Following a long battle with illness, Jörg Beiderbeck sadly passed away in Bremen, Germany on August 2.

Born on October 6, 1946 in Wolfenbüttel, Germany, Beiderbeck learnt his trade as a shipbuilder at the Kiel University of Applied Sciences. On completion of his degree in 1979 Beiderbeck worked in Tunisia, honing the abilities he had picked up through his studies and moving progressively towards superyacht design, the median through which he would discover his love and forge his name.

In 1988 Beiderbeck made his transition into the world of superyachts working at the Lürssen shipyard in Bremen. By 1989 Beiderbeck had already put pen to paper and had one of his creations materialise in the shape of 40m Be Mine, some two decades later Be Mine found her way back to Beiderbeck for a refit.

With his partners Immo Lüdeling, Tim Ulrich and Marcus Lowinski to support him Beiderbeck led his design studio until 2012 when he stepped down. During this period Beiderbeck Designs played a pivotal roll in a number of high profile superyacht and tender concepts. Turning their hand to anything from 10-150m Beiderbeck Designs has produced much to admire. Its most recent project was the 32m Nautor Swan 105.

In a statement released to the public Beiderbeck’s three remaining partners commented; “Beiderbeck Designs has lost not only the man who gave it is name, but one of its four partners. It’s not only Beiderbeck Designs that is grieving. We will all miss his advice and his expertise. We will honor Jörg Beiderbeck’s memory and continue along the same road, so that his aspirations in design and ideas will follow on behind him.”

Jörg Beiderbeck will be remembered not only for the quality of his contributions to the superyacht industry, but also for the content of his character. Jörg will be missed and our thoughts go out to his friends and family.

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