Southern Boating

Horizon FD 85

Designer Cor D. Rover considered what he calls “the client of tomorrow” when conceiving Horizon’s fast displacement range, including the FD 85: “Someone who wants to be outside and close to nature.”

For the first FD 85 (85′ 3″ LOA, 23′ 3″ beam), he borrowed space from the salon to make the aft deck extra-large. Inside, he designed floor-to-ceiling windows with cut-out bulwarks on deck to give unobstructed views. Volume is maximized throughout thanks to the wide beam and plumb bow. In the model’s U.S. debut, Hull No. 3 will be on display with an on-deck master and four guest staterooms—dressed in warm anigre and walnut—and powered by twin 1,600-hp Caterpillar C32 ACERTs.

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