Taiwan-based luxury yacht maker, Horizon Group, played a host to the 2014 Horizon Open House as well as participated in the inaugural Taiwan International Boat Show 2014 from May 8th to 11th. Both four-day events combined together to create one huge success, and Horizon is thrilled to announce that they are presently in talk with 10 potential clients for new build projects, as a result of the two events.
“We are absolutely stunned at the response to the Taiwan Boat Show and Horizon Open House, ” said Horizon Group CEO John Lu. “We not only had visitors from around the world attend the events to see Horizon but also thousands of local guests, including many of our clients, who came to support Horizon and the yachting industry in their home country.”
Located at the brand-new Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, the Taiwan Int’l Boat Show received an estimated 70,000 visitors during the event, according to the organizer. Horizon Yachts, the number one Asia-Pacific yacht manufacturer on display, hosted thousands of VIP guests and show visitors each day during the boat show; lines often wrapped around the Horizon display, with wait times in excess of 3 hours to get on board the luxury yachts. Horizon’s exhibition was also the largest at the show, with a total of 14 luxury yachts on display between the Boat Show, which showcased the RP110 superyacht “Carnival Liberty 3”, E88 motoryacht (example is motor yacht Mechtilda), and E56 motoryacht, and the new Horizon City Marina, which featured the EP148 expedition superyacht “Horizon Polaris”; RP120 superyacht “Muses”; E88 motoryacht; V80 motoryacht; V72 motoryacht; PC60 powercat; PC52 powercat; CC80 powercat; and T52 sportfish, along with two Nimbus yachts introduced from Scandinavia as entry models for the Taiwan market.
During the Horizon Open House, guests were invited to tour the Horizon City Marina and yachts at their leisure; they were also treated to a number of events throughout the four days, including a Boat Show VIP night; Taiwan cultural shows; a Horizon VIP night; puzzle competitions with prizes; welcome and farewell dinners, and factory tours of three Horizon shipyards. A celebration of Horizon’s accomplishments in the last 27 years, the Open House provided guests a more in-depth look at Horizon’s commitment to providing our clients with high quality, high value luxury yachts.
Horizon would like to extend a special thank you to Georg Jensen and Hering Berlin for their sponsorship of luxury décor items showcased on board our yachts during the Taiwan Boat Show; the items provided combined beautifully with our yachts for a modern, elegant ambiance on board.