Spectre Yacht Benetti

Benetti FB269 (Spectre) takes shape

John Staluppi - that's a name in the yachting industry. Not as a designer, not as a shipyard - as a very experienced yacht owner. Known for very fast and very luxurious displacement yachts as well and yachts named after James Bond movies (in this case: Spectre aka FB269).

I have never worked with him or met him, but he is one of my favorite yacht owners because he has interesting projects.

Currently, Mr. Staluppi has project Skyfall under construction in Turkey, owns a Trinity called Skyfall and refitted a Palmer Johnson called Skyfall II. The Trinity is currently for sale. Also, the project Skyfall in Turkey is for sale.

First launch picture

Spectre Yacht Benetti

For Spectre, John Staluppi returns to Benetti. He owned the “Diamonds are forever” (FB253) some years ago. He comes along with Frank and Bas Mulder of Mulder Design for the naval architecture who are also responsible for the stunning The World is not enough and Octopussy. Staluppi appointed Giorgio M. Cassetta for the exterior design. The yacht will have a top speed of 21 knots but also a cruising range of 6,500 nautical miles at 12 knots.

Benetti, Mulder, and Staluppi sound like a mission to build the ultimate one and I am currently like a little child just right before handing out of presents at Christmas.

Benetti FB269 Spectre

Vincenzo Poerio – Benetti CEO comments:

“We are delighted of John coming back, especially with such a request, we can define as a very exciting “new challenge”. This relationship – with a so faithful client give us a responsibility even heavier than our usual. We are sure to meet once again with his desires. By the way is an unrivaled signal of Benetti’s great commercial success – based on customer listening in addition to our working teams unmatchable capabilities to realize any kind of Owners’ request”.

John and Jeanette Staluppi say:

“We are very happy to be building our new yacht with the Benetti team as my wife, Jeanette and I were extremely pleased with “Diamonds are Forever”. The new venture will be of a much higher standard with new modern day high tech systems, and once again working with Frank and Bas Mulder. With the combination of expertise between Benetti, Mulder and our design team, we believe this will be our greatest project.”

M/Y Spectre is scheduled for launch in summer 2018.

Benetti FB269

Main Specifications

Length over all:69.30 m
Beam:11.70 m
Draft:3.20 m
Exterior Design:Giorgio Maria Cassetta Design
Interior Design:Benetti Shipyard
Naval Architecture:Mulder Design
Main Engines:2 x MTU 2,580 kW @2,100 rpm
Max Speed:21.2 knots
Classification:ABS Compliance LY3
Accommodation:6 (2 Master cabin + 2 VIP + 2 Guest)

Blake Yacht Benetti

BLAKE by Benetti

Benetti launched M/Y BLAKE

BLAKE has a length of 49.80m and marks the longest yacht to date by Benetti that has been built with a GRP hull and an aluminum superstructure.

The yacht has an accommodation of four guest cabins on the lower and has a total size of 310 sqm. On the upper deck is a lounge that can be transformed into a VIP cabin. The owner lives forward on the main deck.

BLAKE is powered by two Caterpillar C32 Acert engines with 1,193 kW each. This configuration powers the yacht up to 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. The economical speed of 11 knots offers a range of 4,000 nautical miles.

Blake Yacht Benetti

OASIS 135 Benetti Yachts

Benetti OASIS 135 - An RWD Design

Benetti presented a new concept at the Singapore Yacht Show called OASIS 135.

The 41m OASIS 135 is an RWD design and comes with a large aft deck/beach club area on sea level. The yacht will be a new interpretation of the use of internal and external spaces.

“Oasis 135’, a 41m displacement yacht with a glass fiber hull and superstructure, is for young, sporty families with a healthy, modern lifestyle. This means the onboard spaces are roomy and welcoming, the design is as refined as it is informal, and contact with the sea plays a foreground role.”


FB702 Elaldrea Yacht Benetti

M/Y Elaldrea+ (FB 702) by Benetti

Benetti launched M/Y Elaldrea+ 

Elaldrea+ is a design by Horacio Bozzo and has a length of 48,77 m. The yacht features an owners’ suite of 60 sqm with balcony, huge windows, office/study, walk-in wardrobe, and bathroom. Guests can find four guest cabins and two VIP cabins. A 115 sqm with a four-meter swimming pool, dining and sunbathing area invites for relaxing. Furthermore, there is a beach club with sauna.

FB702 Elaldrea Yacht Benetti

Horacio Bozzo comments:

“The minimalism and purity of the lines are the heart and soul of this project, in which the demand for functionality embraces the design.”

