Horizon Yachts’ Fast Displacement yacht series, penned by designer Cor D. Rover, is notable for its broad shoulders and high freeboard. These yachts carry measurable beam forward to enhance interior and exterior volume, with a wave-splitting bow design and admirable performance across a wide spectrum of speeds.
The latest launch in the series, which runs from 75 feet to 125 feet length overall, is the FD110 Tri-Deck. In profile, this yacht is nicely balanced across its three well-proportioned levels. Rover uses all available real estate not only to carry exterior lines evenly, but also to get the most out of the living and stowage spaces. Structural glass across all decks helps to lower the vessel’s profile visually while providing natural light inside.
As just one example of how large the interior feels, the salon has a whopping 87-inch TV in the after starboard quarter, and the screen seems small. Side sliding doors measuring 71 inches high provide ocean vistas from the formal dining space. Blackout curtains help control lighting and privacy.
A plush L-shaped sofa to port is accented by a tiered coffee table and several barrel chairs. Each seat has a view of the TV. Low-profile cabinetry housing the china divides the salon from the wood dining table that seats 10 on high-back, swivel chairs. With an open design concept, the entire area is airy, welcoming and set up for entertaining.
The interior is contemporary and warm, aided in part by washed wenge wood with oak and walnut accents. Want something different? The builder offers owners a high level of customization when it comes to woods, finishes, furnishings and the like.
Forward, the galley can be closed off during provisioning and meal prep, and then opened for service. That means closing not only the doorways, but also the center counter facing the salon, where an actuated opaque glass wall can be raised and lowered. Eight fridge and freezer drawers, along with a full-height refrigerator, allow plenty of space for provisions for extended voyages. A Miele four-burner cooktop and convection oven, a Wolf microwave and a dishwasher are here, with stowage that includes a 78-inch-high pullout pantry. A center island adds counter space for prep and plating.
An on-deck master stateroom is forward with a centerline king berth, a starboard sofa and, to port, a lighted vanity that doubles as a desk. This space is a whisper-quiet escape from the crowd. Rectangular side windows flank the berth, bringing in natural light and providing unobstructed ocean views. Forward is the his-and-hers head with a central rain shower.
Guest accommodations include four staterooms belowdecks that are accessed by a single staircase and foyer. Mirrored VIP staterooms with queen berths are amidships with 32-inch TVs and en suite heads. Hullside windows with portholes allow light into the lower deck. Stowage is in drawers, vanities, walk-in closets and nightstands.
The guest stateroom to port has twin berths that slide together for couples, an en suite head and a 32-inch flat-screen TV. A VIP guest stateroom is in the forepeak with a queen berth and an en suite head.
There are options for the stateroom locations, as well as crew quarters. Crew spaces can be abaft the engine room or forward of the guest staterooms, which means removing the VIP. In either configuration, there’s a captain’s cabin and two twin-berth cabins for crew, all en suite. Another nice touch is the yacht’s separate laundry room with a Miele washer and dryer, counter space for folding, and stowage for supplies.
The seemingly endless-space concept hits stride on the yacht’s aft deck. Surrounding a teak dining table are a transom bench seat and three cushioned sofas. A two-tiered bar with twin fixed bar stools to starboard is an elegant inclusion.
Up in the pilothouse on the sky-lounge deck, three Stidd helm chairs allow the captain and crew, or guests, to keep eyes on the operations. The helm console has four 24-inch Garmin GPSMap multifunction displays, Simrad autopilot, two Garmin VHF radios, PTZ cameras and more. Side doors lead to the deck wing stations for docking. Abaft the helm seats is a sofa for more guests to enjoy the bird’s-eye view of the surroundings.
Abaft the pilothouse—which can be closed off with pocket doors and a high-low privacy screen—is the sky lounge. Relaxing on the L-shaped sofa or barrel chairs, guests will find a cozy space for an afternoon nap or to catch the game on the 55-inch TV. A wine chiller is here, along with a unit housing a fridge, a freezer, an ice maker and a sink. A day head is in the after corner.
Out the aft doors is yet another lounge area with a sofa and a table, and room for personal watercraft on dedicated cradles. For more water-toy space, there is a 2,500-pound-capacity hydraulic swim platform, as well as a 2,500-pound davit. To make room for all that gear and tender management, Horizon put the hot tub forward of the pilothouse. Guests can relax under the sun on U-shaped settees or oversize sun pads with an awning for shade.
The top deck is dedicated to entertaining. A round sun pad is forward, with an L-shaped sofa under the integrated radar arch and hardtop. An after sun pad is set up for additional guests. A wet bar with a fridge and an ice maker reduces the number of trips below for refreshments.
When it comes to performance, the FD110 is powered by twin 1,900 hp Caterpillar C32A diesel engines that propel its 348,330 pounds up to 18.6 knots at wide open. Cruising at 14 knots, the engines burn 100 gph, providing an effective range of 763 nautical miles. The fast-displacement design lets the FD110 cruise comfortably between 8 and 16 knots. At 16 knots, range is about 600 nm. At 10 knots, the FD110 has an effective range of more than 2,000 nm. Dial it back to 8 knots, and the range jumps to more than 3,000 nm.
With striking lines, impressive spaces, efficient operation and a high level of customization, the Horizon FD110 Tri-Deck can take owners anywhere they want to point the bow, in comfort and luxury.
If owners prefer a different look and layout, Horizon offers the FD110 in a Skyline option. That version has an enclosed pilothouse and no upper deck. The overall displacement is reduced by about 20,000 pounds, and draft goes from 5 feet, 11 inches in the Tri-Deck version to 5 feet, 9 inches in the Skyline.
Ready for Fun
Geared for owners who are active in watersports, or for a similar charter program, the FD110 can handle an array of toys: personal watercraft, paddleboards, underwater scooters and more. Access to the water is via the hydraulic swim platform, making it easy to jump on the toys and go.
A Hull of a Boat
Horizon’s bow design, called the High Performance Piercing Bow, doesn’t just push the water away; it slices through it. This feature, along with the hybrid hull shape and prop-tunnel design, improves the FD110’s fuel efficiency and range of cruising speeds.
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