Launch video – Kleven’s 116m latest build makes an icy entrance in Norway

Norwegian shipyard Kleven Verft on Saturday celebrated the launch of its build no. 370 today, a 116-meter long Expedition Support Vessel for New Zealand businessman Graeme Hart.

This is the second vessel being built by Kleven for Hart and his family, following the delivery of the 107-meter explorer yacht Ulysses from Kleven Verft in 2015. The Ulysses is currently on her first cruise in the Mediterranean.

Click on the image below to open the launch video on Kleven’s Facebook page:


Kleven explains that the high specification build no. 370 is a type MT 5006 MKII ESV, designed by Norwegian ship design company Marin Teknikk in cooperation with Naval Architect Kyle Dick of New Zealand based Oscar Mike Naval Architects. The vessel is specially designed for long expeditions in rough waters, and blends a robust, hard-working character with luxurious added extras, Kleven says.

The vessel will accommodate 66 people, and is to be delivered from Kleven Verft in July this year.

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