“Diamonds Are Forever”, this is the name of the new Custom megayacht launched on Saturday 26th November 2011 at the state-of-the-art Benetti shipyard in Livorno.
Benetti FB253 60mt is the boat’s official identification, but for its owner it’s “Diamonds Are Forever”: the official name of the yacht and the very personal signature of Mr. John Staluppi, an established shipowner who has always been a fan of the Bond, James Bond saga.
Based on Benetti naval architecture and engineering, the elegant external line of the new FB253 Diamonds Are Forever bears the signature of Stefano Natucci and is characterised by compact forms and dynamic slender lines: a balanced combination of traditional design elements and modern innovative stylistic solutions which have become the shipyard’s distinguishing mark throughout the world.
On board, customisation to meet the needs and desires of the shipowner is total: the particular arrangement of the cabins, the location of the wheelhouse on the flybridge, the interior design and decor, the engine room made entirely of stainless steel and the addition of the top deck above the flybridge, a private panoramic deck 12 metres above the sea which can be reached by the glass lift that serves all the yacht decks.
World Maritime News Staff, November 28, 2011; Image: BenettiYachts