Tillberg Design of Sweden (TDOS) has been appointed lead architect for master planning and interior concepts for ‘Somnio’, which will feature 39 on board apartments with amenities.
The project is being lead by Capt Erik Bredhe, who has extensive experience in overseeing luxury at sea.
When it came down to assembling the team to make this residential yacht a reality, Bredhe relied on the best luxury yacht designers from around the world.
TDOS was entrusted to design the luxury yacht, in close collaboration with Winch Design.
Daniel Nerhagen, TDoS Partner and Yacht Director, said: “’Somnio’ can be seen as an evolution of two industries coming together. In this project, we merge the best of these worlds. The commercial build process for efficiency in combination with design, quality and craftmanship from the superyacht industry.
“Yachts have grown bigger and bigger, and I see shared knowledge and hybrid projects as a natural step for the industry in the coming years. All of this gives the owners the best value for their investment,” he said.
From a blank piece of paper, TDoS has worked closely with the client team to develop optimal flows, and tailored layouts, all with the purpose to enhance both the experience and the operations throughout the yacht, the company said.
During the development process, a number of different apartments, sizes and layouts were developed for ‘Somnio’. In order to create a true yacht ambience on board, a wide array of warm and tactile materials were used, including crafted wood, supple leather and uniquely designed textiles.
Fredrik Johansson, TDoS Partner and Executive Director, added, “It really is a unique project, and the level of ambition from the stakeholders is truly exceptional. We are applying all the combined experience we have from our work within private yachts, effective master planning of large vessels, as well as our deep understanding of residential life at sea.
“The outcome will be like nothing else that exists today; it will be dream-like. The way the yacht is planned and equipped, and the interior and exterior design, together with the standard of outfitting, will make it as close to living on a private yacht that you can get without buying one of your own,” he said.
Capt Bredhe said: “’Somnio’ will be the only residential yacht liner in the world and has been designed to exacting standards that are commensurate with a life of opportunity. We’re delighted to be working together with Tillberg Design of Sweden.”
Described as the first ‘Yacht Liner’, ‘Somnio’ will be built to cater for the highest future hygiene and safety requirements, while the owners will have access to world-class health care and medical services.
The 39 apartments are already being sold, and their acquisition is strictly by invitation or referral. The names of the owners will remain strictly confidential.
A 10,000-bottle wine cellar, state-of-the-art restaurants and bars, and an on board beach club with water sports facilities, are just a few of the many amenities ‘Somnio’ will feature when completed in mid-2024, TDOS said.