MEYER Yachts becomes a member of the Deutsche Yachten working group. The yacht division of the Papenburg-based MEYER Group can build the world’s largest megayachts.
The MEYER Group further diversifies its product portfolio by entering the megayacht building business. “Since 1795 we have built more than 700 ships in Papenburg alone. So our references can be seen on all the world’s oceans. Now we are opening the next chapter in our history and entering the market for mega yachts. We have already received very positive feedback because we can realise almost limitless ideas and ship sizes – even the seemingly craziest ones. We are currently seeing that the demand for mega yachts is increasing and there is room for another shipyard in this segment,” says Bernard Meyer.
Large and complex ships are part of the MEYER Group’s core competence. In the shipbuilding halls, which can be up to 504 metres long, ships with a length of almost 350 metres have been built almost exclusively for years.
As MEYER Yachts’ first model, the ONE 50 immediately demonstrates what the new brand stands for: pioneering spirit, exceptional excellence and no limits. At 150 metres long and 20 metres wide, the ONE 50 has an enormous 15,000 GT. To make the ONE 50 as sustainable as possible, fuel cells and battery systems are installed in the engine room. With an electrical output of 25,000 kilowatts, the ONE 50 can reach a top speed of 23 knots.
Megayachts have the potential to become the next MEYER success story and thus also secure employment at all locations. “We are experts in building special ships, we have proven that many times. Now we are working on making mega yachts even bigger and, above all, greener,” says Bernard Meyer.
Claus-Ehlert Meyer, Managing Director of the German Boat and Shipbuilders Association and its German Yachts Working Group, says: “I am simply thrilled that we were able to convince such a renowned company of the advantages of our working group. MEYER WERFT and MEYER Yachts respectively are an excellent addition to our membership portfolio.”