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11Reasons

To build your yacht with Lürssen

1Philosophy

1Philosophy

My firm shall be known as a leader in both quality and performance.

Friedrich Lürssen, Founder, 1875

The Lürssen family has continued to live up to the founder’s standard since 1875.

2Creativity

2Creativity

The art of realizing great ideas with the spirit of pioneers.

1880
1886

Lürssen builds the world’s first motorboat

REMS has a Daimler engine with a cylinder capacity of 0.462 litres and a weight of 60 kilograms, producing an output of 1.5 hp.

1890
1900
1907

Lürssen designs and builds the world’s first half-glider speedboat

Instead of planing hulls, Otto Lürßen relies on a rounded hull and powerful engines. At high speeds, these hulls partially emerge from the water.

1910
1913

Lürssen develops and builds the world’s first remote-controlled boat

The HAVEL is 13 metres long and is remotely steered with the aid of a wire.

1920
1928

Lürssen is the first to use a Voith Schneider propeller

Lürssen builds its first experimental boat with a Voith Schneider propeller.

1930
1938

Lürssen speedboat sets world record

Lürssen is the first to reach a speed of of 68.2 km/h, or around 37 knots, with a speedboat. Gert Lürßen himself sets the record on the Weser River.

1955
1975
1983

Lürssen builds the world’s fastest motor yacht

SHERGAR is powered by two MTU diesel engines and two Allison gas turbines with an overall output of 16,100 hp, which take her to speeds of up to 45 knots.

1990
1994

Lürssen develops the world’s first common mounting of drive and energy systems

Main engines, gearbox and generators are mounted on a large common frame, thereby achieving extremely low noise and vibration levels.

2000
2002

Lürssen pioneers research into yacht underwater exhaust systems for yachts

The findings form the basis for optimum positioning of the exhaust system to minimise backpressure, noise and emissions.

Lürssen is the first to use a common rail engine for a displacement yacht

A common rail engine as the main engine enables SKAT to reduce her emissions and fuel consumption to a minimum.

2004
2005

Lürssen builds the world’s first yacht with a pod drive

Lürssen builds the 90-metres ICE with a pod drive. The benefits: extremely high level of maneouverability, low noise level, reduced fuel consumption.

2006

Lürssen delivers the world’s largest private sailing yacht

EOS has an overall length of 93 metres.To reduce noise levels in the interior when running the engine, she also incorporates the first active engine mounting system in a yacht.

2007
2008

Lürssen is the first shipyard to use process heating on a yacht

Lürssen is the first shipyard to harness process heat on a large scale in a yacht. On board the 156-metres AL SAID, process heat from the engines is used to help desalinate seawater for drinking.

2010
2013

AZZAM world’s longest private yacht

Lürssen delivers Azzam the longest yacht in the world. She not only sets a record with regard to her length of 180 metres and a speed of more than 30 knots – but also her building time of less than three years is record-breaking.

2014
2015

DILBAR world’s biggest private yacht by GT

Lürssen delivers the 156-metres yacht Dilbar – the biggest motor yacht in the world by gross tonnage. Without a doubt Dilbar is one of the most complex and challenging yachts that has ever been built, both in terms of dimension and technology. With a gross tonnage of 15,917 t, Dilbar provides spaces in the interior which have never been seen on a yacht before. The impressive project was finished in an astonishing 52 months.

2018

3Continuity

3Continuity

Lürssen has the experience and reliability of a family that has been building standard-setting ships and yachts since 1875. With us, you will always find the right expert to talk to.

Friedrich Lürssen founded our shipyard in 1875

Friedrich was not the first member of the Lürssen family to build boats – his father Lüder, born in 1805, was a boat-builder and had founded his own shipyard in the 1830s. Many of Lüder’s ancestors were also seafarers or boat-builders.

Friedrich Lürssen

Founder

1851-1916

Otto Lürssen

Son of Friedrich

1880-1932

Frieda Lürssen

Otto´s wife

1890-1974

Gert Lürssen

Son of Otto & Frieda

1913-1991

Fritz-Otto Lürssen

Son of Otto & Frieda

1917-1981

Friedrich Lürssen

Son of Gert

Director since 1977

Peter Lürssen

Son of Fritz-Otto

Director since 1987

At Lürssen, knowledge in all facets of boatbuilding has been handed down from generation to generation – something very few yacht-builders can claim.

4Trust

4Trust

Lürssen´s corporate culture is based on long-term thinking – not just focused on the next quarterly results.

All shareholders are family members – no external investors pursuing their own interests and no risk of a takeover.

The Lürssen brand

We want to proudly place our family name on each yacht we build – that means we must always identify with our work.

5Experience

5Experience

98% of Lürssen employees are skilled and qualified professionals. They have above-average experience, passion for excellence and an eye for detail. Many have been with us for decades.

Lürssen's pool of skilled
workers and technicians

400

Management & Design

600

Engineers

15002700

Skilled workers

The overall Number of employees

200

Trainees & apprentices

2700

The overall Number of employees

6Quality

6Quality

Lürssen works with the best designers, in-house engineers, naval architects and craftsmen.

This, coupled with well thought-out workflows and carefully selected materials, results in top-quality yachts – and the best value for money.

7Reliability

7Reliability

More than 13,000 boats and ships built since 1875 – many of them still in service after decades – speak for themselves.

8Made in Germany

8Made in Germany

No country has a better reputation for technology and quality than Germany.

Since Lürssen was founded in 1875, we have always been at the forefront in terms of investing in state-of-the-art technology to improve quality, speed and precision. Investment decisions are driven by one priority: how to guarantee the best technology to build your yacht.

9Esteem

9Esteem

No other shipyard has delivered as many of the world's top 20 largest yachts as Lürssen.

1

Azzam

180.65 m / 592'8"

2

Dilbar

156.00 m / 511'10"

3

Al Said

155.00 m / 508'6"

4

Topaz

147.25 m / 483'1"

5

Al Salamah

139.00 m / 456'0"

6

Rising Sun

138.40 m / 454'1"

7

Octopus

126.20 m / 414'1"

8

Katara

124.40 m / 408'2"

9

Golden Odyssey

123.00 m/403'6"

10

Al Lusail

123.00 m / 403'5"

11

Pelorus

115.00 m / 377'4"

11 out of 20 of the largest yachts built in the past 20 years are a Lürssen.

10Lifetime Support

10Lifetime Support

Lürssen yachts have exceptionally long service lives. To keep your yacht in good shape and always ready for operation, Lürssen offers lifetime support.

11Facility

11Facility

Lürssen has the best facilities in the world.

Eight shipyards provide ample capacity to build and maintain multiple yachts simultaneously in covered halls and docks.

Let us build your masterpiece

We are looking forward to speaking with you

+49 421 6604 166
yachts@lurssen.com