Continuous production in 2020 propels Horizon Yachts to a ranking of 7th largest builder in the world.
As 2020 comes to a close, the yacht market intelligence analysts at Boat International Media have released the 2021 Global Order Book. Compiled annually, this highly-anticipated ranking of the world’s leading yacht builders provides a shipyard perspective of the current state of the yachting market. Boat Pro’s Global Order Book serves to record and analyze new yacht build and sales activity on power and sail yachts of 80 feet (24 meters) in length and larger, and yacht builders are ranked according to number of projects underway and length of projects currently in build.
This year, of the 179 active superyacht yards around the world, Horizon Yachts ranks as the world’s 7th largest builder in terms of yacht length. With 25 projects over 80 feet currently in build and totaling 2,366 feet (721 meters) in length, Horizon continues its steady stream of production, with both owned and speculative builds underway. The popularity of the yard’s high-volume Fast Displacement (FD) Series of yachts and capability for extensive customization has led to the sale of 29 FD Series yachts from 75 to 102 feet and the creation of seven FD Series yacht models in just over four years.
With superyacht production worldwide nearly grinding to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery schedules in 2020 were significantly impacted, particularly for European yards. Taiwanese yacht builders, however, were largely spared due to swift pandemic mitigation measures enacted by the government. With the exception of sporadic delays in the deliveries of raw materials, Horizon was able to continue production without interruption this year, delivering 10 yachts over 80 feet in length in 2020 alone. Taiwan now ranks 4th among the world’s leading yacht building countries with 5.8% growth in the production of yachts over 80 feet year on year.