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October 2014


New Cars of Dreams Museum website launched carsofdreams.com

St. Marks opens new Staluppi center which provides much needed facilities for church, school and community.

September 2014

September 19, 2014 - Dare to Dream Event at Cars of Dreams Museum - For St Marks Church and Grand Re-Opening of Museum


August 2014

Foxsports.com/motor/story/stunning-all-steel-ford-custom-two-door-coupe-sells-for-six-figures-at-barrett-jackson

Lockerdome.com/Custom-Ford-Sells-at-Barrett-Jackson

July 2014

Norwichbulletin.com- Skyfall Docks

Bgcpbc.org - Boys and Girls Club Donors

Stmarkspbg.org - Staluppi Center Renderings

 

June 2014

Sunriseyachts.com - Floating Assets Magazine - Rendering of Superyacht Skyfall

Yacht International Magazine - Skyfall

Thesuperyachtowner.com - Skyfall

 

May 2014

Boatinternational.com - Superyacht Design The Birth of Superyacht Project Skyfall

Boat International.com - Showboats International

Mulderdesign.nl - News- Skyfall Team

Mulderdesign.nl -Skyfall-Need for Speed Show Boats May14.pdf

Superyachts.com -Project-Skyfall: A Closer Look

 

April 2014

Msn.foxsports.com-Legendary-Linda-Vaughn-69-Olds-442-Rolls-Across-the-Barrett-Jackson-Block

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Barrett-Jackson has raised literally tens of millions of dollars for charity and there's probably never been a woman who's done as much for automobile racing then the legendary Linda Vaughn, a/k/a Hurst Miss Golden Shifter. So when the two of them team up, it's magic, especially when a noted philanthropist and car collector like Palm Beach resident John Staluppi is involved and so is noted Oldsmobile restoration house Thornton Motors Inc. Friday at the 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction, a 1969 Oldsmobile 442 convertible Hurst Shifter car replica built by Thornton Motors sold for $200,000, every penny of which will go to Darrell Gwynn Foundation.

Darrellgwynnfoundation.org - hurst-shifter-replica-car-auctions-200000-benefit-darrell-gwynn-foundation



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The 1969 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible Hurst Shifter Replica made famous by Linda Vaughn sold for $200,000 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach on Friday, April 11. The car was purchased by longtime foundation supporter John Staluppi. Proceeds from the auction of the car benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to SUPPORT people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries.

Longislandpress.com - Ny-Auto-Giant

Examiner.com -Bidding-Gets-Fast-and-Furious-at-Barrett-Jackson-Palm-Beach

Yachtingmagazine.com - 7-Reasons-We're-Psyched-for-Skyfall

Facebook.com - DarrellGwynnFoundation

 

March 2014

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Yachtingmagazine.com- Skyfall

Boatinternational.com - Skyfall

Mulderdesign.nl - Skyfall

Scenista.com - Conceptcarzcom

 

February 2014

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Sunriseyachts.com -sunrise-yachts-signs-new-contract-for-68m-project-skyfall.pdf

The-triton.com - motoryacht-skyfall-to-be-built

Superyachttimes.com -sunrise yachts signs 68 meter skyfall

Worthavenueyachts.com -worth-signs-68m-new-build-project

Superyachtbusiness.net - sunrise-yachts-to-build-a-68m-project

Superyachtnews.com - skyfall-superyacht-sunrise-yachts-turkey-worth-avenue-yachts

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Charterworld.com - sunrise yachts - superyacht news

Megayachtnews.com - john-jeanette-staluppi-sunrise-yachts-skyfall

Superyachts.com - worth-avenue-yachts-introduce-new-sunrise-project-skyfall

December 2013

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Renderings for Staluppi Center - St Marks Episcopal Church

John Staluppi's Christmas Lights 2013 - YouTube Video

John Staluppi's Christmas Lights - Video/Photos

Superyachttimes.com - Announcement of Sale of Diamonds Are Forever

Oceanindependence.com - Announcement of Sale of Diamonds Are Forever

 

November 2013

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Bgcbc.org - Lifetime-Giving-Society

