Kleven’s New 116m Explorer Yacht Undergoes Sea Trials

This vessel will replace Ulysses

Kleven's 116m explorer yacht has begun sea trials off the coast of Norway. This new explorer yacht will be delivered in 2017.

After the technical launch in March 2016 and the completion of sea trials, this impressive 116m vessel will cruise to Bremerhaven, Germany, for interior outfitting.

This new explorer yacht is being built for Graeme Hart, New Zealand's richest man. He also owns explorer yacht Ulysses, a 107m ship delivered by Kleven earlier this year.

Ulysses is now listed for sale at an asking price of $195,000,000.

"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," Mr Hart said.

The new Kleven superyacht is almost 10m longer than Ulysses. The design is by Norwegian house Marin Teknikk in collaboration with naval architect Kyle Dick of New Zealand.

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

Photo credits: Kleven/Berge Myrene