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Lürssen Shipyard

Germany: Germany
Specialties: Motor Yachts, Sailing Yachts, Full-Custom Yachts
Size range: From 55m (180’) to 180m (590’)
Hull configuration: Displacement
Hull material: Steel, Aluminium
Services: New Build, Warranty, Maintenance/Refit


Shipyard History

For over 150 years, Lürssen Yachts has been synonymous with luxury, craftsmanship, and innovation in the world of shipbuilding. This renowned German shipyard has left an indelible mark on the maritime industry, producing some of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring yachts to grace the seas.

The history of Lürssen Yachts dates back to 1875 when Friedrich Lürssen established a small boatyard in Bremen-Vegesack, Germany. The shipyard started modestly, focusing on the construction and repair of fishing boats and river barges. However, Friedrich's commitment to quality and his unwavering pursuit of perfection soon garnered attention and propelled the business forward. By the early 20th century, Lürssen Yachts had already begun to expand its horizons, transitioning from commercial vessels to motor yachts. The company's reputation for precision engineering, impeccable craftsmanship, and attention to detail began to attract wealthy clients who sought the ultimate in luxury and sophistication.

The German yard Lürssen is practically synonymous with the term superyacht. Lürssen has grown to be one of the top superyacht builders in the world. With its headquarters in Bremen-Vegesack, and five more shipyards in Northern Germany, Lürssen's global network of yacht builders and designers enables them to create and deliver the perfect luxury yacht from elegant sailing yachts to colossal motor yachts exceeding 100 meters in length. The history, the reputation, and the detailed craftsmanship onboard a Lürssen-built yacht make them coveted yachts on the charter and sales market.

Shipyard Specialty

When it comes to luxury yacht construction, Lürssen Yachts stands in a league of its own. Renowned for their unmatched expertise and attention to detail, Lürssen has become synonymous with the pinnacle of bespoke yacht design and craftsmanship. Their commitment to fulfilling the unique vision of each client makes them stand out, as their team of highly skilled professionals collaborate to create a bespoke ship to perfectly reflect the client's individual desires. The team at Lürssen Yachts strive to bring dreams to life, from the moment a client first comes to the shipyard.

Lürssen sets itself apart by delivering truly unique vessels that are tailored to each individual's preferences. Their expertise in crafting exquisite yachts combined with an understanding of the customer's needs results in a truly bespoke vessel that speaks to an owner's unique lifestyleWith a history of constructing some of the world's largest superyachts, Lürssen yachts are also known for their impressive size and scale. 

Beyond their commitment to luxury and customization, Lürssen Yachts also prides itself on providing exceptional after-sales service for maintenance and refit. The shipyard's dedication to building lasting relationships with their clients ensures that their yachts continue to meet the highest standards of performance and refinement long after they have left the shipyard.

Lürssen Yachts is renowned for its dedication to luxury and customizability, as well as its remarkable after-sales service for maintenance and refit. The shipyard values the importance of developing strong relationships with its customers, ensuring that the quality and refinement of their yachts continually surpass expectations, even after they are delivered.

Lürssen has established a legacy of excellence in the yachting industry, evidenced by numerous awards globally for its creations.

Notable deliveries

Throughout its history, Lürssen Yachts has delivered a series of remarkable vessels that have become some of the most iconic and celebrated yachts in the superyacht industry. 

Azzam, measuring an impressive 180 meters in length, is considered to be the world's largest and most luxurious private yacht since her delivery. A remarkable example of engineering excellence combined with luxury, Lürssen's Azzam exemplifies the shipyard's capability to break new boundaries.

The 2000s marked a pivotal moment for Lürssen Yachts when they unveiled the groundbreaking 126m explorer motor yacht Octopus. With her innovative features, including a helicopter pad and a submarine, Octopus became a symbol of opulence and technical prowess. During this same decade three other magnificent superyachts were delivered: 138m Rising Sun, 97m Carinthia VII and 93m schooner sailing yacht EOS.

In the years 2010, superyacht Dilbar made the headlines for her impressive size and volume. This 156m yacht features striking exterior design by Espen Øino and a lavish interior crafted by Winch Design. Dilbar stands out not only for her sheer scale but also for her advanced technical features and state-of-the-art amenities. Other notable launches included the 124m Katara and 123m Golden Odyssey.

Over the last few years, three large Lürssen superyachts have gained substantial attention: the 141m Nord, the 136m Flying Fox and the 115m AHPO.

Design collaborations on models and projects

The German shipyard's successful integration of renowned architects, designers, and stylists into their design processes have had a lasting impact on the distinctiveness of Lürssen's yachts.

Lürssen Yachts have come together with renowned yacht designer Espen Øino to produce some of the most iconic vessels to date. Øino's proficiency when it comes to sleek looks and complementary features blends perfectly with Lürssen's engineering proficiency and know-how. Project achievements have included remarkable yachts such as Dilbar, Amadea, and Flying Fox, where Øino's design focus has augmented Lürssen's engineering to manifest visually breath-taking and technically advanced superyachts.

The partnership between Lürssen and Winch Design has resulted in some of the most luxurious and exquisitely detailed yachts in the world. Collaborative projects such as Tis, Phoenix 2 and ACE showcase the seamless integration of Winch Design's meticulous attention to detail with Lürssen's dedication to engineering excellence.

Lürssen's collaboration with Terence Disdale has given rise to yachts that combine timeless aesthetics. The partnership has produced notable vessels such as the 160m Blue and 146m Opera which boast an impressive exterior design and striking profiles.

Lürssen Yachts' and Harrison Eidsgaard's collaboration has has brought a fresh and contemporary touch to Lürssen's portfolio. Boasting dynamic exteriors and sophisticated interiors, Harrison Eidsgaard's expertise has added a modern edge to the Lürssen catalog, exemplified by the captivating 95m Madsummer.

Lürssen is a member of SYBAss (Superyacht Builders Association)


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