"We are proud to have participated in the creation of this spectacular 69-meter long motoryacht", said Frank Mulder, recalling how "Spectre" is the ninth project of the Staluppi’s with Mulder Design. "Her High Speed Cruising Hull will not only be approximately 30% faster than “normal” displacement yachts with similar power but will also reduce fuel consumption at long range speed. The ground-breaking use of Total Ride Control®, which is a combination of roll reduction and pitch reduction, will greatly improve comfort when cruising at 20 knots”.
The words of the Dutch engineer echo those of Giorgio M. Cassetta, who commented: "I love ‘Spectre’: it is a perfect example of a virtuous synthesis between the owners' and the builder's cultures. John and Jeanette Staluppi, with their great experience and energy, have led us to imagine a yacht complete with everything you could wish for boats of this size. Benetti has taken up the challenge and has created a yacht with many technological innovations respecting the highest quality standards".
The interior layout is modern and has been created by the Benetti Interior Style Department, while the owners took an active role in selecting some particular furniture. The whole atmosphere on board is a homage to the traditional late-‘800 Liberty French hotels and boutiques. On the Main Deck, for example, the main salon floor takes inspiration from that of a Parisian Déco styleresort, enriched with modern touchesthanks to the choice of Armanifabrics, chosen by the owner. Other references to French taste are represented by the designs of the carpetand, especially, the windows, which reference those of the most characteristic Liberty shops in Paris.
The Lower Deckhouses a fixed platform, separated from the beach club by a sliding glass door, the large garage (that can accommodate an over 9-meter tender, plus a second support boat of 7.5 meters and two jetskis) and the engine room. Between this area and the two guest cabins a full-beam spa area includes a gym, hammam and massage room (convertible into a cabin). Finally, on this same deck, there is the area dedicated to the 14-person crew. One of the project’s key points was the desire to reserve large spaces for the crew, guaranteeing them a level of comfort superior to that normally present on yachts of this size.
The Main Deckis characterized by a large external cockpit, a lounge with an entrance area with four wine cellars for the storage of fine wine, a living area and a large dining area, where – again – much space is dedicated to storage. Moving aft is the main lobby with spiral staircase and a cylindrical glass lift. The Main Deck layout is completed by two cabins with private bathroom and separate wardrobe area and, finally, a large VIP cabin with two bathrooms and two 90-square-meter wardrobes, which represent an alternative to the owner's cabin.
The Upper Deckis dedicated to indulgence and relaxation: a stern external space of about 110 square meters is furnished with a 4-meter long dining table, a buffet and a social area divided into two symmetrical spaces. Inside is a 90-square meter panoramic salon with a large L-shaped lounge area, a table for informal lunches and a bar. Moving past the salon, is the guest lobby and the owner's suite, which houses a private study and the actual cabin, with two separate bathrooms and two wardrobes. A unique feature, requested by the owners, is the external access to the bow area, where two side terraces have been designed.
The Bridge Deckis entirely dedicated to relaxation, equipped with a custom swimming pool, two sunpads, bar and a central lounge area with a modular design (its configuration can be changed according to needs). There is also a more informal dining area, for al fresco dinners, served by two large buffets complete with grill and pizza oven. On the inside, the wheelhouse with fully integrated, highly technological control board, from which you can enjoy excellent visibility and the captain's cabin.
M/Y "Spectre" is, therefore, a yacht that does not go unnoticed for its original concept, and as the result of the efforts of the Benetti staff and the many suppliers who all worked together for approximately 750,000 hours, she will become a new symbol of Made in Italyin the world.