74m megayacht emerged majestically from our shed
Explore Further
Go Back
74m megayacht emerged majestically from our shed

The brand new 74m megayacht ELANDESS emerged majestically today from Abeking &
Rasmussen’s construction shed in Lemwerder.

Several tow tractors carefully pulled the 2,065 GT new build out of her shed and onto the
syncrolift before she was finally lowered into the water for the first time.

Celebrated design studio Harrison Eidsgaard was commissioned by the experienced Owners to
bring their very particular vision to life. Entrusted with masterminding both the new build’s
exterior and interior design, Peder Eidsgaard and his talented team have created a uniquely
distinctive vessel brimming with innovative design characteristics and inspired aesthetics.
The brief was for a modern and spacious yacht with large lounging areas for enjoying both
informal family time and entertaining on social occasions. Consequently, ELANDESS offers a
plethora of spectacular communal spaces, ranging from the Nemo Lounge below the waterline
to the 8m x 2.5m swimming pool on the very expansive sun deck. Remarkably, the yacht’s
contemporary and sporty exterior profile belies her wide open plan spaces and flexible living
areas which feature large floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows.

While the Owners were placing their trust in the Lemwerder based pedigree shipyard for the
second time, the project marks a collaborative debut for Abeking & Rasmussen and Harrison
Eidsgaard. In synergy with the Owners’ team led by the Burgess New Construction division
and the renowned naval architects at A&R, the result of this successful joint effort is a worldclass
vessel of pure perfection.

Sea trials along the River Weser and along the North Sea coast will commence shortly while
the outfitting programme of the yacht continues apace to ensure this A&R masterpiece is
ready for delivery to her Owners for summer 2018.

Explore Further
Go Back



We are very pleased to announce that Abeking & Rasmussen’s Superyacht “AVIVA” is a winner at the 2018 BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards. The judges dedicated the famous Neptune Statue for her very special lifestyle feature: The Padel Tennis Court. “Together with Toby Silverton and Reymond Langton Design we are very proud to win this important award. With her 98m AVIVA is not only the largest ship built by A&R but also one of the most exceptional. We would like to congratulate the owners, the designers and all our workforce who merged all their expertise into this outstanding yacht. “ said Till von Krause – Sales Director Yacht.




Luxury Cruising
Explore Further
Go Back
Luxury Cruising

Cruise ships are synonymous with comfort, joie de vivre and diversity. We asked ourselves how we could turn this yearning for enjoyment, a taste for luxury and a passion for travel into an even more intense, exciting experience. And we came up with an answer: Luxury Cruising, a ship that is quite simply out of this world – with luxurious features to match. We have brought bespoke cruising to a whole new level.

This is a ship far exceeds conventional expectations in terms of design and technical features. Luxury cruising is based on the revolutionary SWATH (small waterplane area twin hull) technology. The typical shape of the design radically minimises motion on board – to a quarter of the level of conventional ships. Its seakeeping performance fully enables the dream of a luxury hotel on water to be turned into reality. Here, luxury is underlined by many attractive, new features such as the Nemo Lounge and the Dolphin Lounge at the bow, complete with panoramic view.


DOWNLOADS: Brochure, data sheet Cruise Yacht and Cruise Tender, press release

Explore Further
Go Back



It may not be the first explorer yacht, but it‘s probably the raciest. The Cloudbreak has been designed with adventure in mind – right down to the very last detail. Equipped for the seven oceans of the world – from the Antarctic to the Caribbean – as well as for all exclusive and extreme sports at sea or onshore, the 72.5-metre superyacht sets new benchmarks for adventure and relaxation. Ultimate satisfaction guaranteed for her sports-loving owners.

03Luxury Cruising

"What I like best…"

New perspectives: Members of the A&R world – owners, designers, engineers, employees – reveal their favourite A&R project. Very personal, very subjective, very brief. 

