Graf Bootsbau

“Custom wooden boats - perfectly made in Germany”


Graf Bootsbau is a market leading, tender building and repair company for the superyacht industry, based in Germany. They manufacture the GRAF Ipanema, a luxury wooden tender boat, as well as restore classic tenders to a high standard.

Main contact

Address: Mühlenstrasse 14 Breitenbrunn, Germany D-87739

Tel: +49 (0)8 26 33 83

Mob: +49 (0)1 72 84 39 36 3

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Graf Bootsbau offers unique, wooden, luxury tender boats, which are custom built for each client’s requirements. Their shipyard has specialised in and has a reputation for the restoration of classical wooden boats for over 40 years.

They have a passion for wood, combining a classical and modern style, while providing quality craftsmanship. The experienced team at Graf has a clear picture of the end product during the design phase, ensuring the highest quality standards.

The Graf Ipanema

The Graf Ipanema, the major tender design from Graf Bootsbau, is a classical product, designed by highly experienced boat builders. Working with traditional tools, they make the best of the raw materials, wood, leather and chrome, resulting in world class craftsmanship from bow to stern.

The Ipanema can be ordered with:

• One or two motors
• Diesel or petrol engines
• Z-type propeller or dual drive with rigid motor shaft and gear pair with centre distance
• Soft or hard top
• In various other custom-made versions

The motorisation of the GRAF Ipanema fulfils all desires: whether a single drive with a z-propeller for the pragmatist or a dual drive and v-gear for the purist. The control unit and the instruments installed are state-of-the-art, yet remain as a classic design.

They are dedicated to solving all exceptional special requests in a perfect way. Even the cabin is also made of the finest materials. One unique feature of the Ipanema is the table - a piece of clever craftsmanship concealing champagne flutes and an integrated cooler for a luxurious drink.

Tender restoration

Graf Bootsbau also provides refit and repair services to restore a complete range of classic tender boats, including the well-known Riva tenders. Along with the woodwork is the reworking of the chrome-parts, leather, electronics, drive technology and the varnishing. Moreover they will reconstruct irreparable parts using meticulous handwork.

Hours of work

Mon to Fri: 7:15am to 5pm

Additional Information

Graf Bootsbau brochure


CEO - 28/09/2015-13:31
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This summer I had the chance to experience the extraordinary quality of the Graf Ipanema and its outstanding performance at Lake Constance. I've been on many tenders and daycruisers (wood and composite) but none of them gave me this special feeling of fun, safety and effortless power delivery at virtually any speed.
It's perfect in every single detail. I'm totally in love with it!!!

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Absolutely the best

CEO - 30/11/2014-16:43
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Absolutely the best contemporary wooden runabout in the world. I have been to many exhibitions looking for a classic wooden tender boat with absolutely outstanding craftmanship and was glad to find it in Graf's Ipanema. Sold our Riva and I are more than happy now.

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, Engineer Automotive RIVA Florida - 29/11/2014-10:13
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The restoration from my RIVA was perfect in all details, also the carefully handling of the boat. The company GRAF is very customer oriented and offers an excellent service.

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