Royal Denship Yachts is a multiple facility yacht builder, based in Denmark, the North Sea gateway to Scandinavia. The organization is geared to meet the needs of the most uncompromising clients in the world, covering sales, design, engineering, construction, service and logistical teams, as well as a full training service. Royal Denship’s custom-built yachts are world re-known for craftsmanship and modern yacht technology. Working with no less than six highly esteemed Danish shipyards, they have made it possible for yacht buyers to have a yacht ready for her maiden voyage within only 18 to 24 months. Royal Denship builds motor yachts, expedition yachts and sailing yachts. Among Royal Denship’s partners are Assens Shipyard, Danyard Aalborg Yachts, Fredericia Shipyard, Tuco Yacht Vaerft and Aarhus Shipyards. Each yard is a highly respected name in yacht building. Assens Shipyard is a highly qualified shipyard, widely experienced in both new builds and repairs. The yard is located on the Danish island of Funen with short sailing distances from all positions in the Baltic, and the North Sea. New build experience include trawlers, ferries, passenger ships, tugs, and special construction such as luxury yachts. The history of the yard dates back to the 1900s. Over the years the company has developed into a modern shipyard covering a total of 50,000 square meters. Assens Shipyard has two floating docks and a staff of 80 highly qualified employees. The entire Assens Shipyard carries the environmental certification of the Danish authorities. Danyard Aalborg designs and builds super yachts and naval ships primarily in composite materials, specifically fiber reinforced plastic-sandwich. Located at the Danish seaport, Aalborg, the yard has a wealth of diversified shipbuilding experience originating from the design and construction of highly specialized and advanced types of ships such as: corvettes, cruise ships, and ocean patrol vessels. Danyard Aalborg has further developed these skills through the construction of fast catamaran ferries built in aluminum, through a comprehensive range of ships built in composite materials for the Royal Danish Navy, and through the construction of super yachts – such as the Royal Denship 125 Classic, and the Royal Denship 135 Classic. Fredericia Shipyard is the largest new build and repair yard in Denmark with a workforce of about 300. The yard is located on the East Coast of Jutland with direct approach from the Kattegat. Fredericia Shipyard is a privately owned company, founded by the Andersen family in 1916. Under the leadership and ownership of the family through three generations, the yard has expanded from a small boat builders yard into a large, modern, and efficient new build and repair yard able to meet any requirements. The capacity of the yard includes two floating docks of 20.000 tons and 12.000 tons respectively, a dry-dock of 108 x 22 x 5 m, and a slipway of 1.000 tons. TUCO specializes in the building of custom made composite super yachts as well as sailing yachts, development of plugs and moulds for new builds, and a highly efficient production of standard yachts. TUCO offers repairs and maintenance service of all types of yachts. Tuco is located in Faaborg on the island of Funen close to both the Baltic and the North Sea and in the middle of the sailing paradise of Denmark. Aarhus Shipyard Ltd. is a modern shipyard centrally situated in the heart of the Port of Aarhus. The shipyard is owned by the P&S Group, who also owns Petersen & Sorensen Motorvaerksted Ltd., Marstal Shipyard Ltd. and Thurobund Yacht Yard Ltd. The shipyard has two floating docks with the dimensions 90 x 16.5 x 5.2m with a lifting capacity of 1.750 tons and 70 x 13 x 4m with lifting capacity of 650 tons. Furthermore they have new building hall, workshops for shipbuilding, engine repair, electrical and electronic repairs, pneumatics, hydraulics, surface treatment, valves and finally a well equipped workshop with all types of machine tools.
Royal Denship has been quietly resurrected following a bankruptcy several years ago. The brand has a new website, social media presence and are Dutch-based. Royal Denship was acclaimed for building yachts such as 78-meter "Princess Mariana" (currently sailing as "Pegasus VIII") and the 63-meter globe-trotting explorer "Turmoil". Those two yachts really elevated the brand and now Royal Denship is back to building explorers again with the construction of the RD 137 Expedition Yacht.