Facebook.com - Benettiyachts Posts DAF on Cover of Luxe Et Al Magazine

Thedesignawards.co.uk - Yacht and Aviation

Worthavenueyachts.com - Sold-200-Benetti-Diamonds-Are-Forever

Boatinternational.com - Worth-Avenue-Sells-Superyacht-Diamonds-Are-Forever-With-OCI

 

October 2013

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Dreyfoos Scool of the Arts Foundation - Generous GrandParents

Robb Report.tv on YouTube

SuperYachtTimes.com - Editorial

Oceanindependence.com - Flyer - Motor-Yacht-Diamonds-Are-Forever-Due-to-Arrive-in-Palm-Beach-17-October

Fansshare.com - High Resolution Photo of Diamonds are Forever

 

 

September 2013

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Faith was rewarded: Having raised $7.7 million for construction, the 1,300-member Palm Beach Gardens church broke ground on the Staluppi Center, the crown jewel of its construction campaign. The 26,450-square-foot center comes complete with theater stage, kitchen, band room, choral room, art classroom with kiln, middle school science lab and computers, coffee shop and bookstore.

Read Full Article: Palmbeachpost.com - St-Marks-in-Palm-Beach-Gardens-Breaks-Ground-on-Center

Yavhtcharterfleet.com - Diamonds Are Forever at Cannes Boat Show

Diamonds Are Forever at Cannes

Diamonds are Forever at Cannes Boat Show

Video Gallery of Cannes Boat Show

Diamonds Are Forever - Cannes Boat Show

Cannes Boat Show - YouTube

Diamonds Are Forever at Monoco Yacht Show

Diamonds Are Forever to be at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

 

August 2013

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Salonnautiquecannes.com - Le Mag

Salon-nautique-cannes.plan-interactif.com

Velocity.discovery.com - Videos

Justdubrovnik.com - Diamonds are Forever

Worthavenueyachts.com - Cannes Boat Show

Flickr.com - photos/thetoptier

Yachtcharterfleet.com - Diamonds Are Forever

 

July 2013

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Businessinsider.com - Diamonds Are Forever

Theyachtphoto.com - Diamonds Are Forever

Mediterraneanboat.com - Diamonds Are Forever.

Luxuryhomes.com -Diamonds are Forever a James Bond Yacht

 

June 2013

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Aol.com -video - Million-Dollar-Collection

Thevivant.com - Stuff-We-Love-Diamonds-are-Forever-is-a-Super-Yacht-Fantasy-Come-to-Life/

Large-yachts.com - Benetti

Societyandreligion.com - Diamonds are Forever

Flickr.com - Diamonds are Forever

Megayachtnews.com - Diamonds are Forever

Magcloud.com - Browse Navis Issue

Diamonds-are-forever.rentabo.com - France

Oceanindependence.com - Motor-Yacht-Diamonds-are-Forever-Available-1st-half-of-July

 

May 2013

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Palmbeachpost.com - Donation-to St. Marks will-help-build-multipurpose-center

“St. Mark’s is a jewel,” says John Staluppi, a businessman and philanthropist whose two young grandchildren attend the school. “My wife Jeanette and I are thrilled to provide this gift to St. Mark’s, because the children, parishioners, and members of the community will benefit from the enhanced programs the center will provide.”

BoatInternational.com - Lunch-with-superyacht-owner-john-staluppi

 

April 2013

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Worth Avenue Yachts Brokerage at The 2013 Palm Beach Boat Show

Charterworld.com - International Yacht and Aviation Award Winners 2013 - Diamonds-Are-Forever

Benettiyachts.it - Diamonds-Are-Forever

Benettiyachts.it - Gallery - Diamonds are Forever

Yachtrendezvous.com - Admirals Club

Upcoming Yacht Shows - SalonnAutiquecannes.com - Cannes

Upcoming Yacht Shows - Monacoyachtshow.com

 

March 2013

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YouTube.com - Azimut-Benetti Group Official Presentation 2013

 


 

PalmBeachPost.com - Boat show on Flagler Drive and the Intracoastal runs through Sunday

YachtsMagazine.com - THE 2013 PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Celebrdee.com - palm-beach-international-boat-show

Superyachts.com - The-Yachts-of-the-2013-Palm-Beach-Boat-Show-2355

 

February 2013

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Local10.com/news/Tour-60-million-Diamonds-are-Forever-yacht

 

