My firm shall be known as a leader in both quality and performance.
The Lürssen family has continued to live up to the founder’s standard since 1875.
The art of realizing great ideas with the spirit of pioneers.
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.
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.
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.
Lürssen is the first to use a Voith Schneider propeller
Lürssen builds its first experimental boat with a Voith Schneider propeller.
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.
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.
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.
Lürssen pioneers research into 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Son of Friedrich
Son of Otto & Frieda
Son of Otto & Frieda
Son of Gert
Director since 1977
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.
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.
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.
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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.
More than 13,000 boats and ships built since 1875 – many of them still in service after decades – speak for themselves.
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.
No other shipyard has delivered as many of the world's top 20 largest yachts as Lürssen.
180.65 m / 592'8"
160 m / 524'93"
156.00 m / 511'10"
155.00 m / 508'6"
147.25 m / 483'1"
146,35 m / 480'1"
141.60 m / 464'6"
140 m / 459'3"
139.00 m / 456'0"
138.40 m / 454'1"
136.00 m / 446'2"
11 out of 20 of the largest yachts built in the past 20 years are a Lürssen.
Lürssen yachts have exceptionally long service lives. To keep your yacht in good shape and always ready for operation, Lürssen offers lifetime support.
Lürssen has the best facilities in the world.
Five shipyards provide ample capacity to build and maintain multiple yachts simultaneously in covered halls and docks.