Norwegian firm launches world’s first residential super yacht, with 39 luxury apartments

July 1, 2021

Construction of the world’s largest yachtat 728 feet, is underway in Norway, Vard, a major builder of  specialized vessels, announced on June 30; noting that the company “has secured the contract for the construction of Somnio, the world’s first residential “yacht liner,” finished to the highest possible standards.”

Somnio will be one of a kind and recognizable as the new standard bearer of superyacht design. The yacht liner will have a 33,500 gross register tonnage (GRT), a length of 222 meters (about 245 yards, compared to a 100-yard football field)), and a beam of 27 meters (30 yards, compared to a 10-yard end zone).

Somnio has just 39 luxurious apartments onboard and will sail the world according to owners’ wishes.

The yacht liner, which will comply with the highest safety, environmental and operational standards and rules, is the result of a close cooperation among Somnio, Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, and VARD.

Somnio has selected two of the world’s foremost architectural and design studios for the project, Stockholm-based Tillberg Design of Sweden and London-based Winch Design.

Delivery is due in Norway in Spring 2024.

Captain Erik Bredhe, co-founder of Somnio, said: “We are delighted to have chosen the highly-experienced team at Vard for this unique project. Somnio, meaning “to dream” in Latin, will be the largest yacht in the world by length and volume, and offer apartment owners the finest quality available at sea. We are really looking forward to seeing this beautiful yacht liner sail in 2024.”

Research contact: @Vard

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