Abeking & Rasmussen 257' Superyacht "Eminence" Hermann Schaedla's Swansong Review by Chuck Gnaegy and Carl Camper To truly portray her illustrious name, “Eminence”, this yacht must clearly soar head and shoulders above the fleet in design and performance; through build and production, as well as that crucially important measure of ‘eclat – Pedigree. Beauty, of course, is a given; as well as archetypical excellence. Here also, gratefully sanctioned, is an acquiescent nod to the Lady’s long-standing forebears, which have held a leading position in yachtdom for, yes, a Century. Located along the Weser River in Lemwerder, Germany, yacht builders George Abeking and Henry Rasmussen founded the shipyard in 1907. Since then, A&R has produced over 6,400 vessels including naval ships, SWATH's, sailboats and motoryachts. Now in the builder’s 101st year, YachtForums is proud to unveil this fine-art presentation of German engineering with our tribute to “Eminence”, the builder’s largest yacht ever. She surely rates a Royal title of some Majesty for her in-house naval architecture by Abeking & Rasmussen; with interior and exterior styling by Andrew Langton, of Reymond Langton Design.