Horizon Group is the first Asian yacht builder to utilize dedicated four subsidiary shipyards in the production of its luxury yachts. In a structure created by Horizon Group CEO John Lu, each yard contributes a specialized practice to the build and allows for not only increased capacity but an efficient build operation overall. Within Lu’s group structure, the shipyards can integrate and expand upon each other’s ideas and resources while emphasizing the spirit of artisanship. Flexibility in design and construction is one of the distinctive features that distinguishes Horizon from other yacht builders and allows for each yacht to be customized to suit the individual owner’s lifestyle. This level of customization would not be possible without the talents of Horizon’s dedicated team of highly skilled yacht building experts. Via a comprehensive E-system, Horizon can efficiently manage and control the yacht construction progress as well as inventory, administration and a detailed record of customer service. Through technology-based management, the shipyard can effectively integrate a variety of resources to efficiently build premier luxury yachts with a high level of customer service. The main Horizon facility is also home to numerous internal departments such as the mechanical engineering development center, which staffs 20 engineers with master’s degrees and 90 full-time engineers. Also on site is the company’s interior design center, business administration and human resources; global marketing center; IT and systems departments and management offices. Horizon Group contributes to one-third of Taiwan’s total yacht exports and has elevated the country as one of the world’s top five luxury megayacht-building nations. Horizon has been honored as “Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder”13 years in a row, is recognized as one of the Top 10 Global Superyacht Companies by The Superyacht Report, and is the first and only member of SYBAss (Superyacht Builder's Association) from the Far East.