Evolution of Innovation
NOBISKRUG’s story officially starts in 1905. But it really began a few years earlier when the shipyard’s lifeline, the Kiel Canal was opened in 1895. Today the canal is one of the world’s busiest waterways and NOBISKRUG is an internationally renowned shipyard, specializing in made-to-measure custom-built superyachts. Throughout the company's history NOBISKRUG can look back and build on a long history and many innovations that have benefited every superyacht built at this shipyard.
Otto Stork establishes the NOBISKRUG shipyard in Rendsburg.
First contract for the 18 workers on the yard is a hopper barge for N. C. Ohlsen of Aalborg, Denmark. Her hull number is 001.
NOBISKRUG schooners of the type “ICH VERDIENE” (“I EARN“) became bestsellers. "ANNEMARIE" is followed by others. Many of these three-masters are still seaworthy today.
Famous customs-cruiser “NETTELBEK” is launched.
Coasters "WALTRAUD BEHRMANN" and "CHARLOTTE BOHL" are the first new-builds after the end of World War II.
NOBISKRUG builds car ferries “PRINS BERTIL”, “GUSTAV VASA”, “KRONPRINS CARL GUSTAV”, “MUNSTER”, “INNISFALLEN” and “PRINS OBERON”. All are still in use today.
NOBISKRUG builds fourteen cargo ships of the type Rendsburg.
Construction of "DEUTSCHLAND", a car and train ferry for the German Federal Railways.
NOBISKRUG builds car and passenger ferries “PETER PAN” and “NILS HOLGERSSON” for TT Line for their Travemünde-Trelleborg route.
Crown Princess Sonja of Norway christens ferry “KRONPRINS HARALD” in Rendsburg.
Delivery of "SEABEX ONE", a dive support vessel for use in the North Sea. "SEAWAY CONDOR" follows in 1982.
NOBISKRUG develops first prototypes of closed lifeboats. Today they are standard equipment on cargo ships worldwide.
Extention of famous cruise ship “BERLIN” with a legth of 16.8 m - a masterpiece in shipbuilding.
NOBISKRUG establishes a department of steelconstructions. Their fields of operation include oil platform “MITTELPLATE” in the Wadden Sea and RWE Dea’s offshore pontoons.
NOBISKRUG's inaugural project "TATOOSH", completed in the year 2000, was one of the largest superyacht at that time, equipped with special features like a large swimming pool, a helicopter landing pad and a sail-boat tender.
Refit of the 46-metre-long yacht “ONTARIO”.
Delivery of river cruise ships “BOLERO”, “MAXIMA”, “JOHANN STRAUSS”, “ARTISTRY”, “VIKTORIA” and “POETRY” (TUI).
Refit of 96-metre-long superyacht “LIMITLESS”.
Construction of the superyacht hall. It is 160 m long, 25 m wide and 23.4 m high (air draft), It is Europe’s largest, most modern and climate- controlled shipbuilding hall and can accommodate two 75-metre-long superyachts.
Refit of 54-metre-long yacht "MARIDOME".
Delivery of "TRIPLE SEVEN". For this project NOBISKRUG used for the first time - the in-house developed technology - moulded parts made of composite materials, which replaced the usual aluminum superstructure. This can be formed into any shape or size, saves weight and time during construction and easing up maintenance while the yacht is in use. Years later, the use of GRP on yachts became standard. Awarded prize by International Superyacht Society (ISS).
Delivery of 74-metre-long superyacht “SIREN”. She was the first superyacht with a hydraulic foldable helicopter platform, that can also be used as a sundeck, a dance floor or a stange. Addidionaly, the owner's side terrace was an innovation of its time. Nowadays a standard.
Takeover of NOBISKRUG by PRIVINVEST Group.
NOBISKRUG steel construction departement receives a special commission for extensive repair work to the high railway bridge Rendsburg.
Takeover of GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel (formerly HDW Gaarden).
Delivery of 73.5-metre-long superyacht “SAPPHIRE”. She receives a special construction method to improve fuel consumption and reaching her maximum speed (17 kn).
Takeover of the LINDENAU shipyard in Kiel.
Delivery of 74-metre-long superyacht “ODESSA II”. Apart for her being a perfect superyacht for various entertainment activities (helicopter platform turns into an illuminated stage, sophisticated loudspeaker systems, food lift from the pantry to the main deck etc.), she has an innovative water mist system, which is installed in all awaning poles on the entire exterior decks, providing a cool breeze for guests in sunny locations.
Delivery of a transformer platform for the wind farm EnBW Baltic 2.
Delivery of the accommodation platform “DanTysk”.
In conjunction with GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel and LINDENAU shipyard, NOBISKRUG forms the German shipyard group GERMAN NAVAL YARDS and opens its representative office in Germany’s capital city, Berlin. With an integrated management and joint administration, the German shipyard group leverages the unique skills of approx. 1000 employees and the high performance infrastructure of its neighbouring shipyards.
Delivery of 143-metre-long superyacht “SAILING YACHT A”. “SAILING YACHT A” leads the way with her revolutionary engineering and design. She is one of the world’s largest and the most advanced superyacht with unique features such as underwater observation pod, hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system and state-of-the-art navigation systems.