Italian superyacht builder Benetti has delivered another spectacular build, the 69-meter M/Y “Spectre”. Spectre was delivered to well-known repeat superyacht owners John and Jeanette Staluppi on November 19th. This is the third Benetti superyacht built for the Staluppis in less than a decade. The previous builds include the acclaimed “Diamonds are Forever” and M/Y “Quantum of Solace”. In total the Staluppi’s have owned nine superyachts bearing a name affiliated with the secret agent franchise James Bond.
Mulder Design is responsible for the naval architecture work on Spectre while Giorgio Cassetta worked in collaboration with Benetti’s team to design the exterior profile. The Staluppi’s have developed a reputation for building some of the fastest superyachts in the world. In recent years their builds have steered away from pure speed and towards a blend of luxury, speed and charter comfort. Spectre is a fantastic example of this blended philosophy.
The naval architecture hull form designed by Mulder has been coined a “high speed cruising hull” meaning Spectre is capable of traveling up to 30% faster than traditional full displacement hulls. Maximum speed with the new hull design is 21.2 knots, which can be achieved in complete comfort thanks to the Naiad Dynamics Total Ride Control technology. It’s the first time this technology has been installed on a yacht of Spectre’s type; it was originally designed for commercial and naval vessels. The system goes beyond traditional stabilizers that focus on controlling roll, it also controls the pitch of the ship.
Beyond cutting edge technology for comfort and cruising Spectre also includes all the superyacht comforts imaginable. There is a tender garage with room to carry a 9-meter tender, a support boat up to 7.5 meters and two wave-runners. There is also a spa with a massage room and gymnasium. In addition to ample al fresco dining options and sun pad space on the bridge deck, there is also a custom swimming pool.
The interior accommodations include luxurious space for up to twelve guests across six staterooms. Significant space has been allocated for the crew as well. The Staluppi’s wanted to ensure the crew had space to be extremely comfortable. The overall interior design was styled after traditional French Hotels and Boutiques with modern touches including Armani fabrics.