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Defining a Lifestyle OF LUXURY AND ADVENTURE
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The Horizon Group, Exceeding the Standards DEDICATED TO BRINGING YOUR DREAMS TO LIFE For over 27 years, the Horizon Group has defined, perfected and consistently exceeded the standards for design and craftsmanship with its range of 46 to 163-foot luxury motor yachts. As one of the largest yacht builders in the world, Horizon focuses on seven specialized series, each unique in style and function, and each designed and built to the highest standards to suit every customer’s individual yachting lifestyle. The Horizon Group employs the most advanced technologies, finest materials, and most talented designers in the world. Encompassing four manufacturing facilities—each ISO-9001 certified— the Horizon Group provides a strong foundation for yacht building within a customer-oriented environment, where management and employees share a common goal. Horizon is committed to exceeding customer expectations and continuously improving upon the safety, design and construction of its yachts, while also keeping an eye on the future with new product development. With customer satisfaction, quality, durability, safety and value as the absolute minimum standards, the Horizon Group is dedicated to bringing your yachting dreams to life.
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In the Words of Horizon Owners THE TESTIMONIES OF OUR OWNERS SPEAK OF THE QUALITY OF OUR YACHTS AND OUR TEAM’S COMMITMENT TO THEIR COMPLETE SATISFACTION. “When my wife and I decided to build our first custom yacht, we had many apprehensions: selecting a builder, deciding size, designing interior, budget, etc. After selecting Horizon, we realized we were going to make several long trips to Taiwan. Working with seasoned professionals like John, James, and Linda resulted in one of the most pleasurable projects that we could have imagined. The end result of this effort speaks for itself, when friends are on board for the first time and their reaction is, ‘WOW!’” OWNER OF HORIZON P136 M/Y “ANTITHESIS”
“We took possession of “M/Y Sweet Sarah” in January of 2006 and since then have traveled approximately 32,000 nautical miles—the Caribbean from Trinidad to Puerto Rico, up and down the East Coast of the U.S., Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, and the Bahamas! People are always surprised that she has cruised so many miles as the interior and exterior do not reflect all the hours on the water. We do take very good care of her but know that a large part of why “Sweet Sarah” looks so great is that she was designed and built to very high standards and with superb workmanship.” OWNER OF HORIZON E82 M/Y “SWEET SARAH”
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“We have had our Horizon for nearly two years now and what a magnificent motor yacht it is. From the initial trip to the factory to pick options, right up until delivery everything went smoothly and the people were very easy to deal with. The longest trip so far was to Sydney from the Gold Coast and it handled the seas beautifully, even when the seas turned unkind. The build quality and engineering that Horizon put into these yachts is second to none. Everything is easy to access and understand. My wife and I use our Horizon nearly every weekend so we have had a lot of time to get to know the product. I have no hesitation in recommending anyone who is considering purchasing a yacht to go and look at the Horizon range. The product and the support speaks for itself.” OWNER OF HORIZON E56 M/Y “EVOLUTION”
“I have owned a number of Horizon motor yachts over the years and each buying experience has been a huge pleasure. From placing the order to receiving and commissioning my current Horizon PC60 Power Catamaran, the support from the Horizon Team has been exemplary. Like most long term experienced owners, we tend to know what we want and Horizon bent over backwards to ensure that we got it, making the whole build process a consummate pleasure. Now with ‘Blue Horizon’ just over two years old, we can also vouch for the service and back up, nothing is too much trouble for Horizon and their powercat specialists.” OWNER OF HORIZON PC60 POWERCAT “BLUE HORIZON”
“Having dealt with Horizon Yachts for a number of years we have made a number of friends due to the amazing team of people working at Horizon and with the many events that Horizon carry out throughout the year; it is always a pleasure to catch up with them all. We are impressed with the flexibility that the team at Horizon supplies to their customers, especially with the layout, to ensure that each clients is receiving their ideal boat and at great value for money. The back up support from the team is incredible and the level of workmanship that goes into the vessels really shows with the finished product. We have and will continue to recommend Horizon Yachts to any of our family and friends.” OWNER OF HORIZON E88 M/Y “MECHTILDA”
