Graeme Hart -
Yacht Name: Ulysses
Yacht Length: 107 m (351 ft)
Guests: 30 in 15 cabins
Crew: 30 in 15 cabins
Yacht Value: US$ 195 million
Owners Name: Grame Hart
Owners Net Worth: US$ 5.3 billion
Owners Company: Rank Group
Owners Country: New Zealand
Although Ulysses has just been delivered early 2016, a bigger (116m) expedition yacht is already under construction at Kleven in Norway
The yacht Ulysses is a 107 meter expedition yacht, recently delivered by Kleven to New Zealand based billionaire Graeme Hart.
Building a 116 meter Yacht
Hart actually is building another 116 meter expedition yacht at Kleven. The 107 meter yacht has just been delivered early 2016 while a 116 meter yacht will be delivered early 2017. The 107 meter arrived in Bremerhaven in August 2015, where she was finished at Stahlbau Nord, under supervision of Dörries Maritime Services.
For Sale for USD 195 million
Update July 2016: The 107 meter Ulysses has been put for sale, asking US$ 195 million.
Hart previously owned a smaller explorer yacht, delivered by US yacht builder Trinity in 2003. She is sold and is now named Grand Rusalina. Grand Rusalina’s design was done by Ricky Smith Designs. In 2011 she was put for sale for USD 49 million and sold early 2014.
Graeme Hart is a New Zealand businessman reported to be the richest person in Australasia with net worth of USD 5,3 billion.
Most Powerful New Zealander
The 2007 September issue of the New Zealand Listener listed Hart as being the 29th most powerful New Zealander. He prefers to stay out of the general media and makes few public appearances.
Graeme Hart has a preference for buying under-
Since his 2006 purchase of Carter Holt Harvey he has focused his acquisitions on the paper packaging sector. His largest acquisition to-
Rank Group Ltd is Graeme Hart's private investment company. Rank Group is the 100% owner of Burns Philp and Carter Holt Harvey. Rank had assets of approximately NZD 3 billion in cash after selling the assets of Burns Philp and floating Goodman Fielder in 2004. Goodman Fielder is one of Australasia’s largest food companies.