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Abeking & Rasmussen launches its largest yacht yet

The German shipbuilder has completed its latest diesel-electric project, 118m Liva  …

Abeking & Rasmussen has launched 118m Liva, its largest superyacht to date. The diesel-electric yacht was designed alongside Paris-based Joseph Dirand Architecture.

“The delivery of this magnificent superyacht marks a defining moment for our company and I can confidently say: we have once again succeeded in building an exceptional yacht,” says Matthias Hellmann, CEO, Abeking & Rasmussen. “By upholding our values of innovation, quality, and client satisfaction, we have created a yacht that sets new industry standards and delights our discerning clientele.”

The project presented its fair share of challenges, notably the construction of a tender garage on the Lower Deck fitting a 16m day tender. The second tender garage on Main Deck accommodates three boats and a Triton Submersible for up to seven guests.

Joseph Dirand says that his aim was to create a boat that was timeless, classic and contemporary with a large amount of outdoor space. “This is exactly what I see when I look at it today - the black hull is really spectacular and looks completely monolithic,” he says.

“I have been obsessed by this project during all those years and it is the opportunity of my life to design a boat like this,” adds Dirand. “I am happy today that everyone is realizing why all those details were so important to get to this result. It is my turn to thank the shipyard for being such a great partner in the realization of this dream.”

The yacht uses a diesel-electric propulsion system designed for quiet operation, using two 2200 kW electric propulsion motors, manufactured by RAMME Electric Machines GmbH and supplied by SER Schiffselektronik Rostock GmbH. 

To ensure a steady supply of electrical power, the vessel is equipped with two 2240 kW Caterpillar main generators and three 599 kW Caterpillar auxiliary generators, supplied by Zeppelin Power Systems.

The construction project was managed by Cornelsen & Partners. 

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