Taiwanese boatbuilder Horizon Yachts has launched its first FD102 superyacht for American owners.
Hull No 2 of the 32m fast-displacement vessel is on schedule to arrive in Ft Lauderdale in June and will make its debut at the 2020 Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show in late October.
Christened To-Kalon, after the owners’ previous vessel, the FD102 is the couple’s first build with Horizon. Dutch designer Cor D Rover introduced the owners to Horizon and the FD Series, and worked alongside them as they customised their build.
To-Kalon can accommodate 10 guests in five staterooms, including a full-beam, on-deck master. It boasts a sleek profile that belies her impressive interior volume – one of the hallmarks of the FD Series – and features numerous customisations throughout.
The most significant layout modification the owners requested was a semi-enclosed flybridge with sliding glass windows that allows the majority of the upper deck to function as an indoor/outdoor space. Just aft of the fully enclosed pilothouse, a U-shaped seating area opposite a dayhead and full bar with fixed bar stools is protected from the elements under the hard top.
The deck area aft is fitted with an extendable dining table for up to 12, a BBQ and a Jacuzzi tub for six with a bar counter and fixed stools. This portion of the deck is easily shaded by an electric retractable awning. Situating the tender storage on the bow and removing the starboard staircase from the aft deck to the flybridge further maximised this space.
The main deck aft greets visitors with a seating area. A bar, storage and television area is situated to starboard in lieu of a second staircase to the upper deck. The owners also specified curved opening glass doors to the main salon and positioned the interior dining area aft to take advantage of the views and al fresco ambience. Here, the round table for six can be extended to seat 10 beneath a custom circular light fixture.
The galley was another important space for the owners, who customised the layout to suit their needs and commissioned professional-grade appliances. They also specified a carved design in opaque glass for the Hi/Lo partition separating the galley from the salon.