Lurssen Yachts was originally founded by Friedrich Lurssen in 1875. Four generations and 13,000 vessels later, Lurssen is managed by two cousins, Friedrich and Peter Lurssen.
Lurssen uses a combination of eight locations and worldwide connections to achieve their end results. They can be located at Vegesack, Lemwerder, Aumund, Rendsburg, Wilhelmshaven, Berne, Hamburg and Wolgast.
Unique selling points
They are one of the global leaders in shipbuilding and have built over 13,000 vessels. Lurssen has also built the largest superyacht to date, the 180m Azzam.
The Lurssen group has a workforce of over 1,400 people, which enables them to consistently deliver the worlds biggest and most luxurious yachts throughout their eight locations.
Vegesack – Is where Lurssen’s main headquarters is based as well as their project management and administrative functions.
Lemwerder – With a total area of 127,000sqm, Lurssen Lemwerder features the full spectrum of construction, production and assembly facilities. This shipyard specialises in megayacht new builds ranging from 80m to 110m in length.
Aumund – This shipyard was integrated into the Lurssen Group in 1997. It has a 170m dry dock and 220m floating dock, this makes Aumund ideal for the largest of megayachts.
Rendsburg – This shipyard was acquired in 1987 and is located directly on the Kiel Canal, which links the North and Baltic Seas. This shipyard specialises in 60m to 80m refit and new build megayachts.
Wilhelmshaven – Integrated in 2006 Lurssen Wilhelmshaven specialises in maintenance, repair and refit work on megayachts up to 150m.
Berne – The facility in Berne is located close to the Lemwerder shipyard. With a total area of 400,000sqm the shipyard is equipped with highly modern production and assembling buildings as well as a 150m floating dock and 4800t synchro lift. Perfect for refit and repair.
Hamburg – The Hamburg shipyard offers repair services up to 200m. It has three docks with a lifting capacity up to 12,500t, three berths with a length of 450m and a crane up to 95t.
Wolgast – This shipyard specialises in new build and repairs on naval vessels and special ships, but also supports the megayacht shipbuilding sector. The area has a 46,500sqm heated hall space, a dry dock with a crane of 175m as well as a lift for ships up to 100m. The full size covers 253,570sqm.
In 2013 Lurssen delivered Azzam, which not only set records for being the biggest and fastest megayacht in the world at 180m and 30kn, but also set a record for her build time – less than three years. Lurssen has also built some of the most recognised megayachts in history including, the 97m Carinthia VII, the 96m Limitless, the 115m Pelorus, and the 126m Octopus.