Whilst not well known currently in expedition yachting circles Klaveness & Co has been created by experienced marine people with access to the extensive skills and networks it needs to support its proposition.
Klaveness & Co was formed initially in September 2016 but has its true origins in the very much older A F KLAVENESS & CO (AFK) created by the first A F Klaveness over 200 years ago. The family’s maritime history through successive generations proved inspirational in the creation of Klaveness & Co due partially to AFK’s past ownership of the cruise ship Royal Viking Sea which was operated by the partially AFK owned Royal Viking Line until its sale in the1980´s.
The leadership team assembled by the current A F Klaveness has a combined 100+ years of experience in commercial shipping, offshore services and luxury lifestyle, encompassing investments in and commercial management of multiple vessel types including - dry-bulk carriers, tankers, offshore support vessels, cruise vessels, and yachts.
The company’s services and related networks are extensive – covering luxury services marketing and business development, as well as all shipping related disciplines – from project inception to commercial justification and naval architecture, investment and financing of vessel construction, and long-term commercial operations and technical ship management.