By Caribbean News Global
TAIWAN / MIAMI – Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recognized as the “Yachting Capital of the World opened the 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) October 27 – October 31, 2021, with the expectations fitting of the largest boat show in the world.
Taiwan, already edged in the world’s top -10 yacht builder, Taiwan’s megayacht industry, building yachts 80 feet or more in length, is the largest in Asia and the fourth largest globally, presented innovation and continued growth at FLIBS.
Director-General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami, Amino Chi, attended FLIBS opening, viewed and interacted with participants while showcasing the Taiwanese stand.
This year, eight Taiwan companies are taking part in FLIBS, however, it is hoped that next year the pandemic could be under control and more Taiwanese companies can come to Fort Lauderdale and showcase Taiwanese yacht building technology to the world. Taiwan luxury yacht builders are known for great beauty and engineering are, however, thrilled to exhibit mid-size to superyachts, promoting Taiwan International Boat Show to take place March 10-13, 2022. Kaohsiung will host the 2022 International Boat Show.
Taiwanese yacht builders have a reputation for quality engineering, innovation, and what the world has come to expect in the fulfilment of customisation, supplying leading brands in US markets, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean.
In yachting circles, Taiwan has raised its profile with the reputation to build superyachts, design and deliver on its commitment, becoming a global yachting hub.
Yacht Industry and Kha Shing Enterprise are continuing to innovate with the adoption of new technologies, new design, manufacturing processes and automated production.
Quality built on a rich history building custom yachts since 1986, South Taiwan has a unique history in the luxury yacht industry. Due to the rich materials and local suppliers, the region provides an ideal environment for boatbuilding. Its benefits include a talented and well-trained labour force and the availability of state-of-the-art construction techniques.
Along with some of the biggest names in yacht manufacturing, Dyna Yachts calls the seaside town of Tainan City home. Boasting a solid supply chain, the location helps the shipyard create modern luxury yachts for a global customer base.
Founded in 1986 in Taiwan, Dyna Yachts builds luxurious semi-custom motor yachts ranging from 32 to 105 in length with sporty and stylish exterior lines aligned to the best internationally renowned brands.
Over the past 35 years, the company has earned an enviable reputation for its high-quality construction and customization. Every yacht Dyna build is a unique work of art, tailored to the tastes and style of each owner. As a result, there are never two Dyna yachts alike.
In 1977, Alex Chueh gave Ocean Alexander his name, his steely endurance and his insistence on engineering that leads the industry. Today, the first boats he produced to sell for triple their original price.
Now under the direction of Alex’s son, Johnny Chueh, Ocean Alexander creates revolutionary ideas, astonishing beauty and luxury – never compromising its high engineering principles. Ocean Alexander has built its early Taiwan roots into US manufacturing, worldwide service, and strong alliances with the finest architects and designers in the world.
Two generations of one family have guided Ocean Alexander for almost four decades. With manufacturing in Taiwan and the United States, Ocean Alexander is consistently one of the top-selling brands for large yachts in the US and currently produces models ranging from 84 to 120 feet in length.
Horizon Yacht, the parent company of Horizon Group, was co-founded in 1987 by chief executive officers John Lu, Gong Shan Chiai, and Cheng Shun Hui in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. A naval architect by training, Lu’s mission was clear and remains unchanged to this day: To build the ultimate dream yachts for his clients.
Through the years, Lu has proved himself a visionary in the yachting industry – in 1993 he recognized a demand for high-value megayachts and began building yachts over 80 feet (24M). Read more history here.
Following the summer delivery of the first E81, Hull Two has launched and will soon deliver to her American owners. The first high-volume offering of the popular E Series, the new E81 model blends the sleek E Series superstructure design with a beamy hull to maximize both space and style.
FLIBS is the greatest boat show on the seven seas. Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa Markets, FLIBS is recognized as the largest in-water boat show in the world.
Located steps from the beach in sunny South Florida, FLIBS spans nearly 90 acres across three million square feet of exhibit space that is connected by an intricate network of water and ground transportation services. The five-day show attracted over 100,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors representing 52 countries with more than 1,300 boats on display in 2019, Products range from sunglasses to superyachts and everything in between, noted the show overview.
The “Yacht Industry – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report projects amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for yacht industry estimated at US$64.1 billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$84.7 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.1 percent over the period 2020-2027.
FLIBS exhibits the yachting industry latest boats, marine products and accessories to enhance the navigational lifestyle. Make this year a very special boat show to attend and experience Taiwan’s innovation and novelty in the global yacht industry.