Kiwi billionaire Graeme Hart has opted to build another giant expedition yacht to go along with a similar vessel under construction at Kleven Verft shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway,
The Norwegian ship builder notes this new vessel will be almost ten meters longer than the vessel currently under construction at the yard and is of type MT 5006 MKII ESV. The vessel has been designed by Norwegian naval architecture firm Marin Teknikk in cooperation with Kyle Dick of New Zealand-based Oscar Mike Naval Architects.
Marin Teknikk notes,
“The vessel is to be equipped with a helicopter deck and hangar for helicopter. There will be arranged space for and deployment procedures for 5 large boats that can be carried on for different excursions. In addition, there will be a hangar for several smaller boats and equipment for water sports. The latest technology on diesel electric propulsion systems and will be installed. There will also be a requirement for dynamic positioning when the vessel should lay long position in remote areas.
The vessel will accommodate 66 people, and will include deliveries from a number of Norwegian suppliers like Rolls-Royce, Hareid Group, Jets and Sperre. The vessel will be built at Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway, and is scheduled for delivery in July 2016. The first vessel is to be delivered in June 2015.”
“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 vessel will accommodate 66 people, and will include deliveries from a number of Norwegian suppliers like Rolls-Royce, Hareid Group, Jets and Sperre.
The vessel is scheduled for delivery in July 2016. The first vessel is to be delivered in June 2015.
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