Till von Krause
Andre Jonker
Pascale Reymond & Andrew Langton
Andrew Winch
Till von Krause

Sales Director


Yacht Department

Andre Jonker

 Project Manager


Yacht Department

Pascale Reymond & Andrew Langton


Andrew Winch

Yacht Designer

Andrew Winch
Espen Øino
Dickie Bannenberg
Andreas Schoon
Andrew Winch

Yacht Designer

Espen Øino

Yacht Designer

Dickie Bannenberg



Changing constants

A visionary but down-to-earth approach, a feel for beauty yet a sense of reality, artistic and artisan skills, extensive experience and spontaneity... Yet shipbuilding also means bringing opposites into harmony. This mission has inspired and driven us since we began. As a long-established, progressive shipyard, we make it our priority to continually exploit our innovative skills. Testimony to this is our market leadership in SWATH constructions. With perfectionism having driven our company for over 100 years, the shipyard can look back on a past marked by prosperous growth and a strong reputation, which the many A&R yacht owners and experts have spread enthusiastically to all four corners of the world.

Navy Ships & Coastguard


A&R Services – the speed squad that delivers perfection 



A&R yachts and ships destined for the navy and authorities have a high non-material value, on top of their material value – and our vessels retain both of these values. This is because every single boat is developed and nurtured into a member of the A&R family, and once in the family, always in the family – even years after leaving her shipyard of birth. We provide all customers with comprehensive servicing, which corresponds to the high level of quality for which our shipyard is renowned.


Servicing, maintenance, repairs or refitting 

Whether you require minor maintenance or a major refit, the experts at A&R respond personally to your needs – helped by the fact that they were often involved in the building of your boat in the first place. Alongside high-tech expertise gained through the construction of navy ships and a presence in major yachting locations throughout the world, A&R servicing provides customers with a multitude of advantages:

 comprehensive listing of all spare parts and their stock levels 

  •   extensive knowledge gained from in-house manufacturing and construction 
  •   advice that represents the most convenient and best technical (and economic) solution. 



Owners and customers can rest assured that they always receive outstanding service at a standard price, as well as efficient preservation of value. 



Insights and outlooks. A quick look at what will be going out in the future – and what is coming in.


In keeping
with tradition


The A&R story begins with a yearning for the sea – and a certain Henry Rasmussen, known as Jimmy, who was born in Denmark in 1877. This talented child of a boat-building family pursued his vocation in Bremen, which was a shipbuilding hub at the time. In 1892, the young engineer was taken on by the famous Vulkan shipyard.  In 1907, he launched the Abeking & Rasmussen yacht and boatyard in Vegesack-Lemwerder, close to Bremen. This has not created a reputation of belonging to the world's biggest shipyards but to the best – testimony to which can be found in the high-profile yachts and navy vessels that we have constructed. Although the company mainly focused on legendary sailing boats at the outset, it shifted towards motor yachts in the 1970s. Today, the shipyard is building a diverse range of customised yachts up to 100 metres, which continue to enthral customers and set new benchmarks. 

contact & journey




Schiffs- und Yachtwerft SE


An der Fähre 2

27809 Lemwerder


phone: +49 421 67 33 0

fax:      +49 421 6733 115

E-Mail: info@abeking.com

Legal Disclosure | Privacy Statement

Or you can use our contact form:

Please give your name!
Please enter a valid email address!
Please name a reason!
Thank you!


ABEKING & RASMUSSEN Schiffs- und Yachtwerft SE


An der Fähre 2

27809 Lemwerder

Tel.: +49 421  6733 0

Fax: +49 421  6733 115

Email: info@abeking.com


Chairman of the Supervisory Board


Fritz Lütke-Uhlenbrock



Board of Directors


Hans M. Schaedla (Chairman)

Dr Erich Bischoff

Dirk Petersjohann

Uwe Kloschinski


Public limited company (Aktiengesellschaft), Local Court of Oldenburg No. HRB 210774 

VAT ID no.: DE 117 17 2804




The content and works created by the page operators on these pages are subject to German copyright. Reproducing, editing, dissemination and any type of exploitation outside the limits of the copyright require the written consent of the relevant author or creator. Downloads and copies of this page are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Where the content on this page has not been created by the operator the copyrights of third parties have been observed. In particular the content of third parties is designated as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we would ask you to give us a corresponding reference. On becoming aware of infringements, we shall remove such content immediately.



