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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.
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“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.”
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10/30/2012 - Superyachts.com - John Staluppi & Vincenzo Poerio on Diamonds Are Forever
10/30/2012 - Hemmings.com - One-of-none 1956 De Soto Adventurer convertible to cross the block
10/29/2012 - Superyachtnews.com -The largest yacht to be reduced this week was the 61m Diamonds are Forever.
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10/25/2012 - Superyachts.com - The 2012 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Opens
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Cars of Dreams sale of collection by RM Auctions - for details go to http://www.rmauctions.com
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July 12 2012 - Dailymail.co.ukAnother holiday, ladies? Tamara and Petra Ecclestone play tourists in their mother's native Croatia
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April 2012 - Boat International Magazine
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(Excerpt from April 2012 - Boat International.com) Literally and metaphorically, John Staluppi has spent much of his life with his head in an engine. As a 16 year old mechanic he fell in love with the muscular engines of classic 1950s cars, whose voluptuous forms convey speed, even when standing still. Later his mechanical passion was the basis on which he built an empire of auto dealerships, and of his sideline in super yachts, which he commissions, uses, charters and sells. His success has afforded him the luxury of a private museum, Cars of Dreams in North Palm Beach, Florida, filled with angular sedans and undulating soft tops. But a visitor is still most likely to find him out the back, tinkering with a carburetor.
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(Excerpt) The largest yachts expected at this years show is the New 200' Benetti Luxury Superyacht "Diamonds Are Forever". Shown by Ocean Independance, this true luxury yacht is a stunning collaboration between John Staluppi, Benetti Yachts, and Evan K. Marshall. This combined talent has resulted in a yacht that meets the most demanding charter requirements; palatial amounts of space, the very best materials and technology, the highest levels of service, and the utmost privacy and security. This fantastic yacht cruises in on Friday morning so come see the queen as she makes her appearance at Palm Harbor Ramp E; Slip E300A
3/26/2012 - YouTube.com - "Highlights Palm Beach Boat Show"
3/26/12 - Palm Beach Post.com - "Attendance, sales up at Palm Beach International Boat Show"
3/26/12 - Palm Beach Daily News - "At 200 feet, this 'Bond boat' was launched late last year and is largest yacht at Palm Beach boat show"
3/25/12 - WPTV.comAttendance, Sales Up at Palm Beach Boat Show
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3/21/12 - Sunreef-Charter.com - "Our Experts On Board the Dazzling Benetti 60m Charter Megayacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER"
(Excerpt) Our charter experts had the priceless opportunity of touring Owner John Staluppi's newest Bond-themed megayacht, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. This Benetti 60-meter masterpiece is a dazzling tribute to the superb naval architecture and engineering synonymous with the brand, and the artistic genius of designer Evan Marshall . . .
John & Jeanette Staluppi Buy "Garlits vs. Gwynn Dragsters" from Darrell Gwynn Foundation for $100,000 at 10th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction, April 7
(Excerpt from Article) Car purchase caps off amazing week of generosity by John & Jeannette Staluppi
DGF Donates $24,000 Wheelchair to Madison Wilson of Miami
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Longtime foundation supporters John & Jeannette Staluppi purchased the Garlits vs. Gwynn Dragsters (Lot #3006) from the Darrell Gwynn Foundation for $100,000 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach on Saturday, April 7 hosted by the South Florida Fairgrounds. The car was donated back to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation by Ron Pratte after he purchased them at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. Proceeds from the sale of these cars benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation's mission to SUPPORT people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries.
"What an amazing gesture by John Staluppi," said Darrell Gwynn. "They've done so much for us and did so much for us this week I just can't thank them enough. Their generosity propelled our mission so much this week. I just thank them and may God Bless them."
In addition to purchasing the Garlits vs. Gwynn Dragsters, John & Jeannette Staluppi hosted "Wheels of Dreams", a fundraiser at their Cars of Dreams Museum to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation on Thursday night and donated the 1960 Chevy Impala to the foundation that sold or $70,000 on Friday to Joe Riley at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach.
Also, while on stage at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach several Barrett-Jackson bidders and supporters pledged their generosity by making donations to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation collectively totaling approximately $30,000.
While on stage, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation donated a $24,000 "Mini-Mouse" themed power wheelchair to 4 year-old Madison Wilson of Miami. Madison, who is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy with complications was denied the power wheelchair she needed by Medipass. She is a patient at the Ann Storck Center and she was referred to DGF by Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Her new power wheelchair will give her the gifts of mobility and independence and allow her to start school next fall.
