Benetti’s Superyacht Spectre Blends Comfort and Speed

Benetti Spectre. Credit: Benetti

True to its robust Italian luxury yacht tradition, Benetti recently delivered superyacht Spectre to her talented owners John and Jeanette Staluppi.

The owners are repeating Benetti clients who ardently adore the secret agent James Bond. The full custom 69-metre megayacht is a fine blend of 750,000 man-hours featuring naval architecture by luxury yacht architect, Mulder Design. Spectre has a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure to save weight. The highlights to look out for in the yacht are the swimming pool and a touch-and-go helipad on the bow.

The advanced design and construction technologies of Spectre are well-blended with Ride Control technology by Naiad Dynamics, which was first developed for commercial and naval vessels and is a wonderful novelty for the boat type. The system is said to increase stability during navigation and also offers unparalleled comfort on board.

The yacht is said to deliver a top speed of 21.2 knots and a range of 6,500 nautical miles at a speed of 12 knots. Meanwhile, the yard paid attention to reducing weight whenever possible to gain Spectre’s top-end speed without compromising on its ability to cross oceans. And, Frank Mulder, who worked with Staluppi, said in the context that her high-speed cruising hull would be around 30% faster than ‘normal’ displacement yachts with similar power and also reduce fuel consumption at long-range speeds.

The style of the interiors was customized by Benetti Interior Style Department in consultation with the owners, which resembles the mood of certain French hotels and boutiques. As one explores the main deck, one would find that the saloon was inspired by a Parisian deco-style resort, with contemporary touches in Armani fabrics, and the carpets are stylized and the windows resemble traditional Liberty shops in Paris. Meanwhile, the exteriors are curated by Giorgio M. Cassetta who reiterated that he had fallen in love with the project.

Yachters will find the lower deck featuring a tender garage, a full-beam spa with gym, massage room and hammam, and two guest staterooms. Meanwhile, the main deck features a large cockpit, an interior lounge with an entrance to the wine cellars, and dining areas. Spectre’s lobby featuring a spiral staircase and glass elevator is an enviable centrepiece. On the deck above, the owner’s suite is inclusive of a private study, private closets, sleeping quarters, and more. Yachters can experience total relaxation at the bridge deck which is featured with a custom swimming pool, an outdoor bar, large sun pads, and a central lounger.

Spectre is built to the highest standards and echoes of a wealth of innovative technology. No wonder the James Bond-inspired yacht dons an authentic look and promises extreme comfort.

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