Sunreef On Board Benetti Yachts 200′ Bejeweled Masterpiece, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, Owner John Staluppi’s latest, most technologically advanced and extravagantly decorated megayacht, was the must-see build for everyone attending the 2012 Palm Beach International Boat Show. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER is an outstanding collaboration between John Staluppi, Benetti Yachts, and Evan K. Marshall. Her elegant aesthetics are a stunning interpretation of the exclusivity of luxury yachting, defined by graceful shapes, dynamic lines and a powerful presence.

The in-house technical department of Azimut-Benetti, responsible for naval architecture and engineering, used high-resistance steel for the hull and light weight aluminum alloy for the superstructure. The displacement hull features a bulbous bow and a longitudinal skeg running from amidships to the stern, facilitating the 200-foot yacht’s ability to travel at a remarkable maximum speed of 16 knots, with an oceanic range of 4,800 nautical miles at 12 knots.

The concept design and exterior styling of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER was entrusted to Benetti FB Line’s brilliant Stefano Natucci, who imbued the vessel with the instantly recognizable modern classicism that is a trademark of Benetti motor yachts. Innovative features of this quad-deck design include a VIP master stateroom and an Owners’ master stateroom. The unusual fly bridge, located above the sun deck, creates a spectacular panoramic private Owner’s deck that can accommodate helicopter landings and takeoffs, and can only be reached via controlled access from the main staircase and the central elevator.

The interior design and decoration of DIAMONDS

Designer Evan Marshall

ARE FOREVER are the work of the extraordinarily talented Evan K. Marshall of Usonia V, responsible for the interiors of previous Staluppi superyachts including THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH. Marshall designed sumptuous interiors, including all loose furniture, for comfort and visual impact. Furnishings throughout that epitomize luxury and refinement are embedded with thousands of Swarovski crystals that successfully mimic glittering, prismatic diamonds.

Shimmering foyers on each deck house the central spiral staircase that winds around the cylindrical glass elevator. Each foyer sparkles with reflective glass, thematic works of art, striking combinations of marble and onyx floor inlays, and burl wall panels framed by gold and silver leaf inlays.

The main deck layout includes living and dining areas and the VIP apartment. On this and all deck levels, social spaces incorporate elegant pieces of loose furniture and commissioned works of art with design motifs inspired by the ship’s name. The furniture appears to be freestanding, supported only by slender legs embedded with delicate Swarovski crystals set in polished chrome and gold-plate. The VIP master suite features a split-level layout with large panoramic forward facing windows, his and hers walk-in dressing rooms, an exercise room with adjoining sauna and a beauty salon with massage table. These spaces are self contained and can be separated from the stateroom for use by other guests.

The lower deck layout includes one twin stateroom and three king-size staterooms, two of which have walk-in wardrobes. The materials for the staterooms include elegant Madrona burl woods, gold and silver leaf inlays, rare marbles and onyx, and custom colored and embossed leathers. Notable features include lavish ensuite facilities, commissioned works of art representing Neoclassical, Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods, faux stingray skin walls and trim, and silent air conditioning cleverly ventilated through crown molding.

On the upper deck of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER is the spectacular sky lounge, featuring a unique automated indoor-outdoor dining area. With the flick of a switch electric doors convert the indoor space by opening the area to the aft cockpit, instantly creating an outdoor dining area. The full beam living area boasts a welcoming low bar, plush seating arrangement, a grand piano, game table and four televisions, (we are told Staluppi is a serious Nascar fan) that are concealed by original paintings embedded with Swarovski crystals. In each of the niched corners are four original sculptures inspired by the famous Quattro Fontane in Rome, that reveal John Staluppi’s passion for the sculptures of the artist Erté, renowned as a great master of Art Nouveau and Art Déco. They are reputed to be a very limited edition from the artist’s America Series quartet entitled “Liberty”, “Fearless and Free”, “Peace” and “Justice”, and produced using a bronze alloy casting technique.

