Lurssen, a company based in Germany, is practically synonymous with the term superyacht. Since their founding in 1875, Lurssen has grown to be one of the top superyacht builders in the world. With its headquarters in Bremen-Vegesack, and five more ship yards in Northern Germany, Lurssen’s global network of yacht builders and designers enables them create and deliver the perfect luxury yacht for its customers.
Their custom designs and quality workmanship make them a sought after yard. Currently, one of their newest builds tops the list of largest superyachts in the world—Azzam measures nearly 591 feet. The history, the reputation, and the detailed craftsmanship onboard a Lurssen –built yacht make them coveted yachts on the charter and sales market.
Founded by visionaries of the boat building industry, Friedrich Lurssen, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, Lurssen is constantly improving and innovating to set new standards in the yachting industry. By achieving word-class design and cutting edge technology, each Lurssen yacht is crafted to exude the ultimate in luxury style and performance.
In 1994, Lurssen was one of the only yacht builders able to achieve ISO 9001 certification as a result of a variety of efficient manufacturing technologies to take care of yacht creation. This was no easy task as the Lurssen shipyard spans more than 350,000 square meters, 150,000 square meters of that being covered and 70,000 square meters of air-conditioned facilities.
Three business fields divide the Lurssen shipyard. Each field focuses on the manufacturing of different kinds of ships. The first field focuses on naval vessels and special ships while the second field focuses on building luxury yachts. Lurssen Logistics, its third branch, focuses primarily on logistics including maintenance, documentation of spare parts, management of yachts, and training simulators.
The Lurssen yachts list includes several iconic models. It is behind the creation of many popular yachts such as the 2003’s Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Octopus which measures 127-meters, David Geffen’s Rising Sun which measures 138-meters and was first delivered to Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle, in 2004. Other iconic yachts include the 377’ Pelorus, 315’ Limitless, the 230′ Martha Ann, Kismet, the largest private yacht in the world named Azzam (which measures close to 591 feet) launched in 2013, and now Dilbar the world’s largest private yacht by volume launched in 2016. The exterior of Azzam has been styled by Nauta Yachts while the interior is by Christophe Leoni. Because Lurssen yachts provide their customers with unmatched, world-class quality, no expense is spared in their design and construction.
The shipyard’s devotion to continue creating the world’s best yachts has resulted in many superyacht awards around the world. In 2004, Lurssen won the award for World’s Best Superyacht Design for power yachts over 43m for M/Y Pelorus.
Some Lurssen yachts currently under construction include the Palo Alto, Thor, Zenith, and Hermes. All of these Lurssen yachts under construction are sure to provide the world with unmatched design and technology.
Lurssen also creates naval ships, and specialized vessels. Their warships include Jaguar class, Seawolf class, and Frankenthal class. Lurssen also takes care of repair and refit. They have a mobile service group, specially trained, for repair in remote locations. They make sure the yacht is perfect all year round for their customers. The 40-meter long Angel’s Share is one of most famous refits by the yard in 2011.
70 m (230′) Superyacht Martha Ann, available for charter through IYC, is an impressively engineered Lurssen, featuring a vast swimming pool with a bar and wonderful furnishings. For more information on Martha Ann for charter click here.