Launch of World’s First ‘Yacht Liner’ Announced

PUBLISHED July 11, 2021

Somnio has been hailed as the world’s first “Yacht Liner” and will be delivered by specialist Norwegian shipyard, VARD, in mid 2024. She will be the largest superyacht in the world designed to stand the test of time as one of the most beautiful yachts ever built. 

Establishing a new niche in superyacht ownership, Somnio has 39 luxuriously spacious apartments onboard and will sail with an intimate community on an ever-changing global itinerary.  

Two of the world’s foremost architectural and design studios, Tillberg Design of Sweden and Winch Design from the United Kingdom were selected for the project. The yacht will be finished to the highest possible standards 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, enabling Owners and their guests to sail with the highest level of safety during the midst of pandemics and other global risks.  

Environmental sustainability is a key focus for Somnio which is being built with the latest clean engine technology and advanced onboard equipment to help scientists and marine experts conduct research into ocean environments. Internationally-recognised experts will join Somnio’s itinerary to update on the latest global challenges and solutions on key environmental and philanthropic issues.  

Somnio will be 222 metres long and will have a gross tonnage of 33,500 GRT. The project received support from VARD’s parent company, Italy’s Fincantieri, one of the world’s most renowned builders of specialised vessels.  

The project is being overseen by Somnio Lead, Captain Erik Bredhe, previously Master of The World, to date the only residential vessel at sea. Announcing the launch of Somnio, Captain Erik said: “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.”  

With a focus on slow-paced travel Somnio will explore the four corners of the globe, from the Mediterranean, a week in New York, sailing the South Pacific to undertaking expeditions in Antarctica. Owners will access unimaginable experiences whilst enjoying the true intimacy of private yacht ownership with added ability to share a unique life with like-minded owners and friends with whom to explore the world.  


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