THE WORLD’S PREMIER DEVELOPER
OF FLOATING RESIDENCES

Ocean Residences Development, led by Kristian Stensby and Leif-Erik Hvide creates and develops innovative lifestyle concepts and ship design to construction and operational products. 

 

WE CREATE

  • High-end floating real estate and hospitality developments
  • State-of-the-art ship designs
  • Long-lasting legacies
 

WE DEVELOP

  • Marine and safety best practices
  • Hospitality to the highest operational standards
  • Sustainable shipbuilding and logistics solutions
  • Service-driven standards and practices
 

WE IMPLEMENT

  • Marine and safety best practices
  • Hospitality to the highest operational standards
  • Sustainable shipbuilding and logistics solutions
  • Service-driven standards and practices

Executive Team

With extensive executive management experience in strategic cruise line development, ship building, banking, finance, design and hospitality, Ocean Residences Development comprises professionals with both U.S. and European qualifications and backgrounds from industry leaders.

KRISTIAN STENSBY, CHAIRMAN & CEO

Kristian Stensby has more than 35 years of experience in international business within finance, real-estate, luxury passenger ship development with names such as Kloster Cruise the owner of Royal Viking Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Cruise Lines as well as Premier Cruises 

LEIF-ERIK HVIDE, CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Leif-Erik Hvide has more than 25 years of experience in ship construction and development, real estate, sales and marketing, and financial markets for names such as Trident Maritime, Viking, Seabourn, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Costa, and Patton Real Estate.

AIMEE DEUPI, CLIENT RELATIONSHIP DIRECTOR

Aimee Deupi is a Columbia Business School Alumni, Women’s World Cup Polo Champion  and a global Real Estate Advisor with Sothebys International Realty. Aimee has developed a network of international clients building successful long term relationships worldwide. 

CHRISTER SCHOUG, HEAD OF SHIP CONSTRUCTION

Christer Schoug has more than 35 years of experience from shipbuilding, including for prestigious companies such as Royal Caribbean International, Kockum Yard and Stena Rederi AB

CRISTIANE KLINGL, DESIGN DIRECTOR

Cristiane Klingl has more than 20 years’ interior design experience as co-founder of KB Interior Design in Rio de Janeiro, which provides turn-key interior design and furniture design to residential and commercial clients throughout Brasil and South Florida.

CAPTAIN JOHAN ANDREW DYRNES, VESSEL OPERATIONS

Johan Andrew Dyrnes has extensive experience as a leader in the cruise and yacht industry. Previously master of The World of Residences at Sea 

IRINA ARTEMOVA, SALES EXECUTIVE

Irina Artemova is an internationally-recognized luxury real estate agent specializing in waterfront homes and condominium properties in Miami, Florida. Artemova’s successful body of work includes contributing to the $1 billion sellout of Palazzo Della Luna and Palazzo Del Sol, Fisher Island as an in-house sales executive from 2014 until 2020.  Several of Irina’s most notable listings and transactions have been featured in highly regarded media publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Real Deal and COTE Magazine. 

Advisory Board

Ocean Residences counts on a strong team of professionals to guide us in the key aspects of our business: maritime operations and finance, real estate development and sales, and maritime law.

MORTEN ARNTZEN, MARITIME & FINANCE

Morten Arntzen is an experienced manager, deal maker and board member with a demonstrated history of building businesses in the global maritime industry and the broader transportation world. Skilled in board governance, international shipping, mergers & acquisitions, management and shipping finance. Currently serves as Senior Shipping Industry Advisor to Macquarie Bank and Executive Chairman of Team Tankers International; has held senior management positions in Chase Manhattan Bank, American Marine Advisors and Overseas Shipholding Group and board positions with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Chiquita Brands international, Guardian Navigation, Essar Shipping and IM Skaugen.

