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World exclusive: 116m explorer superyacht Ulysses delivered

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Charl van Rooy

After nearly four years of construction, testing and outfitting, the 116-metre world explorer superyacht named Ulysses has departed German waters over the weekend and is currently steaming towards the Mediterranean for her maiden season as the latest addition to the global superyacht fleet. SuperYacht Times rendezvoused with the vessel out on the North Sea this weekend to bring you a first look of what can only be described as one of the coolest yachts you will see this year.Ulysses U116 on the North SeaPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht Times

Ulysses U116 on the North SeaPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesUlysses U116 on the North SeaPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht Times

Ulysses originates from Norway where her owner placed an order for the build of the vessel, his second at the Kleven shipyard in Ulsteinvik (now named Andromeda), in November 2014. The platform on which Ulysses is based is designed by local ship design company, Marin Teknikk in partnership with Kyle Dick of Oscar Mike Naval Architects based in New Zealand to carry 66 people on board.Ulysses U116 on the North SeaPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesUlysses U116 on the North SeaPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht Times

Following the technical completion of the vessel, U116 was brought to Bremerhaven in Germany in December 2016 where she would spend the next 18 months being finished to a superyacht standard and have her custom interior designed by RWD fitted by Dörries Maritime.Ulysses U116 on the North SeaPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesUlysses U116 on the North SeaPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesUlysses U116 on the North SeaPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht Times

Now cruising with nearly her entire fleet of tenders on board, Ulysses boasts an impressive selection of high-speed craft and day-cruising tenders for next level exploration. Amongst her armada of tenders is as a one-of-a-kind, 21-metre Princess 68 yacht that is stowed inside the secure well deck.Ulysses U116 on the North SeaPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesUlysses U116 on the North SeaPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesUlysses U116 on the North SeaPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht Times

A heli hangar on the top deck provides safe storage for Ulysses’ Bell 429 helicopter when covering long distances at sea.

For the full gallery and latest photos of Ulysses, click here. Parties that are interested in purchasing any of these images by Tom van Oossanen can contact him directly at [email protected].

Ulysses U116 on the North SeaPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesUlysses U116 on the North SeaPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht Times

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