Horizon Open House
The 2020 Horizon Open House event in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in mid January saw the release of a number of new models.
Horizon Yachts has entered the new decade in dramatic fashion, kicking off the new year with no fewer than six yacht launches. All six yachts were on display for owners, esteemed guests and international press during the biennial Horizon Open House, a three-day event held January 14-16th at the company’s facilities in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
As reported a few weeks ago in PPB e-news the new FD75 and FD102 models made their global debuts. Horizon’s Fast Displacement (FD) Series has been extremely successful since it was first unveiled at the 2016 Taiwan International Boat Show. The striking exterior profile features large sections of glass and expansive deck areas while a wide beam and innovative High Performance Piercing Bow design and hull form accommodate unparalleled volume within the interior. The FD Series has seen record sales in the last 4 years, with 20 FD Series yachts sold and delivered to clients hailing from the U.S., Australia, Europe and Asia.
Additionally, accommodations to clients’ requests for customisation have resulted in the creation of new FD models, and the series now comprises seven models spanning to the FD102 and upcoming FD125. Since the model was first announced, three FD102 yachts have been sold, with Hull 2 scheduled to deliver to her American owners this summer followed by Hull 3 in the early fall.
Accompanying the debuting FD Series yachts are the newest FD80 and FD87 launches. The latest FD80, Hull 4, features an enclosed bridge (Skyline) configuration and four-stateroom layout with an on-deck master. The most popular model in the FD Series, Hull 12 of the FD87 Skyline takes full advantage of the FD Series’ High Performance Piercing Bow and hull design and has been equipped with stabilisers for maximum performance and comfort.
Powered by twin MTU engines of 1,600hp each, this latest FD87 achieves a maximum speed of 20.1 knots.
Continuing the showcase are representatives from two of Horizon’s eight yacht series. The brand new RP100 is an extension of the RP97 model, so configured to accommodate a spacious four stateroom layout appealing to the Australian market. Rounding out the new launches is Hull 3 of the popular PC65 from the Horizon Power Catamaran Series. This spacious multi-hulled yacht features four staterooms including a full-beam, on-deck master suite with three additional staterooms comprising the lower decks.