Welcome aboard M/Y NJORD, one of the most exclusive residential yachts ever to be built
By Hannah Norman
Imagine a yacht with the ultimate private residential community on board. A home-from-home from which to experience once-in-a-lifetime adventures shared with a discerning group of like-minded friends and family who have a passion for luxury, adventure, discovery, conservation and philanthropy. Welcome aboard M/Y NJORD.
Ownership of one of M/Y NJORD’s 117 private residences entitles you to join one of the most exclusive groups in the world, and it will be the only yacht to offer 14 duplex and triplex residences with private elevators. We urge you to take a look….
NJORD is a home, a community and a place for personal enrichment and adventure. It’s not only about exquisite luxury and impeccable service, it’s about living life in an enhancing, intellectual, spiritually nourishing and meaningful way. “It’s a safe environment in which to have fun with family, travel, discover, meet new friends and be energised,” says Renato Chizzola, Head of Resident Relations and Lifestyle. “Imagine…seeing the most awe-inspiring scenery passing by while relaxing on your own private terrace, enjoying your favourite drink. One day watching polar bears on an ice floe; on another, in tropical Papua New Guinea as you anticipate what lies ahead. All from the comfort of your home.”
Named after the Norse god of the wind and seas, NJORD is a fitting name for this majestic superyacht. On-board, the highly personalised services and activities are limitless and rewarding. Ashore, there’s a wealth of experiences to be had as residents are immersed into the culture, history or economics of a region that few people get to explore. The past, present and future are revealed by regional experts: business icons, ex-prime ministers, extreme explorers or leading scientists. Excursions, destinations and encounters with extraordinary people and cultures will fill your day with precious memories. Then it’s a warm welcome back home on board to share and reflect on the day’s discoveries.
So, what motivated the creation of this exceptional lifestyle? “My vision is to leave a lasting legacy in our wake,” says Kristian Stensby, founder and CEO of Ocean Residences Development, the developer of NJORD, “a luxury yacht with a purpose, which is meticulously designed by icons of the marine world and that takes personalised 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,” Stensby says. NJORD will be equipped with a professional oceanographic research laboratory containing sophisticated monitoring equipment which will constantly gather vital data. Throughout NJORD’s annual circumnavigation of the globe, scientists and experts will research the changing environment, record sea and air conditions, and scanners will map the ocean floor. All this information will be processed and made available to further humankind’s understanding of our planet’s oceanic secrets.
This unique way of life is made possible by the crew and operators whose passion it is to understand and anticipate their guests’ every need. “Our crew love this life and they cherish their family of residents,” says Alain Gruber, COO of Ocean Residences Development. “An experienced crew in a place like this is a force of nature and anything is possible. On any given day, there are scores of activities to choose from, and it’s our role to anticipate, understand and offer the most appropriate suggestions. This stems from a career in hospitality where every detail counts.”
“The crew are the life and soul of the yacht, and their welfare is of upmost importance,” Gruber adds. “A first in the industry, each crew member will have their own personal cabin. For them, this profession is a rich and rewarding career path, and many will remain with us for years.”
NJORD’s design is the realisation of a talented team of naval architects, engineers and designers who are working together to make the Giorgio Armani of superyachts, led by Jean-Louis Stutzmann, the chief designer and an award-winning interior designer with an extensive career in luxury residential, ocean liner and yacht design. Working alongside him is Espen Øino International, with the world’s leading superyacht designer himself at the drawing board following every detail of this great nautical masterpiece; even a replica model of NJORD will be scrutinised by him. Every inch of this superyacht is meticulously designed to enhance the residents’ experience. The fully fitted apartments are, as one would expect, elegantly appointed, spacious and feature floor-to-ceiling picture windows and sea views from every room.
Facilities onboard include an impressive yacht and dive club with two submarines, jet skis, sailing craft of varying sizes and Riva style limo tenders. The on-board restaurants will have the finest Michelin-standard chefs, or you may choose to take up the offer of 24/7 in-residence dining, enjoying an intimate dinner party prepared in your residence with the assistance of a world-class chef, butler and sommelier. A lecture and movie theatre provides space for a variety of events, while entertainers and musicians will perform in venues around the yacht. There are also professional medical facilities and an extensive wellness centre providing preventative treatments, spa therapies and fitness programmes to suit all.
NJORD is set to be one of the most exclusive residential communities on earth and without doubt the finest address, everywhere in the world.
For further information, visit www.my-njord.com.