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We would like to introduce you to some ships from the wide range of watercraft in the texts listed below.


River cruise ships

In recent years, SET has made an excellent name for itself as a provider of complete shipbuilding services. The company has excellent references, especially when it comes to building new river cruise ships. Functionality, object design and comfort must be perfectly coordinated in order to make the passengers’ stay as pleasant as possible. In addition to the cabins, the public area such as the lounge, the restaurant, wellness areas, the sanitary facilities and kitchen rooms must be optimally equipped technically and functionally. The comprehensive know-how of the SET specialists pays off.

The “Viking Legend” is the first river cruise ship to be equipped with an electric motor drive. The river cruise ships are between 83 m and 135 m long, between 9.5 m and 11.45 m in width and have two or three decks, depending on the area of travel. Depending on the size of the ship and its equipment, up to 200 passengers can be carried.

Passenger ships

Whether on the Elbe, the Weser or the Danube: SET passenger ships can be found on many rivers. The design and construction require a lot of technical know-how and a lot of experience with the special requirements of day-to-day business. With SET you are in good hands, because the specialists from Tangermünde and Genthin are very knowledgeable. This is demonstrated, for example, by the passenger ships “MS Louisiana Star”, “MS Hamburg”, “MS Hammonia”, “MS Hanseatic” and “MS Olympic Star” of the shipping company Abicht Hamburg as well as a large number of other passenger ships on the Rhine, the Weser and the Elbe . As well as on lagoon and lagoon waters.

Technical fleet and icebreaker

Sometimes ships just have to do extreme things! For example, when you are used as an icebreaker or in other demanding functions. In such cases in particular, compliance with the highest quality and safety standards is of the utmost importance. In close cooperation with the client, the designers and engineers at SET develop solutions that meet the specific application requirements 100 percent. Today the “MS Görmitz” is one of the few ships that can take over the ice breakup in the lagoon and bay area in winter. The same applies to the new construction series of 5 work ships with ice breaking properties that are in use in the inland area, on rivers and canals.

Other ships in the coastal area of ​​the North and Baltic Seas help with the maintenance and buoying of the shipping lanes, with coastal protection and are responsible for controlling the waters. For example, the “MS Burchana” can take water samples in the North and Baltic Seas through Moonpoole and analyze them on board. The same is possible with the “Max Prüss” on the Rhine and Ruhr. In addition, this ship has a fully equipped laboratory for analyzing the water samples. The projects “Haithabu” and “Leysand”, which are used in oil weir operations on the North and Baltic Seas, should also be mentioned here.


They are simply irreplaceable for traffic and transport in many places. A long service life and a high degree of functionality have always been the focus of ferries. They must be spacious and offer plenty of space for people and possibly vehicles. But above all, they have to be extremely robust.

The design and construction of ferries is a matter for professionals and has been part of SET’s service portfolio from the very beginning. In the past ten years eight ferries have been built by the specialists from Tangermünde and Genthin. For example the passenger and vehicle ferries “Bremerhaven”, “Lemwerder II” and “Stedingen” for the Bremerhaven / Bremen area. The same applies to the “Loreley” ferry, which operates on the Rhine, the “Sandau” and motorized ferry “Sandau”, the “Grieben” motorized ferry on the Elbe and the “Missunde” multi-purpose ferry on the Schlei.

The third, new ferry has recently been put into service for the FBS in Bremen, now with a new and innovative diesel-electric drive concept.

Police boats

Maneuverability and speed are two key characteristics of police boats. Regardless of whether they are to be used on rivers, lakes or in the North and Baltic Seas: SET has the necessary specialist knowledge and technical equipment to design and build police boats that are as safe as they are powerful. SET police boats are now used in numerous federal states for good reason. For example the five police boats for the Federal Police on the Baltic Sea, several police boats for special use on the Upper Elbe, one of which is used across borders.

Furthermore, the police boats with the trademark SET are in use on the Rhine, the canals and on Lake Constance for Germany and Austria.