Showstoppers are called that for a reason. The 200-foot (60.95-meter), Benetti-built megayacht Diamonds Are Forever certainly fit the bill during the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami in February. She’s expected to do the same at the Cannes show next month. In each case, Diamonds Are Forever marks the largest yacht ever on display at
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James Bond never had it so good. Diamonds Are Forever is the newest megayacht for John Staluppi, an American known as much for his love of yachts as he is for his passion for Bond flicks. Diamonds Are Forever slipped into the water at Benetti last week, for a test ahead of her official launch.
For Your Eyes Only. Moonraker. Quantum of Solace. Diamonds Are Forever. Skyfall. And now, Spectre. The James Bond-themed fleet of John and Jeanette Staluppi saw its latest member slip into the water yesterday. The superyacht Spectre, at 227 feet (69.3 meters), is the third Benetti for the native New Yorkers. Furthermore, she’s their biggest boat yet.
This teaser of a yacht profile is all we can see for now of what FB269, the newest yacht for John and Jeanette Staluppi, will look like. She’s the second megayacht the famed American yachting couple have commissioned from Benetti. The full profile isn’t the only thing being kept close to the vest at present.
A lot can happen in 140 years, and a lot certainly has at Benetti, which is celebrating that significant anniversary this year. From its humble beginnings as a wooden-boat builder, to its place in history building megayachts like Nabila (now Kingdom 5KR), Reverie, Diamonds Are Forever, and more, Benetti has borne the name of its
From September 19 to 22, megayacht buyers, builders, and more will make the Monaco Yacht Show the center of the yachting universe. The Monaco Yacht Show celebrates its 22nd edition this year, and just as in years past, organizers expect about 100 megayachts to be on display. Several of the yachts are making either their