Feadship launches 55m Somnium


The newest member of the Feadship fleet, Somnium emerged from the builder’s Aalsmeer yard in the Netherlands this week for final finishing and sea trials. The 55m vessel, named after the Latin word for dream, is the yard’s first pure custom superyacht.

Constructed for an experienced Northern European owner, Somnium was designed by Studio De Voogt with an interior design from FM Architettura. The owner, together with his representative Ron Kleverlaan from Waterman Marine Consultancy came to Feadship after a study of various yards.

Feadship reported the owner “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. The firm also said that Somnium was built to be a reminder of how many facilities people can enjoy on a 55m yacht.

Her aluminium hull was chosen to enhance efficiency and ensure the shallow drafts required for exploring. Once anchored at a destination, guests can access an enclosed tender garage and dedicated dive equipment store.

Somniums outside decks include a lounge area on the foredeck, a pool with adjustable floor and counterflow on the aft deck and a Jacuzzi island on the sun deck. Interior highlights due to be revealed include a gymnasium with a fold-down platform, a full-beam ownersstateroom with a balcony and four guest suites on the lower deck.