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER is superb luxury yacht that meets the most demanding charter requirements; palatial amounts of space, the very best materials and technology, the highest levels of service, and the utmost privacy and security. She will be available for charter through the Mediterranean this spring.

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Our Experts On Board the Dazzling Benetti 60m Charter Megayacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Our charter experts had the priceless opportunity of touring Owner John Staluppi’s newest Bond-themed megayacht, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. This Benetti 60-meter masterpiece is a dazzling tribute to the superb naval architecture and engineering synonymous with the brand, and the artistic genius of designer Evan Marshall.

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER launched on Saturday 26th November 2011 at the state-of-the-art Benetti shipyard in Livorno, and made her US debut as the largest and most phenomenal yacht at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. The official name of the yacht bears the very personal signature of Mr. John Staluppi, the owner of many superyachts, each more spectacular than the previous, and each bearing the name and stunning design references to a James Bond film.

The elegant external line of the superyacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER is characterised by compact forms and dynamic slender lines. The balanced combination of traditional design elements and modern innovative stylistic and engineering solutions so characteristic of the shipyard gives a dynamic presence to DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER that is sure to turn heads in every port of call.

Interiors are literally brilliant. Thousands of Swarovski crystals embedded in furniture, fabrics and artwork, high gloss woodwork and polished marble floors, mirrored surfaces, reflective stainless, and prismatic etched glass, create an ambiance that is almost surreal.

On board, full customization includes the particular arrangement of the staterooms, the location of the wheelhouse on the flybridge, the remarkable 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 meters above the sea that can be reached by the glass elevator that serves all the yacht decks.

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Stunning Luxury Yachts Not to be Missed at the 2012 Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show and Miami Marina

Damrak II, Sunreef 70 power catamaran, is makes her US debut at the MIAMI Yacht and Brokerage Show.

Beyond this power catamaran’s superbly economical design for long distance cruising, it is extraordinarily livable due to the 33-foot beam and features, among many innovations, a panoramic view from the master king bed, a crane capable of hoisting blank pounds, a delightful ondeck Jacuzzi. DAMRAK II reaches an exhilarating maximum speed of 25 knots and cruising at 8 knots has a transoceanic range of 10,000nm. Ramp 12, Slip 524

180 Benetti DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER makes her debut at the Miami show. This yacht is the newwest in a staggering portfolio of custom yachts unsurpassed in creativity, beauty and speed, acquired by fervant James Bond enthusiast John Staluppi. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER features in house styling and naval architecture with interior design by the renowned Evan Marshal. Accommodations are in six suites, including two master suites and notable features include the location of the wheelhouse on the flybridge, the interior Bondesque design and decor, the engine room made entirely of stainless steel and the addition of a private panoramic deck 12 metres above the sea that can be reached by the glass lift that serves all the yacht decks. Ramp 30.

190’3 BARAKA was built by the Turkish shipyard Proteksan Turquoise. Designed by Francesco Paszkowski, this transoceanic yacht was built in 2010 and is currently available for sale and/or charter. BARAKA has a cruising range of 5,000 nm, a cruising speed of 15 knots and is fully wheelchair accessible.  With zero speed quantum stabilizers, BARAKA is a true world cruising yacht with a range of 5000 NM and 4 generators. She is MCA compliant and run under ISM and ISPS code for safety and security. Miami Marina, outside pier: slip a-20

REMEMBER WHEN, 162 Christensen Custom Series, features six cabins, 16 bathrooms; some with heated marble floors and TVs inside the vanity mirrors, air conditioning on the outside of all three levels, an elevator, and extraordinary marble inlay and stone work. Erte artwork hangs throughout the yacht.  On board, owner John Rosatti houses two Harleys, four Jet Skis, two Vespa scooters, and a $1 million cigarette boat that can travel at 125 mph. Ramp 12, Slip 507

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Qualified charter or sales clients; kindly email Martha Lukasik, President Sunreef Yachts Charter USA, to arrange for an escorted viewing of these or other yachts of interest at the show.