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After “Quantum of Solace” and “Diamonds Are Forever”, “Spectre” is the third yacht launched by Benetti for talented New York businessman John Staluppi. Motor yacht “Spectre” is a 69-meter Full Custom Mega Yacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure on five decks. The name pays tribute once again to James Bond, while the hull by Dutch firm Mulder Design aims to deliver extraordinary performance for yachts this size and is fitted with the new Ride Control technology by Naiad Dynamics. The interior design by Benetti’s Interior Style Department brings to mind the Art Deco and Liberty moods of certain French interiors, while the flowing, contemporary exterior contours are designed by Giorgio M. Cassetta.
The owner chooses Benetti for the third time and, as usual, celebrates his passion for James Bond, the leading character in the series of films inspired by the novels of Ian Fleming. John Staluppi who has fallen in love with Made in Italy excellence, has named his latest megayacht, a Full Custom launched yesterday in Livorno, “Spectre” after the title of the famous 2015 film starring 007.
The plans for this original boat were developed around the latest marine technologies and combining different styles and philosophies of interior decoration, with references to the past (the nineteen twenties in France) mixed with modern details.
Motor yacht “Spectre” (FB269) is a full custom 69-meter megayacht, with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure arranged on five decks, featuring a swimming pool and a ‘touch and go’ helipad. Accommodating 12 guests in unparalleled comfort, the layout features two owner’s cabins (one has a private terrace, a sun lounging area and a hydromassage tub), two VIP cabins on the Main Deck and two guest cabins on the lower deck.
Bringing together Benetti’s most advanced design and construction technologies, motor yacht “Spectre” is fitted with Ride Control technology by Naiad Dynamics, representing an absolute novelty for this type of boat. The system significantly increases stability during navigation and improves comfort on board with the help of four stabilising fins and three vertically-adjustable blades.
The lines of the Hi Speed Cruising Hull, designed by Dutch firm Mulder Design, deliver maximum navigation efficiency, with a range of 6,500 nautical miles at 12 knots and a top speed of 21.2 knots, 30% more than a traditional displacement hull.
The exteriors are by Giorgio M. Cassetta, who says that he has fallen in love with the project and is proud to have contributed to the creation of such a technologically advanced yacht: “I’m very fond of Spectre. It’s the perfect example of a virtuous confluence between the ideas of the owner and the shipyard. John and Jeanette Staluppi, with their immense experience and energy, have spurred us on to imagine a yacht complete with everything that could be desired on a boat this size. Benetti accepted the challenge of building it to the highest standards and with a wealth of innovative technology. The splendid result is a satisfaction that my firm will treasure in the years to come”.
The style of the interiors, created by Benetti’s Interior Style Department, recalls the mood of certain French hotels and boutiques, standing out from Staluppi’s previous boats in a more classical and modern way. The floor in the main lounge, for example, draws inspiration from the Liberty style flooring in a Paris resort, featuring symmetrical forms and clean-cut geometrical patterns, enriched here with modern touches provided by the choice of Armani fabrics. Other references to French taste are the windows, a reminiscent of Paris’ typical Liberty style shops.
With the launch of “Spectre”, Benetti begins a period of hectic activity featuring some very big yachts. A remarkable 7 Full Custom yacht deliveries are planned in 2018/2019, including 3 giga yachts over 100 meters each, now being built in parallel at the company’s Livorno shipyard.
