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.
Certified for meeting ISO 9001 standards through DNV, the Horizon shipyard houses fundamental yacht manufacturing equipment and systems as well as two test tanks and a water shed for yachts under 130-foot (36M). This facility also houses our 5-axis router and CNC milling department, which ensure the best and most accurate molds possible. The 5-axis router runs and works at a speed of 1,800 inches per minute; the router is able to stop at any precise position within a 0.01 tolerance, creating forms that are almost perfectly symmetrical and remarkably consistent.
Founded in 2000, advanced composites technology experts Atech Composites are responsible for producing the hull, decks and superstructure of every Horizon yacht built. Operating from a 249,070 square feet, ISO-certified lamination facility serviced by 210 employees -- including a dedicated R&D composites team -- Atech holds the distinction as the first FRP corporation in Asia to be licensed to use the patented SCRIMP (Seemann’s Composites Resin Infusion Molding Process) technology. Atech utilizes the patented SCRIMP and VARTM (Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding) process to laminate each hull in a single shot, including the stringer system, which gives the finished product more strength and durability without compromising weight or performance.
Since its establishment in 2001, Vision Yachts has expanded its operation from 45 employees to 250, and increased its build capacity to three times the original scale. This shipyard is designed specifically to build Horizon yachts from 52 to 80 feet (17-24M) in length, which includes Horizon’s luxury motoryacht, power catamaran, explorer and sport yacht models.
The ISO9001-certified facility encompasses 161,460 square feet with testing areas including two tank tests and has the capacity to accommodate 15 yachts under construction simultaneously in individual bays.
Founded in 2005, Premier Yacht was originally dedicated to the construction of custom megayachts of 100 feet (30M) and above, but a new business strategy in 2013 changed the focus of the facility from new construction to refit and repair. The Premier shipyard now focuses on yacht maintenance and repair and refit of 100-foot plus (30M ) yachts.
Premier's 258,330sqft facility can simultaneously accommodate six yachts of 120 feet (40M) and above under cover. The yard also owns 656 feet (200M) of waterfront property as well as an automatic float on/off launch barge with a 650-ton lifting capacity for yachts which L.O.A less than 200 feet (60M), beam 45 feet (13.4M), gives Premier a logistical advantage for sea trials, commissioning, and loading completed yachts to be delivered on board container/bulk ships. Thanks to its ideal geographical location on Kaohsiung Harbor, the Premier shipyard has also been designated as the delivery center for Horizon yachts.
The Horizon Group recently developed a world class luxury yacht marina that offers a full range of marine and yachting lifestyle services in Taiwan. Located in the heart of downtown Kaohsiung, Horizon City Marina can accommodate 40 yachts ranging in size from 40ft (12M) to 130ft (40M). The floating dock design features hidden sea anchors that stabilize the dock without the need for dock pilings; easy-to-access slips with convenient finger piers; and multifunction dock pedestals with various power supplies and fresh water connections.
Horizon City Marina is convenient to Kaohsiung's main transportation lines, including a new waterfront light rail transit system, as well as surrounding hotels, restaurants, and shopping centers. For clients who wish to explore Taiwan's coast line, Horizon's Yacht Management and Concierge Service will provide mapping and provisioning for cruising trips as well as help secure dockage.
***First ever Taiwan marina accredited under Global Gold Anchor Scheme***