Matt Vought grew up boating on inland lakes and rivers in whitewater kayaks, canoes, small one-design sailboats, and motorboats. This innate orientation toward the water inevitably led to the yachting industry where Matt worked as a professional captain for private owners and in charter service. Matt began his association with Horizon Yachts commissioning and running the 82’ motoryacht “Lady O” in the summer of 2004. That was followed by several years working as a project manager consulting on new build construction at the Horizon shipyard in Taiwan where he made 9 trips in a period of 18 months. Subsequent activities with Horizon over the years included freelance service work, commissioning management, and special projects.
“The spirit at Horizon’s Taiwan manufacturing facilities is extraordinary – the team ethos is extremely strong, everyone radiates courtesy, quiet professionalism, and an endless eagerness to develop the most technically rigorous and advanced manufacturing practices. Truly inspiring, and you can see the manifestation of that spirit in the quality of the yachts that Horizon produce,” he says.
Matt is very pleased to be able to re-join the dedicated Horizon Yacht USA team and serve as the company’s Service Manager.