are created in Lemwerder, Germany, just southwest of Bremen. Georg Abeking and Henry Rasmussen founded the Lemwerder shipyard in 1907 and have produced over 6,400 sailing vessels since that time. It is one of the longest established yacht builders in the world. Abeking is known for its high quality, custom-made motor yachts from 45 to 95 metres. Abeking & Rasmussen feature environmentally friendly workshops that contain high-performance production facilities for boat construction. Abeking & Rasmussen yachts are built to a specification of 98 feet in length minimum, are incorporating SWATH ship technology for space and comfort, and use varied materials: wood, aluminum, steel, or fiberglass. A&R's technical perfection is shown in M/Y Excellence III, a 185 foot yacht launched at the end of 2001, won the 2001 Superyacht Award for Best Power Interior. A&R also uses their technological flair for yacht refitting. Abeking & Rasmussen retains a family approach to doing business which for many owners offers extra comfort for their superyacht build experience. The shipbuilder offers the freedom to operate in an innovative, rapidly responsive and flexible manner. Each yacht that emerges from the yard is built to mirror the style and philosophy of its owner and to be both functional and reliable without compromising on aesthetics. This level of personalization and professionalism is a yacht owner’s dream.