More than twenty years ago, Werner Dörries founded an engineering office in Bremen, Germany. Whilst initially busy with marine supervision, quantity and quality control and related matters, the focus shifted to technical and planning-related services, primarily for the super yacht industry. As business expanded, Werner Dörries created Dörries Maritime Services GmbH in 2009, which was later converted to a GmbH & Co. KG (DMS).

Today, acting in a network of expert companies, DMS offers consultancy services in relation to the refit, conversion and new construction of luxury motor yachts. DMS recently co-managed the new-building project of an 82-metre motor yacht, today known as “Graceful”, and from autumn 2013 until summer of 2014, DMS managed the refit of a large motor yacht (name withheld due to legal reasons).

It was in spring 2013 when the decision was taken to create an own yacht brand and the foundations for Dörries Yachts GmbH, as a spin-off of Dörries Maritime Services GmbH & Co. KG, were laid. Today, both companies co-exist in the yacht market, offering different services.