Espen Øino Design The World’s Largest Superyacht

Luxury yacht designer Espen Oeino is creating the world’s largest private superyacht. Named NJORD after the god of the seas and winds of Norse mythology, this mammoth 281.8 metre vessel containing 118 private residences is currently under development with Ocean Residences.

The mammoth concept will stretch across 12 decks, while the volumes of internal premises will reach 81,000 GT. 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 metres.

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.  Living rooms of each residence will feature sea views and open terraces.  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.

Each member of the 311-strong crew will have their own private cabin, resulting in a 1:2 guest to crew ratio.

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.

The superyacht is targeted at 2024 delivery. No shipyard has been involved in the project so far, however, negotiations are understood to be underway. Mega yacht NJORD will be available to international research laboratories and support a range of charitable causes and philanthropic missions. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.