Boat International: Livingstone explorer dares to be different


Featured on the Boat International website:

“Livingstone: The pocket explorer that dares to be different.”


The influence of the owner is crucial to every superyacht project, and that is doubly true in the case of Livingstone. This 24 metre steel-hulled motor yacht simply wouldn’t be roaming Northern Europe and Scandinavia without her owner Johan Hartman, who not only financed the project, but also designed the 1930s inspired exterior (working in collaboration with Sheerline Yacht Design) and has captained Livingstone himself ever since her summer 2016 launch.

A passionate yachtsman and commercial shipyard owner, Hartman has owned several yachts over the past two decades, but for this, his largest project to date and first for his own yard Hartman Yachts, he opted to do things a little differently.

"Our best moment on board was in Norway – in the evening, moored up in the bay with the sun going down and a little bit of fishing, that was the nicest experience."