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Abeking & Rasmussen Yachts

Abeking & Rasmussen is a yacht builder based in Lemwerder near Bremen, Germany. The company was founded in 1907 and has built more than 52 large yachts.

Their largest yacht delivered is the 98 meter (4,966 ton) Aviva (2017). In November 2018 Abeking announced that they have contracted the 118 meter project 6507. The yacht will probably be delivered in 2021 or 2022.

Abeking Rasmussen

A&R is a luxury yacht builder, specialized in large custom motor yachts built from steel. In the past the company has been building sailing yachts, marine vessels and swath vessels.

Abeking Rasmussen - logoHistory

Abeking and Rasmussen was founded in 1907 by Georg Abeking and Henry Rasmussen. The company started building naval vessels such a torpedo boats, mine sweepers and submarine destroyers.

Later the company started building speed boats and sailing yachts. Abeking built a series of 6  sailing yachts for the Krupp family, all named Germania. The Krupp family are the founders of the industrial group now known as Thyssen Krupp. Their latest yacht (Germania VI built in 1963) is still owned by the Krupp Foundation.

In the 1950’s productions of yachts was started. More than 50 motor yachts have been built. (And more than 6,500 vessels).

The German yacht builder A&R has earned many rewards, such as the THE WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARD. And the Boat International Design & Innovation Award and the ShowBoats Design Award.

Hans SchaedlaHans M. Schaedla

Hans Schaedla is owner and CEO of the company. He is the great grand son of A&R founder Henry Rasmussen. Schaedla is the founder of the Hans M Schaeda Stiftung. The foundation intents to promote yacht and shipbuilding research, engineering and education.

Abeking & Rasmussen Production Facilities

Abeking has production facilities to build yachts up to 125 meters.  The company has 5 covered sheds and has more than 400 employees.

A&R has also great refit facilities and can build cruise ships and cruise ship tenders.

Notable Yachts

Notable yachts built by Abeking are the 98 meter Aviva (owned by Joe Lewis) and the 82 meter Secret owned by Nancy Walton Laurie. And the 20 meter Cloudbreak, owned by Alexander Svetakov.

Abeking Order Portfolio

We are aware of a few yachts currently under construction at A&R.

Project 6505 - 80 meter - Delivery 2020

Project 6506 - 70 meter - Delivery 2021

Project 6507 - 118 meter - Delivery 2022

Project 6508 -  70 meter - Delivery 2022

Abeking & Rasmussen Contact Details

Abeking & Rasmussen Schiffs und Yachtwerft AG

An der Faehe 2

Lemwerder, 27809


Phone: +49 (0)421 67 33 0

[email protected]

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The 10 Biggest Yachts built by A&R Yachts

1. Aviva  - 98 meter (322 ft) - 2017

Owner: Joe Lewis

Aviva is the largest yacht built by Abeking. Her tonnage is 4,966t. Her features include an indoor padle tennis court.

yacht aviva

2. Secret - 82 meter (271 ft) - 2013

Owner: Nancy Walton

Secret is designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, while J.W. Harris is responsible for her interior.

yacht secret

3. Romea - 81 meter (268 ft) - 2015

Owner: Alexander Nesis

Romea is designed by Terence Disdale. Her owner Alexander Nesis is shareholder and President of the investment firm ICT Group.

yacht Romea

4. Grace (ex: Kibo) - 81 meter (266 ft) - 2014

Owner: built forAlexander Mamut

The yacht Grace was built as KIBO for Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut. Both her interior and exterior are designed by Terence Disdale Design. She is one of the few large yachts without a pool or Jacuzzi.

yacht Kibo (Grace)

5. Titan - 80 meter (263 ft) - 2010

Owner: Alexander Abramov

Alexander Abramov is Chairman and shareholder of Evraz, one of the largest steel producers in the world. Titan is designed by Reymond Langton Design.

yacht Titan

6. Eminence - 78 meter (257 ft) - 2008

Owner: Alexander Khloponin

Eminence was built for Herb Chambers, but he sold her before delivery to Khloponin. At the time of launch she was the largest yacht built by A&R

yacht Eminence

7. C2  - 78 meter (257 ft) - 2008

Owner: Ronald Perelman

C2 is assumed to stand for Claudia Cohen, Ronald Perelman’s ex-wife who died of cancer in 2007. C2 was designed by Reymond Langton Design, as a sister ship to Eminence.

yacht c2

8. Amaryllis - 78 meter (257 ft) - 2011

Owner: Andrei Borodin

We were told Amaryllis is owned by Russian billionaire Andrei Borodin. In 2011 Borodin sold his 20% stake in the Bank of Moscow for US$ 1.1 billion.

Amaryllis is designed by Reymond Langton Design.

yacht Amaryllis

9. Elandess - 74 meter (245 ft) - 2018

Owner: Lloyd Dorfman

Elandess is designed by Eidsgaard Design and features an ‘Atlantic Bow’ and a large swimming pool on the sun deck. Her owner Lloyd Dorman is the founder of Travelex.

yacht Elandess

10. Cloudbreak - 72 meter (237 ft) - 2016

Owner: Alexander Svetakov

Cloudbreak is designed by Espen Oeino, while Christian Liaigre is responsible for her interior. Her owner Alexander Svetakov is founder of the Absolute Investment Group

yacht Cloudbreak

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