Currently under construction at Kleven, based in Ulsteinvik, Norway, is the 116 metre explorer yacht known as hull 370. The assembly of the pre-fabricated pieces of the vessel commenced in January this year, taking the shipyard a mere six months to reach this advanced stage of production.
Kleven announced in 2014 the signing of the project, a second explorer yacht to be built for New Zealand yachtsman Graeme Hart, the first being the 107 metre Ulysses. Hull 370 is based on a type MT 5006 MKII ESV platform designed by local ship design company Marin Teknikk in partnership with Kyle Dick of Oscar Mike Naval Architects based in New Zealand to carry 66 people on board. As with Ulysses, technical aspects of this project is overseen by Manta Maritime.
Photos by Martin Hauge-Nilsen