German yard Abeking & Rasmussen has announced today that, while the 118m length megayacht, Project 6507, has just entered its stage of outfitting to be delivered next year, a new contract for a 120+ m was signed this summer.
Founded in October 1907, Abeking celebrates an important birthday, not only for the huge amount of works completed in over 114 years of ship- and yachtbuilding, but also for the importance of them in terms of size and for their versatility and challenging mission.
Except from yachts this year’s additions to Abeking & Rasmussen’s order book include three Multi Purpose Vessels with more than 90 m length each. These are some of the most innovative and challenging projects the shipyard has ever worked on. Technical challenge: Use in LNG operation in hazardous – flammable or toxic – environments.
Abeking & Rasmussen has managed to contract two mine hunting vessels for the Indonesian Navy. The next generation of mine hunting vessels is 62 m long and made of high-strength and non-magnetic steel produced using an innovative laser welding process.
„Working on a range of projects and technologies for different clients and purposes has always been a strength of Abeking & Rasmussen“ explains Matthias Hellmann, CFO. „Besides certain synergies we always found it very helpful to gain expertise with technologies in one market before these things where even asked for in other markets“.