Lürssen Tradition and Innovation in Shipbuilding for the Naval Industry


Lürssen constructs all varieties of high-quality surface naval vessels for the German Navy and other international navies.

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

Strong logistic support for cost-efficient naval vessel operation

As part of its excellent and comprehensive services, Lürssen provides logistic support for its entire portfolio of naval vessels.

With a proven track record, Lürssen owns the facilities to build and support ships between 20m and 200m using the most advanced shipbuilding technology.

Our solutions ensure that customers’ naval vessels stay in operation throughout their lifetime. This is guaranteed through our extensive list of documentation, spare parts and effective training, while we also offer maintenance, repair and refitting services to extend the life of any type of ship.

Our highly efficient services are available for Lürssen vessels and for ships built by other producers. 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 a compact design

Offering top speeds of more than 40k, these vessels can quickly respond to challenges, ensure high-performance and excellent seakeeping characteristics.

These units are ideally suited for deployment in emergency and disaster situations, protecting coastal waters, and for carrying out local naval operations in territorial waters.

Offshore patrol vessels (OPVs): multipurpose, fast, agile and economical

Lürssen offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) are multi-role platforms built to provide permanent maritime security in operational areas due to their long endurance and excellent seakeeping capabilities.

They are best suited for search-and-rescue operations, protecting offshore installations, and guarding natural resources.

Their basic design is easily adapted to suit individual needs and to handle specific challenges. For example, rigid, high-speed inflatable boats (RHIBs) carried on-board are used for the rapid interception of smugglers, pirates and terrorists.

Corvettes: proven customised platforms for naval requirements

Equipped with sophisticated combat and weapon systems, Lürssen’s corvettes can play an essential role 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’s frigates are capable of independently carrying out several types of missions, including maritime surveillance, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, as well as air defence.

The frigates serve as a network ship in joint and multi-national assignments. In formation with naval support vessels and fleet logistics, they can operate worldwide and 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, integration of sophisticated mine countermeasure systems (MCM), and advanced construction materials.

The mine warfare vessels’ non-magnetic steel guarantees critical tactical benefits, as well as effective protection from fire and explosions.

Naval support vessels: powerful fleets requiring strong support

Lürssen designs and produces supply and auxiliary vessels that are used to support combat-related set-ups.

Our support vessels provide ‘out of area’ naval operations with fuel, food, ammunition and spare parts to ensure the continued functioning of the fleet.

They also support the combatant fleet with 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 produce naval vessels of the highest quality and to offer many services needed to keep them operational.

The company is able to make decisions quickly without outside influences and is completely flexible in the choice of technologies and systems that can be integrated into vessels. This is unique in the international market and has helped us to establish an excellent worldwide operating network with long-term partner companies in more than 15 countries.

Having this kind of establishment means we can meet the specific requirements of our clients worldwide and enables us to optimise the integration, performance and quality of our vessels.

Lürssen’s centre for development and design is based in Bremen, Germany.

We have seven Lürssen locations staffed with highly qualified personnel for the dedicated building of new ships, while many of these shipyards offer repair, refit and modernisation services.

Managing directors:
Peter Lürßen, Frithjof Schmidt, Dr Klaus Borgschulte, Timm Grotheer, Tim Wagner, Dirk Malgowski

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Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co.KG

Zum Alten Speicher 11

D-28759 Bremen


+49 421 6604 344 +49 421 6604 563 www.luerssen-defence.com

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Zum Alten Speicher 11

D-28759 Bremen


+49 421 6604 344 +49 421 6604 563 www.luerssen-defence.com

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