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Emerging from the yard in Aalsmeer this week for final finishing and sea trials is the newest member of the Feadship fleet. The 181-foot (55-meter) Somnium. The name, 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 an interior design from FM Architettura. The owner, together with his representative Ron Kleverlaan from Waterman Marine Consultancy came to Feadship after a comprehensive study of which yard could meet their explicit parameters.

The owner made bi-weekly visits to the yard during the build and regularly enjoyed a beer with the build team on Fridays.


The owner is a fan of fast cars and Somnium’s profile reflects that aesthetic. Her aluminum hull looks the part and was also chosen to enhance efficiency and ensure the shallow drafts required for exploring at will. Once anchored, the family can access all the benefits of an enclosed tender garage and dedicated dive equipment store.


Somnium’s vast outside decks 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.