Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 11. At 12 pm Eastern time, click on over to the Heesen Yachts YouTube channel for a documentary celebrating the 30th anniversary of a famous megayacht few thought was possible. Titled Octopussy: The Yacht That Couldn’t Be Built, the film takes you behind the scenes of this now-famous but
Thirty-three feet (10.10 meters) of hair-blowing, adrenaline-inducing fun. Likened to a fighter jet on the water, the Roughneck 1010 RIB comes from a naval-architecture studio that knows plenty about performance. Mulder Design collaborated with the Dutch RIB manufacturer to meet the needs of the owner of the sailing superyacht Better Place. The result is a
Though she changed hands late this winter, the then-recently delivered Spectre continues to attract attention. Given multiple facts about her, it is no surprise. The 1,000-ton-displacement yacht, for example, required 750,000 man hours to construct. In addition, measuring 227’4″ (69.3 meters), the yacht represents the third Benetti for her original high-profile owners, John and Jeanette
Displacing 1,000 tons at full load and the result of 750,000 man-hours, Spectre is about to see her maiden voyage. Well-known and well-experienced American yacht owners John and Jeanette Staluppi took delivery from Benetti in a formal ceremony at the shipyard today. Even with all the custom yachts they’ve owned, Spectre breaks new ground. The
So-named for her glass-enclosed observation areas, Project Crystal is the latest proposal from Mulder Design. The 229-footer (69.8-meter) looks different because she is different. With engineering and performance already calculated by the naval-architecture team, she can crisscross the globe, an expected 10,000 nautical miles without refueling. Equally noteworthy for adventurous souls, she’ll be capable of
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.