ABEKING & RASMUSSEN | SHIPYARD.

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. 

Specialisation.

The Abeking & Rasmussen shipbuilding complex encompasses five halls capable of housing ships up to 80 metres in length. The shipyard prides itself on the environmentally friendly workshops where it fabricates its own steel and aluminium components. Specialities include custom superyacht construction; shipbuilding for governments, coast guards and navies, refit and service work.

Notable yachts.

In recent years, Abeking & Rasmussen has become known for its work in the design and construction SWATH (Small Waterplane Twin-Hull) ships. The shipyard even has utilised that technology for a custom superyacht project, the 40.5-metre SWATH Expedition Yacht Silver Cloud, which launched in 2008.

More conventional, but no less notable Abeking & Rasmussen superyachts include the 68-metre Aviva, 57.9-metre Lady Sheridan, the 60-metre Elandess, and the 60-metre Excellence V. In 2013, the shipyard delivered its 82.48-metre flagship, Secret; Abeking & Rasmussen’s largest custom superyacht to date.

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Luxury Yacht Charter.

Destination Places.

A luxury yacht charter is the perfect platform for exploring some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the world. Our yacht charter brokers can advise you on which luxury yacht to charter that fulfills your individual yachting needs.

For today's man. Aboard all of our luxurious charter yachts, from the performance sailing yachts to the new breed of charter megayachts, there is more on offer than mouth-watering cuisine, exemplary service, diverse destinations and world-class accommodation.

Imagine… a hotel with a ratio of one staff to every guest; a restaurant where you pick up gourmet cuisine of your choice, a resort where you can have the company of your friends any time for as long as you are there; a holiday itinerary that enables you to decide where and when to go, at your own pace; or a luxury villa where you can relax undisturbed by outsiders…

Bespoke Yacht Charters.

Whether it is provisioning the yacht with your favourite wine, arranging a surprise anniversary party, or organising transfers, excursions, restaurant reservations or a game of golf, your yacht charter broker, captain and crew will ensure that once you step on board you have the time of your life.

Camper & Nicholsons charter brokers have an intimate, first hand experience of each yacht – its food, décor, crew, facilities and accommodation – and excel in ensuring they select the ideal yacht and destination for each client. Drawing on more than 180 years of experience between them, they have inspected every yacht Camper & Nicholsons represents, as well as most of the superyachts available for charter, and make it a priority to know each captain and crew, therefore providing clients with expert opinions and references. They are also widely travelled and able to offer clients advice on specific cruising grounds, along with personal recommendations on the best restaurants, clubs, boutiques, and even unknown beaches and coves, providing an innovative flair for inspired itineraries.

Unlock the World of Camper & Nicholsons.

Every yachting experience is unique. From the moment you make the decision to step on board, to choosing the type of yacht to deciding where to go, the journey is bespoke to you. Welcome to a world beyond luxury, where extraordinary is par of the course. The following videos bring you one step closer. We ensure your journey is of the finest standard from the very beginning. From the very beginning, pure luxury flows throughout your entire journey. We are here to help every step of the way. With a team of exceptional staff on hand 24/7, you will experience the best quality service from your welcome to your goodbye. A superyacht allows you the flexibility to spend your time exactly how you wish. Stay on board, step ashore – the choice is yours and yours alone. Create life long treasured memories as you embark on your bespoke journey.