January 2013

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Youtube.com - Diamonds Are Forever

Youtube.com - Diamonds Are Forever by Yachting Pleasure

Youtube.com - Diamonds Are Forever - Monoco

Recordonline.com - Cars of Dreams Museum collection auctioned off

 

December 2012

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RMauctions.com - The John Staluppi Collection - Auction Results

PalmBeachPost.com - Auction of classic cars in North Palm Beach brings in $11. 5 million for owner selling collection

WPTV.com - 100 classic cars, including Batmobile replica, up for auction

Sun-Sentinel.com - Saying a fond farewell to his classic car collection

SuperYachts.com - RM Auctions Yields $11.5m at ‘Car of Dreams’ Museum Sale

Sun-Sentinel.com - Photos: Cars of Dreams

FirstCoastNews.com - Rare Cars for Sale

Artdaily.com - RM Auctions concludes record 2012 calendar with $11.5 million John Staluppi 'Cars of Dreams' Museum sale

SportsCarDigest.com - RM Auctions John Staluppi 2012 – Auction Report

SportsCarDigest.com - RM Auctions John Staluppi 2012 – Auction Results

Azstarnet.com - John Staluppi

Discovery.com - John Staluppi's Cars of Dreams Go Up for Auction - Watch Live!

St Augustine.com - Car museum selling its treasures

The Globe and Mail.com - Beautiful brutes: Chrysler’s legendary 300 “letter cars”

SportsCarDigest.com - Fly High – 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird

 

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RMauctions.com - The John Staluppi Collection - Auction Results

PalmBeachPost.com - Auction of classic cars in North Palm Beach brings in $11. 5 million for owner selling collection

WPTV.com - 100 classic cars, including Batmobile replica, up for auction

Sun-Sentinel.com - Saying a fond farewell to his classic car collection

SuperYachts.com - RM Auctions Yields $11.5m at ‘Car of Dreams’ Museum Sale

Sun-Sentinel.com - Photos: Cars of Dreams

FirstCoastNews.com - Rare Cars for Sale

Artdaily.com - RM Auctions concludes record 2012 calendar with $11.5 million John Staluppi 'Cars of Dreams' Museum sale

SportsCarDigest.com - RM Auctions John Staluppi 2012 – Auction Report

SportsCarDigest.com - RM Auctions John Staluppi 2012 – Auction Results

Azstarnet.com - John Staluppi

Discovery.com - John Staluppi's Cars of Dreams Go Up for Auction - Watch Live!

St Augustine.com - Car museum selling its treasures

The Globe and Mail.com - Beautiful brutes: Chrysler’s legendary 300 “letter cars”

SportsCarDigest.com - Fly High – 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird

 

November 2012

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Palm Beach Post.com - Vroom-of-Ones-Own-Staluppis-Cars-of-Dreams-Collection

Searchamelia.com - John-Staluppi-Cars-of-Dreams-Museum-Sale

Artdaily.com - John Staluppi's "Cars of Dreams" Collection Joins RM's Record 2012 Calendar

SportsCarDigest.com - RM-Auctions-John-Staluppi-2012-Auction-Preview

Extravaganzi.com - RM-Auctions-Offers-John-Staluppis-Car-of-Dreams-Collection

Classiccars.com - John-Staluppi-Cars-of-Dreams-Museum-RM-Auctions

CarouselNews.com - Event: 'Antique Carousel In “Cars Of Dreams” Auction'

Luxury-Life-Style.com - John-Staluppi´s-Cars-of-Dreams-Auction

Conceptcarz.com - John Staluppi's 'Cars of Dreams' Collection Joins RM's Record 2012 Calendar

GoTownCrier.com - Cars-of-Dreams-Show-Benefits-Shop-with-a-Cop

 

November 2012

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Palm Beach Post.com - Vroom-of-Ones-Own-Staluppis-Cars-of-Dreams-Collection

Searchamelia.com - John-Staluppi-Cars-of-Dreams-Museum-Sale

Artdaily.com - John Staluppi's "Cars of Dreams" Collection Joins RM's Record 2012 Calendar

