Green Yard Kleven of Norway, shipbuilder and pioneer of environmentally conscious marine technology & propulsion has made their latest move on the superyacht industry in signing an agreement with international yacht brokerage and management firm Yachting Partners International (YPI). (Photo above from left: Rune Gamlem, Sales Manager Green Yard Kleven, Peter Thompson and Russell Crump, YPI and Hans Jørgen Fedog, CEO of Green Yard Group)
With two superyachts already delivered (107.4m (352.4ft) Andromeda in 2016 and 116.0m (380.7ft) Ulysses in 2018), Green Yard Kleven has decided to trust its following project to the sales and marketing expertise of YPI. The full-service yachting house, with offices in London and Monaco, will manage the marketing of new build projects from 80m upwards, with build slots available immediately.
“We view the construction of large yachts, aka superyachts, as a highly topical market for us. The yacht brokers from YPI are experienced and have a huge network in the industry. A collaboration with them means that we can get in touch with yacht brokers, representatives and direct clients all over the world in a completely different way than if we were to do this alone” says Hans Jørgen Fedog, CEO of Green Yard Group.
Kleven has made a name for itself being a pioneer in battery technology, hybrid vessels and full-cycle build to recycle plans.
To cement the agreement YPI’s Managing Partner and Global Sales Director, Peter Thompson along with mutual collaborator Russell Crump visited the yard in early November.
“It was a pleasure to travel to Green Yard Kleven and see their facilities first hand. My colleague Russell Crump has been following the Kleven shipyard for several years and has always been impressed by what he has seen, a sentiment with which I can now fully concur. The Kleven name is known and respected in the superyacht world for the build of acclaimed yachts ANDROMEDA and ULYSSES and we are looking forward to delivering new projects here in the years to come.” commented Peter Thompson, Managing Partner – Yacht Sales, Yachting Partners International.
“We have seen the market develop from a handful of enthusiastic multimillionaires who build, buy and operate superyachts to now over 7800 superyachts in operation all over the world, and currently over 600 in construction. There are 152 yachts over 80 meters in operation and a further 33 under construction. Over the last couple of years, the number of yachts over 80 meters in operation has increased by 22%, and we believe it is quite clear that there is a good and current market for the construction of larger superyachts in particular. Green Yard Kleven has the capacity to start a new construction project immediately, which is also a great advantage” say Russell Crump, Consultant and Peter Thompson, Managing Partner, Yacht Sales, Yachting Partners International.
(Green Yard Kleven & YPI new business agreement – barchemagazine.com – November 2021)