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For Sale: US$195m Ulysses, The Ultimate Explorer Yacht!

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One of the most spectacular large yachts in the world is on the market. 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 brokers Stuart Larsen.

ULYSSES is currently the world’s fourth largest explorer yacht but will be overtaken by its big sister. The 116-metre version of Ulysses, Hull 370, is currently undergoing sea trials at Kleven for the same owner.

ULYSSES presents a truly unique opportunity for a discerning buyer looking to cruise the far reaches of the planet in extreme comfort and safety. A yacht of this magnitude and capability has never before been delivered, and now she can be purchased as a brand new yacht. This is a once-in-a-lifetime offering.

Ulysses Yacht

Construction & Dimensions

The 107.4m (352ft) custom expedition motor yacht ‘ULYSSES’ was built by Kleven in Norway at their Hasundhornet shipyard, she was delivered to her owner in 2015. This is the first yacht to be built by Kleven.

ULYSSES features a displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. She was built to Lloyds Register classification society rules. Every aspect of the yacht has been meticulously thought out and executed to maximise comfort and functionality – from the Rolls-Royce integrated bridge, throughout the spacious guest areas, all the way up to the fully certified helicopter deck and hangar. 

ULYSSES features a modern luxurious interior designed by H2 Yacht Design and the Naval architecture was undertaken by Marin Teknikk. This luxury vessel’s sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of Marinteknik Verkstads. 

She is classed with DNV including Ice class and flagged in the Cayman Islands.


ULYSSES’s interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 30 guests overnight in 15 spacious staterooms, comprising a master suite, 4 VIP staterooms, and 10 double cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 40 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.


Powered by 2 Caterpillar 2,230hp diesel engines and propelled by her azipods Motor yacht ULYSSES is capable of a top speed of 16 knots, and comfortably cruises at 15 knots. Her water tanks store around 309,000 of fresh water.

New Zealand designer Kyle Dick of Oscar Mike Naval Architects also shared in the project. Built for expedition style cruising, she is ice-classed and has an 8,500Nm range. 


Combining unrivalled ocean-going capability with stunning luxury areas – both inside and on deck – and an extensive inventory of tenders and toys, ULYSSES is the ultimate go-anywhere yacht.


Ulysses has two specially designed cranes on the foredeck to safely launch and recover the custom 21-metre tender

ULYSSES has an extensive inventory of tenders and toys, including 21-metre catamaran capable of 50 knots. There are many special features on ULYSSES including Passenger Yacht classification, certified helicopter landing deck with garage and tenders up to 65’.

Other features include:

  • Entire deck dedicated to the owner
  • 11-metre pool and 12 person jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Cinema
  • Large gym and spa area complete with sauna, hammam, plunge pool and massage room


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