Plenkovic met with Sasa Coklijat, director of MKM Yachts, and Capt. James Griffiths, the master of Scenic Eclipse, and toured the 228-passenger (200 in polar regions) ship, which was built and named in 2019.
Moroney joined via video call
Scenic Group owner Glen Moroney greeted the prime minister via video call from Switzerland.
The yard visit coincided with construction beginning on Scenic Eclipse II, Scenic’s second discovery yacht.
The Scenic Group recently completed an agreement with the Croatian government to commence shipbuilding operations in a dedicated separate section of Rijeka's Maj 3 Shipyard.
The newly formed business, MKM Yachts, wholly owned by the Scenic Group, will take full responsibility for all Scenic ocean newbuilds starting with Scenic Eclipse II and followed by the further four custom-built vessels over the next six years.