John Staluppi signs contract for new project with Benetti

FB269 order Benetti

American entrepreneur John Staluppi has signed a contract for a full custom, semidisplacement hull of 66 metres with Benetti.

The superyacht, code name FB269, will have an aluminium and steel superstructure. Frank Mulder will be the naval architect in collaboration with Giorgio Cassetta Design and Benetti’s in house design team for exteriors.

FB269 will have a max speed of over 20 knots.

Vincenzo Poerio – Benetti CEO said “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.”

John Staluppi said: “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.”

Name: Benetti FB 269

Builder: Benetti
Length: 66.0m / 216’6″

Exterior: Benetti, Giorgio Cassetta
Naval Architect: Benetti, Mulder Design

Max speed: 20 knots
Hull: steel
Superstructure: aluminium