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The Horizon History THE HORIZON GROUP WAS FOUNDED IN KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN BY JOHN LU, A SUCCESSFUL NAVAL ARCHITECT WITH A LIFELONG PASSION FOR BOATS AND THE SEA. LU’S MISSION WAS CLEAR AND REMAINS UNCHANGED TO THIS DAY: TO BUILD THE ULTIMATE DREAM YACHTS FOR HIS CLIENTS. Soon after the Horizon Group was founded in 1987, Taiwan’s prospering yachting industry experienced an unexpected recession. Undeterred, Horizon’s founder and CEO John Lu made critical decisions over the next decade that served to keep this builder at the forefront of the very competitive yacht building industry. In 1989, Horizon shifted its business strategy to target the European, Australian and Asian markets. The company then redeveloped its yacht construction process, voluntarily complying with the stringent quality and safety requirements set by Europe and Japan. As a result, Horizon quickly earned a distinct reputation for building yachts of exceptional quality and value compared to its European counterparts. In 1993, Lu capitalized on the increasing demand for quality megayachts at a competitive price and made the critical decision to begin building yachts over
80 feet. When the shipyard encountered limits on the production scale, Lu focused on increasing the yard’s capacity through implementing specialized processes and improving overall product quality. Over the years Horizon continued to expand, securing a position as the leading Asian yacht brand in the luxury megayacht market. Between 2000 and 2005, Lu focused the company’s attention on building a comprehensive range of yachts while assigning a build concentration to each of Horizon’s four subsidiaries under the Horizon Group umbrella: Horizon shipyard, Vision shipyard, Premier shipyard and Atech Composites. Today, the Horizon Group continues to be known for its wide range of award-winning yachts designed and constructed with sophisticated craftsmanship, superior build techniques, and innovative technologies. DEFINE YOUR HORIZON | 9
The Horizon Philosophy THE HORIZON GROUP’S TALENTED TEAM UTILIZES THE MOST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF EACH HORIZON YACHT.
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY Horizon was the first authorized yacht builder in Asia to utilize SCRIMP (Seemann Composites Resin Infusion Molding Process), a process originally developed by the U.S. Navy as a means to increase a vessel’s strength and durability without adding weight or affecting performance. In 2004, Horizon developed an improved 3D resin infusion technology that enables the infusion of far larger structures than previously possible. In 2009, Horizon was authorized by EADS (The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V.) through SAERTEX and also received authorization to implement another advanced technology called VAP (Vacuum Assisted Process). Horizon now utilizes VAP in conjunction with SCRIMP. The result guarantees a strong, light and durable hull and superstructure. This year, Horizon successfully developed an enhanced HYVER resin to be used with our current infusion process that reduces potential print through issues with FRP materials. There is
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currently a patent pending for this combination resin, which along with the 3D infusion process reflects the consistent upgrades in Horizon’s manufacturing process. EXTRAORDINARY DESIGN The Horizon design team utilizes 3D CAD visualization and design programs to provide clients with expert exterior and interior design advice that fulfills lifestyle requirements and ensures the reliability, safety and performance of every new Horizon motor yacht. Horizon has partnered with experienced designers and naval architects worldwide to create a wide range of stylish yachts. The Horizon fleet currently consists of seven model series, each of which features a distinct style and addresses a specific onboard and cruising lifestyle. EXCELLENT ENGINEERING Flexibility in design and construction is one of the distinctive features that sets Horizon apart as a yacht builder and allows the customization of each yacht to fit the owner’s lifestyle.
No two Horizon yachts are exactly the same. The experienced R&D team is skilled at producing semi-displacement hulls; fulldisplacement hulls with or without bulbous bows; and semi-planing, fully planing and high performance racing hulls. Horizon uses both the traditional tank test simulation and the computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis technique for all vessels to assure the maximum efficiency of each hull design. SOPHISTICATED CRAFTSMANSHIP Horizon’s yacht interiors are designed and crafted on site by master craftsmen, many of whom have over 20 years of experience. QUALITY ASSURANCE Every Horizon yacht is subject to stringent, continuous inspections at each stage of the build to ensure that the finished product showcases Horizon’s Quality Commitment to its customers. From tank testing of the hull design to NDT material testing of hull strength and integrity to sea trials and power and equipment operations testing, Horizon’s ERP computer system manages this process for each new build.
