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Henry Luken sells Christensen's hull 032 to John Staluppi

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Christensen Shipyards, the foremost builder of high quality certified composite motor yachts completes the re-sale of hull 032 to Mr. John Staluppi. Henry Luken co-owner in Christensen has sold hull 032 and has purchased hull 036.

Hull 032 is currently under construction and will be delivered in Late Spring of 2008. The Custom Series 163’ will be named M/Y Casino Royale following Mr. Staluppi's unique tradition of naming his yachts after the James Bond movies. In the past thirty years of being in the yachting industry, Mr. Staluppi holds many records relating to the fastest recorded motor yachts ever built, hence he is an undisputable legend as well as a fellow yacht builder and owner of Millennium Super Yachts.

The 163’ Christensen "Millennium" Edition Tri-Deck has been designed and exterior styled by Christensen Shipyards. Powered by twin MTU 12V 4000 series engines, Hull 032 will have a maximum speed of 18 knots, a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of 4500 nautical miles. The spacious hull, houses an elegant main deck owner stateroom and five guest accommodations, as well as crew’s quarters for up to ten, together with an elevator that services all levels. Casino Royale will feature the shipyards first Stern Thruster which will become standard in the Custom Series line. It also has a full beam sky lounge which will provide for extensive entertaining and lounging.

John Staluppi states, "After dealing with many boat builders from around the world, it is a pleasure to be dealing with Christensen Shipyard, their knowledge in boat building has been a pleasurable experience. The new "Millennium" edition will change the world of yachting with the ample space for entertaining in this size yacht."

“We are honored to have John and Jeanette Staluppi as new additions to our family of yacht owners. There is something very special about knowing that a legend like Mr. Staluppi appreciates the Christensen product enough to purchase one. We take that as a huge compliment, knowing that such a knowledgeable owner/builder of so many yachts would consider our yacht as his next purchase" said Joe Foggia, President of Christensen Shipyards.

Designed and styled by Carol Williamson & Associates, the yacht will feature an elegant interior of Sapelle Mahogany raised panel joinery and custom stonework throughout the Main Salon & Dining Areas. With over 6900 interior square feet, the 163’ tri-deck exemplifies the optimal use of space that Christensen has become renowned for.

Hull 032 is fully classified & certified to ABS +A1-AMS & MMA Unlimited Cruising.

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