Tradition and Innovation in Shipbuilding for the Naval Industry


Lürssen builds every type of high-quality surface naval vessels for the German Navy, as well as for navies worldwide.

No other shipyard in the international market has developed, built and delivered so many naval vessels to so many countries.

Tailor-made solutions for naval shipbuilding

The Lürssen portfolio includes customised solutions in response to individual needs. For naval shipbuilding programmes, we offer three cooperation models:

  • Design by Lürssen and construction in a Lürssen shipyard
  • Design by Lürssen and delivery of material packages for local assembly
  • Design by Lürssen for local construction

Logistic support for naval vessels

In order to complete the full range of services, we offer outstanding logistic support for the complete portfolio of naval vessels. Lürssen owns the facilities to build and support ships between 20m and 200m with a proven track record, using the most advanced shipbuilding technology.

Strong support for cost-efficient vessel operation

Lürssen offers numerous services to ensure continued operation of naval vessels at their peak throughout their lifetime. We provide detailed documentation, reliable spare parts supply and effective training, as well as maintaining, repairing and refitting naval vessels to maximise the potential of ships.

Our highly efficient services are available not only for Lürssen vessels, but also for other manufacturers. We also assist in establishing maritime infrastructure and integrating ships with other platforms, systems and facilities.

Coast guard and fast patrol boats: high-performance and quality within compact design

Offering top speeds of more than 40 knots, these vessels can quickly respond to challenges.

With high performance and excellent seakeeping characteristics, these units are ideally suited for securing and patrolling coastal waters, for deployment in emergency and disaster situations or for local naval operations in territorial waters. Our success in building high-speed vessels dates back to 1905.

Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs): multipurpose, fast, agile and economical

Lürssen OPVs are multirole platforms built to provide permanent maritime security in the operational area due to their long endurance and excellent seakeeping capabilities.

They are best suited for protecting offshore installations, guarding fish stocks and other natural resources, as well as for search-and-rescue operations. Their basic design can be easily adapted and upgraded to suit your needs and handle specific challenges, such as rapid interception of smuggler, pirates or terrorists by rigid high-speed inflatable boats (RHIBs) carried on board.

Corvettes: proven customised platforms for naval requirements

Equipped with sophisticated combat and weapon systems, our corvettes have what it takes to be true team players in any naval flotilla. Impressive features, such as stealth capability and automated weapon systems, make these medium-sized vessels ideally suited for crisis management, maintaining security in territorial waters and combat operations.

Frigates: blue-water capability for all naval warfare operations

Lürssen Frigates are capable of independently carrying out several types of missions: maritime surveillance, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare or air defence. Overall, Frigates serve as a network player in joint and multi-national assignments. In formation with naval support vessels and fleet logistics they can operate worldwide, wherever needed.

Mine countermeasure for safe shipping and naval operations

Our minesweepers and minehunters are worldwide leaders in their class due to the high level of unit protection, the integration of sophisticated mine countermeasure (MCM) systems and advanced construction materials. Non-magnetic steel guarantees important tactical advantages, as well as effective protection from fire and explosions.

Naval support vessels: powerful fleets requiring strong support

Lürssen designs and builds supply and auxiliary vessels of all types and sizes to support the fleet of combatants in 'out of area' naval operations.

Our naval support vessels provide fuel, food, ammunition and spare parts to ensure the continued operational readiness of the fleet. In addition, they support the combatant fleet with their special repair facilities, and feature an on-board hospital for disaster relief operations.

About Lürssen

As a family-owned business with more than 140 years of experience, our clients can rely on us to build and deliver naval vessels of the highest quality, as well as offering all services needed to keep them at operational readiness. Our independence is unique in the international market and highly important to us in our customer interest as we are completely flexible in the choice of technologies and systems to be integrated into vessels.

We have established an excellent worldwide operating network with long-term partner companies in more than 15 countries. This enables us to optimise the integrations, performance and quality of our vessels and to meet the specific requirements of our clients worldwide.

The Lürssen Group is headquartered in Bremen, the centre of our development and design capability and our shipbuilding competence. The seven Lürssen locations are staffed with highly qualified personnel for the dedicated building of new ships. Moreover, several of these shipyards are specialised in repair, refit and modernisation.

Contact Details

Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co.KG
Zum Alten Speicher 11
D-28759 Bremen
+49 421 / 6604 344
+49 421 / 6604 563

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