Luhrs Yachts

The history of the Luhrs Corporation dates back to the 1830s with a German immigrant by the name of Henry Luhrs. The Luhrs Corporation, which was employee owned, served the needs of sportfisherman by building some of the best mid-size fishing boats in the world.

Luhrs Highlights

  • Established: 1935
  • Located: St. Augustine, Florida
  • Construction: Fiberglass
  • Category: Sportfish, Express Yachts
  • Worth Noting: Luhrs Marine is an employee ownership company.

44' Luhrs 2005

Old Saybrook, CT
$239,900

44' Luhrs 2003

Freeport, TX
$195,000

44' Luhrs 2003

Miami, FL
$199,000

41' Luhrs 2006

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
$299,000

41' Luhrs 2006

Rockport, TX
$245,000

41' Luhrs 2008

Honolulu, HI
$259,500

41' Luhrs 2005

Greenport, NY
$215,000

41' Luhrs 2006

Summerland Key, FL
$199,000

41' Luhrs 2005

Port Aransas, TX
$249,000

41' Luhrs 2002

Morrocoy, Venezuela
$138,000

40' Luhrs 2003

Stuart, FL
$299,500

40' Luhrs 2000

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
$120,000

About Luhrs Yachts

The history of the Luhrs Corporation dates back to the 1830's with a German immigrant by the name of Henry Luhrs. He became involved in the marine trade supplying ships in New York City. He eventually owned his own chandlery and even his own ship, The Sophia R. Luhrs. His grandson, another Henry, shared the same love of the sea and continued the family heritage by building and repairing boats on the New Jersey coast.

About 100 years after his grandfather started his business, the younger Henry opened his; a small yard in Morgan, New Jersey. From these humble beginnings sprang a vibrant and thriving business called the Henry Luhrs Sea Skiff Company. As the business grew, Henry's sons, John and Warren became involved and soon the company was producing over 1,200 boats a year. In 1965, Bangor Punta, a huge timber conglomerate made Henry an offer too good to refuse and the company was sold.

John and Warren, soon after the sale, struck out on their own purchasing Silverton Sea Skiffs, a fledgling builder in Tom's River, New Jersey. Following their father's recipe for success, the brothers were soon ready to expand and Warren, being an avid sailor, knew they could create value in that market as well. Hunter Marine was started in 1973 and was soon followed by Mainship in 1978. The Luhrs name was finally reinstated with the family in 1985 and production started in 1986. Business continued to grow and Luhrs needed space of its own. The St. Augustine plant opened in 1987 with its extensive waterfront access and has expanded multiple times. A new facility in Midway, GA also went online in 1999 and will help the St. Augustine facility in meeting demand.