Somnio unveils the next world’s largest superyacht
A vessel which is said will become the world’s next largest superyacht has been unveiled.
Somnio, the $600 million superyacht, will be 222 metres long, overtaking the current world’s largest superyacht, Azzam, built by Lürssen Yachts in 2013 and measuring just under 180 meters long.
Somnio has also been hailed as the world’s first ‘yacht liner’ and will be delivered by specialist Norwegian shipyard, VARD, in mid 2024.
The new vessel aims to combine the luxurious superyacht lifestyle with the feel of a 5-star hotel. Somnio will have 39 luxury apartments across six floors that will be available to rent by invitation only, with prices starting at $11.2 million.
Designed by Tillberg Design of Sweden and Winch Design from the United Kingdom, the superyacht will have a gross tonnage of 33,500 GRT.
She will be finished to the highest possible standards, says Somnio Superyachts, with onboard amenities reflecting the service and offering only found in the world’s finest hotels. The highest standards of security and medical care will also be available on board.
Somnio Superyachts says environmental sustainability is a key focus for the company, with the superyacht being built using the latest clean engine technology and advanced onboard equipment to help scientists and marine experts conduct research into ocean environments.
The project is being supported by VARD’s parent company, Italy’s Fincantieri. It is being overseen by Somnio lead, Captain Erik Bredhe, previously master of the only current residential vessel at sea, The World.
Captain Bredhe says: “Somnio will be the only residential superyacht in the world and has been designed to exacting standards that are commensurate with a life of opportunity. Owners will share a truly unique lifestyle at sea, with a hand-picked crew and a never-ending global itinerary of carefully selected destinations and experiences befitting a yacht of this nature.”
Images courtesy of Winch Design