Blohm + Voss is a German shipyard and engineering company. Founded in 1877 by Hermann Blohm and Ernst Voss on an island near the Hanseatic city of Hamburg called Kuhwerder, Blohm + Voss shipyard has a solid reputation as a top brand in the marine industry.
Through continuous reinvention, Blohm + Voss have become known as visionaries in the field. The company prides itself in a progressive outlook: if something is required and it doesn’t exist, they will invent it. This is possible with a global network of designers, developers and scientists. Blohm + Voss are well known throughout the world’s marine industry for their ground-breaking concepts in ship repair and for their innovative conversions.
Blohm + Voss Lives and Breathes Ships
The intrepid ship building company is a specialist in a range of nautical vessels that include yachts, passenger ships, merchant vessels, war ships, tall ships and offshore units. The Blohm + Voss shipyard is 421,000 square meters of space designed for a single purpose: to make marine excellence happen 24 hours a day, all year around. The futuristic infrastructure of the shipyard and the port makes this ambitious objective achievable. Blohm + Voss customers are guaranteed of unsurpassed conditions for the fulfilment of projects.
Top Quality Private Yachts
Some of the world’s biggest and best yachts were built by Blohm + Voss.
Extraordinary vessels include:
Eclipse – Russian businessman Roman Abramovich owns this luxury yacht, currently the second largest private yacht in the world. Eclipse has 24 guest bedrooms, two swimming pools, several hot tubs, a disco hall, two helicopter pads, three launch boats and a mini submersible. To operate this magnificent vessel, a crew of around 70 is needed.
A – Owned by the Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, this luxury yacht is one of the largest motor yachts in the world. The ship is considered a major innovation in the industry because of its small bow wake and efficiency when moving through water. Besides being mechanically advanced, the majestic yacht features a sparkling and opulent interior with mirrored surfaces and Baccarat crystal, a helicopter pad and a state-of-the-art security system.
Enigma – Formerly owned by the co-founder of Oracle Larry Ellison, the current owner of Enigma is said to be Aidan Barclay, the British media tycoon David Barclay’s son. Enigma can accommodate 14 guests in five luxurious suites and one master suite. The superb yacht has an aerodynamic design aimed at achieving top speeds and a specially made a fuel tanker to allow for mid-journey refuelling.
Dubai – Appropriately named, this superyacht is owned by the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The third largest yacht in the world, the Dubai is 162 meters long and can hold 115 guests. The stately exterior was designed by the well-known English designer Andrew Winch and the grandiose interior by Platinum Yachts.