Norwegian yacht company launches first residential super yacht

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The largest yacht in the world, at 728 feet, is underway in Norway, the ship’s designer, VARD, announced on Monday.

The enormous, 33,500-ton “yacht liner,” dubbed Somnio, will contain a collection of 39 luxury apartments, with Tillberg Design of Sweden and Winch Design from the U.K. creating the residences and amenity spaces.

“Somnio, meaning ‘to dream’ in Latin, will be the largest yacht in the world by length and volume, and offer apartment owners the finest quality available at sea,” Captain Erik Bredhe, co-founder of Somnio, said in a statement. “We are really looking forward to seeing this beautiful yacht liner sail in 2024.”

Residences will be spread over six decks and are fully customizable, with options like private outdoor space, libraries, chef’s kitchens and dressing rooms. Prices start at €9.5 million (US$11.2 million) and sales are by invitation only, but serious buyers know how…

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