26 September 2016

16 Jul 2015

Prolific owner returns to Benetti

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Benetti has confirmed that prolific superyacht owner, John Staluppi has commissioned what, upon completion, will become his 19th superyacht. The 66m semi-displacement Project Spectre (FB269) is a collaboration between Frank Mulder, Giorgio Cassetta Design and Benetti’s in-house team.

This announcement represents the culmination of a process that began in autumn 2014, when Staluppi halted the production of 68m Project Skyfall at Turkish shipyard, Sunrise Yachts.

In a statement to the industry Benetti said the exacting owner has commissioned a steel and aluminium vessel with a heavy emphasis on speed and efficiency. This suggests it could follow a similar brief to Project Skyfall, which was set to include innovations including a Voith Linear Jet propulsion system and a MME microturbine system, although there is no indication either will appear on board FB269.


A teaser of FB269, issued by Benetti.

Commenting on the announcement, Benetti’s CEO, Vincenzo Poerio said, "We are delighted John is coming back, especially with such a request, [which] we can define as a very exciting ‘new challenge’. This relationship - with such a faithful client - gives us a responsibility even heavier than our usual. We are sure to meet once again with his desires.

“[It] is an unrivalled signal of Benetti's great commercial success - based on customer listening in addition to our working teams’ unmatchable capabilities to realise any kind of owner’s request".
 
For John and Jeanette Staluppi this will be their third Benetti-built superyacht, following the launches of Quantum of Solace and Diamonds are Forever.

also issued a statement to the media: “We are very happy to be building our new yacht with the Benetti team as my wife, Jeanette and I were extremely pleased with Diamonds are Forever. The new venture will be of a much higher standard, with new modern-day high-tech systems, and once again working with Frank and Bas Mulder. With the combination of expertise between Benetti, Mulder and our design team, we believe this will be our greatest project.”


Staluppi built Diamonds are Forever at Benetti.


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