Project Sassi rebuilt at Blohm and Voss
Hamburg – April 9, 2021
|Name:||Sassi / Opera / Coral Island|
|Guests:||36 in 18 cabins (est)|
|Crew:||50 in 25 cabins (est)|
|Builder:||Lurssen / Blohm Voss|
|Speed:||18 knots (est)|
|Volume:||10,000 ton (est)|
|Annual Running Cost:||$50 – 70 million|
|Owner:||Sheikh Abdul Mohsen al-Sheikh|
An update and rare view on the rebuilt Project Sassi (the new Coral Island).
The yacht under construction was destroyed in a fire in 2018. Rumors are that the insurance claim was EUR 590 million.
She is being rebuilt at Blohm and Voss and heading to a 2022 delivery. Apparently her hull is being re-used.
The yacht is a replacement for the 72 meter (237 ft) Lurssen yacht Coral Island.
The Sassi project is now referred to as Project Opera and will be 147 meters (481 ft) long. That makes her one of the largest yachts in the world.
Her commissioning owner is Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Al-Sheikh, a Saudi billionaire art collector, and founder of the Shgair Farm.