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Benetti - the Italian yacht builder, delivered 69-meter fully-customized superyacht Spectre to John Staluppi on November 19. They held an exclusive ceremony at their Livorno shipyard.
It took 750,000 working hours to build this steel-hulled yacht with aluminium superstructure, pool and "touch ang go" helipad, which is the third Benetti superyacht built for the Staluppi in less than ten years. John and Jeanette Staluppi are experienced owners who adore James Bond filmography, 50s and 60s sports car adrenaline excitement, and the Made in Italy ethos. Staluppi’s wish was to feel the same emotions on board the new superyacht as they did in a motorcar on the racetrack. The main challenge for Giorgio M. Cassetta, who designed the exterior lines, was to create an extremely dynamic yacht with huge volumes. The result is a very “traditional” vessel with a long and sharp bow and extended superstructure volumes that slide towards stern.
The strongly sporty appearance was achieved by the volume and proportion fluidity. All of which contribute to making Spectre a yacht equal in performance to an aluminium yachts. The contribution and support of the Dutch firm Mulder Design, which was responsible for the structural design, the hull and the propulsion system, was hugely important in this achievement. Due to many clever measures the weight of the yacht has been reduced considerably. The performance, of what Frank Mulder, founder of the eponymous studio, has baptized as the "High Speed Cruising Hull", is incredible.
The maximum speed is 21.2 knots, 30% higher than a traditional displacement hull and the autonomy is equal to 6,500 nautical miles at the considerable speed of 12 knots. Spectre also features Naiad Dynamics Total Ride Control technology, installed for the first time on a yacht of this type. Originally developed by Naiad for commercial and naval ships, thanks to the collaboration with Mulder Design, this technology was later configured to be installed on board Spectre. The active system ensures a significant increase in navigation stability and improved on-board comfort thanks to two roll stabilizing fins, two forward pitch control canards and three independently controlled stern interceptor blades.
The interior layout is modern and has been created by the Benetti Interior Style Department, while the owners took an active role in selecting some particular furniture. The whole atmosphere on board is a homage to the traditional late-‘800 Liberty French hotels and boutiques. On the Main Deck, for example, the main salon floor takes inspiration from that of a Parisian Deco style resort, enriched with modern touches thanks to the choice of Armani fabrics, chosen by the owner. Other references to French taste are represented by the designs of the carpet and, especially, the windows, which reference those of the most characteristic Liberty shops in Paris.
The yacht is now asking €65,000,000 through TWW Yachts.
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According to German media, the Nobiskrug has filed for insolvency. The Covid-19 pandemic made its mark on the shipyard’s financial performance, for example, it announced layoffs for 120 employees last year. According to Nobiskrug, the parent company Privinvest – an international shipbuilding group – had invested almost 180 million euros in Rendsburg in recent years in order to secure ongoing business without receiving a return. Privinvest will support its other shipbuilding units in Germany and try to secure as many jobs as possible there. Nobiskrug did not provide any further information.Economics Minister Bernd Buchholz (FDP) emphasized that the situation in the shipyard landscape is very difficult overall. He hoped for opportunities during the bankruptcy proceedings. "There are still various possibilities that can create prospects for the workforce and for the company itself," said the minister.German shipyard Nobiskrug was founded in 1905. Recognised today as one of the world’s foremost builders of spectacular fully custom superyachts, the shipyard is famous for the 92m Tatoosh, the award-winning 68m Sycara V, the 74m Mogambo, the 143m industry-changing Sailing Yacht A, and the environmentally innovative 80m Artefact.Credits: Nobiskrug
April 13, 2021
Tesla is all about innovation. With the massive changes they’ve made to the automotive and space industries, they couldn’t miss out on ocean exploration. At the end of 2017, Tesla announced the yacht project, Model Y.She’s going to be the world’s first electric, self-sustaining yacht. As a luxury vessel she will feature a range of amenities and perform in complete silence. With a length of 40 meters, her exterior is sharp and interior spacious.The design will follow Tesla’s principles and the ‘outside-the-box’ strategy. She looks massive from the outside, but she will have only two decks. The lower deck will have an open space for massive parties. A spacious spa will also be added. A lounge, bar, dining room and cabins are also planned. In terms of performance, she will be fast: speed and comfort all the way. A large solar panel will charge two lithium batteries to power the vessel. The yacht's turbine will take all incoming waves and movements and transform them into energy, which is then circulated through an electrical current that powers the yacht. It’s just a matter of time before the famous Tesla logo will be seen in marinas and the open sea.
April 12, 2021
The upcoming Palma Superyacht Show (June 3–6) will be the very first European boat show to take place since October 2020. We will see the modern classic schooner Borkumriff IV built by Royal Huisman, an ultra-sleek, award-winning Massimo Verme design (35,2m Il Gattopardo), a fast and furious luxury Sunseeker (26,3m Rush X) and a timeless race-winning Wally Yacht (30,63m S/Y Alexia).Numerous first-time exhibitors are expected. Although reputable companies like Propspeed, Dinnteco and Sentio may be new to the event, they’ve certainly been around the yachting block. Their seasoned specialists can tell captains and engineers everything they need to know about the best foul-release coatings, lightning protection, and problem-solving strategies.The usual suspects that crew members and owners may want to add to their must-visit list include all-rounders Hill Robinson, yacht lighting specialists Applelec Marine and A2B Marine Projects.James Brill, one of A2B Marine Projects’ skilled consultants, said the team members “are very much looking forward to being able to participate in this year’s Palma Superyacht Show. After a year full of conference calls, it will be a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet people in person again. We hope to see a lot of familiar and new faces at the show".Applelec Marine's International Project Director Darren Thrower is of the same mind, saying that the show is a "great opportunity to show existing and prospective clients our illumination products – and in the flesh at last!"Loyal exhibitors like Astilleros de Mallorca, the IPM Group, Nautipaints, and Port Adriano were quick to secure their stand for the 2021 edition, just as they’ve done every year since the show’s 2013 inception.We can’t wait to join. Credits: Palma Superyacht Show
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The Feadship's newest superyacht was pictured on her way to the sea trials.The 55m Somnium was launched earlier this month and is designed for an experienced Northern European owner.With the design made by Studio De Voogt and a cosy interior from FM Architettura, Somnium soon will go for adventure.Feadship was formed as a group in 1949 as a marketing partnership between six Dutch shipyards, de Vries Lentch, Van de Stadt, Witsen & Vis, Akerboom, De Vries Scheepsbouw and Van Lent Shipyard, and De Voogt Naval Architects. Feadship is well-known as one of Netherlands’ most elite yacht builders and delivers superyachts from 50–100+ meters in length.Credits: Feadship/Facebook
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