History of Abeking & Rasmussen
George Abeking and Henry Rasmussen founded Abeking & Rasmussen in 1907, making the company one of the longest established ship building companies in the world. Since opening for business, over 6,500 boats and ships have been built. Until the seventies Abeking & Rasmussen constructed both smaller and larger boats and yachts. At this time the company started moving more towards the construction of larger ships, and today only crafts measuring a minimum of 30 metres in length form part of the Abeking & Rasmussen product range.
Beautiful and highly functional seafaring vessels
Known for creating timeless classics suited to every nautical period, Abeking & Rasmussen keep abreast of all the latest technologies in the ship building industry while observing style trends. The end product is a range of ships that boast technical superiority without compromising on style. Only top designers and state of the art navy ship building techniques are used to achieve the high standards expected by the company’s clients. Some of the designers used by Abeking & Rasmussen are: Donald Starkey, Pascale Reymond and Andrew Langton, Andrew Winch and Dickie Bannenberg. Abeking & Rasmussen aims to turn nautical enthusiasts’ yachting dreams into reality.
Featured Superyachts by Abeking & Rasmussen
Some of the better known yachts that came from the Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard are:
Yacht Eminence – The 78.4 metre long and 12.4 metre wide yacht has a remarkable interior and a very unique mast; it carries the shape of a whale’s tail. Eminence can accommodate up to 14 passengers in seven luxurious suites and is also capable of accommodating up to 19 crew members.
Aviva III – Nominated for the illustrious ‘World Superyacht Awards’ in Venice in 2008, the Aviva III is 68 metres long and is owned by the British entrepreneur Joe Lewis who is known to live aboard the grand yacht for months at a time.
Other luxury yachts constructed by Abeking & Rasmussen include: Bravado, My Little Violet, Alithia, Lady Sheridan and Globana.