J STEVEN MANOLIS, REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

J. Steven Manolis is a modern renaissance man; renowned abstract expressionist painter, investment banker, investor, entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist. Manolis co-owns and manages Manolis Projects Gallery and MANOCO a boutique real estate advisory firm.  At age 32 he became the youngest GP in the history of Salomon Brothers; where he pioneered the  residential and commercial securitization markets, headed Salomon’s multi-disciplinary Global Real Estate Department, founded ten offices in US, Europe, and Asia, and closed +$250 billion in transactions. At MANOCO, he was Chairman of GHM Hotels USA and co-developer of The Setai Hotel in Miami Beach. Philanthropically he was Chairman of the Advisory Board of The National Academy of Design, Development Director and Trustee of the Vermont Studio Center, America’s largest artist residential colony, and Chairman of the Admissions Committee of The Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton, NY.  

OLIVIA HSU DECKER, REAL ESTATE SALES & MARKETING

Olivia Decker is co-owner of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty with 24 offices in the San Francisco Bay Area from Silicon Valley to Napa Valley and seven Counties. Olivia has been marketing luxury properties since 1979. She was the #1 agent nationwide at Merrill Lynch Realty in 1980s and started her own brokerage after she completed an international real estate study at University of Oxford in 1990, founded Decker Bullock Realty with Bill Bullock in 1991 and acquired Sotheby’s International Realty franchise in 2007. Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty is one of the very top luxury home brokerages in United States with sales over $13 billion in 2020-2021. Olivia was featured in over 50 publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg News, San Francisco Business Times and many others. The San Francisco Chronicle described her as: “the nation’s best known residential real estate broker”. Olivia is a member of Who’s Who Luxury Real Estate and the recipient of 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. Olivia is also the owner/publisher of luxury lifestyle magazine Haute Living Northern California & San Francisco. Her magazine focus on luxury lifestyle and philanthropic events.

MARTIN WATSON, LEGAL

Martin Watson has more than 40 years as a practicing attorney with focus on the maritime sector. He has advised maritime clients around the world, including the largest names in the industry. Martin is one of the founding partners of Watson Farley & Williams, a leading international law firm with thousands of attorneys in its worldwide offices in Athens, Bangkok, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanoi, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, Singapore and Sydney.

Partners

Throughout the years, Ocean Residences Development has developed a wealth of partnerships with some of the most accomplished companies within the maritime, yacht, shipbuilding, real estate, and design industries.

MEYER WERFT

World’s finest shipyard from Papenburg, Germany has a 227-year history of delivering flawless ships
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ESPEN ØINO

World-renowned naval architect has designed more than 50 of the largest and most iconic superyachts
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FORESHIP

Global leader in naval architecture whose clients include RCCL, NCL, Carnival, Crystal, MSC, Azamara, Star Cruises, Saga, Mein Schiff, and Aida.
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THE AGENCY

The Agency is a global, boutique real estate brokerage with more than $45 billion in luxury real estate sales .
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CHENOT

Health & wellness pioneer in preventative and regenerative treatments
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Golden Gate Sotheby's

Golden Gate Sotheby’s Intl Realty is one of the very top luxury home brokerages in United States with sales over $13 billion in 2020-2021.
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VISTAJET

Private aviation fleet of +70 jets serving 190 countries and +2000 airports worldwide
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WATSON FARLEY WILLIAMS

Largest dedicated maritime legal practice in the world, and consistency ranked #1 in the sector.
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V.GROUP

Operator and manager to the world’s most prestigious yachts and yacht fleets for more than 35 years
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Projects

Ocean Residences Development creates and develops innovative lifestyle concepts and ship design to construction and operational products. 

 

NJORD

The Finest Address.
Everywhere in the World.
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SUPERYACHT NJORD

NJORD will be home to a discerning community of owners, sharing a passion for travel, adventure, philanthropy, and discovery. Across oceans, beneath seas, in the air and on land, curated, lifestyle experiences will take residents beyond luxury, bringing the wonders of the world to life. A private yacht with a philanthropic purpose, NJORD is equipped to undertake scientific and oceanographic research everywhere she travels. Every dimension and each detail of NJORD is meticulously crafted by icons of the design world, with world-class amenities and impeccable service. Innovative and magnificent in equal measure, NJORD is home-from-home living and one of the most exclusive clubs in the world.

TOP DECK

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TOP DECK YACHT CLUB

Top Deck Yacht Club is envisioned as a yacht club, both virtual and physical, with floating clubhouses located around the world’s best waterfront cities where membership is accessed exclusively through NFTs.