SportsCarDigest.com - RM-Auctions-John-Staluppi-2012-Auction-Preview

Extravaganzi.com - RM-Auctions-Offers-John-Staluppis-Car-of-Dreams-Collection

Classiccars.com - John-Staluppi-Cars-of-Dreams-Museum-RM-Auctions

CarouselNews.com - Event: 'Antique Carousel In “Cars Of Dreams” Auction'

Luxury-Life-Style.com - John-Staluppi´s-Cars-of-Dreams-Auction

Conceptcarz.com - John Staluppi's 'Cars of Dreams' Collection Joins RM's Record 2012 Calendar

GoTownCrier.com - Cars-of-Dreams-Show-Benefits-Shop-with-a-Cop

diamonds are forever

 

About Diamonds are Forever:

Built to a design in-house by Benetti the Italian superyacht manufacturer features a signature Evan K Marshall interior comprising two panoramic master suites and four guest staterooms.

Measuring 60.95-meters  with a 10.50-meter overall beam, 2011 motor yacht Diamonds are Forever is being built under the hull ID FB 253. Benetti Hull FB 253 will accommodate up to twelve guests in two master staterooms (VIP) and four guest cabins as well as accommodations for up to fifteen crew members.
Large windows enable natural light to filter into the Evan K Marshall styled interior to showcase a variety of natural shades including browns, tans, creams and whites.

There are guest and service elevators to all decks, a full beam sky lounge and vast open and shaded deck spaces. A special feature of yacht Diamonds are Forever is the additional top deck, located above the sun deck, which forms a very private, panoramic deck.
The aft part of the sundeck can be transformed from a large relaxing area outfitted with several lounge chairs into a touch and go helipad, while technological superiority will be ensured by Millennium Edition build supervision.


M/Y Diamonds are Forever is expected to achieve a top speed of 16 knots with a range of just under 5,000 nautical miles cruising at 12 knots thanks to  twin CAT 3512C engines and 120,000 LT capacity fuel tanks.

 

John Staluppi Proud of National Kidney Registry's Recognition of Atlantic Auto Group Executives

John Staluppi, Superstar Auto Group President, Philanthropist

Knol Biography - John Staluppi Philanthropist and Car Mogul

The John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Show on October 17, 2010

John Staluppi Celebrates Grand Opening of Atlantic Audi

St. Baldrick's Foundation Advances to Final Round of the Second Annual Classy Awards

University of Montana Presidents Club

Charity For Our Children

Donation Only Event Raises $52,000 for Hospice of Palm Beach County

John Staluppi Sees Elevated Levels Of Service From Ny Auto Giant Dealer Millennium Honda

John Staluppi Congratulates Atlantic Cadillac as a Leading Cadillac New York Dealer

 

The founder of Millennium Super Yachts, Mr. John Staluppi, established his enterprise in 1998 to perfect the megayachts he had owned earlier. Megayachts that had been built to his individual design briefs, to embody his conception of oceanic travel. He has established in the Palm Beaches, Florida, a headquarters for Millennium's sales, marketing, and support activities. John Staluppi has assembled a highly proficient, international team of professionals, with many decades of super yacht experience among them, to realize their vision and our clients' expectations. Interior architects in the Netherlands. Master boat builders from the Continent.

Excerpt from CNN article CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2009/SPORT/01/16/007.superyacht/

LONDON, England (SuperYachtWorld) -- It may be named after the high-octane James Bond thriller, but does the latest offering from enthusiastic owner John Staluppi hit the jackpot?

"Casino Royale" was the first action-packed novel by Ian Fleming, paving the way for 11 more spy novels, and a catalogue of iconic films charting the adventures of secret service agent James Bond.

But it is also the name of the very latest in a line of yachts owned by renowned yachtsman John Staluppi -- all of which have been named after one of the Bond tales.

They may well be tributes to 007, but Octopussy, Moonraker, Thunderball and The World is Not Enough are also some of the fastest super-yachts in the world. Octopussy was built in Holland and Moonraker in Norway, both from plans drawn by the innovative Dutch naval architect Frank Mulder, and Thunderball was designed and built by Dennison Yachts in Fort Lauderdale.

To build The World is Not Enough, John Staluppi created Millennium Superyachts in 1998, a company that will be a vehicle for future builds.

It was the 43.5 meter Octopussy, which broke the 50-knot barrier 18 years ago, that first brought the name of New York-born John Staluppi to the attention of super-yacht aficionados.

