Horizon Yachts CEO John Lu

Lifetime Achievement Award

Horizon Yachts founder and CEO John Lu has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 Boat Builder Awards in Amsterdam.

Sponsored by IBI, METS Trade and Raymarine, the annual Boat Builder Awards celebrates the leisure marine sector’s top talent, innovations and business achievements. This year’s gala dinner and celebration was held Tuesday, November 15th at the Amsterdam Maritime Museum’s historic amphitheater in The Netherlands, where 13 winners and two Honorable Mentions were selected from a nominee pool of 32 companies from 16 countries.

Presented with the final and most prestigious award of the evening amidst a standing ovation, John joins an exclusive group of industry pioneers who have been honored with this award over the years. In his commendation, John was praised for being an extraordinary visionary, innovator and a calculated risk taker. Founded in 1987, Horizon Yachts continues to rank among the top ten yacht builders in the world with John’s vision driving the business forward.

“I am extremely honored to be recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award,” says John. “Building Horizon from a humble Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to a world-class yacht builder has been a collaborative effort with a talented staff of engineers and naval architects for whom I’m very grateful.”