Taiwan based yachtbuilder, Horizon Yachts, limits office hours at Palm Beach location, cancels Key West Rendezvous

In light of the rapidly evolving situation surrounding Covid-19, Taiwan’s Horizon Yachts has announced that it is implementing several precautionary measures out of an abundance of caution for clients and employees.

In terms of operations, Horizon Yachts USA will be limiting office hours at its Palm Beach, Florida location following advice by governmental authorities in the US.

“Business operations will continue virtually as usual with the majority of our employees working remotely, with in-office visits by appointment,” says the company in a statement. “Boat showings and sea trials in our Ft Lauderdale office will continue by appointment.”

“Thanks to the extremely rapid response and safety protocols implemented by the Taiwanese government at the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, the Horizon Yachts headquarters and shipyards in Kaohsiung are able to continue business operations as normal,” the statement adds.

As announced by IBI last week, the Palm Beach International Boat Show has been postponed until further notice. Horizon Yachts will announce the line-up of boats scheduled to appear as details on the new dates become known. Meanwhile, the company has decided to postpone the Horizon Yachts 2020 Owner Rendezvous in Key West, Florida from May 14-17.

“The health and safety of our entire Horizon family, from our owners and their families to our staff and friends, remains our top priority,” reads the statement. “We will continue to closely monitor the coronavirus situation and remain committed to mitigating risk wherever possible.

“We look forward to welcoming you when our events and operations resume as normal.”