After departing Lürssen’s Bremen shipyard in Germany on her maiden voyage, the 146m (480ft) superyacht OPERA has now arrived at the Historic Portsmouth Naval Base in the UK.
Showcasing pedigree Lürssen craftsmanship, the impressive yacht’s head-turning exteriors come courtesy of the industry-renowned Terence Disdale Design, who also reportedly collaborated on her interior design. She has been fitted with an aluminum superstructure and steel hull, with the German builder responsible for her naval architecture.
While her vast 12,518 GT interiors remain under wraps, from pictures we can see she sports two pools, one on her sundeck and one on her main deck aft – which can be converted into a dance floor. Meanwhile, there are also two helipads and a wealth of alfresco living spaces, as well as a sprawling beach club area with additional access via steps on both her port and starboard sides.
Featuring a whopping 20-meter (65.6ft) beam and a potential top speed of 22 knots, superyacht OPERA proposes a capacity for up to 36 guests across 18 cabins, plus a crew of 50.
At 146-meters, OPERA is officially the largest superyacht to pass through Portsmouth's historic harbor entrance, rivaling some of the UK Navy's largest ships in operation. Although, she is still dwarfed by her regal neighbor, the HM forces' Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, which is an impressive 285 meters in length.
The motor yacht marks Lürssen’s sixth largest superyacht to date, with a further eight in-build projects in the works, including the 122-meter Project Jag that is due for delivery sometime this year and Project Alibaba, due for delivery in 2024.
It is not yet known whether M/Y OPERA will become a luxury yacht for charter. If you'd like to charter a yacht of a similar caliber, you can view and compare all Lürssen superyachts for charter. Speak to a yacht charter broker today for more information about making a booking.
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