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State-of-the-art Facilities EACH OF HORIZON’S FOUR FACILITIES IS INDEPENDENTLY ISO 9001 CERTIFIED AND UTILIZES THE MOST ADVANCED BUILDING AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES TO ASSURE THE HIGHEST QUALITY THROUGHOUT EACH BUILD. The Horizon Group facilities encompass the Horizon, Premier, and Vision yards, which build yachts in fiberglass and steel/aluminum in specific size ranges. Atech Composites is the company’s SCRIMP lamination facility. Horizon builds to the standards of the world’s leading classification societies, including Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Bureau Veritas (BV), Lloyd’s Registry (LR) and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Horizon also builds to Flag Code compliance with MCA LY3, USL (Australia), NK (Japan) and CNS (China), and adopts SOLAS, MARPOL, CORLEG and MLC construction standards.
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The Horizon Interior Design Center HORIZON’S INTERIOR DESIGN CENTER OFFERS CLIENTS THE COMPLETE INTERIOR DESIGN EXPERIENCE WITH THEIR NEW HORIZON YACHT. Working together with Horizon’s in-house design team, owners can bring their creative visions to life with the new Horizon Interior Design Center. The center reflects the same luxury found on every Horizon yacht and houses a spectrum of décor samples, from granites and woods to fabrics and blinds, to make the design process as easy as possible. Interior layouts and 3-D renderings are available for viewing within two conference rooms, and each conference room’s computer is able to connect with and display Horizon’s extensive build database, which offers full photos and details for yachts built onwards of 2002. The Horizon Interior Design Center aids Horizon in delivering a more well-rounded build experience and ensures owners have all the resources needed to make their dream yacht a reality.
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Discover Horizon City Marina TAIWAN’S FIRST PRIVATE LUXURY YACHT MARINA. The Horizon Group recently developed a world class luxury yacht marina that oﬀers a full range of marine and yachting lifestyle services. 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; easyto-access slips with convenient finger piers; and multifunction dock pedastals 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.
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The Horizon Service and Refit Facility A NEW LEVEL OF SERVICE FOR OUR CLIENTS. Horizon Group is now offering maintenance, repair, and refit services for 100' plus yachts at our Refit Center in the Premier shipyard; the Refit Center provides 656 ft (200m) of waterfront property; a floating dry dock with a 500T lift capacity; dry bays for 6 superyachts up to 120'; and 24,000 sq. meters of private yard space. We have been building yachts in excess of 110 feet and to DNV, BV, Lloyds, and ABC classification for the past 10 years, and the Refit Center combines these features and capabilities together to provide a tremendous advantage for easy launch and retrieval, commissioning, final classification sea trials, and surveying for yachts. With 27 years of building yachts, Horizon is equipped to provide the following: • Haul out capabilities • Hull structure modifications • Interior modifications • Painting • Naval Architecture services • Class Approval
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The Horizon Commitment THE HORIZON GROUP IS COMMITTED TO EXECUTING ITS CLIENTS’ VISIONS WHILE MAINTAINING A VERY HIGH STANDARD OF QUALITY. EACH HORIZON YACHT IS A UNIQUE REFLECTION OF ITS OWNER’S LIFESTYLE AND PERSONALITY. Each of Horizon Yacht’s seven series is designed and engineered to the highest standards and provides a platform upon which each client can customize his layout. To allow this level of customization means that challenges may be encountered, but Horizon’s dedicated and inspired team addresses any such situation as an opportunity for improvement. Horizon customers take comfort in the knowledge and experience that the Horizon team brings to the table. Innovative thinking coupled with careful planning backed by over 27 years of quality yacht building experience is what sets Horizon apart from any other yacht builder. “Define Your Horizon” is not only a motto; it’s a philosophical commitment.
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The Horizon Lifestyle OWNING A HORIZON ALLOWS YOU THE FREEDOM TO RELAX AND ENJOY THE YACHTING LIFESTYLE YOU HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED OF. WITH A HORIZON, THE BOUNDARIES ARE LIMITLESS. Not only will your custom Horizon embody your style and personality, it will give you peace of mind. When you build with Horizon, you can rest assured that your yacht will allow your family and friends to cruise in safety and comfort. Each Horizon yacht is backed by the Horizon Group’s pedigree and commitment to quality of the highest standards, and protected by a worldwide network of service centers. It’s time to cruise off into the sunset and Define Your Horizon.
