Horizon’s New FD110 Superyacht Offers Sumptuous and Spacious Interior


There are no two ways to put it. Horizon’s FD series – the latest iteration is the FD110 Tri-Deck, which we visited at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show – never had the type of lines that make most people swoon. FDs are boxy, pluggy and tall, an English mastiff in a world that historically favors greyhounds. And its designer, Cor D. Rover, is the first to agree.

“One of my favorite stories about the FD series is that eight years ago when the line was first launched, a customer came up to me and said, ‘Oh, you es Cor, the designer? Well, you’ve designed an ugly boat,” Rover laughs. “Then he got on board and ended up buying two.”

The main living area is open concept with strong natural light.

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Why this change of mind? This answer is easy. The same bullish lines that rock the FDs from the outside also give them a measure of interior volume with proportionate comfort that’s quite remarkable.

The FD110 is the largest in the line (although a 125 is currently in the design phase), and it’s massive. The three-deck design emphasizes large spaces outside, starting with the social area on the sky-deck, with lounges and a sunbed. Below, sociability becomes oversized: the cockpit lounge has a drop-down sun visor, a drop-down TV and a bar with two integrated bar stools to starboard.

The new Horizon FD110 has an exceptional interior volume but the exterior is also magnificent.

The design team made excellent use of areas like the foredeck that are often overlooked. Note the jacuzzi in front of the lounges.

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The foredeck saloon has the required sundeck and a removable awning, and also has the option of a Jacuzzi. It’s a smart, out-of-the-way place to put one of the yacht’s most private features. Finally, a huge flying bridge gapes aft of the wheelhouse and houses an outdoor dining table, propane grill and a Steelhead Marine CT2500 davit for tender launching duties. (Other water toys can be stored on a hydraulic swim platform that can raise up to ten inches to keep everything dry during the ride.)

Inside, the main salon is open plan and surrounded by large windows, with a dining area. The yacht has four cabins on the lower deck. The forepeak VIP benefits from the added volume of a beam that carries well forward, while two mirrored guest cabins amidships would pass for VIPs on most yachts with this LOA.

The new Horizon FD110 has an exceptional interior volume but the exterior is also magnificent.

The forward master suite has luxury features like cedar lined overhead lockers and heated towel rails.

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The main deck master is rare a cabin on a 110ft (actually the boat is 111’6″). It has a flush platform, without any stairs. The full-beam design, with large side windows, also includes unusual features such as ceiling-to-sole suspended lockers, lined with cedar and heated towel rails in the bathroom. Overhead lockers underline the yacht’s potential for long-term habitability, while heated towel rails add a nice touch of luxury and comfort.

If you can swallow the FD110’s outer appearance, you’ll quickly discover its inner beauty. “It’s not the kind of yacht that slips into a harbor and people point and say, ‘Oh, I love that boat,'” says Rover. “It’s a ship that people need to get on board. So they’ll say, ‘Oh I love this boat.‘”


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