German shipyard Meyer Yachts joins Deutsche Yachten

Meyer Yachts has become a member of the Deutsche Yachten working group. The yacht division of the Papenburg-based Meyer Group can build the biggest mega yachts in the world.

“Since 1795, we have built more than 700 ships in Papenburg alone. Our references are therefore visible on all the oceans of the world. We are now opening the next chapter of our history and entering the mega yacht market. We have already received very positive feedback as we can realize almost unlimited vessel ideas and sizes – even the 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 core competence of the Meyer Group. In the shipbuilding halls, which are up to 504 meters long, ships with a length of almost 350 meters have been built almost exclusively for years.

As the first model from Meyer Yachts, the ONE 50 immediately shows what the new brand stands for: pioneering spirit, exceptional excellence and no limits. At 150 meters long and 20 meters wide, the ONE 50 has a whopping 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 power of 25,000 kilowatts, the ONE 50 can reach a top speed of 23 knots.

Mega yachts have the potential to become Meyer’s next success story, securing jobs at all locations. “We are experts in building special ships, we have proven that time and time again. Now we are working on making mega yachts even bigger and, above all, greener,” says Bernard Meyer.

The Deutsche Yachten working group consists of selected German companies that are active in the construction and equipment of yachts over 24 meters in length. The working group is part of the German Association of Boat and Shipbuilders, whose members are the leading companies in the German yacht industry.

Credits: Deutsche Yachten

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