Project Crystal Has Crystal-Clear Purpose: Global Travel

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 Continue reading

Superyacht Spectre Splashes for Staluppis

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. Continue reading

Octopussy: 30th Anniversary of Record-Smashing Superyacht

In April of 1988, a 125-footer (38-meter) slid down the ways at Heesen Yachts. Certainly big for her time, the megayacht was even more noteworthy for her purpose. Her owner commissioned her to be the world’s fastest yacht. The owner: John Staluppi. The yacht: Octopussy. Thirty years later, Octopussy is still the stuff of legends. Continue reading