Benetti has announced that on the 19th of November, 69m/226ft superyacht SPECTRE was delivered to her Owners, John and Jeanette Staluppi, who are known for their love of luxury yacht named after James Bond films.
The sleek and sporty steel-hulled superyacht with an aluminium superstructure features naval architecture by Mulder Design, while the exterior styling is the work of Giorgio M. Cassetta for a powerful appearance to match her performance.
Luxury yacht SPECTRE is the third superyacht built by Benetti for the Staluppis in the past 10 years, and she comes with a number of features for comfortable life on board, including a pool and touch-n-go helipad.
Designed with the thrill of a race car in mind, Mulder Design created her structural design, hull and propulsion system to achieve the Owners’ desire for speed. By also considerably reducing the weight on board, M/Y SPECTRE is capable of a top speed of 21.2 knots, which is 30% higher than a traditional displacement hull. At a cruising speed of 12 knots, she has an extensive range of 6,500 nautical miles.
Naiad Dynamics Total Ride Control®, which was originally designed for commercial and naval vessels, has been installed for the first time on a yacht of this kind. In collaboration with Mulder Design, the technology was installed on board superyacht SPECTRE to significantly increase navigation stability and therefore enhance onboard comfort by using two roll stabilizing fins, two forward pitch control canards and three independently controlled stern interceptor blades.
The lower deck separates the beach club and swim platform via a sliding glass door, and the layout also provides a side-loading tender garage as well as a full-beam spa fitted with a gym, hammam and a massage room convertible into an extra cabin. The forward section is dedicated to the crew of 14 and their facilities.
The main deck has four wine cellars in addition to a lavish indoor/outdoor lounges and dining areas, the main foyer glass lift (elevator) and the two guest cabins and VIP cabin situated forward.
The upper deck hosts the Owner’s suite and the sky lounge which is designed for informal meals with drinks from the bar. Outside there is a 4m/13ft dining table, a buffet area and two symmetrical lounges along the stern.
On the bridge deck, visitors will find a custom swimming pool, two sun pads, a bar and sheltered central lounge. A grill and pizza oven add to the dining options in the informal alfresco setting, while inside there is an excellent forward view of the surroundings.