The Sixth Horizon FD85 “JULIND” Successfully Completes Sea Trials


When an Australian client visited the Horizon Yacht facilities last year, he was immediately drawn to the exterior styling of the Cor D. Rover-designed Horizon FD85. The expansive living and entertaining spaces that rival 100-foot-plus superyachts fully satisfied his needs for a party yacht and, after learning more about Horizon’s advanced technologies, craftsmanship and the FD85’s unique High Performance Piercing Bow that ensures excellent seakeeping and performance, this young client turned into an owner, deciding to build a new FD85 that was tailored to his yachting lifestyle.

The Horizon FD85 motoryacht model is a multifunctional & spacious platform for various types of entertaining. As the owner is fond of water sports, a storage area for dive gear was planned next to the garage while a tender fueling station was designed as well. In addition, a fillet table was installed on the hydraulic swim platform to easily clean and prepare fresh seafood caught by the owner. The owner also specified that the yacht be built with a helipad to easily accommodate guests traveling to and from the yacht. To facilitate this request, Horizon constructed a carbon fiber bridge hardtop to meet the structural strength required for the helipad.

Built in compliance with Australian AS/NZS power standards, this FD85 – named JULIND – has been certified to ensure a stable power supply as well as power safety throughout the vessel. Equipped with twin MAN 1,200hp engines, JULIND’s 3,480-gallon fuel capacity affords a 1,680nm range at a 10-knot cruise. She can also reach a maximum speed of 16.6 knots at half load. The owner plans to drive his new luxury yacht to her home port and will enjoy a wonderful maiden voyage aboard JULIND from Kaohsiung to Australia. We wish him safe passage and many years of memories aboard his new Horizon FD85 luxury yacht!

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