Why choose a residential yacht when you live in a gigantic floating condo complex?
This seems to be the question asked by the designers of Somnio, the world’s first “yacht liner”. The epic ship not only stretches a staggering 728 feet tall, but offers 39 luxury apartments ready to allow well-heeled sailors to experience their own lavish aquatic life.
Spread over six decks, the 33,500 GT ship will become the world’s largest superyacht in terms of length and volume when it sets sail in mid-2024, according to a declaration published Monday.
The construction, which is expected to cost around $ 600 million, will be carried out by the Norwegian shipyard Var under the watchful eye of Somnio’s co-founder, Captain Erik Bredhe. Bredhe previously crossed out The world, another epic residential vessel, however, says Somnio will better reflect the intimacy of a private yacht.
“The world has been a phenomenal success, even though it’s time for a true superyacht condominium, ”Bredhe said in a statement.
The exclusive condos, which start at $ 11.2 million, will be available by invitation or recommendation only, and the identity of each new owner will remain a “well-kept secret.” In addition to this privacy, those on board will live in luxury.
Each apartment is fully customizable and can be outfitted with multiple cabins, as well as a well-equipped kitchen, gym, library, and walk-in closet. They will also offer indoor / outdoor dining areas for entertaining.
On top of that, Somnio comes with shared amenities to pinch. Owners will have access to a spectacular 10,000-bottle wine cellar and tasting room, as well as a multitude of restaurants and bars. A highlight is the saloon at the front of the ship, which would provide “spectacular views” while sailing. Elsewhere, there’s a sprawling beach club with water sports facilities as well as a myriad of pools on the main deck.
Of course, there is a full concierge service to meet your needs on land and at sea. World-class medical care is also available on board to ensure the safety and health of the crew and residents.
On the exploration side, Somnio is equipped to travel to the four corners of the globe, from short stays in the Mediterranean to expeditions in Antarctica.
“Somnio will be the only residential superyacht in the world and has been designed to exacting standards that correspond to a lifetime of opportunity,” adds Bredhe. “Owners will share a truly unique lifestyle at sea, with a handpicked crew and an endless global itinerary of carefully selected destinations and experiences befitting a yacht of this nature.”
Somnio will be equipped with state-of-the-art research equipment that scientists and marine experts will use to explore different ocean environments. Scientists will also regularly brief owners on pressing environmental and philanthropic issues.
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