Our Schiffswerft Laboe


Die heutigen Schwerpunkte sind Schiffs- und Boots-Umbauten, Instandsetzungen, Reparaturen, Wartungsdienste, Neumotorisierungen, Spezialschweißungen in MIG, MAG und WIG sowie Holz- und GFK-Arbeiten auf allen technischen Ebenen für die Marine- Behörden, Berufs- und Sportbootschifffahrt.

In den letzten Jahrzehnten hat sich die Schiffswerft Laboe zu einem absoluten Spezialisten im Boots- und Yachtbau entwickelt. Durch die ständige Modernisierung unserer Anlagen sowie permanenter Schulung unserer Mitarbeiter verfügen wir über ein erstklassiges KNOW-HOW bei der Reparatur, Instandhaltung und beim Umbau von Booten und Yachten. Durch die Prägung des Leitgedankens unseres Unternehmens dem "Full Service" Gedanken sind wir auch in den Nebengewerken des Yachtings optimal aufgestellt. Bei uns werden alle Leistungen rund ums Boot im eigenen Haus angeboten und ausgeführt. Dadurch sind wir immer in der Lage, ein hohes Niveau für unsere Kunden zu garantieren.

250 years “Schiffswerft Laboe“

From the village smithy to the shipyard and yacht center

250 years of existence is a long time for a company. And a rarity. Only a few companies can look back on two and a half centuries. Not even all states. The thirteen British crown colonies in North America proclaimed their independence from the English crown in 1776 - 15 years after Preetz's monastery provost granted the smith Hans Arpe the right to run a forge in Brodersdorf. The United Nations now has around 190 sovereign member states, and only a few of them have existed for more than a hundred years.

Even among the still active German companies, 250 years of company history are the absolute exception. Nationwide, it may be around 50 according to a Creditreform table. In the shipyard industry, this only includes the Hamburg shipyard J.J. Sietas, which was founded in 1635. All of this is less than the tip of the iceberg. It's a pin head.

The comparison of a village smithy or a medium-sized company with states may be lagging, but in the time dimension it shows the historical, political and economic environment in which we move when we consider the eventful history of a company. It is not a "lonely planet" that exists independently on its own. A company is involved in the course of time with its politics and economy, with peace and wars, it is dependent on its customers and not least on its owners and employees. All of this is mutually dependent.

The Brodersforfer Schmiedekate was the primordial cell of today's "Schiffswerft Laboe", which has transformed into a modern company in 250 years, in which boat building, yacht service and a marina have found their place. A company is characterized by change and flexibility if it exists yesterday, today and in the future. The word "traditional company", however, only makes sense if tradition is understood as pride in one's origin and as an incentive to face the present and to constantly change with it. Much in early history must remain unsaid. The sources are more than poor. The smithy appeared for the first time in the annals of the Preetz monastery in 1771, only to disappear into the darkness of history for a good 100 years. And the recent history of the Laboe shipyard between the company's founding in 1900 and the end of the Second World War remains little documented for a long time because the documents are no longer available.

It was only at the beginning of the 50s of the 20th century that we got a vivid picture of a company that has shaped Laboe and its economy for 100 years and that has its permanent place here today. It is an important part of the maritime heritage and the present of Laboe and beyond that, of the entire region. And that's how it should be in the future.

- Jürgen Rohweder
Laboe in March 2011