The Brazilian shipyard Inace has revealed their newest flagship, the 50m Aventura 164. The idea behind the project to change the initial ideas about explorers – the elegant design combined with excellent seaworthiness. The yacht’s exterior was penned by HydroTec with its founder Sergio Cutolo. “We recently challenged Sergio Cutolo to design the ultimate 50 meter / 499GT motor yacht – a vessel for a client with a Mediterranean yachting lifestyle that also wants to take his big family around the world with comfort, safety and style,” says Flavio Constantino, director at Inace.The interior will be made by Italian studio Francesco Guida and features Italian elegance and chic. The yacht can accommodate 12 guests across six cabins, including two owner’s suites on the main deck and lower deck, respectively and four guest cabins.Aventura 164 can offer a spacious beach club and an expandable swim platform with folding bulwarks, two swimming pools and a generous tender garage.The yacht will have a range of 6,000 nautical miles at 10 knots. Construction on the new flagship is about to start with the delivery in 30 months after building begins. Inace is a Brazilian private shipyard owned by the same family since 1968. During that time almost 900 vessels were delivered.Credits: Flavio Constantino
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Italian Daily Nautica reports that 27m Naseem caught fire and later flooded. The incident happened on Thursday the 12th May in Puglia. The Coast Guard tried to put out the fire and rescued three crew members, but unfortunately the yacht sanked. The cause of the fire is unknown and will be investigated. Naseem was delivered by Dominator in 2009. With a beam of 6.6 m and a draft of 2.5 m, she had a GRP hull and GRP superstructure. She was powered by Caterpillar engines of 1800 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 24 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots. Naseem's maximum range is estimated at 420 nautical miles. The motor yacht could accommodate eight guests across four cabins.Credits: Daily Nautica; Yacht Harbour archive
May 18, 2022
The shipbuilder Alpha Custom Yachts is a family-owned company recognized for its elegant, unique, and innovative vessels. The brand’s new-build yachts can be completely customized according to the clients preferences. The brand new Spritz 116 might be the perfect example of awe-inspiring features. With five guest staterooms including a full-beam master cabin, it’s hard to beat all the perks of this particular model. There are many benefits to owning a new Alpha Custom Yacht, especially the Spritz 116. Here are the three main features:Huge interior and exterior volumeAlpha Custom Yachts worked with Italian superyacht designer Giorgio Cassetta and naval architect Laurent Giles to create a distinct vessel with an elegant interior layout as well as a well-thought-out exterior space for the Spritz 116. Like many Alpha yachts, the interior of this yacht prioritizes comfort without compromising personal space. The size of the heads and the width of beds in the twin cabins are similar to a 145’ yacht. In the VIP cabins, the beds are king-size, providing plenty of room to move around. This is made possible by an exceptionally wide beam – the molded beam is a rare 26’11” on a yacht of this length. For comparison, the beam of yachts of comparable length is often at least 3 feet less. Aside from the obvious implication it has on volume, the hull design (combined with lightweight composite construction) has also resulted in an extremely shallow draft of 5’8”, which is desirable for cruising in areas like the Bahamas to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.Alpha Spritz 116 outdoor spaces have several spots available to lay out in full sun or shade. The aft deck features a hydraulically operated platform capable of supporting a tender, an impressive plunge pool that can be covered with teak to serve as a dance floor, an outdoor lounge overlooking the pool, and a stunning outdoor dining area–more on that later. Another spacious lounge with plenty of seating is found on the foredeck, and the 100 sq. m flybridge deck boasts not only lots of space and panoramic views.Enclosed exterior diningFamily-owned shipbuilder Alpha Yachts is known to build its vessels with shared space and family in mind. With that notion, all its yachts feature an extremely well-planned outdoor dining space. The Spritz 116 aft deck includes a vast and well-protected dining area large enough for 12 guests–something that doesn’t often happen on a yacht of its size. The space is enclosed for a pleasant and comfortable outdoor dining experience. The covered alfresco dining space is located forward on the aft deck and connects the outdoor beach club and the interior main salon. It is fitted with a large marble dining table and a portside wet bar. Overhead, the teak ceiling helps wick away moisture and is specially designed to include air conditioning vents, LED lighting, and a surround sound system.Endless customization optionsThe Spritz 116 can be furnished and adapted as you see fit and to your liking. Any specific custom features might be added. For the shipbuilders and designers, “the whole vision…was addressing the needs of people who own those boats, rather than those of the yard – to ignore compromises that are usually accepted to make yachts cost-effective and unnecessarily conservative in style and layout,” Cassetta explains. Key examples are the 7’ 3” ceilings, extensive sound insulation, floating floors, crew cabins with elevated beds, gentle and wide stairs, wide beds, full-size showers and closets, custom paint touches at the waterline and on the radar domes, and so much more. But above all that, there is so much more that can be customized. Alpha Custom Yachts was founded by two brothers, Jorge And Roberto Aboumrad, who recount that their love for the sea started at an early age. They began their journey in the industry over 30 years ago, founding Performance Boats, which is now the largest boat dealer in Mexico. They began to realize that their ideal yacht, one that prioritized connection between friends, family, and the sea, was simply not on the market. They were inspired to take matters into their own hands. Drawing inspiration from actual yacht owners and their needs, they surpassed the limitations of traditional yacht design and forged a new standard of design and engineering for yachts in the 30-meter size range.Denison has long been a leader in the yachting industry with a rich family history dating back to 1948, and the start of Broward Marine in Fort Lauderdale. Today the company provides complete yachting services worldwide, including superyacht sales, yacht charter, crew placement, and new construction. Denison operates out of 21 waterfront offices in the United States, and one location in Monaco with a team of 100+ licensed and bonded yacht brokers. Credits: Denison Yachting
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