Based in Lemwerder, German superyacht builder Abeking & Rasmussen have a reputation for building some of the world's most technically advanced yachts for discerning clients.
History of Abeking & Rasmussen
Abeking & Rasmussen was founded in 1907 by Henry Rasmussen and Georg Abeking, on the banks of the Weser River in Lemwerder. A renowned skipper, Rasmussen also proved to be a talented yacht designer and won respect in the racing community for his 12 Meter yachts. Under his guidance, the shipyard built a portfolio in the private and commercial sectors, producing wooden sailing and motor yachts as well as fast patrol boats and other specialized ships. Under the direction of Rasmussen’s grandson, Hermann Schaedla, who ran the yard for five decades beginning in 1959, Abeking & Rasmussen also established a reputation for technical innovation, pioneering the use of lighter materials for hull construction and developing better sound-dampening systems and the yachting division flourished. The yard built 99 Concordia sailing yachts and all are still sailing. Its last sailing yacht, 4K (formerly Alithea), was delivered in 2002. With the motor yacht segment flourishing, he turned over the reins to his son, Hans in 2009, although continued to provide direction until his death in 2011.