For already more than one hundred years ships have been repaired, reconstructed and newly manufactured at the Schiffs- und Yachtwerft Dresden GmbH. A particular focal point of the shipyard lies in the application of historical technologies such as rivet technology, as well as in the repair of steam engines. That way for instance, the more than one hundred-year-old side-paddle steam engines could be reconstructed. For a long time this steam engines moulded the cityscape of Dresden, alongside the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), the Semper Opera House and the Zwinger Palace. Thanks to the shipyard, they today belong to the most distinguished tourist attractions in the city. However, modern innovative shipping technology is also offered and developed at the Schiffs- und Yachtwerft Dresden. In the area of refitting, valuable racing boats and motor yachts are renovated. Moreover, at the shipyard’s own design department, the ambit of mobile living and life on water is addressed. Via the shipyard’s patent-slip dock site, ships with a length of up to 80 metres can be taken on land and also be set to water. Due to its location on the Elbe river, the shipyard is also accessible from all European navigation areas. With its wide variety of offers, the Schiffs- und Yachtwerft Dresden makes a considerable contribution to inland navigation of the Dresden region.
Year of foundation1898 in Laubegast, Dresden;
Buy-out in 2005
Business activityShipbuilding, new ship construction,
ship repairs, steel building,
steel ship building, wooden ship building,
engine overhauling, ship electronics,
interior fittings, ship sections, superstructure, inland navigation, passenger ships, ferries, floating and fixed structures and constructions,
design and construction
Shipyard signboardthe reconstruction
of historical side-paddle steamships.