Horizon Yachts’ History

Horizon Yachts’ History

Horizon Yachts

Horizon Yachts, the parent company of the Horizon Group, has earned a world-wide reputation for delivering outstandingly innovative vessels tailored to each owner’s unique and individual requirements. Horizon Yachts’ history begins in Taiwan in 1987, when CEO John Lu applied his years of experience as a successful naval architect to found a company dedicated to the purpose of creating and building innovative, aesthetically pleasing yachts that are the embodiment of the clients’ dreams. After years of diversifying and expanding its holdings, Horizon has emerged as the leading Asian yacht brand in the luxury megayacht market, recognized throughout the industry for its sophisticated craftsmanship, superior build techniques, and innovative technology.

While Horizon originally built yachts under 80 feet for the Taiwanese market, within two years its focus shifted to target markets to Europe, Australia and Asia. By adjusting Horizon’s market strategy, Lu was able to establish a solid yacht building foundation that allowed the company to weather an economic recession in Taiwan, emerging stronger and larger than ever. In 1993, recognizing the demand for larger vessels, Lu increased production capacity, officially entering the luxury megayacht market with delivery of Horizon’s first 80 foot megayacht in 1995.

Lu continued expanding Horizon Yachts in the following years, restructuring the company into four subsidiary companies managed by the Horizon Group. Horizon Yachts remains the flagship company, building exceptional yachts ranging from 46 to 150 feet. Currently the ninth largest yacht builder in the world, Horizon has delivered over 650 yachts, each reflecting its owner’s lifestyle and personality, created with the care and dedication only achievable by a team of experts demonstrating an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and long-term industry success.

Are you ready to experience the joy of owning one of Horizon’s sophisticated megayachts? Atlantic Yacht & Ship has some exceptional Horizon yachts waiting to whisk you away on a new adventure:

86' Horizon Yacht 2007 Xanadu, representing the 82′ Horizon as “Queen of the Fleet”, is a customized dream built 86’ to accommodate a fourth en-suite stateroom and all of her other upgrades and options. Boasting a Dawn Moffitt interior incorporated with perfectly coordinated new soft goods, this 86’ Horizon 2007 is a work of art whose creation was overseen by an experienced project manager/captain sparing no expense. Offered with transferable Caterpillar Five Year Gold warranties, purchased in Spring 2012, this sophisticated 86’ Horizon Yacht 2007 for sale is asking $2,699,000 USD. Call Christopher Carroll at 954-303-5604 or email him at chrisbcarroll@gmail.com for more information.


Deck of Cards, a beautiful 82’ Horizon 2001 yacht for sale, was built by experienced owners who worked closely with Horizon 82' Horizon Yacht 2001Yacht’s master design team to create their dream vessel, personally visiting the project three times to ensure it met their exacting standards. Incorporating many innovative features, Deck of Cards is a masterpiece of sophistication with four luxurious staterooms and a country kitchen. Having spent half her life in fresh water, this lightly used, fully debugged preowned Horizon yacht is eagerly awaiting her new owners with fresh paint and a fresh interior. Asking $1,699,000 USD. For more information, call Trevor Carroll at 954-647-5217 or email him at trevor@ayssales.com.

Atlantic Yacht and Ship’s knowledgeable South Florida yacht brokers are waiting to help get you out on the water in the craft of your dreams. Whether you are seeking yachts for sale, or are a boat or yacht owner looking to sell or trade, Atlantic Yacht & Ship has the experience and connections to help you realize your goals. Browse our extensive listings of new and preowned yachts, call us directly at 954.921.1500 or click here.