Earlier in the year we took a look at some of the large ‘residential yachts’ which have been appearing on the market, often with superyacht designers behind their lines and interiors.
One of the vessels which has made the biggest waves in the industry is without a doubt Somnio, which caps at an impressive 222-metres and is described by her team as a ‘yacht liner’ – somewhere between a cruise ship and a superyacht.
The vessel definitely has a certainly superyacht quality, with Winch Design penning her exteriors as well as some of her suites, and with Tillberg Design of Sweden and Luttenberger Design also creating interior design proposals, it is easy to see why.
Today the first renders of the vessel’s interiors have been unveiled and at 33,500 GT and with 39 unique suites ranging in luxury, they are something to behold.
Owners of the suites will be given the opportunity to choose one of the design teams to complete their interiors, meaning that all of the apartments will be unique and completed to different design brief.
Somnio has raised questions in the superyacht industry about what qualifies as a superyacht and though, by SuperYacht Times‘ standard she does not, the vessel is an interesting example of the kind of vessels we may see more of in the future.
The project has an estimated outfitting cost of €500 million and an predicted launch date in 2024. Her captain commented, “Beauty may be found as much on the inside of Somnio as it is on the outside. As the only residential superyacht in the world, we are delighted to work with designers that complement our exacting standards. Our owners will experience only the best, as is befitting of a yacht of this nature.”