German shipyard Lürssen has successfully launched the 146m/479ft luxury mega yacht PROJECT OPERA from its facilities in Bremen. She was captured by avid yacht spotter and photographer DrDuu. 

Luxury mega yacht OPERA – Photo © DrDuu

M/Y PROJECT OPERA is believed to be the replacement yacht for the same-sized mega yacht PROJECT SASSI, which was destroyed by a fire at the shipyard in 2018. Europe’s largest floating dock (290m/951.5ft long, 53m/174ft wide and 51m/167ft tall) was employed to bring PROJECT OPERA to the Bremen facilities back in May 2021.

PROJECT OPERA is built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with naval architecture from the shipyard. She has a 20m/65.7ft beam and comes in at 11999 GT.

Launch of mega yacht OPERA – Photo © DrDuu

Few details have been revealed in regard to the styling and amenities aboard the luxury yacht PROJECT OPERA, however, exterior shots reveal a foredeck helipad and a second one on the sundeck aft, a Jacuzzi and sunbeds forward and a cavernous beach club attached to a generous lower deck swim platform. Two stairways sweep up to the main deck two floors above and a swimming pool behind the observation area along the stern.

M/Y PROJECT OPERA is one of four mega yachts currently under construction at Lürssen, the others being 145m/475.8ft luxury yacht LUMINANCE due for launch later in 2022, 122m/400ft JAG in 2023 and 137m/449.5ft ALIBABA in 2024.

Sea trials are expected shortly for PROJECT OPERA, with delivery taking place before the end of 2022.