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M/Y Njord - The Finest Address, Everywhere in the World

M/Y Njord, named after the Norse god of the seas and the wind, is the 949-foot residence-at-sea ‘superyacht’ that encompasses luxury, innovation, travel, and philanthropy in a project that boasts some of the world’s biggest names in shipbuilding and design.

Unveiled by Ocean Residences Development (ORD) and billed as the “world’s largest private residence yacht”, Njord - bound for a 2025 debut in Monaco - will be built at Meyer Werft, the German shipyard that, over its 226-year history, has delivered around 50 luxury liners and solidified its reputation for building complex passenger vessels on-time and to an exacting standard.

Indeed, from bow to stern, engine room to spa, and beyond, the ship’s ‘dream team’ of naval architects, engineers and designers promise a seafaring experience like no other. ORD’s chief designer Jean-Louis Stutzmann will work alongside the world’s preeminent superyacht design company, Espen Øino International, and leading naval architectural firm, Foreship OY. The interior design will be realized by Denniston’s Jean-Michel Gathy, the visionary behind some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts (Aman Venice and Vietnam, Setai Miami, to name just a few) and FM Architettura’s Francesca Muzio who has garnered attention for her luxurious work on megayachts by Lürssen, Feadship, and more.

The result will be 13 decks and 117, 2- to 6-bedroom exclusive residences including 14 duplexes and 2 triplexes with private elevators. Ranging from 1,475 to nearly 9,130 sq. ft., and available in 20 different configurations, residences start at $8M, with the cost of ownership maintenance to be 4-5% of the purchase price. Additionally, 16 guest and butler suites will be available for use and, in an industry first, each crew member will have their own personal cabin.

With a beam of 109.9 ft and a massive 81,000GT interior, Njord can accommodate an incredible array of amenities and facilities for its community of like-minded residents who will relish travel and extraordinary experiences, both on- and off-yacht, says ORD. Multiple outdoor terraces, a sundeck, a beach club, two outdoor pools, an indoor hydro pool, golf center, arts studio, a vast library, a gourmet market, plus a 500 sq. ft. inflatable marina with a multitude of water sports equipment including a custom-built dive boat, expedition zodiacs and four “Riva style” limo tenders await. Six on-board restaurants will include an Asian specialty, a grill room, and Michelin-level dining, plus poolside and Yacht club options, while entertainment will feature a jazz lounge and nightclub, top deck observatory, plus a continuous series of visiting prolific speakers and lecturers.

Health and wellness are taken to the next level through a partnership with Chenot, a leader in preventative and rejuvenating care for 50 years, whose science-backed principles focus on three key pillars: detox, energize, perform. A specialized team of doctors, health practitioners and therapists will reside on board to staff the 10,000 sq ft facility. It should be noted that this is separate from Njord’s state-of-the-art medical center, that’s open 24/7, 365, with helicopter evac available via the yacht’s two twin-engine 8-passenger helicopters that will be primarily used by arriving / departing residents, and for excursions.

Njord will circumnavigate the globe on journeys from Antarctica to the Mediterranean, visiting some of the most remote and “culturally unique” places on earth, and will do so sustainably. Built to the “strictest” environmental regulations to minimize its carbon footprint, she will be equipped with state-of-the-art dual-fuel engines, batteries for hybrid operation, heat recovery systems and advanced power management systems. The engines and fuel tanks will also be suitable for future fuels.

Furthermore, Njord will feature a professional oceanographic scientific and research laboratory. “Our company is proud to embark on building the finest green ship ever built,” says Meyer Werft’s owner Bernard Meyer. “{Our} commitment to ocean conservation is a top priority, and the vision of M/Y Njord as a ‘Ship With A Purpose’ is directly aligned with our company values and commitment to the environment.” Underwater drones, together with Njord’s two submersibles, will map the ocean floor using multi-beam echo sounders to identify shipwrecks and seabed features. Supporting a range of philanthropic missions, charities and causes, Njord will collect environmental and marine data from around the world which will be made available to international research laboratories.

“My vision is to leave a lasting legacy in our wake,” says Kristian Stensby, ORD founder and CEO. “A luxury yacht with a purpose, which is meticulously designed by icons of the marine world and that takes personalized services to an entirely new level. As residents travel the globe, they are united in a philanthropic purpose, creating positive change where it matters most. They will explore the planet, enjoy it in all its glory, and at the same time, they may want to give something back.

The next generation of private super yacht is here.


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