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116m explorer yacht Ulysses nearing completion at Dörries Maritime

The 116m Kleven explorer yacht Ulysses is gradually emerging from her fit-out stage at German yard Dörries Maritime.

Due for delivery before the end of the year, this five-deck yacht is the second to be built by the Norwegian yard and fitted out in Bremerhaven after the 107m Ulysses, which was delivered last year and sold last month. 

The new Ulysses is almost 10 metres longer than her predecessor and is built on the yard's MT 5006 MKII ESV platform. The naval architecture comes from Norwegian design house Marin Teknikk, while Kyle Dick of New Zealand-based Oscar Mike Naval Architects created the exterior lines.

It is understood that Oscar Mike collaborated with British studio RWD on Ulysses’ interiors and she will boast a fully certified helipad. She has also been specially designed for long expeditions in potentially rough waters and Kleven has said it blends a robust, hard-working character with luxurious added extras.

Her huge 18-metre beam will accommodate 66 people in a spacious interior that will include features from a number of luxury suppliers such as Rolls-Royce, Hareid Group and Jets and Sperre.

Ståle Rasmussen, CEO of Kleven, commented, “Drawing on our extensive experience in building complex offshore vessels, this new vessel type serves as a great example of how close cooperation within the Norwegian maritime cluster brings the industry forward and into new markets.” 

The owner has been closely in touch with Kleven throughout the process so far and has visited the yard a number of times. He commented, “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.” 

For more information, visit Kleven.

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