The expedition yacht is available for sale through Fraser Yachts’ office in Ft Lauderdale and broker Stuart Larsen, David Robinson reports.

expedition yacht Ulysses

Expedition yacht ‘Ulysses’. Note: Image supplied by Kleven Verft

New Zealand’s richest man Graeme Hart has put his 107.4m (352ft) expedition yacht Ulysses up for sale with a reported asking price of around US$195m. The superyacht is available for sale through Fraser Yachts’ office in Ft Lauderdale and broker Stuart Larsen.

Hart only took delivery of Ulysses earlier this year following her delivery from Norway’s Kleven Verft shipyard in Ulsteinvik and her final fit-out in Germany. He currently has a 116m (381ft) expedition superyacht in build at Kleven which is as yet unnamed and only designated as Yard No 370.

“The delivery of Contract 370 is due in October; it was originally due this month but has been delayed by changes. She will also go to Germany for her final fit-out,” a spokeswoman for Kleven revealed.

Contract 370 was launched on March 12, 2016.

Hart also owned the 77m (253ft) superyacht Weta. Her hull was built in Chile at Marco shipyard in the coastal city of Iquique, and was towed to Auckland for fitting out. Due to issues over the fit-out there, she was moved to Whangarei for the fitting out to be completed. It is not known if, at the time of her sale, she was fully completed.

The 5,937 GT Ulysses has an 18m (59ft) beam and 5.11m (16.8ft) draft. She is certificated to carry 30 passengers in 15 guest cabins and a crew of 42. Naval architecture, as with No 370, was undertaken by Marin Teknikk and the interiors are work of H2 Yacht Design. She is classed with DNV including Ice class and flagged in the Cayman Islands.

Ulysses is powered by two Caterpillar 3516 diesels, providing a cruising speed of 15kt and a range of 8,500Nm. New Zealand designer Kyle Dick of Oscar Mike Naval Architects also shared in the project.