German yacht-builder Lürssen has earned an international reputation as the No. 1 specialist in exclusive, custom-built yachts. The privately run company was founded in 1875 and remains solely in the hands of the 4 th generation of the Lürssen family. With a workforce of 2700 Lürssen maintains eight state-of-the-art facilities in North Germany. Lürssen is a total facility shipbuilder for new construction as well as for refit and repair, complete with sales, engineering, design, construction and logistical teams plus a full training service.