Hermann Schaedla’s Swansong


Review by Chuck Gnaegy


To truly portray her illustrious name, “Eminence”, this yacht must clearly soar
head and shoulders above the fleet in design and performance; through build and production,
as well as that crucially important measure of ‘eclat – Pedigree. Beauty, of course, is a given;
as well as archetypical excellence. Here also, gratefully sanctioned, is an acquiescent nod to the Lady’s long-standing forebears, which have held a leading position in yachtdom for, yes, a Century.


Located along the Weser River in Lemwerder, Germany, yacht builders George Abeking and Henry Rasmussen founded the shipyard in 1907. Since then, A&R has produced over 6,400 vessels including naval ships, SWATH’s, sailboats and motoryachts. Now in the builder’s 101st year, YachtForums is proud to unveil this fine-art presentation of German engineering with our tribute to “Eminence”, the builder’s largest yacht ever. She surely rates a Royal title of some Majesty for her in-house naval architecture by Abeking & Rasmussen; with interior and exterior styling by Andrew Langton, of Reymond Langton Design. Read more and see high quality pictures on YachtForums.com