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)

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