ShowBoats International Magazine recently released their 2016 Global Order Book (GOB), which provides an in-depth look each year at international yacht build and sales activity throughout the globe on yachts 80’ in length and longer; this year, Horizon is pleased to announce that we have ranked number nine in the 2016 GOB list of Top 30 Yacht Builders by length worldwide, and this is our tenth consecutive ranking since 2005.
Horizon had 16 projects in build ranging from 80 to 140 feet and totaling 2,005 feet in length, and Taiwan came in at number four in the Top 10 Builder Nations with a total of 74 yachts in build. A sharp increase in activity seems to be the key to this year’s Global Order Book, which increased almost 40% from last year and up to 7,375 feet in total length under construction. Motoryacht orders are still the largest sector in the industry with 558 orders and sailing is in third place with 84 orders.
“As reflected by the Global Order Book, Horizon Yachts experienced a successful year with our new build projects, something we feel confident will continue in 2016,” said Horizon Yachts CEO John Lu. “We also expect to grow the yacht market in our home country and look forward to great success with the 2016 Taiwan International Boat Show.”