According to Kleven, the vessel will be built, partly outfitted and technically finalised at Kleven Verft in Norway, before her final outfitting at Lürssen’s Blohm+Voss facility in Hamburg, Germany. This follows a similar route to that undertaken by the commercial shipbuilder with its two Ulysses yachts, built for New Zealand's richest man Graeme Hart.
Stále Rasmussen, CEO of Kleven, said, “We are proud to announce this first result of the cooperation between Kleven and Lürssen. With their more than 140 years of history in the luxury yacht business, Lürssen is unrivalled in its experience and knowledge, and we are proud of the fact that they have chosen Kleven as their long-term partner.
“The combination of Lürssen’s world-known yacht designers, creating custom-built yachts like no other, and Kleven’s modern and highly automated shipbuilding facility in Norway will provide unrivalled quality to our customers. Kleven will be leaning heavily on their expertise derived from building highly advanced, world-class offshore vessels. We hope this is the first of many vessels being built in this partnership.”
News of the partnership follows Lürssen’s attainment of a stake in the Norwegian shipyard earlier this year, after Kleven sold 40% of its equity to a group of companies for a little over €30 million.