Lars Windhorst completes Nobiskrug takeover

Written by Francesca Webster

The long saga of the Nobiskrug insolvency has finally come to a close, as Lars Windhorst, founder and owner of the Tennor Group, which owns both Nobiskrug and Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), took over the shipyard. Henceforth, the companies within the Tennor Group will work under one administration while operating from their own locations.Nobiskrug takeover - Philipp Maracke and Lars WindhorstIt is the intention of the group to share the skills and knowledge of each division, providing the specialists from FSG with merchant and naval experience access to the specialists in the superyacht division and vice versa. The main areas of collaboration will be in design, purchasing and administration and a total of 645 employees will work together across the locations.

Mogambo and Sapphire at the Nobiskrug shipyardPhoto: NobiskrugNobiskrug and its employees ideally complement our strategy in the shipbuilding industry. Our strategic goal is to achieve relevant market shares in both of these significant markets and at the same time develop innovation,” said Lars Windhorst.Nobiskrug yacht Artefact launch in RendsburgPhoto: NobiskrugPhilipp Maracke, CEO of FSG and Nobiskrug, shared Windhorsts enthusiasm for the takeover commenting, “with the takeover of Nobiskrug shipyard, we are positioning ourselves broadly for the future. Both shipyards have extensive know-how in the construction of specialised and technically complex vessels, which complement each other perfectly.”

Nobiskrug takeover - Philipp Maracke and Lars WindhorstThe finalisation of the deal is an exciting step for the industry, with many professionals having looked to Nobiskrug as one of the top innovators. The Tennor Group have pledged that the two shipyards will continue to stand for innovative, sophisticated and efficient shipbuilding of the future. 

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