Green Yard Kleven of Norway, a pioneer of environmentally conscious marine technology and propulsion, has made its latest move on the superyacht industry in signing an agreement with international yacht brokerage and management firm Yachting Partners International (YPI), which is based in Monaco.

Green Yard Kleven has already delivered two exceptional superyachts, 107.4m (352.4ft) ANDROMEDA in 2016 and 116.0m (380.7ft) ULYSSES in 2018 and with the sales and marketing expertise of YPI firmly behind them will be pitching for new build projects from 80m upwards, with build slots available immediately, the company said in a press release.

The collaboration with YPI, through their Monaco-based but globally connected sales team, brings Green Yard Kleven actively into the yacht market.

“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,” said Hans Jørgen Fedog, CEO of Green Yard Group.

The Kleven name is known in the ship building and yachting industry as a mark of quality and in recent years also as pioneers 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.” said Peter Thompson, Managing Partner – Yacht Sales, Yachting Partners International.


PHOTO: Rune Gamlem, Sales Manager Green Yard Kleven, Peter Thompson and Russell Crump, YPI, and Hans Jørgen Fedog, CEO of Green Yard Group (Supplied)