“We attended the 2017 Miami Boat show primarily looking for charter ownership opportunities that allowed us to leverage the business ownership tax benefits.  On the last day of the show we saw the Horizon’s booth and toured the Nautitech 46 Fly. My wife Kim was sold the minute she walked on the boat, primarily because of the wonderful fly bridge

I had Robin set up an interview with Andrew and Sylvia where we discussed things ranging from financial stability, tenure of the team, business philosophy, etc. I also talked with several of their existing owners. Robin and I agreed on a price and some tweaks on the management agreement and then we purchased Nova.

The reputation, financial stability, and tenure of the Horizon team made them the clear choice, given we were really selecting a business partner who would charter and maintain our yacht, rather than just picking the right boat. We felt the family owned Horizon team would give us more personalized attention and involvement opportunities compared to the corporate owned alternatives.

As we approach two years of ownership, I would say that the team on the ground at Horizon is really their competitive advantage. You are not going to get that tenure and expertise with any other charter partner. 

Scott Latimer, Owner of the Nautitech Fly 46, Nova. January 2019.”

Scott Latimer