Lurssen Yachts was originally founded by Friedrich Lurssen in 1875. Several generations later, Lurrsen is managed by two cousins, Friedrich and Peter Lurssen, who have successfully crossed-plat formed Lurssen’s military shipbuilding expertise into one of the premiere luxury yacht manufacturers in the world. A family owned business for many generations, they are involved in every step of the construction with a goal of customer satisfaction through the entire manufacturing process.
What Friedrich Lurssen originally envisioned over 130 years ago, along with Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, continues today in the production of Lurssen yachts. Lurssen is headquartered in Bremen-Vegesack, Germany and uses a combination of shipyards and worldwide connections to achieve their end results. Lurssen has the distinction of building the world’s first motorboat, the first diesel engine boat and the first remote-controlled boat.
Lurssen’s shipyards is an expansive facility with a total area of 350,000 sq. meters, of which 150,000 sq. meters is covered. With 70,000 sq. meters of air-conditioned facilities, linked by an inter-connecting 2500 ton travel lift… over 1500 meters of structural assembly can be completed at any one time. Lurssen’s in-water capability offers over 700 meters of deep quays. A variety of manufacturing technologies govern Lurrsen yacht building, and Lurssen achieved ISO 9001 certification by 1994. That same quality has been the premise behind more than more than 13,000 vessels since 1875.
Lurssen has built some of the most magnificent yachts in history including, the 319’ Carinthia VII, the 315’ Limitless, the 377’ Pelorus, and the 414’ Octopus. Lurssen has won many awards, with the most recent being the 2004 International Superyacht Design Award for “Pelorus”, in the best power 43m plus category.