Blohm & Voss Yachts

Blohm + Voss (also known as Blohm & Voss) is a superyacht building shipyard based in Germany and is at present a subsidiary of the huge industrial company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. Blohm & Voss Yachts build very large custom and technically challenging luxury yachts – both motor yachts and sailing yachts. These private superyachts have certainly made their mark in the world of yachting. The company’s yacht fleet includes famous superyachts including the second largest private mega yacht in the world, yacht ECLIPSE.  Other Blohm & Voss yacht names are motor yacht A, MAYAN QUEEN IV, LADY MOURA, GOLDEN ODYSSEY, PALLADIUM (ex ORCA)ENIGMA or 2013 Project GRACEFUL. Also, there are some interesting yachts currently being built at the German yard.  When these luxury yachts are launched they too will add to the growing Blohm & Voss superyacht legacy. See the latest news from Blohm + Voss further down below or contact us for more information on the full list of Blohm and Voss charter yachts.

Founded way back on April 5, 1877 by Herman Blohm and Ernest Voss as a general partnership under the name of Blohm & Voss, the shipyard is located on the island of Kuhwerder, near the Free and Hanseatic League City of Hamburg. The company is more than a century old and has continued building ships and other large machines despite being nearly demolished at the end of World War II. At present, it builds warships both for the Deutsche Marine and for export (see MEKO), as well as oil drilling equipment and ships for numerous commercial customers.

Blohm + Voss Shipyard is a company within the ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. As management holding company, Hamburg-based ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems parents the new shipyard group, bundling staff and service functions which are furnished to the various companies. ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems operate five yards, two of which are focused on building and refitting yachts. Blohm + Voss Shipyards with building facilities in Hamburg and Kiel (HDW Gaarden), specializes on the technically sophisticated large and very large yachts. The shipyard has covered docks offering ideal circumstances for new building as well as for the refit of yachts up to nearly 200 m (650 ft). Additionally one covered dry-dock with a capacity of approximately 300 m (980 ft) can be used in Kiel. The yard enjoys location advantages with North European coasts being rich with the industries, craftsmen, artists and artisans supplying the myriad of components required.

Blohm + Voss Shipyard has set innumerable benchmarks like the licensees of Rudolf Diesel’s great invention; the self-combusting engine with its unmatched fuel efficiency, the company pioneered its introduction on grand yachts. It built the first yacht ever with an anti-roll gyrostabiliser. Over 70 years ago, one of the deliveries took another first with a garage housing a stately limousine. The yard has built the only yacht ever to have an indoor swimming pool. Other yachts were the first to have divided into multi compartment sections with centrally operated fire and flood doors.

The first true yacht delivered by the shipyard was built for the German Emperor in 1872, who had ordered the HOHENZOLLERN, a 250 ft paddle wheeler.

Blohm + Voss motor yachts are some of the finest, most sophisticated vessels afloat with incomparable engineering features like trailblazers - flight decks with twin helicopter hangers. Large yachts display unmistakable silhouettes. Their details are a symphony of design and perfect execution. The yard enjoys a close, fruitful working spirit with the world’s premier designers, naval architects and interior stylists including amongst others, Cox and Stevens, Ceasar Pinnau, Terrance Disdale, Andrew Winch, Martin Francis, J.F. Platou, Luigi Sturchio, Tim Heywood, Philippe Starck, New Cruise, Espen Oino, Paolo Scanu, Hermidas Atabeyki and Donald Starkey.

A large yacht remains one of the few, ultimate symbols and statements of success. The yachts today have become more viable and increasingly versatile due to virtually unlimited communication technologies, on board aircraft, longer ranges, greater efficiency, reduced on-board staff numbers – and last but not least – comfort, style and furnishings fulfilling every wish.

Below is a list of the Blohm + Voss yachts available for luxury yacht charters:

Blohm + Voss Yachts News

Approved: Lurssen acquires Blohm + Voss
The latest news come from Germany and the official confirmation of Luerssen Maritime Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG acquiring Blohm + Voss GmbH has been announced. Lurssen, a family owned company based in Bremen, looks into strengthening its repair and refit services for yachts, naval and commercial ships. Another goal is to enhance naval new build...
Luerssen Werft acquired German shipyard Blohm+Voss
Luerssen Maritime has announced the acquisition of Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg.  As it has been reported, in order to strengthen its portfolio in the repair and activities for yachts, naval and commercial ships, as well as enhancing its naval new build activities, Luerssen is entering into a long term relationship with Blohm+Voss.  Below is the...
Blohm+Voss 80m Mega Yacht BV80 Under Construction
BV80 superyacht by Blohm und Voss - rendering by Eidsgaard
Luxury mega yacht BV80 is currently under construction at Blohm+Voss shipyard, designed by Eidsgaard Design. The yard has released new renderings and images of her hull construction.
Ultimate 80m motor yacht BV80 by Blohm+Voss
New 80m mega yacht BV80 by Blohm+Voss Yachts
The brand new 80m mega yacht BV80 was proudly presented by the prestigious German shipyard Blohm + Voss during the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show. This striking vessel has been superbly penned by the yard's in-house team, in partnership with Eidsgaard Design.
Imposing 162M Giga Yacht DUBAI at anchor in Dubai
Imposing DUBAI at anchor - Photo by Ade Owens
Currently the third largest superyacht in the world, the breath-taking 162-metre DUBAI was spotted at anchor in Dubai by Ade Owens. Spanning over seven generous decks, she can comfortably sleep 24 guests and 88 crew.
Resemblance of New US Navy destroyer USS Zumwalt DDG 1000 to Iconic Motor Yacht A
New US Navy destroyer USS Zumwalt DDG 1000 heading to open sea - Image credit to General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
The futuristic 119m Motor Yacht A, launched by Blohm + Voss in 2008, bears a remarkable resemblance to the new US Navy destroyer USS Zumwalt DDG 1000, which headed out to sea to undergo first sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean on December 7, 2015.