Plenkovic met with Sasa Coklijat, Director of MKM Yachts, and master of Scenic Eclipse, British Captain James Griffiths and toured the 228-guest (200 in Polar regions) Discovery Yacht – Scenic Eclipse. The Scenic Group owner Glen Moroney greeted the Prime Minister via video call from Switzerland.
Scenic Eclipse was launched in August 2019 and was christened in New York City by Dame Helen Mirren on September 10, 2019.
The yard visit coincides with construction beginning on Scenic Eclipse II, the second coveted Discovery Yacht from The Scenic Group in their ocean fleet, also being built at the Rijeka shipyard in Croatia.
The Scenic Group recently completed an agreement with the Croatian Government to commence shipbuilding operations in a dedicated separate section of the existing Maj 3 Shipyard in Rijeka. The newly formed business - MKM Yachts - wholly owned by The Scenic Group, will take full responsibility for all new Scenic ocean ship builds in their fleet starting with the construction of Scenic Eclipse II and followed by a further four custom built vessels over the next six years. All vessels will be of the highest 6-star standard.