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For us, shipbuilding is more than just an industry. It’s our passion.


MV WERFTEN is the heart of the maritime industry in the German federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Luxurious polar expedition yachts as well as the world's largest and most technologically advanced cruise liners are designed and built here.

A passion for shipbuilding, a belief in our abilities and the courage to innovate is what sets us apart. "Three shipyards. One team." is not just a slogan for our 2,900 employees, but our entrenched corporate philosophy. Over the last 75 years, our shipyards in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund have delivered more than 2,500 new vessels for deployment in the tourism sector, the Arctic region and the logistics and the offshore industry.

In 2016, we opened up a new and exciting chapter in the long and rich history of shipbuilding excellence in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with the construction of unparalleled cruise ships, delivering four luxury river cruise ships within eight months and progressing with the construction of the first Endeavor expedition yacht and the first two Global Class ships at our three yards.

Our employees' unsurpassed construction skills and our state-of-the-art, high-tech production facilities guarantee the finest workmanship and the highest quality products. That is the MV WERFTEN way.


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10. Sep


Construction of second Global Class cruise ship begun at MV WERFTEN

Genting Hong Kong’s Chairman and CEO Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay personally initiated the start of steel cutting for the 342 m long, 208,000 gross ton Global 2, which will be one of the largest and technologically most advanced cruise ships in the world.

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02. Sep


Start of training at MV WERFTEN for 60 trainees and six dual students

66 young men and women were ceremoniously welcomed at the three locations of MV WERFTEN on 2 September. The trainees are being trained in seven specialist areas. A total of 282 recruits are currently learning skills at the shipyard group.

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19. Aug


MV WERFTEN opens Park Inn by Radisson Hotel in Wismar

The new building located at the Alter Holzhafen in Wismar was officially opened on 19 August. Park Inn by Radisson is managed by Radisson Hospitality AB under a franchise contract with MV WERFTEN. It has 98 rooms, a restaurant and a bar. The special feature of the hotel is that the rooms were fabricated as ship cabins by MV WERFTEN Fertigmodule in Wismar.

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Our Ships

Global Class

Giants made in MV

The largest and most intelligent vessels ever produced at our shipyards: These ocean giants set new standards at lengths of 342 metres.

Endeavor Class

Cruising in the Arctic and the tropics

The world‘s largest purpose-built mega yachts with ice class certification. With innovative and luxurious features, they offer unique expedition experiences and impress both explorers and shipbuilders alike.

Rhine Class

A new luxury fleet for Europe

Explore Europe's most beautiful river routes in absolute luxury – on board our Rhine Class river cruise ships.

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