Built in 2018 by Benetti shipyard, Spectre is a quintessential symbol of Italian-built excellence. She features an exterior design by Giorgio M. Cassetta, interior design by Benetti and naval architecture from Mulder Design. Following her recent win in the category of ‘Displacement yachts between 500 and 1,999 tonnes’ at the World Superyacht Awards which took place only a month after she was awarded the prize for ‘Best Custom Built Yacht’ at the Asia Boating Awards 2019, we take a closer look on board superyacht Spectre. Photo: Benetti YachtsThe design of Spectre draws inspiration from the 1930’s art deco scene in New Orleans to create a modern yet fashionable yacht that is embellished by steel accessories and sculpted glazed surfaces.
After stepping on board, guests are greeted by an illuminated spiral staircase and a cylindrical glass lift capable of accessing all three decks. Fitted with dark wood which is contrasted by her light cream furnishing, Spectre’s interior is bright and airy thanks to large panoramic windows that invite in natural light.
Photo: Benetti YachtsHer lavish saloon, which offers sweeping sea views, is equipped with a grand piano and a horseshoe sofa, perfect for entertaining large groups. Matching gold-coloured artwork can be found throughout the saloon and dining area, contrasting beautifully with the dark walls. The bar and dining area comfortably accommodate at least 12 guests underneath an elegant chandelier.
Photo: Benetti YachtsSpectre is built to accommodate 12 guests across six staterooms. Her master suite, which features a panoramic view and a secluded jacuzzi on a private deck, provides the owner with abundant space to relax and unwind. Photo: Benetti YachtsMatching with the rest of the interior, the master suite’s lightly-coloured seating and sophisticated decor bring together the warm and comfortable atmosphere of a classic build with the opulent nature of a more luxurious vessel.
Photo: Benetti YachtsIn addition to the panoramic views from her interior, Spectre’s beach club opens up to the sea with sliding glass doors. Fitted with blue and white seating that match the sea views outside, the beach club leads to a fixed platform on the lower deck. Photo: Benetti YachtsAlso on the lower deck is the garage, which is ready to fit a nine-metre-plus tender, a support vessel of 7.5 metres and two jet skis. Additional noteworthy features include a spa, gym, pool and a touch-and-go helipad.
Photo: Benetti YachtsPhoto: Benetti YachtsSpectre's exterior designer Giorgio M. Cassetta commented, “Imagining, designing and building Spectre was a great opportunity, which my team and I honoured with our most dedicated attention and work.”Photo: Benetti YachtsSpectre’s Mulder Design ‘High-Speed Cruising Hull’ and Naiad Dynamics Total Ride Control® allow her to cruise at 17 knots and reach a top speed of 21.2 knots with a range of 6,500 nautical miles at 12 knots. The Naiad Dynamics system notably improves the cruising stability of Spectre with two roll stabilising fins, two forward pitch control canards and three independently controlled stern blades, which ensure guests experience absolute comfort whilst on board. Photo: Benetti YachtsPhoto: Benetti YachtsWith regards to her impressive speed and fuel-efficiency Frank Mulder, founder of the Dutch studio, commented, "the High-Speed Cruising Hull was developed by Mulder Design over the years with the target to increase cruising speed by 30% compared to conventional displacement hulls...This technology improves onboard comfort and increases fuel efficiency at long range speed, thus obtaining serious long-range capability.”
Photo: Benetti YachtsPaolo Vitelli, Chairman of the Azimut-Benetti Group proclaimed, “I feel extremely proud to be Chairman of Azimut-Benetti Group, once again recognized as the largest megayacht producer in the world for 19 years now. Benetti is receiving this prestigious award for Spectre and in the meantime is completing three yachts of more than 100 metres. We are living a sparkling sales season and hosting great events all over the world. These are great achievements with which I happily celebrate the 50th anniversary of my Group.”