A 6.30m tender has been placed in the main garage. A further 3.40m tender for the crew is located in the sea water pool.

Main Specifications

Length over all:48.00 m
Length waterline:46.50 m
Beam:9.25 m
Draft:2.50 m
Main Engines:2 x MTU 12V2000M72, 1080 Kw@2250rpm

or CAT C32
Gross Tonnage:< 500 GRT
Top Speed:16 knots
Cruising Speed:14 knots
Classification:RINA C, ✠HULL, ●MACH,Y, unrestricted navigation

Bnow 68 Benetti RWD

Bnow by RWD

In addition to Bnow by Natucci and Bnow Fast by Omega, Benetti presents the new line Bnow by RWD.

Bnow by RWD (better known as Redman Whitely Dixon) designed a new luxury motor yacht line with one yacht of under 500 GT and the other ones in the sizes of 56m, 63m, and 68m.

There are currently no layouts available. Benetti describes as follows:

“The layouts feature a new and revolutionary concept of life on board, as well as an innovative use of space, with a very contemporary design approach that strives for high comfort on board and in which a key role is played by light.”

Bnow by RWD under 500 GT

Under 500 GT

Bnow 56 RWD


Bnow 63 RWD


Bnow 68 Benetti RWD


SE77ANTASETTE Benetti Yacht

SE77ANTASETTE by Benetti

Benetti unveiled the SE77ANTASETTE concept in cooperation with Fernando Romero.

The master suite on the main deck has a 100 sqm apartment and 140 sqm of private outdoor space. The swimming pool on the reverse bow has a depth of 1.50m and can be transformed into a helicopter landing platform with a lifting floor system.

Onboard is also a 270-degree area with view of the sea for meetings, parties or other events.

SE77ANTASETTE Benetti Yacht
SE77ANTASETTE Benetti Yacht
SE77ANTASETTE Benetti Yacht

There are four guest cabins and two VIP cabins located on the lower deck. The VIP cabins are equipped with his & her bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and full-height sliding glass sliding doors to a private terrace.

Fernando Romero, the designer and founder of FR-EE, comments:

“Settantasette is the result of analyzing the DNA of Benetti and thinking further on the possibilities that new technologies have enabled, allowing us to create an entirely new yachting experience…the sinuous lines and contiguous spaces have engendered a seamless and sophisticated ecosystem of programs and connectivity. This extraordinary collaboration has seen FR-EE and Benetti successfully merge our collective expertise to realize a state-of-the art superyacht, a new craft for the 21st century.”

The yacht has a top speed of 16 knots with a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. SE77ANTASETTE will be powered by five CAT generator (4 x C32 and 1 x C18) combined with twin counter-rotating screw pods driven by permanent magnet motors.

The yacht will welcome 12 guests in total and 19 crew members.

SEASENSE Benetti Yacht

Benetti launched SEASENSE (FB268)

Benetti announced the launch of SEASENSE aka FB268 for an experienced yacht owner.

SEASENSE stands for some premieres: The owner has chosen Benetti for the first time, the Dutch exterior designer Cor D. Rover designed his first Benetti yacht and the design studio AREA Architecture enters the superyacht business with their interior design for this vessel that welcomes 12 guests in 6 cabins. Four of the six cabins are on the lower deck.

Benetti MY Seasense Night
SEASENSE Benetti Yacht

The owner wanted the maximum of outdoor areas and contact with the sea. This reflects also the name SEASENSE. The main deck aft has a big pool with a size of 10 x 4m and a sunbathing area with the opinion to cover it with carbon fiber and teak plank. Then you have a basketball court on the large aft deck.

Seasense Benetti Beachclub
Benetti Yacht SEASENSE

“The ‘sense of the sea’ is ever present, recalled constantly in all the interiors by the expert use of multiple blue colorways. The materials have been meticulously researched to create unique furnishings, including the four varieties of wood proposed in the cabins, or the marble and carpets used in the bathrooms and in in the internal areas’ floors. 

On the right is the VIP cabin and, further forward, the owners’ apartment, complete with chaise longue, twin walk-in wardrobes and a bathroom with shower and tub. The ceiling is over 3 meters high. The owners are enthusiastic art collectors and specifically asked for a huge steel chandelier/sculpture, measuring 2.7 x 2.2 m and commissioned specifically for Seasense, to be installed in the cabin.”

