Kleven and Lürssen partner for 100 metre explorer project


Norwegian shipyard Kleven will be partnering with German superyacht builder Lürssen to build and deliver deliver a 100 metre explorer vessel to an undisclosed customer.

The unnamed ship will be built, outfitted and technically finalised at Kleven Verft in Norway. It will then be shipped to Lürssen’s Blohm+Voss facility in Hamburg.

Lürssen acquired a stake in Kleven earlier this year.

Ståle 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,”

This collaboration follows a recent equity injection from Kleven’s shareholder (including Lürssen) of NOK 300 million ($36 million). The financing process is nearing completion, with formal conditions pending.