Howard Chen


Founder of Jet Tern Marine
Howard Chen has graduated from National Cheng Kuan University. With a Bachelor Degree of Naval Architecture and a Master degree of Architecture in Tung Hai University in Taiwan, his career reflects a passion for architecture and boat building. Manager of several shipyards in Taiwan for twelve years, he stablished in 1998 his own firm Jet-Tern Marine in Dongguan, China. Five years later he created the new Jet-Tern Marine shipyard in Zhuhai, near Macao. Since then Howard’s creativity has had no limits with trawlers, exploration vessels, power catamarans and super-yachts… As Bill Parlatore of the famous American magazine PassageMaker writes « Howard Chen has no problem cutting up a mould and making a new one that modifies the hull shape if it makes the boat a better, safer or more comfortable sea boat. » Very few yachts builders, if any, have that audacity and flexibility ! Howard Chen can best be defined as a « Dream Builder », who was inspired by the famous naval architect Ted Hood.

Howard’s famous napkins drawings…