Luxury yacht designer Espen Oeino is creating the world’s largest private superyacht, a massive 281.8m/924ft vessel known as NJORD after the Norse god of seas and winds.
Luxury yacht NJORD is currently under development with Ocean Residences and once completed she will contain that will accommodate 118 private residences available for purchase in 20 different configurations varying in size from two bedrooms up to six, covering 116m2/1248.6ft2 to 800m2/8611ft2. There will even be 16 guest cabins with a butler service and each will have its own private lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows for sea views and a private terrace.
Comfort, privacy and security are of utmost importance on board, and guests can personalise their cabins with decor and furniture to match their tastes and requirements. The luxury amenities include a sundeck, a telescope observatory lounge on the top deck, a night club and jazz lounge, two outdoor swimming pools, an indoor hydro pool and a comprehensive wellness centre. The expert crew of 311 will each have their own private cabin and ensure that guests have first-class service throughout every journey.
Ocean Residences described superyacht NJORD as ‘the next generation of private superyacht’ which ‘will be the home to an exclusive community of like-minded individuals who relish travel and sharing extraordinary experiences’. While cruising, NJORD will be equipped to carry out scientific and oceanographic research, with a gyroscopic telescope and drones monitoring the atmosphere.
Other equipment will collect data on the coastal and marine environment as she travels around the world to some of the remotest destinations. Underwater drones and submersibles will map out the ocean floor using multi-beam echo sounders that will identify the contours of the sea floor and any shipwrecks resting there. To travel to and from M/Y NJORD there will be two Airbus ACH 160 helicopters available, both fitted with eight seats and capable of 400 nautical miles.
Mega yacht NJORD will be available to international research laboratories and support a range of charitable causes and philanthropic missions.