Lurssen has remained a family-run German shipyard since its inception in 1875 and is now in its fourth generation of private ownership. The company was founded by Friedrich Lurssen with a desire to create a leading shipyard in both quality and performance.
With headquarters in Bremen-Vegesack and eight building yards in north Germany, Lurssen Yachts is responsible for building some of the world’s finest luxury yachts between 33 and 200 metres, and can claim to have produced the world’s first motor yacht in 1886.
The company utilises a number of shipyards and worldwide connections to achieve its goal of total customer satisfaction, employing more than 1000 craftsmen and 200 engineers.
Specialised expertise and experience are the corner stones of Lurssen’s success which has seen the company launch more than 3,000 vessels since 1875. The shipyard itself is split into three distinct business fields; the building of naval vessels and special ships; the building of luxury super yachts from 50 to 200 metres plus; and Lurssen Logistic that concentrates on repair and maintenance, yacht management, spare part documentation, and crew training.
Priding itself on being on the cutting-edge of technology, Lurssen also associates itself with the fields of Research and Design, Production Technologies, System Integration, and Online Ship Management.
Today, Lurssen’s reputation as a high-quality, dedicated and discrete shipyard has ensured its continued success, incorporating the highest technical standards in all designs to meet the special demands of its clients.
The company lends its name to some of the yachting world’s most recognisable vessels including the motor yachts Carinthia VII, Pelorus and Octopus. Lurssen is also perhaps most renowned for bringing the world the largest superyacht to date, the 180.6m Azzam.