Norwegian naval architect and designer Espen Oeino is behind many of the world’s largest superyachts, including the currently in-build 182.9-metre expedition vessel REV. Together with Ocean Residences, he is now working on megayacht concept that would overdo REV by 100 metres. With 118 apartments, this largest private superyacht ever would be 281.8 metres long with a width of 33.5 metres.
Njord is named after god of the seas and winds in Scandinavian mythology. The mammoth concept will stretch across 12 decks, while the volumes of internal premises will reach 81,000 GT.
The 118 residences on-board will be offered for sale, as well as 16 cabins for guests or service. The residences will be available in 20 different configurations with 2 to 6 bedrooms, covering from 116 to 800 square metres in total.
Living rooms of each residence will feature sea views and open terraces. In general, interior designs will be customised. Meanwhile, each of the 311 crew members will also have their own cabin (1:2 guest to crew ratio).
As to the amenities, two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, wellness facilities, a nightclub and jazz lounge area will be available for common use. In addition, a telescope observatory lounge will lay on the top deck.
What is more, the megayacht will be capable of undertaking scientific and oceanographic research while circumnavigating the globe.
There will be all necessary equipment on-board to conduct full-fledged round-the-world expeditions, collecting data for international laboratories. The vessel will be fitted with an oceanographic research laboratory, a gyroscopic telescope, drones, two submersibles and two eight-seat, Airbus ACH 160 helicopters with a range of 400 nautical miles without refuelling.
The superyacht is targeted at 2024 delivery. No shipyard has been involved in the project so far, however, negotiations are understood to be underway.