Main Specifications

Length over all:67.00 m
Beam:10.80 m
Draft:3.20 m
Exterior Design:Cor D. Rover
Interior Design:AREA
Naval Architecture:Benetti in-house Team
Range at 12 knots:5,000 nm
Max Speed:15.5 knots
Main Engines:2 x CAT 3512C HD 1380kW
Guests:12 in 6 Suites
Crew:14 in 9 Cabins
Classification:Lloyd’s Register ✠ A1 SSC Yacht, Mono G6, ✠ LMC

How to Custom Design a Superyacht

How to custom design a superyacht

Bloomberg Pursuits and Benetti take us on a small tour about creating a superyacht.

Benetti Now FAST 224 68m

Benetti Now FAST-series from 50 to 68m

In Addition to the Benetti Now, the yard presents the new Benetti Now FAST in three sizes from 50m to 68m.

Benetti committed three very well-known design studios to create the Now FAST-series. OMEGA Architects created the exterior lines, Mulder Design (known for high-speed superyachts) made the naval architecture. ENRICO GOBBI – TEAM FOR DESIGN is responsible for the interior design.

The new line is available as BF164 (50m), BF 184 (56m) and BF224 (68m). Each model comes also as a raised pilothouse version (BF164’ X, BF 184’ X and BF 224’ X).

Now FAST is a semi-custom line but offers customization of the exterior and interior layout, the option for a closed sundeck or a raised pilothouse, decor and engine configuration to match your needs of performance.

The comfort of a displacement hull with performance and speed is the key feature of this series to enjoy short journeys with the benefits of a bigger yacht. Also, improved safety, reliability, and reduced consumption.

Benetti Now Fast 164

Benetti Now Fast 164 50m
Benetti Now Fast 164 50m
Benetti Now Fast 164 50m

There are currently no interior renderings. Benetti describes the interior as follows:

“For the warm and balanced interiors of the BF164’ 50 m, have been chosen smooth, rounded lines with very few angles that contrast with various geometric elements like tables and nightstands, to create a setting that is warm, harmonious and welcoming. The dominant wood used is light hued oak, creating a contrast with the dark natural walnut used for the C-shaped window structures. The colourways used for the fabrics and furnishings are muted, ranging from beige and brown to dark gray.”

Maximum Speed (30 % Load)

22 knots

Range at 12 knots (50 % Load)

4,500 nautical miles

Benetti Now Fast 184 (56m)

Benetti Now Fast 184 56m
Benetti Now Fast 184 56m
Benetti Now Fast 184 56m

Same for the 184 model: No interior renderings but a describing by Benetti:

“The BF184’ 56 m, on the other hand, is designed for owners who love contrast, with an interior setting that is as formal as it is edgy. Polished ebony is used as a counterpoint for the light oak walls, while the detailing features shades of light gray.”

Maximum Speed (30 % Load)

20.5 knots

Range at 12 knots (50 % Load)

4,500 nautical miles

Benetti Now FAST 224 (68m)

Benetti Now Fast 224 68m
Benetti Now Fast 224 68m
Benetti Now Fast 224 68m

Interior describing by Benetti:

“The BF224’ 68 m is more “classical” in style. The shapes and surfaces are more richly decorated, while remaining understated and contemporary. The wood varieties are lighter, creating a contrast between the beige oak furniture and the almost white oak of the walls, while the colors are calibrated to work with the yacht’s highly original decor that includes Tiffany blue details.”

Maximum Speed (30 % Load)

22.5 knots

Range at 12 knots (50 % Load)

5,000 nautical miles

Benetti FB276

Benetti FB276 - Project Balance

The 63m FB276 aka Project Balance by Benetti Yachts is now at an advantage stage of construction

Benetti FB276 was designed by Giorgio M. Cassetta (exterior) and Bannenberg & Rowell (interior). The beach club area is all about easy access to the sea. One entry is at the stern, two another entries are on both sides.

The owner can welcome 12 guests in six cabins, while a crew of 13 serves guests and yacht. The yacht comes with an owners apartment of 162 sqm with two bathrooms, living area and walk-in wardrobe. Another place of privacy is a bow cockpit with a 55 sqm bow terrace that is also a touch-and-go helipad.

Benetti FB276
Benetti Project Balance FB 276
FB276 Project Balance Benett

Benetti CCO Fabio Ermetto commented:

“On-spec production over 50 meters is perfectly aligned with the Shipyard’s new build and sales strategy, which aims to speed up delivery for all those Clients who want a custom yacht in a relatively short timeframe while continuing to enjoy extensive customization potential. Project BALANCE is indeed a perfect example of this business model, offering the chance to a Client to enjoy his 63m yacht in just 24 months.”

Benetti FB 276 Interior
Benetti FB276 Motor Yacht
Benetti FB276 Motor Yacht

Update September 6th, 2017: The project was sold to a German owner.