The self-made millionaire left school when he was 16 and worked as a mechanic in Brooklyn before going on to start up one of the most successful car dealerships in North America -- a business that enabled him to indulge his passion for racing fast boats, and then later for super-yachts.

To build Casino Royale, Millennium Yachts has teamed up with the U.S.-based Christensen Shipyard, describing the new launch as the first of its "Millennium editions." Joe Foggia, president of Christensen Yachts, explains: "She has over 650 square meters of space on board -- that's a lot in a yacht of her length."

There is no doubt that John Staluppi 's vision and passion bring fervor and excitement to a sometimes conservative industry. There are, after all, few super-yachts aboard which you will be greeted by frosted-glass panels sweeping down the central staircase, delicately etched with the silhouettes of Bond girls.

And then there's the hand-crafted marble roulette wheel set into the deck of the main saloon, made by master-craftsman John Homchick at Christensen's dedicated marble shop.

Casino Royale isn't a speed machine to match his previous yachts but, as we chatted on the deck of his latest creation, it's very clear that John Staluppi is an owner who knows just want he wants. "So what is a super-yacht? To me, it has to be at least 120 feet overall with a master suite and four guest cabins, room for six crew and somewhere to carry the tender.

"And oh, one more thing, there has to be no teak. It adds weight, it's a pain in the butt to clean, and the oil gets all over my carpeting!" he says with a smile.

We look around and notice the acres of teak decking -- it's stunning, so perhaps this is one fight he's better off not winning.

The yacht's interior can best be described as richly ornate, yet it remains tasteful and has the softer touch of John's wife Jeanette in many of the living areas. Atop the divide sits a figurine of Vesper Lynd, the heroine from Casino Royale.

In terms of accommodation, John Staluppi has achieved the optimal use of space he was looking for. The master stateroom is accessed through the owner's study with its dark, leather-topped mahogany desk and cream leather office chair. As you may expect from a James Bond fan, a gargantuan double bed dominates with a mirrored deck head above.

Below, the guest cabins are equally well-appointed and appear to be larger than the standard on most yachts of this size. Forward are two twin cabins; astern of them two suites with king-size bunks and further aft is a stunning full-beam VIP suite.

Two decks above is the elegant sky lounge -- a party room if ever we saw one. The onyx-topped bar is seductively illuminated from within the stonework and is a perfect spot to enjoy a vodka martini or two. The lounge also has a custom-designed entertainment center and a huge cinema display with a movie library that fittingly boasts every one of Commander Bond's adventure-packed movies.

Captain Zak Matten is pleased with the work so far: "I really like the way her bow and stern thruster work together. I can get her to move just about anywhere. I can even shift her sideways when I have to.

"Her maiden voyage was up into Alaska and we encountered our fair share of lumpy seas. This U.S.-built boat can hold her head up when compared to European yachts; she is up there with the best."

She may not have the speed of her predecessors in the Staluppi stable but Casino Royale is nevertheless an impressive yacht. She will bring her owners a lot of enjoyment, and for the guests who are lucky enough to be invited on board the party is about to begin.

Yacht News

Robb Report for Casino Royale http://www.robbreport.com/categories/boating-and-yachting/NewAndNoteworthy.aspx

September 9, 2008
Bond Girl of the Sea

The new 163-foot Casino Royale, unveiled in July, pushed the Christensen shipyard to its limits. "The boat's owners have thirty-plus years of experience building different yachts," said Joe Foggia, Christensen president. "Their requests pushed us in many new creative directions."

Casino Royale's 6,900 square feet of interior space is a masterpiece of interwoven wood and stone, with Sapele mahogany raised-panel joinery and custom marble and granite work defining the salon and dining areas. The master stateroom also has the beautiful woodwork with intricate marble wainscoting. The spiral staircase of the entryway features sexy Bond-girl silhouettes etched into frosted panes of glass, and an intricately carved sculpture of a roulette wheel, made of petrified wood and stone, completes the Bond motif. The yacht, which has a transatlantic range of 4,500 miles, will be on display at this year's Fort Lauderdale, Florida, boat show. (www.christensenyachts.com)

Michael Verdon

CNN story on Casino Royale - http://www.cnn.com/2009/SPORT/01/16/007.superyacht/

Excerpt of article

The story
It may be named after the high-octane James Bond thriller, but does the latest offering from enthusiastic owner John Staluppi hit the jackpot?

