A family dream come true: Feadship Somnium close to completion

Emerging from the yard in Aalsmeer this week for final finishing and sea trials is the newest member of the Feadship fleet.

The 55-metre Somnium, which is Latin for dream, is designed to take three generations of family members on a series of memorable world cruises. The first pure custom superyacht for an experienced Northern European owner, Somnium was designed by Studio De Voogt with a cosy interior design from FM Architettura. The owner, together with his representative Ron Kleverlaan from Waterman Marine Consultancy – who played a key role – came to Feadship after a comprehensive study of which yard could meet his insistence on a bespoke build without any compromises on quality.
Convinced that no-one else could meet his stringent demands, the owner opted for Feadship. He then poured his heart and soul into the project, making bi-weekly visits to the yard during the build and regularly enjoying a beer with the build team on Fridays.

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As these initial images of Somnium’s smooth exterior profile show, the owner is also a keen fan of fast cars. Her aluminium hull looks the part and was also chosen to enhance efficiency and ensure the shallow drafts required for exploring at will. Once anchored at their destination, the family can access all the benefits of an enclosed tender garage and dedicated dive equipment store.

Those who choose to stay on board are equally spoilt for choice on Somnium’s vast outside decks, which include an exclusive lounge area on the foredeck, a pool with adjustable floor and counterflow on the aft deck and an inviting Jacuzzi island on the sun deck. Interior highlights to be revealed in due course include a gymnasium with a fold-down platform, a full-beam owners’ stateroom with a balcony and four roomy guest suites on the lower deck.
Somnium is set to be a salient reminder of how many fine facilities people can enjoy on a 55-metre yacht when a visionary owner teams up with the most experienced design and construction minds.

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Technical specifications
Somnium Aluminium hull and superstructure
Length overall: 55.20m 181’1”
Beam overall: 9.80m 32’2”
Draught (half load): 2.46m 8’1”
Fuel capacity: 71,000 litres / 18,756 US gallons
Fresh water capacity: 15,200 litres / 4,015 US gallons
Design
Exterior design: Studio De Voogt
Interior design: FM – Architettura d’Interni
Propulsion
Main engines: 2x MTU 10V2000M72, 900 kW each @ 2250 rpm
Generators: 2x Zenoro, 200 ekW
Speed (max/cruise): 15 knots / 12 knots
Range: 4500 NM at cruising speed

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