Delving into the Enchanting World of Lürssen’s Hamburg Shipyard

ACREW recently concluded their two-day Lürssen Familiarization Trip Event in Hamburg, Germany on May 3rd and 4th, 2023. During the trip, attendees had the privilege of touring Lurssen’s shipyard and learning more about their world-class refit facilities, witnessing the various stages of yacht construction, and establishing meaningful relationships with other leading captains. The captains had a guided tour to explore Hamburg’s famous Reeperbahn district and even had dinner at the oldest Italian restaurant. We’ve heard great feedback from attendees, including one captain who described it as a “fascinating and privileged few days.” It was wonderful to see so many industry leaders come together and exchange stories and knowledge of our wonderful industry.

“ACREW was honoured to partner with the Lürssen team in organising this Fam Trip event,
allowing 20 captains to visit the prestigious Lürssen shipyard. The Familiarisation Trip exceeded expectations. The captains’ participation created valuable connections and led to inspiring conversations. Lurssen’s planning and attention to detail were evident in every activity, showcasing their unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. I would like to extend my gratitude for their exceptional hospitality and the experiences they created. This document will accurately represent how this trip influenced the captain’s perception about Lurssen’s Refit Yard in Hamburg, Germany.”

Onno Ebens, Managing Director, ACREW

York Ilgner, a managing director of Yacht Refit & Services at Lürssen, said:

“A big THANK YOU to ACREW Team for this great opportunity to introduce our shipyard and refit facilities to the captains. A big THANK YOU to the captains to be a part of this event. It was our privilege
to spend such intensive time with the captains, to give more information about Lürssen and their Yacht
Refit & Services activities, exchanging challenges and expectations of the industry. It was great to create
meaningful relationships for the future.“

“The event organised by Sydney & Jessica to meet yacht captains and bring them together with Lürssen Shipyard was a resounding success. The impeccable organisation, well-chosen program, engaging conversations, informative presentations, excellent food, and enjoyable activities made it a truly remarkable experience. I highly recommend ACREW events to anyone seeking professional development and networking opportunities. A Great thank you to Onno Ebbens and his team.”

Captain Stefan Räbisch, M/Y Madsummer

“What a fascinating and privileged few days it was. I relished the rare opportunity to see the refit facilities that Lurssen has to offer, and meet some of their exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly staff. Although I sadly missed the tour on Wednesday, it was evident that Hamburg has a huge amount to
offer the visiting yachtsman.” “It isn’t often that Captains get to gather together in such an environment and it
was really great to make a few more professional contacts and exchange stories and knowledge of our wonderful industry. A heartfelt thank you to all that were involved in making such a successful and enjoyable few days.”

Captain Robert Hickman, M/Y White Star

“Absolutely amazing! Every detail thought out for seamless 3 days of fulfilment. ACREW gets it. Endless value in the event organised. I still reflect on the experience.The opportunity helped me to reconnect with yachting at large. Visiting the LUERSSEN shipyard and an amazing team of LURSSEN, ACREW, Captain’s in attendance. I am ACREW fan and look forward to more opportunities with ACREW.”

Captain John Fleckenstein, M/Y Apogee