At almost 282m Project Njord has been approved to be built by the DIV Shipbuilding group. Njord is named after the god of the seas and winds in Scandinavian mythology.
The Espen Oino designed private residence yacht will stand at 281.8m when it is completed (due to be 2024). It will be built at the Kleven Verft shipyard in Norway and the Borodsplit shipyard in Croatia.
Njord will feature a total of 12 decks, a width of 33.5 metres and a 500 square metre inflatable marina at the stern of the vessel, with a number of foldout platforms which can be used to dock submarines, jet skis and tenders. Along with multiple outdoor terraces, two outdoor pools, an indoor hydro pool, a nightclub, a jazz lounge and a gym and wellness facility, there really is nothing you could want more from your next home.
This mega yacht will contain 118 private residences which are available to purchase, ranging from two to six-bedroom apartments with sizes of 116 – 800 square metres. Designed to all be private, each apartment has sea views and open terraces.
Mused to be the next generation of private superyacht it will attract a community of residents who live to travel and all want to share extraordinary experiences.
Whilst on the move as it annually circumnavigates the globe it will undertake scientific and oceanographic research, stopping at some of the most remote places on earth.
Onboard will also be a fully fitted oceanographic research laboratory staffed by expert scientists. Elsewhere, the vessel will feature a gyroscopic telescope, which will scan the sky at night. Underwater drones and submersibles will map the ocean floor using multi-beam echo sounders to identify shipwrecks and sea bed features.
Njord will also have two eight-seat, Airbus ACH 160 helicopters with a range of 400 nautical miles. These will be used exclusively by owners and guests.
With a 1:2 guest to crew ratio, even the crew onboard are treated especially well with each member of the 300+ strong crew having their own private cabin.
We will keep you up to date with developments as we get them. If you are working on the technical aspects of the yacht (and are able to talk about it) we would love to hear from you. Email the editor Joanna Palmer.