Benetti Yachts to attend Cannes and MYS 2012 with 61m megayacht Diamonds are Forever on display

July 26, 2012

Written by Zuzana Bednarova


Owned by an experienced yachtsman and fan of the inimitable James Bond saga, the 61m luxury motor yacht Diamonds are Forever (hull FB253) will be the longest vessel of the upcoming Cannes Festival de la Plaisance, in addition to the longest vessel of the entire 35-year Cannes Boat Show history. Built by the prestigious Italian shipyard Benetti Yachts, Diamonds are Forever superyacht will be displayed along with the Classic Supreme 132 vessels – the 47m luxury yacht Imagination (hull FB501) as well as the superyacht Delfino 93′ (hull BT04). She will be also exhibited at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, together with the 60m megayacht Lyana (hull FB248) as well as the 47m luxury yacht Illusion (hull FB246).

61m megayacht Diamonds are Forever by Benetti Yachts

61m megayacht Diamonds are Forever by Benetti Yachts

Luxury yacht Diamonds are Forever concept and layout have been meticulously crafted around every owner requirements. Her elegant external lines are based on Benetti’s naval architecture and engineering producing a balanced combination of traditional design elements and modern innovative style solutions.

Onboard, customisation meets all yacht owner needs and desires, bringing megayacht Diamonds are Forever into a class of her own, with a brief to ensure a layout that offers maximum guest satisfaction in terms of space, services and comfort, in the light of making her an ultra successful charter yacht. The customisation of the project included the arrangement of the cabins, the location of the wheelhouse, the interior decor and the addition of a top deck above the flybridge to create a private panoramic deck 12m above sea level.

The spacious interior layout comprises two panoramic master suites and four guest staterooms, a guest elevator to all decks, a full beam sky lounge and vast open and shaded deck spaces. Of particular note is the additional top deck, located above the sun deck, which is also served by the central elevator. The aft part of the sun-deck also allows easy touch and go helicopter operations.

Benetti luxury yacht Diamonds Are Forever - Main salon

Benetti luxury yacht Diamonds Are Forever - Main salon

The accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 cabins is formed by 4 cabins located on the lower deck, a split level VIP suite come second Owners suite at the front of the main deck and the master Owners suite forward on the upper deck, both with a 180° sea view. The main deck level is complemented by a fitness room and a relaxation & beauty parlour, which can be open to all guests or sectioned off as part of the VIP/2nd
owners suite.

The magnificent Owner’s suite, as with the rest of the Diamonds are Forever yacht’s layout, has been well thought out for guest use, with the opulent hallway providing seclusion for each area comprising; private study bathroom, separate toilets, walk-thru wardrobe and the plush main bedroom.

The completely custom design furnishings and interior decor are by Evan K. Marshall/Usonia V, a London based interior specialist who has already designed several yacht interiors for Mr. and Mrs. Staluppi.

FB253 superyacht Diamonds Are Forever - Master suite

FB253 superyacht Diamonds Are Forever - Master suite

The sumptuous classic interior uses fine Italian marble, onyx, Madrona burl wodd, gold leaf, mother of pearl and Marieux crystal, with great attention paid to every detail to achieve maximum visual impact.

Benetti Diamonds are Forever superyacht has a maximum speed of 16 knots and an oceanic range of 4,800 nautical miles at 12 knots.

Main Characteristics of the 61m luxury motor yacht Diamonds are Forever (hull FB253)

Builder: AZIMUT-BENETTI SPA – Benetti Shipyard, Operation Unit CUSTOM, Livorno – Italy
Hull number: FB253
Construction Material: Steel Hull and Aluminum Superstructure
Length Overall (LOA): 60 m – 200 ft

Maximum beam: 10,4 m – 34 ft
Maximum draft: 3,0 m – 10 ft
Gross Tonnage: 1100 T about
Fuel capacity: 120.000 litres. – 31700 (US Gal.)
Fresh water capacity: 20.000 litres – 5283 (US Gal.)
Main Engines: Caterpillar – 3512B 1380 kW @ 1600 rpm
Max Speed at half load: 16 knots
Cruising Speed: 15 knots
Range at 12 knots: 4.800 n.m.
Generators: 2 x 200 kW Northern Light/1 X 125 kW Nerthern Light (Emergency & port)
Bow thruster: Hydraulic, 70 hp approx.VOSPER NAJAD 160 kW
Stabilizers: 2 fins QUANTUM XT
Propellers: DETRA five blades

Air-conditioning system: Hein & Hopman
Exterior Styling & Concept: Benetti
Interior Design: Evan K. Marshall

Accommodation for Guests: 12 guests in:
– 1 Owner’s cabin apartment on Upper deck,
– 1 VIP cabin on Main Deck
– 3 Double cabins and 1 Twin cabin on Lower Deck,
Accommodation for Crew: 15 (+1) crew in:
– 1 Captain cabin on Upper Deck,
– 5 Double cabins on Lower Deck,
– 2 Double cabins on Under Lower Deck

Classification: Lloyd’s Register of Shipping + 100 A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 [+] LMC – LY2 – ICLL
Special features:
– 1 stern thruster SHOTTEL JETS PUMP
– Extra top sun deck
– Interior guest’s elevator from LD-MD-UD-SD-Top Deck
– I – Bridge Benetti Integrated bridge system with JPS (Joystic positiponing system)
– BEST – Benetti Exclusive Sea Technology for AV on demand, domotics, AC, CCTV, Phones

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