Evolution of Innovation

NOBISKRUG’s story officially starts in 1905. But it really began a few years earlier when the shipyard’s lifeline, the Kiel Canal was opened in 1895. Today the canal is one of the world’s busiest waterways and NOBISKRUG is an internationally renowned shipyard, specializing in made-to-measure custom-built superyachts. Throughout the company's history NOBISKRUG can look back and build on a long history and many innovations that have benefited every superyacht built at this shipyard.

Otto Stork

1905

Otto Stork establishes the NOBISKRUG shipyard in Rendsburg.

1905

First contract for the 18 workers on the yard is a hopper barge for N. C. Ohlsen of Aalborg, Denmark. Her hull number is 001.

1930

NOBISKRUG schooners of the type “ICH VERDIENE” (“I EARN“) became bestsellers. "ANNEMARIE" is followed by others. Many of these three-masters are still seaworthy today.

1935

Famous customs-cruiser “NETTELBEK” is launched.

1951

Coasters "WALTRAUD BEHRMANN" and "CHARLOTTE BOHL" are the first new-builds after the end of World War II.

1958

Cargo vessel Bleichen, 93.3 metres long, is built. Today she is a museum ship in Hamburg.

German navy training ship "Deutschland"

1963

NOBISKRUG builds the 138.23-metre-long naval training ship Deutschland (A59).

1964

NOBISKRUG builds car ferries “PRINS BERTIL”, “GUSTAV VASA”, “KRONPRINS CARL GUSTAV”, “MUNSTER”, “INNISFALLEN” and “PRINS OBERON”. All are still in use today.

1969

NOBISKRUG builds fourteen cargo ships of the type Rendsburg.

1972

Construction of "DEUTSCHLAND", a car and train ferry for the German Federal Railways.

1974

NOBISKRUG builds car and passenger ferries “PETER PAN” and “NILS HOLGERSSON” for TT Line for their Travemünde-Trelleborg route.

1976

Crown Princess Sonja of Norway christens ferry “KRONPRINS HARALD” in Rendsburg.

Seabex

1981

Delivery of "SEABEX ONE", a dive support vessel for use in the North Sea. "SEAWAY CONDOR" follows in 1982.

Polarstern

1982

Launch of “POLARSTERN”, the German research and supply vessel that is also an icebreaker.

1982

NOBISKRUG develops first prototypes of closed lifeboats. Today they are standard equipment on cargo ships worldwide.

Westensee

1984

Oil-recovery vessel “WESTENSEE” is built for the Bremerhaven Water and Shipping Authority.

Cruise ship "Berlin"

1986

Extention of famous cruise ship “BERLIN” with a legth of 16.8 m - a masterpiece in shipbuilding.

1987

Kieler Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) takes over NOBISKRUG.

1994

NOBISKRUG establishes a department of steelconstructions. Their fields of operation include oil platform “MITTELPLATE” in the Wadden Sea and RWE Dea’s offshore pontoons.

Tatoosh

2000

NOBISKRUG's inaugural project "TATOOSH", completed in the year 2000, was one of the largest superyacht at that time, equipped with special features like a large swimming pool, a helicopter landing pad and a sail-boat tender.

2001

Refit of the 46-metre-long yacht “ONTARIO”.

2003/2004

Delivery of river cruise ships “BOLERO”, “MAXIMA”, “JOHANN STRAUSS”, “ARTISTRY”, “VIKTORIA” and “POETRY” (TUI).

2003/2004

Refit of 96-metre-long superyacht “LIMITLESS”.

Superyacht building & painting hall

2005

Construction of the superyacht hall. It is 160 m long, 25 m wide and 23.4 m high (air draft), It is Europe’s largest, most modern and climate- controlled shipbuilding hall and can accommodate two 75-metre-long superyachts.

2005

Refit of 54-metre-long yacht "MARIDOME".

2006

Delivery of "TRIPLE SEVEN". For this project NOBISKRUG used for the first time - the in-house developed technology - moulded parts made of composite materials, which replaced the usual aluminum superstructure. This can be formed into any shape or size, saves weight and time during construction and easing up maintenance while the yacht is in use. Years later, the use of GRP on yachts became standard. Awarded prize by International Superyacht Society (ISS).

Siren

2008

Delivery of 74-metre-long superyacht “SIREN”. She was the first superyacht with a hydraulic foldable helicopter platform, that can also be used as a sundeck, a dance floor or a stange. Addidionaly, the owner's side terrace was an innovation of its time. Nowadays a standard.

2009 Winner of The World Superyacht Awards

2009

Takeover of NOBISKRUG by PRIVINVEST Group.

2009

NOBISKRUG steel construction departement receives a special commission for extensive repair work to the high railway bridge Rendsburg.

“Jamaica Bay” and “Sycara V”

2010

Delivery of superyachts “JAMAICA BAY” and “SYCARA V”. At this time “SYCARA V” offered the largest tendergarage that has ever been installed on a superyacht.

2011

Takeover of GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel (formerly HDW Gaarden).

2011

Delivery of 73.5-metre-long superyacht “SAPPHIRE”. She receives a special construction method to improve fuel consumption and reaching her maximum speed (17 kn).

2012

Delivery of superyachts “MOGAMBO” and “FLYING FOX” Two other yachts are under construction.

2013

Takeover of the LINDENAU shipyard in Kiel.

2013

Delivery of 74-metre-long superyacht “ODESSA II”. Apart for her being a perfect superyacht for various entertainment activities (helicopter platform turns into an illuminated stage, sophisticated loudspeaker systems, food lift from the pantry to the main deck etc.), she has an innovative water mist system, which is installed in all awaning poles on the entire exterior decks, providing a cool breeze for guests in sunny locations.

2014

Delivery of a transformer platform for the wind farm EnBW Baltic 2.

2015

Delivery of the accommodation platform “DanTysk”.

2015

In conjunction with GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel and LINDENAU shipyard, NOBISKRUG forms the German shipyard group GERMAN NAVAL YARDS and opens its representative office in Germany’s capital city, Berlin. With an integrated management and joint administration, the German shipyard group leverages the unique skills of approx. 1000 employees and the high performance infrastructure of its neighbouring shipyards.

2017

Delivery of 143-metre-long superyacht “SAILING YACHT A”. “SAILING YACHT A” leads the way with her revolutionary engineering and design. She is one of the world’s largest and the most advanced superyacht with unique features such as underwater observation pod, hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system and state-of-the-art navigation systems.

2018

Newbuild number 790 denotes the next superyacht for the 22nd century, currently being built at NOBISKRUG.

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