By Maarten Janssen
Benetti has announced that the highly experienced superyacht owner Mr. John Staluppi, has signed a contract for a 66 metre semi-displacement, full custom superyacht, project FB269.
Details are still scarce, but we do already know that Mulder Design will be responsible for the naval architecture, in collaboration with shipyard. Giorgio Cassetta Design is responsible for the exterior design, along with Benetti's inhouse design team. Mr. Staluppi required a highly efficient and performing hull with a top speed of over 20 knots.
Vincenzo Poerio – Benetti CEO reports: "We are delighted of John coming back, especially with such a request, we can define as a very exciting "new challenge". This relationship - with a so faithful client give us a responsibility even heavier than our usual. We are sure to meet once again with his desires. By the way is an unrivaled signal of Benetti's great commercial success - based on customer listening in addition to our working teams unmatchable capabilities to realize any kind of Owners' request".
John and Jeanette Staluppi stated: “We are very happy to be building our new yacht with the Benetti team as my wife, Jeanette and I were extremely pleased with Diamonds are Forever. The new venture will be of a much higher standard with new modern day high tech systems, and once again working with Frank and Bas Mulder. With the combination of expertise between Benetti, Mulder and our design team, we believe this will be our greatest project".