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About the Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard

Based in Lemwerder, Germany, Abeking & Rasmussen has a leading reputation for building some of the world’s most technically advanced vessels.

Esteemed for technical excellence and building yachts to the finest standard, Abeking & Rasmussen have remained ahead of the curve for well over 115 years with their formidable structures constructed at the German shipyard. From ocean explorers to luxury superyachts, Abeking & Rasmussen can launch yachts of up to 125-meters in length, complete with the utmost comfort and extraordinary cruise experience.

A progressive shipyard steeped in tradition

Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard was founded in 1907 by Henry Rasmussen and Georg Abeking, on the banks of the Weser River in Lemwerder. Once a renowned skipper, Rasmussen also proved to be a talented yacht designer, creating a name for himself in the racing community for his 12-meter yachts. Under his direction, the shipyard curated a portfolio in the private and commercial sectors, producing wooden sailing and motor yachts, high-speed patrol boats, and other specialized vessels.

Under the direction of Rasmussen’s grandson, Hermann Schaedla, who ran the yard for five decades beginning in 1959, Abeking & Rasmussen began to establish a reputation for technical innovation, pioneering the use of lighter materials for hull construction and developing better sound-dampening systems. Today, this innovative approach remains central to the German yacht builder.

Between 1938 and 1966, the German shipyard built 99 Concordia sailing yachts, which are still sailing today. However, Abeking & Rasmussen’s last sailing yacht, 4K (formerly Alithia), was constructed in 2002, making way for a flourishing motor yacht segment. In 2009, Hermann Schaedla handed over the reins to his son, Hans, where the shipyard continued to focus on the highly specialized motor yacht market sector.

Today, the Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard retain the essential know-how and valuable ideas, not only about particular yacht projects but across multiple yachting disciplines, production series and processes.

As well as custom-designed yachts, expedition and support vessels, Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard specialize in servicing, maintenance, repairs and refitting services to optimize your enjoyment and give you the utmost peace of mind on board.

Iconic Abeking & Rasmussen yachts

One of the most iconic Abeking & Rasmussen yachts is the 40.54-meter M/Y SILVER CLOUD, delivered in 2008. The extraordinary explorer yacht offers 60% more space compared to similarly-sized ships, and above all, she impresses with her superb efficiency and seaworthiness. Fitted with marine stabilizers, SILVER CLOUD ensures the utmost comfort on the roughest of seas. Despite her highly advanced build and technical specifications, her interiors are some of the best in the industry. Designed by Michael Kirschstein, just some of SILVER CLOUD’s highlights include a sleek teak deck, a steel hull, a helipad and an aluminium superstructure.

A testament to her state-of-the-art design and technology, this fantastic explorer yacht completed her circumnavigation with her owner in 2015, taking just 18 months. The vessel was awarded ‘World Superyacht’ in the technology category.

Other iconic yachts from Abeking & Rasmussen include the 98.4-metre-long flagship AVIVA, which was launched in 2017. The yacht boasts impressive volume and form, powerful performance, and low fuel consumption, as well as a stunning interior composed of a neutral palette enriched with precious materials. Her exteriors also remain unmatched with a full-size paddle tennis court, spa pool, and outdoor projectors.

To learn more about Quantum’s work with the world’s leading shipyards and how marine stabilizers can enhance a luxury yacht, then contact our team today.