The family-run shipyard Lürssen, yesterday looked back at over 140 years of shipbuilding history. Within just four generations, the Bremen-based Lürssen family has turned a small boat building workshop into a leading North German shipbuilding company through entrepreneurship, determination and the highest standards of quality. According to the shipyard, the secret of their success is in their profound trust in their staff, their great drive to innovate and their trademark product quality.
Today, Lürssen is among the world’s leading yacht manufacturers with over 1,000 highly qualified staff at its Bremen site and among Europe’s most renowned systems and equipment traders for new naval ship construction. Since 1875, the Lürssen shipyard has manufactured more than 13,000 boats and ships – all at the Bremen shipyards and their North German sister shipyards currently included in the Lürssen group.
Friedrich Lürssen, who manages the North Bremen company in its fourth generation with his cousin Peter Lürssen said, “The history of the shipyard is still closely linked to our own family history and that of many of our staff.
“The family and staff’s genuine identification with the shipyard business and an informal company structure with tight employee loyalty, have always been supporting pillars of our success. In addition to technical expertise and practical skills, high levels of flexibility and strength of innovation among our workforce, have been the decisive drivers of growth in our shipyard business as a specialty supplier of high-technology ship construction since the beginning.”
Today, twenty five of the top 100 yachts have been built by Lürssen (eight of the top twenty), including such milestones in the shipbuilding industry as Carinthia VII, S/Y EOS, Azzam (currently the longest private yacht in the world at 180m) and the award winning yacht Kismet, one of Lürssen's latest deliveries in 2014.
Peter Lürssen continued, “As a family company it makes us proud and happy to be able to look back, in a turbulent industry, on 140 years of successful shipbuilding history on the River Weser.
“At the same time, our company anniversary motivates us as a family business to continue manufacturing unique ships for the global market together with our employees and to successfully live up to our great-grandfather’s motto to impress through performance and quality.”
Lürssen has been a valued customer of Yachting Pages Media Group for many years, and we would like to wish them congratulations on 140 years of success.
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