Residential cruise ship’s contract re-signed

2024-03-15T19:01:21+00:00 March 15th, 2024|Ships|

Would be residential shipowner, Storylines, claimed it has renewed its shipbuilding contract with Brodosplit shipyard based in Split, Croatia.

The contract calls for the construction the world’s first environmentally sustainable private residence ship.

The vessel, to be named ’Narrative’, will stand as a testament to combining luxury living and environmental responsibility, the company said.

She will be of 233 m in length, will be able to accommodate 531 private residences and will be powered by LNG.

Storylines’ CEO, Alister Punton, explained, “The shipbuilding contract was renewed as a necessity, due to the enormous change in global circumstances, which has affected commercial and technical supply chains affecting the finances of the project.”

Brodosplit’s Board President, Tomislav Debeljak, added, “Since the last contract, a lot of work has been completed for the ship’s design in preparation for the construction.

“The technical teams from both sides have worked together intensively with external experts in the fields of hydrodynamics, noise and vibration; also with experts of main equipment suppliers and Lloyd’s Register classification society.

“Today, we have a vessel with design-implemented improvements concerning sustainability, cyber security, propulsion & drive, etc. We have an eco-friendly vessel of optimal performance in accordance with applicable rules and regulations,” he said.

‘Narrative’ will be purpose-built for residential life at sea, offering an array of amenities and facilities. From a post office and school to a solar-powered hydroponic garden and waterfront marina, the ship will foster a sense of community and self-sufficiency, the company said.

Notably, she will feature the largest wellness centre at sea, encompassing a 10,000 sq ft area dedicated to spa treatments, fitness and holistic health services.

The commitment to sustainability extends beyond propulsion, with initiatives, such as waste-to-energy conversion, a zero-waste farmer’s market and a farm-to-table restaurant showcasing Storylines’ dedication to eco-conscious living.

Prices for the residences on board range from $1 mill to $8 mill, with limited co-ownership opportunities available starting at $598,000.

Storylines’ vision is to give global travellers the ability to live out their passion for exploration, while still maintaining a work, family and home life.

Residents will spend an average of three days in each port and give back to local communities. Experiential learning is integrated into curated itineraries and immersive shore excursions, the company added.