Work doesn’t finish when night falls in Rendsburg. Spot lights highlight what matters: the shipyard, the people and the custom-built yachts, made by NOBISKRUG.
Director Proposal Management
Boats define Bernd Liedtke’s life. Trained as a shipping merchant, 53-year old Liedtke manages the purchasing and storage division and serves as project manager at NOBISKRUG; even his private life involves ships, because “recreational boats – motor, rowing, and dragon boats –” are his greatest passion.
At NOBISKRUG, he appreciates the continuous “fascination with ships, in particular with yacht construction, as it represents the masterful union of complex systems, production excellence, majestic appearance, quality workmanship,and meticulous construction.” All that Liedtke admires in ship building finds expression in “SAILING YACHT A”, the project that has received most of his professional enthusiasm during the past few years.
A family with ship building tradition: Hans-Jürgen Bruhn (right), the elder, began his apprenticeship at NOBISKRUG in 1976, followed three years later by his younger brother Christof (middle). Hans-Jürgen’s son Marcel started in 2004. Hans-Jürgen heads the Single Item Production division as foreman, with his brother Christof at his side as his deputy. He is the machinist of the CNC Plasma cutting machine. Son Marcel works in the pre-assembly hall and says that he has never regretted following in his father’s footsteps.
All three get on famously and understand each other implicitly and without many words. It goes without saying that even at home the shipyard is an important topic, “but there is more to life on the shipyard than just work.”
Christof is a big football fan but Hans-Jürgen takes to the air on his days off in his ultra-light aircraft. “Hang-gliding used to be my passion but then I got infected with the flying bug.” He waves to his colleagues when he flies at low altitude above the shipyard to take photos of the extensive yard area for the archive.
“I don’t think there are many other shipyards with employees that have a similar breadth of specialist knowledge as us. We have even built parts for US Navy aircraft carriers.”