Dörries Yachts, a new team of experienced yachtbuilders based in Bremen, Germany, held a press breakfast at the Fort Lauderdale International Boatshow to consolidate its initial introduction to the industry, which was made at the Monaco Yacht Show.
The company, which project managed the recently launched 82m (269ft) Graceful, has identified a niche in German shipbuilding between 50-70m, which it hopes to fill.
The team at Dörries Yachts is made up of experienced yachtbuilders who can assure engineering, production methods, technology, craftsmanship and superior finish are to the highest industry standards.
The new shipbuilder says it is able to offer technical platforms that have been pre-designed but can be modified to accommodate special requests. Serious cost reductions will be achieved by the company due to its lack of overheads. It has established a strong partner in the steel building business that will enable it to build yachts more efficiently and to tighter time schedules. This is a prudent and advantageous partnership given that many German shipyards are now farming out their steel cutting work.
Dörries Yachts, which is a seperate identity to Dörries Maritime Services, will offer clients an entirely complete yacht build, from early design stages and interior fit out to final testing and delivery. So far the company has worked closely H2, which designed the interior of Graceful, and with Blohm + Voss Repair, where she was launched. Sales and marketing director, Cristian Schwarzwälder told SB the Dörries Yachts team has an extensive and strong network among them and will use future months to make potential clients aware of their capabilities and scope for every aspect of new construction.
Among the many yachts the Dörries team have worked on are; 139m Al Salamah, 68m Kismet, 115m Pelorus and 75m Northern Star.