Meet the Horizon FD77, Omega 45 and Sunseeker Predator 50

Three new builds should have the yachting crowd whipped into a frenzy.

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Technohull’s new flagship, the Omega 45, is scheduled to debut at this month’s Miami International Boat Show.Technohull

Technohull says the Omega 45 can hit 74 knots

This new flagship for the Greek shipyard is available with inboard or outboard engines — but really, who wants to turn down the “radical option” of quad 400 hp power plants and a top-end of 74 knots? With that engine package, this boat’s cruising speed is expected to be 48 knots, which is, of course, faster than many boats go at wide-open throttle. As you can see below, a T-top shades the center console, and there are what the builder calls “shockproof” seats for handling all the wear and tear on hips and spines that come with zipping across the open water at such high speeds.

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You can’t see it, even on board, but a Bose entertainment system with Apple TV and Blu-ray is ready to rock ’n’ roll this salon.Horizon Yachts

Horizon's FD77 has a customizable interior

The Horizon FD77 motoryacht is expected to make her debut at the Palm Beach International Boat Show in March. The FD77 will become the smallest model in the builder’s Fast Displacement line and is intended to be cruised by owner-operators. Designer Cor D. Rover, who is known for his work on superyachts, coordinated with Horizon on the design, which includes larger-yacht styling features such as the sole-to-ceiling windows shown in the photograph below. There’s a main-deck master stateroom, with three guest staterooms belowdecks.

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Sunseeker’s Predator models are as long as 74 feet. This is the entry-level 50, expected to premiere at the Miami Yacht Show.Sunseeker

Sunseeker's Predator 50 can cruise open or closed

The hardtop roof on Sunseeker’s Predator 50 can be fully opened or closed, which should mean comfortable cruising no matter what the weather brings. All of the glazing you see in the photo below brings natural light into the two standard staterooms. (A third, with bunks, is ­optional for families cruising with kids.) And the guy standing aft in the photo? He’s near the beach club, which has an optional barbecue, overhead shower and fold-down transom seating. Also aft is the Predator 50’s garage, which can stow a Williams Turbojet 325 tender.