a crew of four. The new FD92 features a five-stateroom layout with a master, plus crew quarters and a beach club. Outfitted in light satin oak with high-gloss dark walnut accents, the main deck is laid out in the traditional configuration, with the main saloon aft and formal dining and galley amidships. A formal dining area is forward, followed by a galley that can be separated from the saloon via privacy doors and a hi/lo glass partition.Crowned Eagle yacht wheelhousePhoto: Horizon YachtIn the forward master stateroom, the owners incorporated a his-and-hers en-suite as well as dual hanging lockers and storage. A custom backlit headboard and soffit design was also specified for this area. Highlighted with a satin white oak finish, the lower deck houses three queen-size en-suite staterooms as well as a convertible twin en-suite with a Pullman berth. The engine room, crew quarters and beach club are positioned aft of the guest accommodations. The crew area has been designed with a double captain’s cabin and a second cabin with a fixed bunk and Pullman berth.
Crowned Eagle yacht stateroomPhoto: Horizon YachtCrowned Eagle yacht stateroomPhoto: Horizon YachtThe owners also requested several custom Art Deco-inspired pieces, such as a walnut dining room table for ten with curved, hand-carved legs, a custom side table in the main saloon, a bespoke dining table on the aft deck and leather headboards in the lower-deck VIP staterooms.Crowned Eagle yacht stateroomPhoto: Horizon YachtCrowned Eagle yacht stateroomPhoto: Horizon YachtAft of the enclosed skylounge, which houses the helm station, guests will find lounge seating facing a retractable television, dayhead, desk area and custom ottoman or coffee table – the boat deck features a custom arrangement with an L-shaped dinette and a backlit Corian bar with stools, icemaker, refrigeration, sink, BBQ, commercial freezer and storage. The tender is stowed furthest aft while underway and the entire area can be cooled by a custom shade system. The aft deck has been designed to accommodate formal dining for ten at the custom walnut table. There is also a wet bar on the starboard side and a large built-in sofa with storage aft.Crowned Eagle yacht cruisingPhoto: Horizon YachtsPowered by twin Caterpillar C-32 ACERT engines of 1,900hp each, this FD92 yacht will provide her owners with a smooth ride and island-friendly draft for cruising throughout the Caribbean and The Bahamas.Crowned Eagle yacht cruisingPhoto: Horizon Yachts“Production builders may say they will work with you to personalise your boat, but in the end you only have a couple of choices and can give limited input. Horizon is truly a custom builder,” says the owner, Sandy Satullo. Satullo and his partner, Sandra Novaes, made all the broad decisions regarding the boat’s design and interior first with Horizon Yacht USA’s office in West Palm Beach, followed by two trips to the yard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan to work with the on-site design centre on the finer details and customisations.

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