Sunrise Yachts, the Antalya-based yacht builder will deliver John and Jeanette Staluppi’s nineteenth superyacht project in 2017. Designed by Vallicelli & Co., with interior design by Focus Yacht Design and naval architecture by Mulder Design and OYD, Skyfall promises to be a game changer in the luxury yacht market.
At 68M Skyfall will be the largest yacht in American entrepreneur, John Staluppi’s Bond inspired fleet, over taking his earlier 61M superyacht Diamonds Are Forever. The newest addition will take its place alongside the current fleet of yachts dedicated to the Ian Fleming series, which includes Moonraker, Thunderball, The World Is Not Enough and Octopussy.
Guillaume Roché, CEO of Sunrise Yachts stated, “It means a lot to us to be chosen to build such an ambitious project, especially for one of the world’s most experienced yacht owners. It is both an acknowledgement of our achievements in the six short years of our shipyard’s operation, and a motivation to further pursue excellence in our standards. We are looking forward with great anticipation to this unique opportunity that is creating a floating work of art with creative and competent people.”
Peter Thompson of Worth Avenue Yachts, who will be following up on the project’s construction until delivery in 2017 said, “There are some yachts that become game changers, that alter the desires and aspirations of future designs simply becoming “the way of the future”: this is one of those yachts.”
Project Skyfall boats a fast-displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure. This newest transatlantic motor yacht has been designed to meet Staluppi’s particular requirements in terms of esthetics, speed and comfort. In line with Staluppi’s experience in creating groundbreaking superyachts and his spirit of innovation, Project Skyfall will feature a host of technologies never combined in a yacht project before. This includes the Voith Linear Jet propulsion system offering performance, reliability and silence and the MME microturbines – the power generating solution of the future.
Andrea Vallicelli, of prominent Italian naval architects Vallicelli & Co. explained, “The originality of the style, playing with harmonious contrasts between soft and rigid formal elements, is clearly noticeable in the sheer-line. Moreover, the low angle of the transom slope, reminiscent of a racing sailing yacht, and the long forward overhang help Project Skyfall to be a very slender yacht, although she has no less than five decks.”
Project Skyfall will feature a sumptuous contemporary interior by Bremen-based Focus Yacht Design, balancing a richness of décor and a contemporary elegance complementing the yacht’s sleek exterior styling. Surprise features will add glamour and fun to the Staluppis’ and charter guests’ on board experience.
A press conference with owners John and Jeanette Staluppi and the full project team in attendance will be held during the Palm Beach International Boat Show, 20th to 23rd March 2014.
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