“I’ve purchased and sold over a Billion dollars of real estate, auto’s and yacht’s; I can count on one hand the salepeople who did an EXCEPTIONAL job for me. Dean is one of them.”
When shopping overseas or looking at European yachts in the Us, Dean’s experience in the European yacht industry is a plus….. when considering purchasing in the European market consider using not just another broker but an experienced yacht professional….
Dean quickly and professionally coordinated with our surveyors, captain and crew, maintenance team, management company, attorneys, selling agents and others to make this deal close… Dean dealt with it all….
“Dean, thanks for finding me an awesome deal on my 47 Cabo. The assistance you provided regarding shipping to my resort in Samoa, outfitting, insurance and financing proved invaluable. You made a complex project look easy. Thanks again Dean!.”
“Dean, your attention to all the small but significant details during the survey, closing, and the follow-up after the sale are much appreciated Dean. We are happy to recommend your services to anyone interested in purchasing or selling a yacht like ours.”
“We were shopping for a yacht for 2 years when we met Dean at a boatshow. Dean found us a great deal and went above and beyond the usual call of a yacht broker, traveling numerous times to California and handled all the details to make sure everything went smoothly for us.”
“Dean found me a deal on the yacht that I really wanted that was so attractive, I canceled the deal I had on going another boat. After a few years when I decided to sell, Dean found a retail buyer in Europe, hired a translator, arranged for shipping, and flew to Greece to deliver it to the new owner to keep the deal together. Now that’s service!”
“ Dean this is boat deal #2 with you. In 20 years of buying and selling boats, I am certain no other broker would look after my interests the way you did. Your advice saved me tens of thousands of dollars.”
Category: Motoryacht, Flybridge, Megayacht
Horizon Yachts was founded in 1987 by John Lu, who has a deep-rooted passion for yachts and a love of the ocean that stems from childhood. After graduating from the National Taiwan Ocean University with a degree in naval architecture, Lu returned to his hometown of Kaohsiung to gain experience in the yachting industry. Mr. Lu’s success as a naval architect led to the decision to establish Horizon Yachts, with the goal to build clients their ultimate dream yacht, a company goal that remains unchanged to this day.
The Taiwan yacht industry was prospering when Lu created Horizon; however, from 1987 to 1997, Taiwan’s yachting industry encountered an unexpected recession. During this time, Horizon Yachts adjusted its business strategy and shifted their focus to Europe, Australia and Asia. Horizon then redeveloped its yacht manufacturing processes, adhering to stringent yacht quality and safety requirements in Europe and Japan, and earned a distinct reputation for building yachts of exceptional quality and value. Horizon’s continual progress and advancements not only established a solid yacht building foundation but also resulted in the company’s ability to prevail over Taiwan’s economic recession.
In 1993 Horizon Yachts recognized a demand for high-value megayachts and began building larger yachts. Lu continued expanding Horizon in the following years: from 2000 to 2005, he restructured Horizon’s other three companies – Atech Composites, Vision Yachtsand Premier Yacht — and assigned each its own build concentration. The original Horizon Yacht company was also redeveloped to build a more comprehensive range of yachts. Lu then formed Horizon Group as the cohesive organization that interconnects the four companies and allows for the exchange of ideas and resources. In 2007, the Horizon Group Management center was established to help oversee and organize the Horizon Group network.
Since its inception in 1987, Horizon has emerged as a leading Asian yacht brand in the luxury megayacht market. Horizon Yachts is responsible for 1/3 of the Taiwan yachting industry total export quantity and has elevated Taiwan as one of the world’s Top 5 luxury yacht building nations.
Horizon Yachts has been honored as “Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder” 6 years in a row and is the first and only member of SYBAss (Superyacht Builder’s Association) from the Far East.
Buying Your Next Horizon: Dean Anthony offers you the entire Horizon MLS results, including listings of other yacht brokers, even Horizon Yachts located worldwide.
Selling Your Current Horizon: Dean Anthony would love to help you sell your Horizon! With a team of licensed yacht brokers worldwide, Dean Anthony is ready to provide your Horizon with true national exposure. Dean Anthony’s comprehensive email and web marketing programs will provide your Horizon with global exposure in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia.
Dean Anthony also provides a proven Horizon track record, having a history of selling multiple Horizon Yachts.