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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 Global Class flagship 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.


Job Profiles




01. Jul


MV WERFTEN wins TOP Innovator Award 2019

On 28 June, the shipbuilding group MV WERFTEN received a special award for exemplary and convincing innovation management: the TOP 100 seal of approval, confirming that it is one of the 100 most innovative small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany.

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21. May


Dutch royal couple at MV WERFTEN

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima today visited the MV WERFTEN Rostock facility to be briefed about the construction of the first Global Class cruise ship and the training programme at the shipyard group. A maritime symposium for German and Dutch companies was held on the shipyard site parallel to the royal visit.

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16. Apr


Dreifache Auszeichnung: MV WERFTEN erneut als „TOP Ausbildungsbetrieb“ geehrt

Alle drei Standorte wurden von den Industrie- und Handelskammern zu Rostock und zu Schwerin als „TOP Ausbildungsbetriebe“ ausgezeichnet. Die Werften überzeugten mit innovativen Ideen, interessanten Ausbildungskonzepten sowie einer hervorragenden Betreuung und Förderung der Azubis.

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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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