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The Horizon Experience WHETHER YOU ARE A FIRST-TIME OWNER OR A SEASONED YACHTSMAN, THE HORIZON GROUP IS COMMITTED TO CREATING YOUR DREAM YACHT. DISCOVER WHY SO MANY OWNERS CHOOSE TO BUILD THEIR YACHT WITH HORIZON. Each of the Horizon Groupâ€™s seven series models presents a platform that you can build upon and customize to your preference. From the early stages of design through the build process and final fit-out, the Horizon team is at your service to ensure your satisfaction during each step of the process. Once you take delivery of your Horizon, you have become part of the Horizon family and can enjoy exceptional service and maintenance provided by Horizon dealers and service centers located across five continents.
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The Horizon Series E | EP | P | PC | RP | T | V The Horizon Group has remained on the cutting edge of yacht design and construction for over 27 years. While it has expanded to become one of the most respected yacht brands in the world, Horizon has continuously refined its product line to ensure that each model it designs provides maximum enjoyment to its owners. Each of the seven series in the Horizon Group portfolio is unique in its style and intended use. Whether your passion is pleasure cruising, sportfishing or offshore exploring, there is a Horizon series model designed with you in mind.
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E Series SLEEK AND STYLISH E56 | E62 | E66 | E70 E73 | E78 | E84 | E88 Designed for both luxury and function, the E series blends elegant styling with practical design in classic flybridge motor yachts from 56 to 88 feet. Both open and enclosed bridge versions are offered on select models along with a multitude of layout options, allowing the E series to satisfy virtually any cruising lifestyle.
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EP Series DEFINING EXPLORATION EP69 | EP77 | EP110 | EP150 The EP series features expedition yachts designed for efficient and comfortable cruising. The series ranges from the EP69 to the ice-class EP150 and is built in both FRP and steel in select models. Offering remarkable interior volume and an extended range, the EP series sets the standards for safety, luxury, and quality in longrange expedition yachts.
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P Series ELEGANT AND LUXURIOUS P110 | P136 | P163 The tri-deck P series combines industryleading design with advanced construction technologies to create a yacht of extraordinary style and luxury. Built to DNV classification, the P series provides safe, comfortable cruising wherever your travels may take you.
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PC Series POWER CATAMARAN | PC80 | PC60 | PC52 The PC series is designed, engineered and built as an advanced luxury cruising power catamaran series and is perfectly suited for the cruising connoisseur. With features normally found on much larger motor yachts, the PC series offers elegance, comfort and space on a yacht of a manageable size that is suitable for owner operation.
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RP Series MODERN AND SPACIOUS RP97 | RP102 | RP110 | RP120 The RP series offers increased entertainment areas on the flybridge in addition to an interior helm station. Modern exterior styling contributes to the sleek RP series profile, and a variety of interior layout and design options are available. An RP is perfect for sun worshippers, families and active cruising enthusiasts.
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T Series SPORTFISHING JOURNEYS | T52 The T series features a light yet strong hull with a pronounced flare for a completely dry ride. The T series provides a reliable and stable platform for any fishing expedition, ensuring safety and comfort when it counts most.
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V Series TIMELESS AND VERSATILE | V72 | V80 A breakthrough in style and functionality, the V series offers a modern take on classic design, with fluid lines and flexible features such as an open or enclosed bridge and fishing cockpit. Featuring a 20' 6" beam, the V72 and V80 are built to be run by an owner/operator but can also accommodate crew, showing the true versatility of the series.
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The Horizon Group, Dedicated to Excellence The Horizon Group’s dedication to quality and excellence in build has assured high retention rates with second, third and fourth-time Horizon owners. From its foray into environmentally sustainable yacht design and construction to its low-VOC, patented SCRIMP resin vacuum infusion technology, Horizon continues to be a pioneer in environmentally sound and efficient design and construction methods. Safety of life onboard and at sea is never compromised, as each Horizon yacht is rigorously tested to ensure it meets ISO 12217 stability requirements as well as ISO 6954 vibration and harmonics standards. Horizon’s workforce and in-house team of designers, naval architects and engineers are some of the best in the business, each highly skilled and most with advanced degrees in their field of expertise. Many of Horizon's yachts are built to DNV class certification and MCA compliance, and all are subjected to stringent quality control procedures as part of Horizon’s Quality Commitment to its customers.
