The fast displacement motoryacht built by Horizon Yachts offers 25% more hull volume than other vessels in the 24m rule, the Dutch yacht design studio explains.
Cor D. Rover, the Dutch yacht design studio that pencilled the FD85 — fast displacement motoryacht built by Horizon Yachts — has revealed that this 25.9m project offers 25% more hull volume than other vessels in the 24m rule (CE classification).
The first FD85 was built on spec and sold to a Japanese owner following her debut at the Taiwan Boat Show 2016.
Commenting on the project, Cor D. Rover marketing director Jan van der Pas says: “The highlights of this project is the huge volume and yet remain in the 24mm rule. Besides there is no compromise between outside space and inside space. Both are unbelievable.”
With a full-beam king master stateroom, two VIP queen staterooms and two twin quest staterooms below deck this yacht provides five en suite guest staterooms. The crew quarters are found just forward of the engine room.
The first FD85 was designed with lower glass windows and the first built was accomplished with floor-to-ceiling glass windows in the main salon and formal dining room as well as the master stateroom. The pilothouse is equipped with an integrated instruments panel, L shaped seats and large windows for optimal views.
For the outdoor spaces, Cor D. Rover and Horizon Yachts focused on both function and entertainment when designing the FD85. The twin staircases from the aft deck to the flybridge provide a stylish design feature that is also practical, the Dutch firm explains.
Cor D. Rover says that to achieve flexible cruise speeds without compromising performance the design focused specifically on the hull.
To suit worldwide market’s preferences, the choice for engines is flexible. The FD85 is now performed with twin CAT C18 1136HP engines, that gives a high efficiency from a slow cruise of 10 knots to a faster cruise of 16 knots.
Dutch yacht design studio Cor D. Rover has been working with Horizon Yachts for 7-8 years now. The relationship started with the 31m (102ft) RP series and continues with the fast trawler line.
We have a relationship with Horizon for 7-8 years now. We start with the 102 ft RP serie and now on a fast trawler line.
Jan van der Pas told SB that Horizon Yachts is currently working on the construction of hull #2 of the FD85 and that the Taiwan-based shipyard is close to sign more orders.
“We are working on a smaller version [of the FD85] with the owner on the maindeck. The project is quite a challenge because in this case a bigger yacht is easier. Horizon will continue to invest in new markets and the smaller one will be very interesting for Europe,” he concludes.