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Winch Design's 222m "private residence superyacht" revealed

28 June 2021• Written by Tom McGhie

Winch Design has teamed up with Tillberg Design of Sweden to design a 222m “private residence superyacht” named Somnio.

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The vessel, which carries a price tag of £500m, is set to begin construction at Norwegian yard Vard for a projected mid-2024 launch date. The design phase has been underway for 18 months.

Somnio will marry “the benefits of superyacht ownership” with the service and amenities of the “world’s finest hotels”, with on board features including a 10,000-bottle wine cellar, various restaurants and bars, a huge beach club and lounge in the ship’s bow.

Somnio will also boast “world-class medical care” to protect owners against pandemics and the “latest clean engine technology” and “advanced onboard equipment” to facilitate the scientific research of the oceans.

A total of 39 on board apartments spread across six “apartment decks” are now for sale, with prospective owners either invited or referred to join. The customisable apartments, which have a starting price of €9.5m, can include features, such as a kitchen, gym, library, dining spaces and dressing areas.

The project is being overseen by Erik Bredhe, former captain of the 196m private residence vessel The World.

Speaking about the project, Bredhe said: “Somnio will be the only residential superyacht in the world and has been designed to exacting standards that are commensurate with a life of opportunity.

“Owners will share a truly unique lifestyle at sea, with a hand-picked crew and a never-ending global itinerary of carefully selected destinations and experiences befitting a yacht of this nature.”