Ruth and Ron Boogaard's collaboration with Horizon Yachts began in 1993, when Ron and his parents-in-law traveled to Taiwan, where they visited nearly twenty different shipyards in one week. Finally, they placed the first order for 3 new yachts at Horizon Yachts. This was followed by more than 200 yachts built by Horizon.
At the same time, Ruth and Ron Boogaard decided to relocate to Mallorca, where they founded their own company, based in Port Andratx, in 1994. Since then, they have been responsible for the sale and service of Horizon Yachts in the Mediterranean. This laid the foundation for a successful cooperation with the Horizon Yachts company since more than 25 years.
Horizon Yacht, the parent company of Horizon Group, was co-founded in 1987 by CEO John Lu, Mr. Gong Shan Chiai, and Mr. Cheng Shun Hui in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. A naval architect by training, Lu’s mission was clear and remains unchanged to this day: To build the ultimate dream yachts for his clients.
Through the years, Lu has proved himself a visionary in the yachting industry – in 1993 he recognized a demand for high-value megayachts and began building yachts over 80 feet (24M).
The Horizon Group is committed to executing its clients' visions while maintaining the highest standards of excellence. Each Horizon yacht is a unique reflection of its owner's lifestyle and personality.
Pioneers in advanced technologies, Horizon’s talented and world-renowned team of naval architects and engineers are dedicated to innovation and to the creation of safe and durable yachts that exceed client expectations. Continuous research, development and improvement allows for the most advanced technologies available to be incorporated into the design, construction and operation of each Horizon-built yacht.
Horizon Yacht is the original company which was co-founded by John Lu, Mr. Gong Shan Chiai, and Mr. Cheng Shun Hui in 1987 and is the headquarter for the Horizon Group.
Through the years, Horizon has grown to encompass 463,000 square feet and employ 300 staff and craftsmen focused on building Horizon yachts from 60 to 130 feet (18-40M) in length. The Horizon models include luxury motoryachts, power catamarans, explorers, fast displacement motoryachts and custom megayachts built to DNV (Det Norske Veritas), BV (Bureau Veritas) or Lloyd’s Register class.