Abeking and Rasmussen Boats For Sale
Along the banks of the river Weser the shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen was founded in 1907. Over the decades, it has evolved into a state-of-the-art shipbuilding complex, currently consisting of 5 halls of ships of lengths up to 80m, modern office buildings, an inner harbour and a syncrolift.... Read more
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Along the banks of the river Weser the shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen was founded in 1907. Over the decades, it has evolved into a state-of-the-art shipbuilding complex, currently consisting of 5 halls of ships of lengths up to 80m, modern office buildings, an inner harbour and a syncrolift. Environmentally friendly workshops housing high performance production facilities for conventional steel, aluminium and non-magnetizable steel. Lemwerder can be reached conveniently by Bremen Airport, railway and the A 1 motorways.
1907 Henry Rasmussen founded the shipyard in Lemwerder with his partner Georg Abeking, whose names the shipyard still bears up to date. He learnt boatbuilding from the very scratch and gained experience at sea as well as at various shipyards. With his legendary drawings of fast and elegant dinghy boats and cruisers, the renowned yacht skipper had the reputation of being a gifted designer. His imagination and ideas and his sense of perfectionism had a strong influence on the training and performance of his boat builders as well as on the quality of his products.
The first years
The first series of ships – mostly built from wood – were work boats as well as motor and sailing yachts. Extraordinary operational characteristics and high, long-lasting product quality very soon made ships from Lemwerder become well-known. From these first days on clients have been transport entities, government authorities and private owners. In addition, during the First World Ware the Navy became a client for mainly minesweeping and torpedo dinghi. Today the buyers still come from the same circle of clients. But whilst up to the 50ies the building of smaller type boats dominated, the product range has now shifted to larger, however fewer, units.
In the nearly 6.500 yachts, boats and ships for Navies, Coast Guards and Authorities which have been launched since 1907, longevity and excellent cruise and sail characteristics reveal the superior craftsmanship and technical potential of the shipyard. This applies to the initial years, when mainly wooden ships were built as well as to the last decades of steel and aluminium ships. In cooperation with research institutes, A&R has developed a number of technical innovations (e.g. for the use of lighter material for hull construction, special welding and production techniques as well as effective sound-damping systems). In the navy shipbuilding worldwide standards have been set through the innovation of using non-magnetizable steel (NMST) for hulls of MCMV. The latest highlight of our innovative work is the design and construction of ships with SWATH technology for a wide range of operations.