"Casino Royale" was the first action-packed novel by Ian Fleming, paving the way for 11 more spy novels, and a catalogue of iconic films charting the adventures of secret service agent James Bond.

But it is also the name of the very latest in a line of yachts owned by renowned yachtsman John A. Staluppi -- all of which have been named after one of the Bond tales.

LONDON, England (SuperYachtWorld) -- It may be named after the high-octane James Bond thriller, but does the latest offering from enthusiastic owner John Staluppi hit the jackpot?

Bond style: Casino Royale is the latest in a series of 007-inspired super-yachts.

"Casino Royale" was the first action-packed novel by Ian Fleming, paving the way for 11 more spy novels, and a catalogue of iconic films charting the adventures of secret service agent James Bond.

But it is also the name of the very latest in a line of yachts owned by renowned yachtsman John A. Staluppi -- all of which have been named after one of the Bond tales.

They may well be tributes to 007, but Octopussy, Moonraker, Thunderball and The World is Not Enough are also some of the fastest super-yachts in the world. Octopussy was built in Holland and Moonraker in Norway, both from plans drawn by the innovative Dutch naval architect Frank Mulder, and Thunderball was designed and built by Dennison Yachts in Fort Lauderdale.

To build The World is Not Enough, John created Millennium Superyachts in 1998, a company that will be a vehicle for future builds.

It was the 43.5 meter Octopussy, which broke the 50-knot barrier 18 years ago, that first brought the name of New York-born John Staluppi to the attention of super-yacht aficionados.

The self-made millionaire left school when he was 16 and worked as a mechanic in Brooklyn before going on to start up one of the most successful car dealerships in North America -- a business that enabled him to indulge his passion for racing fast boats, and then later for super-yachts.

To build Casino Royale, Millennium Yachts has teamed up with the U.S.-based Christensen Shipyard, describing the new launch as the first of its "Millennium editions." Joe Foggia, president of Christensen Yachts, explains: "She has over 650 square meters of space on board -- that's a lot in a yacht of her length."

There is no doubt that John's vision and passion bring fervor and excitement to a sometimes conservative industry. There are, after all, few super-yachts aboard which you will be greeted by frosted-glass panels sweeping down the central staircase, delicately etched with the silhouettes of Bond girls.

And then there's the hand-crafted marble roulette wheel set into the deck of the main saloon, made by master-craftsman John Homchick at Christensen's dedicated marble shop.

Casino Royale isn't a speed machine to match his previous yachts but, as we chatted on the deck of his latest creation, it's very clear that John Staluppi is an owner who knows just want he wants. "So what is a super-yacht? To me, it has to be at least 120 feet overall with a master suite and four guest cabins, room for six crew and somewhere to carry the tender.

"And oh, one more thing, there has to be no teak. It adds weight, it's a pain in the butt to clean, and the oil gets all over my carpeting!" he says with a smile.

We look around and notice the acres of teak decking -- it's stunning, so perhaps this is one fight he's better off not winning.

The yacht's interior can best be described as richly ornate, yet it remains tasteful and has the softer touch of John's wife Jeanette in many of the living areas. Atop the divide sits a figurine of Vesper Lynd, the heroine from Casino Royale.

In terms of accommodation, John has achieved the optimal use of space he was looking for. The master stateroom is accessed through the owner's study with its dark, leather-topped mahogany desk and cream leather office chair. As you may expect from a James Bond fan, a gargantuan double bed dominates with a mirrored deck head above.

Below, the guest cabins are equally well-appointed and appear to be larger than the standard on most yachts of this size. Forward are two twin cabins; astern of them two suites with king-size bunks and further aft is a stunning full-beam VIP suite.

Two decks above is the elegant sky lounge -- a party room if ever we saw one. The onyx-topped bar is seductively illuminated from within the stonework and is a perfect spot to enjoy a vodka martini or two. The lounge also has a custom-designed entertainment center and a huge cinema display with a movie library that fittingly boasts every one of Commander Bond's adventure-packed movies.

Captain Zak Matten is pleased with the work so far: "I really like the way her bow and stern thruster work together. I can get her to move just about anywhere. I can even shift her sideways when I have to.