Christos Ramnialis, Benetti General Manager, commented:

“We are very proud of the recent sale of the FB276 to an owner from Germany, which is an extremely important strategic market for us. This is without a doubt the result of the internationally-recognized quality of our products and our consolidated financial solidity, which has allowed Benetti to win the trust of customers in all market segments and geographical areas”

Main Specifications

Length over all:63.00 m
Beam:10.80 m
Draft3.40 m
Material:Steel (hull) and Aluminum (superstructure)
Exterior Design:Georgio M. Cassetta
Interior Design:Bannenberg & Rowell
Gross Tonnage:1190
Guests:12 in 6 Cabins
Crew:13 in 9 Cabins
Range:5,000 nautical miles @ 12 knots

Profile & Deck Layouts

FB276 Project Balance Benetti Yachts

Bridge Deck

Upper Deck

Upper Deck (Alternative)

Main Deck

FB276-Balance-GA-Lower Deck
Lower Deck

Benetti FB276 Motor Yacht

Benetti Now B164

Fantastic Four: Benetti presents four new models from 50 to 73 meters

Italian yacht builder Benetti announced a new Smart-Designed yacht line called "Benetti Now".

Benetti Now is the name of a new turnkey solution yacht line. Benetti calls it also “Smart-Designed Custom Series”. Smart stands for the experience of Benetti through the launch of over 350 yachts. Designed for pre-engineered vessels. Should Semi-Custom not the right word? I think yes, but Benetti promises a high level of customisation. So you can enjoy your personal luxury interior with a reduced construction time to a full-custom yacht. These yachts are a result meetings, market surveys, studies, insights and decisions. 

Together with yacht designer Stefano Natucci (exterior design) and Redman Whitely Dixon, the yard developed the B164 Ermes Est with a length of 50m, the B192 Zephiros (58.60m), the B214 Lothus (65m) and last but not least the B240 Olympus (73m).

Benetti Now B164 'Ermes Est' - 50m

Benetti Now B192 'Zephiros' - 58.60m

Benetti Now B214 'Lothus' - 65m

Benetti Now B240 'Olympus' - 73m

Stefano Natucci comments:

“With Benetti Now, I did what I wanted and Benetti got what it wanted. We worked together to achieve the same goal right from the outset through to the final pencil stroke. This is a winning design because it represents the perfect answer to current market needs. The style is clean and straightforward. I always work to obtain compactness, flowing lines and the right distribution of volumes. If the empty spaces are in the right places, the boat is beautiful. I love to change, but if I had to design these four boats again, I’d do it the exact same way”. These are the words of Stefano Natucci. The forward areas of the yacht are highly innovative and a lot of work has gone into exploiting them to the full. We have limited the technical spaces. In this area, you can do anything, even a disco. And that’s not all. A stairway connects this sea view salon to the interior salon”.

Construction of the of the 50-metre and the 65-metre model will start in the next few months.

Have also a look at the Benetti Now Fast-series

Benetti Fisker 50

Benetti "Fisker 50" ready to build

Benetti announced a collaboration with designer Henrik Fisker (yes, the founder of Fisker Automotive and designer of great sports cars) for a 50m motor yacht - the FISKER 50.

The Benetti FISKER 50 will be built as a sporty looking three-deck yacht with carbon fiber accents and integrated solar panels with a unique graphic for an aesthetic look. The yacht has an accommodation for 12 guests in six cabin. Furthermore, a crew of 11 persons can be hired.

“Every room is designed to enjoy optimized ocean views in extreme comfort and luxury”

The main salon comes with floor to ceiling windows, that can be open opened to enjoy the sea breeze. Furthermore, there is a large seating area with a capacity for all 12 guests and a bar.

The owners’ area is also placed on the main deck and features a library/office, bedroom, minibar, bathroom, his/hers walk-in wardrobe with ocean views. Another great feature is a retractable fold-down terrace with a fireplace. A staircase provides a direct access to the upper deck.

Her upper deck is convertible from a movie theater to a gym area. The solar panels will store energy during for the integrated ambient lightning in the carbon fiber wings. For the watersports fun are a 6,5m tender and jetskis onboard.

Benetti Fisker 50m

Solar Panel Design

Benetti Fisker 50

Sundeck Lounge

The Benetti Fisker 50 will be powered by twin Caterpillar C32 diesel engines to power her up to 15.5 knots (top speed). At her cruising speed of 12 knots, she has an operating range of 4,000 nautical miles.

The estimated price is 37 Mio EUR.