The Heroic Explorer
Kleven’s 107 metre ice-class expedition ship Ulysses is the most complete exploration superyacht currently on the market, arguably even afloat.
In June 2016, MY Ulysses, was handed over by the Norwegian commercial shipyard that built herto Graeme Hart her billionaire owner from New Zealand. Yet even before the ink was dry on the first page of the yachts log book came news that she was for sale for US$195 million and that a second and even larger yacht was being built to replace her. Cleary Mr Hart enjoys building yachts as much as he does sailing in them.
He also likes to build them big. Measuring 107m, with a full 18m beam and spread over seven decks, the 6,000gt, MY Ulysses is amongst the 30 largest yachts in the world and as such everything is, quite simply, supersized. To avoid tedious repetition throughout the remainder of this feature; by using adjectives like vast, enormous, massive, huge, immense and generous, it should be taken as given that each and every terms could be applied to every sentence describing this vessel’s interior and exterior space. [To be continued...]