Making its debut at the Palm Beach boat show in March, the Horizon FD87 Skyline has more than just a high-riding profile. Based on Horizon’s earlier FD85 launch, the tall, blue Horizon also has about 25 percent more internal volume than most yachts its size. The boat has a range of 1,780 miles at 10 knots with its twin 1,136 hp Caterpillar C18 engines. It will hit a top speed of 16 knots. The FD87 also has the ability to cruise anywhere, either in air-conditioned comfort or with the heat on full blast due to its enclosed upper bridge rather than the yard’s standard raised-pilothouse design. This space also serves as a saloon, with a bar and three stools in the center, long lounge to starboard, and chair and desk on the port side. The owner didn’t give up any outdoor amenities: Behind this area is an exterior deck, with a large hot tub in the center.
The interior boasts large glass walls in the saloon and master suite, high ceilings, and openings on the back deck and the portside walkway. The designers made good use of the boat’s wide 23-foot beam, creating the largest beach club for a yacht this size. The club overlooks the extended swim platform and has a bar and stools, not to mention a television, fridge, icemaker, and sink. A lounge fills up the other side of the room. Despite the enclosed bridge, Skyline has exceptional outer social areas, including the lower cockpit, which has four lounges for alfresco dining, and the foredeck, a massive social area that includes lounges and sunbeds, and wide walkways to accommodate spectacular soirees on the sea.