Abeking & Rasmussen
The award-winning German yacht builder Abeking & Rasmussen boasts more than a century of yacht-building expertise. Since its inception, the firm has dedicated itself to strive for nothing but perfection. Abeking & Rasmussen yachts are legendary for their top quality craftsmanship, striking exterior styling, sumptuous interior living spaces and formidable performance. The brand’s ethos revolves around a constant evolution in pursuit of excellence and pushing the limits of what is possible. When searching to buy Abeking & Rasmussen yachts for sale, expect nothing the best.
Abeking & Rasmussen runs with a simple corporate structure, ensuring every aspect of the build is completed under a single roof from a single source. This allows the brand to complete quality control and is why it can promise nothing but the absolute best. As requests for bigger, more comfortable, more technologically advanced, more refined and more powerful are made, Abeking & Rasmussen rises to the occasion, creating luxury yachts that stand the test of time.
Georg Abeking and Henry Rasmussen opened the doors to the Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard in Lemwerder, Germany, in 1907 and this is where the builder has remained since. The location is ideally suited on the Weser river and is easily accessed today by the Bremen airport. There also are ample motorways and railway connections to access the yard, but when Abeking & Rasmussen opened there, they chose the location for its rural feel, but urban infrastructure and water access.
In 1925, the brand gained its first commercial success as a Henry Rasmussen design garnered much acclaim in the United States. In 1930, Abeking & Rasmussen developed the first-ever Minesweeper and proceeded to produce 250 more of the vessel. In 1936, stemming from top performance by an Abeking & Rasmussen in an international regatta, orders for the brand’s yachts spiked.
By 1963, the firm launched the world’s first welded aluminum hull sailing yacht, GERMANIA IV. She became the star of Germany’s regatta scene and won the Travemuende week. Ten years later Abeking & Rasmussen launched KALAMOUN, the world’s fasted diesel motor yacht. By 1983 the builder completed an exceptionally received refit on AQUARIUS, a 61-meter three-masted sailing yacht. Four years later SILVER SHALIS, the fasted jet-drive yacht in her day was launched by the builder.
In 1995, Abeking & Rasmussen made waves with HETARIOS, a 170-foot (52m) sloop commonly regarded as the last mahogany luxury yacht built. In 2017, Abeking & Rasmussen opened Hanger F. A new extra-extra-large production hanger for yachts up to 152 feet (125m). In 2018 the brand celebrated its 111thyear by delivering its 111thyacht. The continued dedication to clients and to creating the world’s preeminent luxury yachts built to the highest standards is why the same yard that opened its doors in 1907 is still producing beautiful luxury yachts today.
“The high standards and German build heritage of Abeking & Rasmussen make them very popular yachts on the market,” says Northrop & Johnson Sales Broker Wes Sanford. “Abeking & Rasmussen seems to have a laser focus on technology and creating yachts that boast the most state-of-the-art features. It truly is no wonder why the brand continuously wins awards for its luxury yachts. New build Abeking & Rasmussen yachts are a sight to behold and the owners of these yachts never cease to be amazed by what the yard creates.”
The high standards and German build heritage of Abeking & Rasmussen yachts ensure their popularity on the market
Abeking & Rasmussen boasts a multitude of awards in its resume; some of these include Boat International Design & Innovation Award 2019 for ELANDESS, the World Superyacht Award 2018 for AVIVA, a Boat International Design & Innovation Award 2018 for AVIVA, The Showboats Design Award 2017for CLOUDBREAK, the World Superyacht Award 2017 for CLOUDBREAK and a mass of other awards throughout the years for its new construction luxury yachts.
In order to produce these award-winning luxury yachts, Abeking & Rasmussen employs some of the most innovative and technologically advanced production tools available. Five up-to-the-minute production hangers, a new dock and syncrolift as well as unique in-house wood, steel and aluminum workshops are situated in the yard. Abeking & Rasmussen can produce new construction yachts up to 498 feet (125m) in length, welcoming larger orders than ever before. From the production of the world’s fastest diesel yacht to the utilization of [email protected]&R, Abeking & Rasmussen is renowned for its creative and innovative solutions.
The firm retains the finest craftsman in the business to build and refit its luxury yachts. A relationship with Abeking & Rasmussen does not end upon the launch of the yacht; it is maintained over the years to ensure the best possible experience for the client. From general maintenance and servicing to refits Abeking & Rasmussen continues its journeys with its yachts as they cruise the Seven Seas. Abeking & Rasmussen yachts are outfitted with all the necessary documentation for proper running. Top-tier on-site infrastructure, specialized workshops, tech support and troubleshooting, worldwide repair services, a scheduled maintenance plan and meticulous documentation all are part of the Abeking & Rasmussen promise to its clients. When you cruise aboard an Abeking & Rasmussen, you never cruise alone.
“Abeking & Rasmussen yachts raise the bar for charter,” says Northrop & Johnson charter broker Ann Landry. “they offer the most contemporary amenities, state-of-the-art technology and Impressive cruising capabilities. Savvy charterers always are impressed by Abeking & Rasmussen charter yachts, often rebooking them.”
Value, safety and satisfaction are a few key facets of the Abeking & Rasmussen philosophy; another is fascination. The brand is dedicated to building luxury yachts that are safe, offer the owner immense value and satisfaction, but also spark a fascination and curiosity within those who cruise aboard ensuring that the experience aboard an Abeking & Rasmussen yacht is nothing short of perfection and brings nothing less than joy. The high German yacht-building standards are built into every single Abeking & Rasmussen afloat.
Some of the most recent and most exceptional Abeking & Rasmussen yachts build include the 224-foot (74m) ELANDESS, the 232-foot (98m) AVIVA, the 237-foot (72m) CLOUDBREAK, the 268-foot (81m) ROMEA and the 268-foot (81m) KIBO.
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