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Horizon’s Customer Service CUSTOMER SERVICE IS IMPORTANT IN ANY INDUSTRY, BUT IN YACHTING IT IS PARAMOUNT. THE HORIZON GROUP PROVIDES EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE THAT WILL STAY WITH YOU THROUGH THE LIFE OF YOUR HORIZON YACHT. Once you take delivery of your Horizon yacht, you will see why so many owners return to Horizon to build their next dream yachts. Not only will Horizon dedicate a professional representative to work alongside you through every step of your build, from the initial design to the interior finish and final sea trials, but the global network of Horizon dealers and service centers will ensure you are never far from assistance no matter where you roam. With superior design from the hands of leading naval architects to expert craftsmanship and construction under the strictest of classification, to a global service network that is available to take care of your needs wherever you may be, once you become a Horizon owner, it’s easy to remain a part of the Horizon family.
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2006 “Best Asian Super Yacht” and “Best Asian Yacht Builder”—Christofle Asia Boating Awards 2007 “Best Asian Yacht Builder (under 100 feet)” —Christofle Asia Boating Awards 2007 “Taiwan Superior Brand”—Taiwan External Trade Development Council
SUPERYACHT BUILDERS ASSOCIATION SYBAss unites and represents the world’s leading superyacht builders and emphasizes the unique values of each member. Horizon is the only qualified megayacht builder in the Far East to have become a member of SYBAss to date. www.sybass.org
ASIA BOATING AWARDS The aim of the Asia Boating Awards is to recognize the best of the maritime industry in Asia. Horizon has been named “Best-Asian Motor Yacht Builder” every year since 2006. www.asiaboatingawards.com
2008 “Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder (70–100 feet)”—Christofle Asia Boating Awards 2008 Australian Marine Awards—Horizon 65 Flybridge Motor Yacht 2009 Finalist —Horizon P130 “Miss Rose” — The World Superyacht Awards 2009 “Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder (86 feet and up)”—Asia Boating Awards 2009 2009 “Taiwan Yacht of the Year” —Horizon RP120 “Espresso” 2010 Taiwan Excellence Awards—Horizon E88 motoryacht and SC23 solar power boat
TAIWAN EXCELLENCE Taiwan Excellence is the greatest accolade for products made in Taiwan that are revolutionary, high quality, and high value. In 2013, the Horizon RP110 raised pilothouse superyacht was awarded for her innovative interior and exterior design; this year the “Horizon Polaris” and E56 motoryacht have been presented the award, and “Horizon Polaris” is also a contender for the Taiwan Excellence Gold Award, the highest award given among all products. www.brandingtaiwan.org/ TaiwanExcellence/en/index.aspx
2010 Finalist—Horizon RP120 “Espresso”— The World Superyacht Awards
THE WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS The World Superyacht Awards—dubbed the Oscars of the superyacht world— recognize the finest new superyacht builds delivered to their owners. In 2009, Horizon’s P130 “Miss Rose” was selected as a Finalist. In 2010, Horizon RP120 “Espresso” was Finalist and in 2012, the Horizon RP120 “Muses” and P136 “Angara” were both Finalists. www.worldsuperyachtawards.com
2010 “Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder (51–80 feet)”—Asia Boating Awards 2011
Taiwan Excellence Award—Horizon P130
2011 “Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder (81 feet and up)”—Asia Boating Awards 2012 Finalists—Horizon P136 “Angara” and Horizon RP120 “Muses”— “The World Superyacht Awards 2012 “Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder (50–100 feet)”—Asia Boating Awards 2013
Taiwan Excellence Award—Horizon RP110
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Commitment Redefined Whether your boating style is adventurous and sporty, or laid-back and luxuriousâ€”with a track record of over 690 unique, superior and reliable yachts delivered to dateâ€”Horizon will design the yacht that is right for you. 1 And only SYBAss member in Asia 150 Megayachts & 560 Motoryachts delivered 5th Largest custom luxury yacht builder in the world 27 Years as a luxury yacht builder 7 Yacht series with 25 models 1000 Employees 5 Continents serviced 4 Shipyards over 110,000 sqm. of land
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Discover Your Horizon LET HORIZON HELP YOU CREATE YOUR DREAM YACHT. Dedicated to customer satisfaction, Horizon strives to continuously improve upon every aspect of the boat-building process. Horizon also invests in the future, developing new models and series as well as focusing on more environmentally friendly yacht designs and manufacturing processes. As one of the worldâ€™s top luxury yacht builders, Horizon will continue to evolve and provide luxury yachts that better serve the needs of discerning yachting customers worldwide.
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