New Launch

Benetti Celebrates Delivery of 69 Metre Spectre

Benetti has just delivered the stunning 69 metre Spectre to her new owners after a challenging build which required 750,000 working hours to complete. The delivery of Spectre to her new American owner, John Staluppi, who is a repeat Benetti client was marked by a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in Livorno. Staluppi is a James Bond fan so it was only natural to name this yacht after the famed 2015 film following on from his previous “Quantum of Solace” and “Diamonds Are Forever” Benetti yachts. During the design and build of this full custom superyacht, Benetti partnered with Mulder Design for the naval architecture and hull design and Giorgio Cassetta who styled Spectre’s sleek exterior lines.

Particular attention was paid to the owners’ love of Italian design and classic 1960s sports cars which have clearly influenced Spectre’s racy look and high performance capabilities. Careful work to reduce weight has enabled Spectre to achieve a maximum speed of 21.2 knots which is 30% faster than traditional displacement hulls. When cruising at a comfortable 12 knots she has a range of 6500 nautical miles which will allow her owners plenty of flexibility when it comes to spontaneous excursions and seeking out remote beauty spots.

The interior spaces have been styled by the Benetti in-house team who have assisted the owners in creating a charming Parisian vibe accented with modern Armani fabrics. Highlights include the roomy swimming pool and bar on the bridge deck and large al fresco lounge and dining space on the upper deck where the owner’s suite is also located. A private study and his and hers bathrooms are located in the large owner’s suite along with two huge wardrobes. There is also a roomy VIP cabin on the main deck and four additional guest cabins spread across the decks. In total, Spectre can receive up to 12 overnight guests and she boasts spacious crew quarters for up to 14 crew members.

Alice Longhurst

After her first taste of life at sea aged three, Alice spends her time writing about yachts, fine wine and the good things in life.

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