At the launch of the polar cruiser Ultramarine, the owner of the DIV group Tomislav Debeljak announced a new project. Brodosplit will construct the largest luxury yacht in the world, named “Njord”. It is a 281.8-meter long residential yacht built for Ocean Residences Development from Malta. It will be made in Brodosplit and in the Norwegian shipyard Kleven Verft, which is also part of the DIV group. reports that the ship’s metal construction will be made at Brodosplit, as well as a large part of the installations. The hull of the ship made in Split will be towed to Kleven Verft where the yacht will be equipped. It is planned that everything will be finished by 2024.

The yacht is 33.5 meters wide and will have 12 decks. Apartment accommodation on board will be divided into 118 residences that can be purchased, as well as 16 apartments for guests and butlers. Available in 20 different configurations, these residences will range from two to six bedrooms spanning 116 to 800 square meters, the reputable magazine Boat International writes in more detail about the equipment and purpose of the ship.

Designed to maximize privacy, comfort and security, each apartment features a living room with sea views and access to open terraces. Owners will be able to customize their apartments to their own taste, choosing furniture and decorations to their liking.

Njord will boast an impressive list of luxury facilities that include several outdoor terraces, a sun deck, two outdoor pools, an indoor hydro pool, rich wellness facilities, and a nightclub and jazz lounge. The lounges of the telescope observatory will sit on the upper deck.

The vessel will be equipped to conduct scientific and oceanographic research during its annual world tour. Every year, it will travel to some of the most remote and “culturally unique” places on earth.

Njord will collect environmental and marine data from around the world, which will be available to international science laboratories.

The ship will be a fully equipped oceanographic research laboratory with an expert staff. Otherwise, the vessel will have a gyroscopic telescope, which will scan the sky at night, while drones will monitor the atmosphere.

Meanwhile, submarine drones, along with Njord’s submarines, will map the ocean floor using multi-beam sonar to identify shipwrecks and seabed features. Njord will also have two eight-seater Airbus ACH 160 helicopters with a range of 400 nautical miles. They will be used exclusively by owners and guests.

Each of the 311 crew members will have their own private cabin, resulting in a 1:2 guest-crew ratio.