On 17th September 2013 in Split, Croatia shipyard Brodosplit launched the first of two Jumbo’s revolutionary new K3000-class vessels last week.

Many were there to witness the momentous occasion, including members of the Jumbo management team and personnel of the shipyard, Brodosplit.

Once operational the new vessels will set new standards in the maritime heavy lift sector.

The vessels have large, unobstructed hold and flush decks and are certified 1A Finnish Swedish Ice Class, for operations in Arctic areas.

Work will now continue on the Jumbo Kinetic in Croatia, following which the vessel will sail to Huisman’s yard in China where she will be outfitted with dual 1,500t mast cranes, enabling lifting of up to 3,000t at an outreach of 20m.