The Contour of Luxury Summer 2019 - Page 573

T he company is one of the pioneers of leisure yachts and motor boats. “Donnerwetter”, built in 1905 was an early and successful speedboat, which started a series of successful races for the shipyard at all European motor boat races. Another true racer was the “Saurer Lürssen” of 1911 which, with the second generation Otto Lürssen at the helm, was able to win a string of trophies at the famous “Prix de Monte Carlo”. With a speed of 32 knots, it was unofficial world record holder at the time, a real champion of the sea. Further innovations and records followed – again and again Lürssen managed to set standards in the most diverse areas.