Lloyd Werft Shipyard filed for bankruptcy on Monday, Jan 10th.

Sadly, the Bremerhaven District Court revealed this week that Lloyd Werft has filed for Bankruptcy. The cruise division of the Genting Group has recently been in trouble due to the Coronavirus pandemic. But, who would have thought it? The shipyard behind two of the largest and most recognised Superyachts in the industry goes bust.

Rumour has it there are potential buyers for the Lloyd shipyard – Rönner, a steel and shipbuilding group based in Bremerhaven, has expressed interest. According to the DPA, the federal discussion over the shipyard’s future will take place in the coming weeks.

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A look back at two of their finest pieces of work: 

M/Y  Luna

M/Y Luna
Luna. Credit: Guillaume Plisson.

Date delivered: October 2009

Length: 115M

Cost: Є400 million

Fun Facts:

  • In 2017, the vessel saw itself wrapped up in a rather large legal dispute. Luna’s owner, Farkhad Akhmedov, and his ex-wife Tatyana Akhmedova disputed the yacht’s ownership during their divorce. At the time, the vessel was in Port Rashid in Dubai for maintenance. But, it had to stay there on arrest up until only last October, when disputes were finally settled and she was freed.
  • Luna boasts an interior designed by Donald Starkey and a striking exterior from New cruise.
  • She can accommodate up to 50 guests and 18 crew members over her five decks. Her facilities include not just one, but two helicopter pads, as well as a spar and beach club.

M/Y Solaris

M/Y Solaris
Solaris. Credit: Nicholas Canepa

Date delivered: May 2021

Length: 140M

Cost: Є500 million

Fun Facts:

  • She was the largest Superyacht delivered in 2021. Her volume of 11,011 GT ranks her within the top 20 largest Superyachts ever.
  • Designer Marc Newson made his superyacht debut with Solaris, dressing her in a light grey hull with a bright white superstructure.
  • The yacht is owned by Chelsea F.C owner Roman Abramovich, the world’s greatest spender on yachts. Solaris is now an addition to what the media call ‘Abramovich’s Navy’.

Although small, the Lloyd Werft collection will certainly have a lasting impact!

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