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Lars Windhorst is parting with his yacht “Global”

It happens that a super yacht comes up for sale. But the “Global” is Lars Windhorst’s luxury ship, and he is in the headlines.

The yacht broker IYC – The International Yacht Company – has just added a 67-meter yacht to its portfolio. She is being offered for sale for 79 million dollars. Its current owner is reportedly Lars Windhorst.

Lars Windhorst, Nobiskrug
Lars Windhorst at Nobiskrug ( © Nobiskrug)

The venture investor is known to be the owner of the FSG shipyards in Flensburg and Nobiskrug in Rendsburg, which have been in serious difficulties for some time.

Only recently, Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister President Daniel Günther and Windhorst met for a kind of crisis meeting. Among other things, they discussed the lack of orders, outstanding wage payments and the prospects for the two sites. There are also calls from politicians for Windhorst to be pressured into selling the shipyards.

Windhorst assures payments for shipyards

Navy cancels order

The navy has canceled the order for the repair of the floating crane “Griep” at Nobiskrug and wants to reverse it. According to media reports, the public prosecutor’s office in Kiel has opened an investigation into FSG-Nobiskrug and the parent Tennor Group – due to the “initial suspicion of withholding or misappropriation of wages.”

After the meeting, Windhorst assured that he would provide the necessary funds for wage payments for the next twelve months, appoint a new managing director in May and announce new orders. There will be no sale, even if the state does not want to provide any of the hoped-for guarantees for the time being.

It is not known whether there is a connection between the situation at the shipyards and the sale of the yacht. The luxury ship in question is the former “Kismet”, built by Lürssen for Shahid Khan in 2007, which according to the broker is in an extremely “well-kept condition” awaiting a new owner.

The “Global” is a yacht designed by Espen Øino (exterior) and Reymond Langton (interior) with six decks, 68 meters long and almost 13 meters wide, so it is by no means the largest of its kind. According to information from the yachting scene, it cost $115 million when it was delivered – with estimated annual operating costs of $11.5 million.


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