Privacy Policy


The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection provisions and this Data Privacy Policy.

It is normally possible to use our website without providing personal information. Where personal details (for example name, address or email addresses) are collected, this is always carried out as far as possible on a voluntary basis. These details are not passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would also like to point out that transmitting data over the internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may have vulnerabilities. It is not possible to fully protect data from being accessed by third parties.


The use of the contact details published as part of the required legal notice by third parties for transmitting advertising and information materials not expressly requested is hereby expressly excluded. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising, such as spam emails.





We explain below what information we record during your visit to our website, how it is used and what active measures we take to protect your personal data. By executing an action linked with your personal data on our website (e.g. sending a form), you give us your consent for us to collect, process and use it for the purposes stated. This consent may be withdrawn at any time with future effect.


What is personal data? 


Personal data is individual details by which conclusions may be drawn on the identity or factual circumstances of a defined or definable natural person. This includes e.g. your correct name, your address, your phone number, your email address and your date of birth. Information that cannot be directly linked to your real identity, such as, for example the number of visits to a website is not personal data.





1. Storage of access data


Each time a user visits our website and each time a file is accessed, access data on this process is stored by default in a log file on our web server.


2. Server log files: Each dataset consists of:


o the page from which the file has been requested

o the name of the file

o the date and time that of request

o the quantity of data transferred

o the access status (file transferred, file not found etc.)

o browser type/version

o operating system used

o referrer URL (previously visited site)

the client’s IP address (see also: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP-Adresse

The access data stored is only evaluated for the purpose of system security and for statistical purposes.

This is a legitimate interest under Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. This data is not combined with other data sources.


3. Collection and processing of personal data


Contact form


If you send us enquiries using the contact form, we will store the details from the enquiry including the details you give us for processing the enquiry and, for follow-up questions, for at least six months. 


If within the web content there is the option to enter personal or business data (email address, name address, data of birth etc.), this information is given voluntarily, e.g. as part of registration or reservation, for the provision of services, when subscribing to a newsletter, to be entered on a customer or potential customer list, for executing a contract or a request for information. We use the personal data provided by you exclusively for the purpose of technical administration or the website as a legitimate interest, Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR and to meet your requests and requirements, i.e. usually for processing the contract entered into with you or to answer your enquiry, Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. And only when your have given your consent beforehand.

Right to information and erasure of personal data


You have the right to information free of charge at any time on the data about you stored, its origin and recipients as well as the purpose of storage. You will obtain information on the data stored on request – please find our contact details in the Legal Notice. In addition, in line with the statutory provisions you have the right to rectification, blocking and erasure of this personal data.




Tools for automated data collection



1. Use of web tracking


To determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our website, we use tracking software. The data is used exclusively in anonymised and summarised form for statistical purposes and for the development of the website.


2. Use of Google Maps


This website uses the product Google Maps from Google. If you visit a subpage with Google Maps embedded, Google will receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, data is collected which is transferred by your browser to Google. This is, for example, IP address, date and time of the request, quantity of data transferred, operating system and its interface, language and version of the browser software.


This takes place regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you have logged into or whether there is no user account. If you are logged into Google, your data can be directly attributed to your account. If you do not wish it to be linked to your profile with Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as a use profile and uses it for purposes of advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. For exercising any rights, such as, for example, a right of objection to the creation of this user profile, you must contact Google.


 By using Google Maps you declare your agreement with the terms of use of Google Maps. You can find the terms of use of Google Maps here: [https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html]. You can find more information on the processing of your personal data by Google Inc. in the Privacy Policy of Google Inc. You will find it here:




Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield:



3. SSL encryption


For reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential content, for example enquiries, that you send use as the website operator, this website uses SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the browser’s address line changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock icon in your browser line. If the SSL encryption is activated, the data that you send us cannot be read by third parties.


