After the completion of the conceptual design and engineering stages, Ocean Residences Development Ltd. has tapped The DIV Shipbuilding to build the much-anticipated M/Y NJORD, a unique residential yacht of spectacular size, more than 290 meters in length.
The DIV Shipbuilding owns Kleven Verft shipyard in Norway and Brodosplit shipyard in Croatia. Brodosplit will develop the majority of the steel construction of the hull as well as work on a significant proportion of the technical installations. The hull will then be towed to Kleven Verft in Norway to complete the technical installations and carry out the interior fit-out ready for delivery in 2024.
M/Y NJORD has been designed by a talented team of naval architects, engineers, and designers, led by Jean-Louis Stutzmann, the chief designer and a highly regarded interior designer with an extensive career in an ocean liner, yacht, and luxury residential design. Working alongside him is Espen Øino International, the world’s leading superyacht design company as well as Foreship Oy, a leading naval architectural firm based in Finland.
The world’s largest private residence yacht is named after the god of the seas and winds of Norse mythology. The 281.8-meter ship includes 118 private residences and a 500 square meter inflatable marina at the stern of the vessel, which features a number of foldout platforms. When deployed, they can be used to dock Jet Skis, submarines, and limo tenders. It will also feature a central seawater swimming pool.
The vessel will feature a total of 12 decks, a beam of 33.5 meters, and a massive 81,000GT interior. Accommodation on board will be split across 118 residences, which are available to buy, as well as 16 guest and butler suites. Available in 20 different configurations, these residences will range from two to six-bedroom apartments spread across 116 to 800 square meters.
M/Y NJORD is promised to be built to the highest environmental specification using cutting-edge propulsions and battery technology to reduce emissions and to include the use of sustainable materials. The yacht’s designers have incorporated a professional oceanographic and atmospheric research laboratory containing sophisticated monitoring equipment, which will constantly gather vital data from the environment for the benefit of the scientific community. Equipment will make use of AI and include 3D scanners, remote drones, and an observatory with a self-leveling, gyroscopically stabilized telescope and retractable sliding glass roof. With the help of M/Y NJORD’s annual circumnavigation of the globe, scientists and experts will research the changing environment, record sea and air conditions, and map the ocean floor.