Ocean Residences Development has selected Meyer Werft to build its 298-meter residential yacht, M/Y Njord. The vessel will have 117 luxury residences with a target delivery date of 2025.
Previous reports indicate there will be nearly two dozen options ranging from two to five bedrooms spanning up to 8,601 square feet. Two triplex apartments will have their own private elevators, according to Forbes.
Meyer Werft is one of the largest shipyards in the world. Its experience includes building cruise ships for Crystal Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Disney Cruise Line as well as fast ferries and river cruise ships.
Chief designer Jean Stutzman will work with superyacht design firm Espen Øino International and Forehip OY, a leading naval architectural firm specializing in passenger ship design and engineering.
Previous projects of the design team include privately owned superyachts, resorts such as LVMH’s Cheval Blanc, and vessels for Cunard, Royal Viking Line, and The World – Residences at Sea.
“We are fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with Meyer Werft, a company that has kept its shipbuilding on course for 226 years – that’s seven generations – and which is the world leader in building innovative and complex passenger vessels with a stellar reputation for exceptional quality, precision, and on-time deliveries,” said Kristian Stensby, chairman and CEO of Ocean Residences Development.
According to various reports, amenities will include a helipad, beach club, high-speed tenders, and rigid inflatables for arctic explorations.
In addition to taking its residents around the world in luxury and style, the residential yacht will be equipped to undertake scientific and oceanographic research to support philanthropic causes.