4. Cookies


Cookies are alphanumeric identification tags that we transfer to your computer hard disk by means of your browser. They are not software but solely a code number placed on your computer. They enable our website to recognise your browser. A cookie can only contain information that our website itself sends to your computer; private data cannot be read with it. If you have accepted cookies on our website, our website has no access to your personal information but with the aid of the cookies it can identify your computer. We will not link data stored in the cookies with your personal data (name, address, etc.).


On the one hand, we use so-called “session cookies” that are only stored temporarily for the duration of your use of our website. They are needed as part of logging on or during authentication and for access control. The “session cookie” enables you to move around on our website without having to log on again for each area.


On the other hand, we use “permanent cookies” to record information about visitors who access our website repeatedly. The purpose of using these cookies is to be able to offer optimum user guidance and to “recognise you again” and with repeated use to be able to offer you as varied a website as possible and new content.


Most browsers accept cookies by default. The Help function in the menu bar of most browsers will explain to you how you can stop your browser from accepting new cookies, how you can have your browser alert you when you receive a new cookie or how you can deactivate all cookies. Using our website is also possible without cookies. Please note however that, in this case, you must expect restricted presentation of the website and restricted user guidance.


Information that our website receives with the aid of cookies is exclusively for the purpose of adapting the content in the best way possible for visitors and to design surfing on our website to be as convenient as possible.


Cookies do not do any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses.

See also:




Cookies are used for provision of the website or for the legitimate interest described above, Article 6 (1) (b) and (f) GDPR. 


Information for parents or guardians


 Parents or guardians are responsible for the protection of the privacy of their children and are asked to speak to their children about secure and responsible use of their personal data online.


Storage period for personal data


We only process your personal data for the length of time necessary to fulfil the respective processing purpose. 

Over and above that, we are subject to various retention and documentation obligations resulting inter alia from the German Commercial Code (HGB), the German Fiscal Code (AO) and the German brokers' and commercial developers' ordinance (MaBV). These may be up to 10 years.


Finally, the storage period is also determined by the statutory limitation periods that for example under sections 195 ff. of the German Civil Code (BGB) may be up to thirty years, the normal limitation period being three years.


Data subjects’ rights


Every data subject has the right to information under A 15 GDPR, the right to rectification under Article 16 GDPR, the right to erasure under Article 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing under Article 18 GDPR as well as the right to data portability from Article 20 GDPR. For exercising the above rights you can contact the places stated in the first section General Information under clause 1.


Over and above that there is the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR). The supervisory authority responsible for us is:


Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen [State Commissioner for Data Protection of Lower Saxony]

In addition you have the right to object, which is explained in more detail at the end of this Data Privacy Policy.



Information on your right to object under Article 21 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


1. Case-by-case right to object


You have the right on grounds relating to your particular situation to object at any time to the processing of the personal data relating to you carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR (data processing based on balance of interest); this also applies to profiling within the meaning of Article 4 (4) GDPR based on those provisions. 

If you object, we shall no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. 


2. Right to object to the processing of data for the purposes of direct marketing


In individual cases we process your personal data to operate direct marketing. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. 


If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, we shall no longer process your personal data for such purposes. 


3. Exercising the right to object


The right to object may be submitted informally and should if possible be directed to the places stated in the Data Privacy Policy in the section “Data Controller” or “Data Protection Officer”. 


Changes to this Policy


We reserve the right to amend this Data Privacy Policy at any time within the scope of the statutory provisions.

This Legal Notice also applies to the following social media profiles







If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data that this Data Privacy Notice has not been able to answer, feel free to contact us at any time.


Data Controller:

Bettina Schöffel






Schiffs- und Yachtwerft SE

An der Fähre 2

27809 Lemwerder

Tel.: +49 421  6733 0

Fax: +49 421  6733 115

Please scroll