The Norwegian-based shipyard Kleven Verft launched the hull and superstructure of the 107m explorer yacht project Ulysses.

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Svein Rune Gjerde, CEO of Marin Teknikk, says that the project is an exciting one  for Marin Teknikk and the client’s team:

“One year ago Marin Teknikk was contacted by the ship owners asking if we would design a so-called Expedition Support Vessel,” he comments.

“We find that ship owners like our design styles and value our considerable experience – spanning from the design of service vessels to the oil and gas industry, to our ocean-going fishing vessels. It has been exciting to be able to utilize the know-how of our employees to interact with the clients’ designers to develop a luxury vessel of this type, which is being constructed for a rather different use than the offshore vessels we usually work with on a daily basis.”

Gjerde adds: “This will be a different and interesting project for our design team, to use the information from the client and integrate this with our knowledge. The know-how that underpins the development of this vessel is much the same as it is for our successful offshore vessels, but new regulations and specifications have made this an exciting and challenging project.”

Ståle Rasmussen, CEO of Kleven, is enjoying collaborating with Marin Teknikk. He comments: “We have worked with Marin Teknikk for many years, developing numerous offshore vessels together, and the collaboration between us always works well. This vessel is a good example of our ability to develop and build specialized vessels and prototypes.”

He continues: “The ship owners chose us because they wanted Norwegian design and construction at Norwegian shipyards, due to quality standards, delivery times and price. We are delighted to have won the competition based on these criteria.”

ULYSSES Yacht Kleven

Ulysses in Fjordane, Norway. Photo: Martin Hauge-Nilsen

Update from December 22, 2015: Ulysses in Bremerhaven, Germany (Stahlbau Nord GmbH) for outfitting.

Ulysses Yacht Kleven