Kleven to build 100m explorer with Lurssen
Kleven, the Norwegian commercial shipyard behind the Ulysses superyachts, is set to build a 100-meter explorer in partnership with German superyacht behemoth, Lurssen.
This follows Lurssen getting an equity stake in Kleven earlier this year. The shipyard behind the 107-meter Ulysses, which her original owner, New Zealand's richest man, Graeme Hart, sold a few weeks ago, Kleven is also the shipyard that built Hart's new 116-meter flagship, also named Ulysses. Similarly to the way it worked with the Ulysses fleet, the new 100-meter explorer will see its hull being built by Kleven in Norway with Lurssen completing its interior outfitting at the Blom+Voss facility it acquired in Germany.
I am very pleased with the quality of the work that has been done by Kleven, and how our organizations have worked together to bring this exciting project to life.
Graeme Hart in November 2014
One of the driving forces behind Norway's rise to a yachting superpower, Kleven sold 40% of its equity earlier this year to a group of companies that included Lurssen for just over €30 million. No details have been released on the identity of Kleven's newest client.
Photo by Martin Hauge-Nilsen and Kleve