One of the first words we all learn is “no.” It’s meant to teach us boundaries. In the yachting world, customers sometimes hear “no” because a builder doesn’t want to do things different. That’s not the case at Horizon Yachts, however. In fact, according to Travis Fox, who with his family owns the new Horizon Skyline, “I don’t remember Horizon ever saying no.” Attracted to the FD85, the Foxes asked if changes—aesthetic as well as structural—were possible. Horizon not only agreed, but decided the ideas were so good that they should become part of a new model, the FD87.
Remarkably, the Foxes considered 18 builders before selecting Horizon Yachts. They knew they found the right fit when Horizon readily welcomed their input, even in adding length and upgrading systems. John Lu, Horizon’s CEO, has a simple philosophy: “Why not?” He believes that if a client comes with a good idea, sometimes other clients will also like that idea. Therefore, it just makes sense to embrace the change requests. Thanks to the Foxes, Horizon now has another model in its FD lineup. It’s also calling all skylounge-equipped FD yachts Skyline editions, in their honor.
|Fuel capacity||3,480 gal.|