The German yacht builder Lürssen has earned a leading international reputation as the specialist for exclusive, bespoke yachts of outstanding craftsmanship and engineering mastery - ranging in size from 60m to over 180m.
The development of sustainable technologies and innovations in yacht building are firmly anchored in Lürssen's DNA. The latest generation of Lürssen superyachts boasts improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions as well as a reduction in noise levels. Lürssen is particularly driving the research and development of fuel cells powered by methanol.
With a workforce of 1800, Lürssen maintains three state-of-the-art production facilities in northern Germany. Lürssen also offers unique facilities and unrivalled potential to carry out multiple refits simultaneously - whether it is a Lürssen yacht or one built by another shipyard. Their connection to shipbuilding is as deep-rooted and individual as only family bonds can be, the commitment is deep, the approach individual.
The family-owned company was founded in 1875 and remains solely in the hands of the fourth generation. Friedrich Lürssen started the company and built the very first motor boat, REMS, with Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. When the company founder Friedrich Lürssen said: “Leading in quality and performance, that should be my company’s reputation,” he was expressing the values that Lürssen upholds to this day.
Lürssen has launched some of the world’s most iconic yachts, measuring between 33 and 200 metres. Some of its world-famous launches include Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s 127-metre superyacht Octopus in 2003 and Rising Sun, 138 metres in length, delivered to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison in 2004 and now owned by David Geffen.
In 2013, Lürssen launched Azzam, which at 180 metres is currently the world’s largest superyacht. Her exterior styling is by Nauta Yachts, and her interior décor is credited to Christophe Leoni.