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The German yacht builder, Blohm + Voss, will soon celebrate its 140 years of maritime history. Blohm + Voss yachts are noble bearers of the “made in Germany” label, delivered from the heart of the port of Hamburg. Nearly 1,000 vessels, ranging from 262feet / 80meters to the mammoth length of 535feet / 163meters have been delivered over its 139year history. Blohm + Voss is known for having created some of the most unusual and daring superyacht designs on the waters. Today, Blohm + Voss not only undertakes full custom yacht projects but also has Design Concepts underway and the new semi-custom BV80 line. The Design concepts include the motor yachts Dauphin 328feet / 100meters, Jazz 306feet / 93.25meters, Nube 377feet / 115meters and Zeena 452feet / 138meters. Blohm + Voss partnered with the award-winning ‘next-generation’ team at Eidsgaard Design for the BV80 project. This project is a 262foot / 80meter semi-custom yacht where the design is flexible, the delivery is fast and the quality is fixed.
In 1877, Hermann Blohm joined forces with engineer Ernst Voss to create a small shipyard in Hamburg. Gradually their business expanded to become the largest single shipyard site in Europe, building the world’s largest passenger ships. In 1930 they launched the steamship Europa which won the Blue Riband for the fastest transatlantic passage. In 1931, the 440foot / 134meter Savarona was launched as the world’s largest pleasure yacht of its time. During the world wars, the shipyard was pressed into service and began to design and build aircraft for the German state airline. Following the Armistice, they focused on merchant shipping lines and the world’s navies. In the late 1980’s, and under the umbrella of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Blohm + Voss embarked once again in the construction of superyachts with first off the 213foot / 65meter Katalina. She was the forerunner of a succession of luxuriously appointed yachts, each one designed to be markedly different from her predecessor. In 2012, the Blohm + Voss shipyard and repair business was acquired by Star Capital Partners, a London based investment fund manager. Maintaining the company’s heritage, Ernst von Freyberg, Hermann Blohm’s great-grandson, is Chairman of the Blohm + Voss Group and a significant shareholder. Star Capital Partners’ new investment and development work focused on the superyacht sector and strengthened the company’s position as the world’s pre-eminent builder and service provider of custom yachts over 262feet / 80meters.
At the massive Hamburg facilities (an area of approx. 421,300 m²), Blohm + Voss sets a clear course within its area of expertise in building, repairs and refits of Merchant vessels, Offshore units, Passenger ships and Superyachts. The company has recently announced the set-up of a new maintenance and refit facility for megayachts over 262feet / 80meters, in La Ciotat, in the South of France. Blohm + Voss has four business divisions:
Blohm + Voss Industries (“BVI”) produces ship components such as seals used in propulsion systems and stabilizers. Approximately 30% of the global ship fleet is equipped with BVI components.
Blohm + Voss Shipyards (“BVS”) designs and builds high-end bespoke mega yachts.
Blohm + Voss Repair (“BVR”) is a ship repair and conversion business, focused on complex, time-critical projects such as cruise liner extensions, refits for the offshore industry and mega yacht refurbishments.
Blohm + Voss Oil Tools (“BVOT”) provides pipe-handling equipment such as elevators and automated floor-hands to the oil and gas exploration industry.
Blohm + Voss has an extended portfolio of notable yachts, including: The 269foot / 82meter Graceful, built in 2014 and designed by H2 Yacht Design of London. Her hull was built in Russia, but due to her unique complex design and equipment for voyages to predominantly cooler climates, the project was passed on to and completed by Blohm + Voss. Currently the second largest superyacht in the world, the impressive 532foot / 162,5m Eclipse was delivered by Blohm + Voss in 2010. She boasts a striking exterior design by the French architect Hermidas Atabeyki, characterized by various novel ideas such as the arrangement of a generous open loggia, balconies for the guest suites, a futuristic inside submarine hangar, as well as a helicopter hangar. In 2010, the major award winner Palladium (315feet / 96meters) was commented by Boat International Magazine “Palladium does not represent an evolution in yacht design; she is a new species entirely”. In 2008, the 390foot / 119meter motor yacht A was an outcome of the partnership of arguably the world’s most famous and prolific designer, Philippe Starck, together with the technical expertise of yacht designer Martin Francis and the engineers at Blohm + Voss. She boasted Starck’s ‘inversed hull’ concept and life rafts hidden away within the ship’s bulwarks. Undeniably, the Mayan Queen IV (305feet / 93meters) built in 2008, took engineering aesthetics to a higher level. Tim Heywood’s exterior design and Terence Disdale’s interiors introduced a series of innovative features including a tender garage with doors that seamlessly merge into the hull; glass sliding doors that disappear to create an unencumbered route between deck and saloon; a suite window which effortlessly turns into a fully formed balcony and closed partitions that smoothly turn into stairs. The 246foot / 75meter Eco, built in 1991, achieved the record-breaking top speed of 38 knots.
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