The client of the current explorer yacht in build placed another order at Kleven Verft in Norway. Now almost 10m longer: 116m

The new vessel type is calling MT 5006 MKII ESV and was designed by Norwegian ship design company Marin Teknikk in cooperation with New Zealand based Oscar Mike Naval Architects. The yacht was designed for long expeditions in rough waters. The design blends a robust, hard-working character with luxurious added extras.

Ståle Rasmussen, CEO of Kleven comments:

“Drawing on our extensive experience in building complex offshore vessels, this new vessel type designed and built for Mr Hart serves as a great example of how close cooperation within the Norwegian maritime cluster brings the industry forward and into new markets.”

The client Graeme Hart is an experienced yacht owner, has been to the yard a number of times and has followed the building process in Norway closely.

“I am very pleased with the quality of the work that has been done by Kleven, and how our organisations have worked together to bring this exciting project to life. I am very much looking forward to seeing both vessels being finalised.”

commented Graeme Hart.

The vessel will accommodate 66 people, and will include deliveries from a number of Norwegian suppliers like Rolls-Royce, Hareid Group, Jets and Sperre.

The explorer yacht will be built at Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway, and is scheduled for delivery in July 2016. The first vessel is to be delivered in June 2015.

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