Lurssen Luxury Yachts.
Lurssen Yachts (or Lurssen Werft) is a family owned German shipbuilding company based in Bremen-Vegesack. Lurssen builds some of the largest and finest luxury yachts in the world from 110 feet to 590 feet and counting. Lurssen designs and constructs private yachts, naval ships and other specialist boats. Lurssen is also the builder of the largest luxury yacht in the world - mega yacht AZZAM (to date - 2013), measuring impressive 180 metres in LOA and achieving an astonishing speed of 30 knots.
Lurssen Yachts, it is one of the leading builders of custom luxury superyachts. The company has builts Paul Allen's Octopus and Larry Ellison's Rising Sun yacht - on of the largest privately owned yachts in the world – amongst other well known luxury mega yachts.
What Friedrich Lurssen envisioned in 1875, along with Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, continues today in the production of Lurssen yachts. Lurssen uses a combination of shipyards, as well as worldwide connections, to achieve the final customer goal.
Lurssen has the distinction of building the first motor boat in the world, as well as the first remote-controlled boat. Six key manufacturing technologies govern Lurssen yacht building, and Lurssen has achieved ISO 9001 certification.
Lürssen Yachts: The Superyacht Story
Originally founded by Friedrich Lürssen in the year 1875, Lürssen Yachts is a family owned business running for many generations. Lürssen yachts is administered by two cousins, Friedrich and Peter Lürssen, who have effectively turned company’s military shipbuilding expertise into one of the finest luxury yacht manufacturers in the world. The duo is involved in every step of yacht building to deliver not just yachts but a solution to customer’s demanding needs ensuring satisfaction. What Friedrich Lürssen originally envisioned over 130 years ago, along with Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, continues today in the production of Lürssen yachts. Headquartered in Bremen-Vegesack, Germany, the yard uses a combination of shipyards and worldwide connections to deliver just the best. The company has the distinction of building the world’s first motorboat, the first diesel engine boat and the first remote-controlled boat.
Lurssen shipyard is a magnanimous facility spread over a total area of 350,000 sq. meters, of which 150,000 sq. meters is covered. With 70,000 sq. meters of air-conditioned facilities, linked by an inter-connecting 2500 ton travel lift over 1500 meters of structural assembly can be completed at any one time. The in-water capability of the yacht offers over 700 meters of deep quays. A variety of manufacturing technologies govern the yacht building, and which also made Lürssen achieve the ISO 9001 certification by the 1994. This same quality has been the foundation of 13,000 vessels since 1875.
The shipyard is divided into three business fields. The first one is devoted to the building of naval vessels and special ships such as the fast patrol boats, corvettes, support vessels, etc. The second area is the building of luxury super yachts starting from 50 metres to over 150 metres, realizing nearly every design beyond any imagination, and the third field is called the Lürssen Logistic which concentrates on all logistical parts of the group, e.g. repair and maintenance, yacht management, spare part documentation, crew training centre and training simulators.
Lürssen superyachts has fabricated some of the most magnificent yachts in history including, the 319’ Carinthia VII, the 315’ Limitless, the 377’ Pelorus, and the 414’ Octopus. The German Company has won many awards, with the most recent being the 2004 International Superyacht Design Award for “Pelorus”, in the best power 43m plus category. The shipyard works together with cutting-edge designers from all over the world to bring alive the customers demand. A huge staff of naval architects and engineers seek creative options and design solutions with regard to the highest quality and highest technical standards.
In addition to the new construction of yachts, Lürssen is also a reliable partner for refit and repair. They service existing vessels with superior repair and maintenance capabilities. For vessels in remote locations, a specially trained mobile service group can provide a quality technical repair anywhere. From major renovations to onsite restorations to year-round services which keep a vessel operating at its best, Lürssen’s team of experts are at the ready for its clients. High technical achievement can be constantly maintained because of company’s long-term experience in developing and building naval vessels, special ships and fast patrol boats.
A Selection of Lurssen Built Superyachts:
Lürssen the superyacht builder has earned its reputation world-wide for its high-class tailor-made super yachts. Since its inception, the shipbuilding company has amazed yacht owners all around the globe with constant innovation, a dedicated work force and enduring relationships that continue beyond the transaction.