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EXCLUSIVE: Lürssen's 146m superyacht Project Opera breaks cover

By Mairead Finlay   16 April 2021

The technical launch of Lürssen's latest superyacht Project Opera has taken place at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg this morning. Due for delivery next year, she is believed to be a replacement for the 146m motor yacht SASSI, which was unfortunately destroyed in a fire at Lürssen's German shipyard in 2018. She's been moved to a floating dock before departing to Bremen shortly where she will begin outfitting and prepare for sea trials.

Project OPERA believed to be a direct replacement of destroyed vessel

As typical of Lürssen projects (such as motor yacht NORD), superyacht Project Opera's build was shrouded in secrecy and completed in record time too: given that she is reportedly the exact same staggering length as luxury yacht SASSI. 

According to our exclusive images of Project Opera at the Hamburg shipyard, she appears to be a direct replacement of the destroyed vessel, with similar porthole window designs. We can see she has generous outdoor spaces, including a Jacuzzi on the sundeck and a large swimming pool on the main deck aft. The photos also reveal she has an ample beach club, swimming platform and tender garages.

Technical launch of Lurssen's motor yacht OPERA

Photo credits: Steffen Mayer  https://superyachtblog.de/

As one would expect of a superyacht of this size and calibre, Project Opera will almost certainly have the finest facilities for her owner and guests to enjoy. In terms of convenience and the least intrusion possible, this will likely include an elevator, a separate crew passageway and an owner's study. For the ultimate indulgence, a variety of pampering facilities such as a sauna, spa, massage room and hammam are also anticipated to be featured, providing guests with their own reinvigorating private paradise. Other probable amenities include a cinema and a gym.

As for her expected exterior features, she will likely have 2 helipads, including one on the bow — which has become the new standard for superyachts over 100m. 

Superyacht Lurssen's Project Opera at Blohm and Voss shipyard

Will motor yacht OPERA be available for yacht charter?

It is believed that Project Opera will be a private yacht and will not become available for superyacht charters once delivered.

If you are interested in taking a Lurssen megayacht for your next charter vacation you can view and compare all Lurssen charter yachts.

To find out more about chartering a Lürssen superyacht, please consult your chosen yacht charter broker.

 
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