"Her maiden voyage was up into Alaska and we encountered our fair share of lumpy seas. This U.S.-built boat can hold her head up when compared to European yachts; she is up there with the best."

She may not have the speed of her predecessors in the Staluppi stable but Casino Royale is nevertheless an impressive yacht. She will bring her owners a lot of enjoyment, and for the guests who are lucky enough to be invited on board the party is about to begin.
Boat information

Length overall: 49.70 meters (163ft 0in)
Engines: Twin MTU 12V 4000 Series
Naval architect: Christensen Shipyard
Exterior styling: Christensen Shipyard
Interior designer: Jeanette Staluppi & Carol Williamson Associates
Owner's project manager: Zak Matten
Broker who introduced the client: Ocean Independence
Speed (max): 18 knots
Speed (cruise): 10 knots

Range at 10 knots: 4,300 nautical miles

 

Information on other Millennium Edition Yachts

See History of all John Staluppi Yachts at Millenniumsuperyachts.com,

THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH - MILLENNIUM 140' 2005

John Staluppi said "I don't want to be a traditionalist because I've never been one --I want to make high-speed yachts." John Staluppi told me at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, where his boat received admiring praise from the public.

Although she's named after a fictional character, real government agents covet this high speed Millennium.

No kidding: a group of five U. S. military contractors interested in hull number two of the series were on board as we cruised up the Florida coast last fall with her captain, crew and Navel Architect Frank Mulder, the designer of the boat. Military intelligence -no oxymoron jokes please- was interested in the 140's Alustar hull speed, and made inquiries into building a second hull for drug smuggler rundowns in the islands.

Luckily for them, the government won't have to make the Faustian bargain that Frank Mulder had to make with regard to the design of the yacht- shaving the envelope as thin as possible to compensate for the marble and high glass burl walnut interior. They were interested in the stepped, deep-V Alustar hull-which was tank tested extensively and ranges in thickness from 12mm to 6mm-and the incredible turbine/waterjet propulsion package consisting of twin 5436-hp Paxman 18VP185 diesels employing twin Lipps wing jets with an award winning custom Renk gearbox for primary power and maneuvering; and twin 4600-hp Lycoming T40 turbines employing Lipps booster jets on a common, custom Allen gearbox. That's just over 20,000 horses if you do the math.

Due to unfavorable sea conditions our trip up the coast was planned as an --ahem--"slow" 45-knot cruise. Her initial sea trials in the North Sea last summer had already satisfied John Staluppi and Frank Mulder- The World is Not Enough had reached an incredible 66 knots at 90 percent power in cold water. Although we didn't see her opened up, for most of us onboard--excluding the very calm Captain Zak Matten and his wife and Chief Stew Vanessa; Designer Frank Mulder; John Staluppi; and Millennium project manager John Schmiemann--our ariel photography shoot had a tad bit of Bond-like suspense. Our hovering helicopter carrying photographer Billy Black was running low on fuel as we waited for an engine room ventilation hatch inspection by John Staluppi's engineer before captain Zak could engage the Lycoming turbines.

When the words "hatch is open," came over the pilothouse intercom I hailed our photographer in the chopper. Zak ever-so-gently awakened the horses in the engine room, and in seconds the Gulf Stream waters were filled with the sweet turbine sounds of a jet runway. On the flybridge I couldn't keep a toothy grin off my face, even when I noticed that our chopper pilot was finding it difficult to hover off the bow as the John Staluppi's Millennium hit 45 knots.So why build a 140' go-fast luxury yacht in this age of long range, fuel sipping expedition vessels? Ask John Staluppi, the yachting world's lone hero archetype, a man driven by imagination, pride, and--after 20 years in the luxury-go-fast-craze--endurance.

John Staluppi, a jovial, self-made millionaire owner from New York who is one of the most successful car dealers in America and who owns two business jets and a fleet of boats. John Staluppi started his career as an auto mechanic in Brooklyn, and at 16 was installing gas engines on his boss' runabouts. Eventually he started an auto dealership, made a small fortune and spent his free time in the Seventies and Eighties racing sportfishing yachts--beginning with a 40' Ocean--against his business partner and lifelong friend John Rosatti. The boat that put John Staluppi in the history books was the 143' Octopussy, a Frank Mulder design that broke the 50-knot barrier 18 years ago.

