Over the years, Lurssen has used its rich experience in building military ships create larger luxury yachts. The company is also renowned for creating the first ever diesel engine Lurssen boat, the first ever Lurssen motor boat (REMS), and the first ever remote-controlled boat. The launch of its 71-meter superyacht Carinthia VI, designed by Jon Bannenberg, set a new standard when it came to contemporary luxury yacht styling.
Three business fields divide the Lurssen shipyard. Each field focuses on the manufacturing of different kinds of ships. The first field focuses on naval vessels and special ships while the second field focuses on building luxury yachts. Lurssen Logistics, its third branch, focuses primarily on logistics including maintenance, documentation of spare parts, management of yachts, and training simulators.