Ulstein diversifies into super yacht marketYard News // November 8, 2016
Ulstein Verft has signed a contract to build a yacht for a private owner, one of the world’s biggest shipowners. This will be the first vessel for Ulstein in this segment.
“We are very pleased that we were chosen to develop the marine platform and that our shipyard will be the one to build this vessel. This is a very important contract for us in a new and interesting market," said Gunvor Ulstein, CEO of Ulstein Group.
The hull will be developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions. Exterior design and the general arrangement will be supplied by the renowned yacht designer Espen Øino.
The vessel will be delivered first quarter 2018. Planning and engineering work has started and the project will keep a significant part of the Ulstein Verft workforce occupied throughout 2017. The yacht will be 88.5m long with a breadth of 16.3m.