"In July of 1986, John Staluppi paid me a visit in Amsterdam," Frank Mulder said. "John Staluppi had already left me with a number of messages stating who John Staluppi was and what John Staluppi wanted to achieve with the turbine/waterjet propelled Octopussy: 50 knots. After a computer analysis I got back with John Staluppi and said that it was indeed possible."

Mulder designs went on to design seven more boats for John Staluppi, including the notable Goldeneye, Moonraker and Dillinger. Then in the mid-1990's John Staluppi started a new yacht company, Millennium Superyachts, which launched a line of 118' aluminum yachts built in Holland with sporty lines and elegant interiors. But there was a noticeable difference in the engine room.

"In 2000 I was coming back to Florida from the Bahamas on my Millennium 118', which was the 21 knot boat, and I realized that the trip was taking way too long." John Staluppi said. "Then I picked up an magazine and read an article about a 110' boat built for the king of Spain that reportedly went 67 knots, although it's never officially been clocked at that speed--some say she tops out at 61--and as I said, 'that's it.' I picked up the phone and called Frank Mulder right away and said, 'let's do it again.'"

The "it" of the conversation is the Millennium 140' The World is Not Enough, which will most likely elicit friendly challenges from European Kings and possibly compete in luxury yacht races. But ultimately--and indeed more importantly--John Staluppi has once again brought excitement to an otherwise stodgy industry with his vision and unmistakable personality. John Staluppi Said: "What is the definition of a luxury yacht?" To me it has to be at least 120' in overall length with a master and four guest state rooms, accommodations for six crew members and an on-board tender, and oh, one more thing-no teak; it adds weight, it's a pain to clean and the oil gets all over my carpeting. Like I tell my designer; 'no f--ing teak!'"

Although her power plant is awesome, The World is Not Enough is not only about performance. The fine interior, designed by John Staluppi's wife Jeanette and London based designer Evan Marshal, is just as luxurious as anything coming out of displacement yacht Dutch shipyards. The joinery is high gloss burl walnut with Nomex honeycomb coring, and soles are laser cut, cored marble.
"It's basically a European design and layout, but weight was a huge concern, and my experience designing aircraft helped out a lot, "Evan Marshall said. "Even though it had to be weight conscious, the interior still had to be comfortable, with no compromises in creature comforts. The trick is not to give it away that it's a lightweight, so when guests board at the dock they feel like it's a substantial displacement boat."

Styling stayed remarkably congruent with the interior design off the Millenniums, which Marshall first designed for John Staluppi in 1996. Accommodations are for ten guests in the main deck owner's suite plus five staterooms below. "John Staluppi wanted to introduce a 'wow' factor that reflects the high speed nature of the boat, but is very luxurious," Marshall said. "The main thing he wanted was a split master suite on the 118' and we've repeated that concept with the 140', so you could call it an evolution of the 118'. For the furnishings I went to Italy and Dubai with John Staluppi to find the right art work and decor items."

John Staluppi's, guests stepping through the stainless threshold from the aft deck, will be impressed with the saloon and dining room, which are separated by a wood credenza hiding a plasma TV. The beautiful marble sole in the dining room leads to the large entry foyer and circular staircase that descends to four guests suites below and spirals up to the skylounge. The commercial galley amidships on the main deck has it's own sidedeck entry and a comfortable breakfast nook. John Staluppi has set the crew accommodations between the pilothouse deck and the bow, and sleep eight in four luxurious staterooms.

The pilot house and skylounge deck, which has suites for the engineer and captain, are the most comfortable place to gather for the large group of admirers who were on our cruise up the gold coast. My favorite spot is in the skylounge with comfortable sofas, a 42" plasma TV and a glass topped, fully stocked bar.

Waiting for us at the dock in Riviera Beach was John Staluppi, who was obviously eager to get his boat over to the Bahamas where John Staluppi will be spending a well deserved vacation. As we went to press John Staluppi was still over in the Islands, enjoying his new yacht; John Staluppi most revolutionary to date. One thing will be certain: when John Staluppi decides to come back across the Gulf Stream this time John Staluppi won't have to worry about the trip taking too long.