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WHEELS OF DREAMS - Event to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation
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NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation, on behalf of its donors, donated a $13,500 "Batman Themed" wheelchair to Tyler Wright, a six year-old from Pompano Beach, Fla. "Wheels of Dreams" Gala at the Cars of Dreams Museum on April 5. Tyler, a well-liked student at Charles Drew Elementary School, is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and could not propel himself in his old manual wheelchair. Medicaid denied his claim for the proper wheelchair he needs. The new power wheelchair will give him the gift of mobility he needs so he can ride the bus to school on his own and engage more with his classmates as well as be more independent at home. The donation was made through the Darrell Gwynn Foundation's national Wheelchair Donation Program.
Tyler in his new Batman themed wheelchair complete with cape and mask was able to visit with his family a replica of the famous "Batmobile" which is on display at the Cars of Dreams Museum. The event was hosted and underwritten by John & Jeannette Staluppi. Proceeds from the event benefited the Darrell Gwynn Foundation's mission to provide SUPPORT for people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries.
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AUTOMOTIVE LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE AWARDS - JOHN STALUPPI - BUSINESSMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE
"It's the Oscars of the Auto Industry," said Grant Cardone, best-selling author and noted sales expert.
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12 Questions with John Staluppi
Becoming Number One:
It's all about people and process.
Staying on top:
Focusing on the growth areas of our business, customer retention and the Internet.
Key Vendors or partners:
Reynolds & Reynolds; AAX (DealerTrack's inventory management system)
Something unique about Atlantic Hyundai:
Our average employee tenure is over 10 years.
Favorite part about being a dealer:
The continuous challenge and excitement.
One homerun in 2010:
Using the Joe Verde training sessions
Something you would do differently last year:
Well, we just didn't have enough focus on our used car business.
What would you improve in the automotive industry?
Due to the industry reputation, it is very tough to recruit and attract educated young people. It is a great business and people would see that if they gave it the chance.
Next five years:
Look for Hyundai to continue on its path of gaining market share.
A leader finds a way to get the most out of his people. A leader builds a team and surrounds himself with people more talented than himself.
MAXIM's April Rose takes you for a spin around John Staluppi's Cars of Dreams Museum.
3/11/2012 - John Staluppi and Cars of Dreams Hospice Fundraiser
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by Jodie Wagner
Hundreds of vintage hot rods, classic cars and new luxery vehicles will be on display Sunday at the fourth annual South East Rods and Customs Cars of Dreams Show and Raffle.
The show will be held at the Cars of Dreams Museum, 133 U.S. 1 and a nearby lot. More than 4,000 classic-car enthusiasts are expected to attend the event, which includes a car show featuring restored classic cars and trucks, hot rods and luxury vehicles, food vendors and a tour of the private Cars of Dreams Museum.
Admission to the car show, which runs from 9.am to 4 pm, is free. The museum will be open from 9am to 2:30 pm. Admission is $10, with proceeds benefiting the Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation.
The Cars of Dreams Museum, owned by John Staluppi and his wife, Jeannette, houses a comprehensive classic-car collection spanning more than 50 years, a hand carved carousel, a 1950's-era garage, a fire station and a town square.
Staluppi opens the museum to the public just twice a year for charity events, including the Shop With a Cop fundraiser sponsored by the Palm Beach County Sherriff's Office.
"It's just amazing," said Lauryn Barry, special events manager for Hospice of Palm Beach County. "It's formatted like an old-time, '50's town."
For this event, Staluppi donated a 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am as part of the raffle.
John Staluppi receives 2012 Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Benetti Starts the New Year with a New Boat
This winter, bring up to 12 guests and cruise through the Caribbean on Benetti's new 200-foot custom megayacht available for charter through Ocean Independence. The new vessel, Diamonds Are Forever, can travel at a maximum speed of 16 knots and has an oceanic range of 4,800 nautical miles at 12 knots. Its custom interior—designed with Italian marble, onyx, wood, and mother-of-pearl—includes two master suites with sea views, four guest rooms, a fitness room, and a parlor (which can be converted into an extension off the owner's suite). An elevator runs through all decks, including a sky lounge, a sundeck, and a top deck that can accommodate helicopter landings and takeoffs. Diamonds Are Forever will be available for charter through the Mediterranean (approximately $418,000 to $462,000 per week) this spring. (+18.104.22.1685.334, www.oceanindependence.com)
Available for worldwide charter, with its unique "Quad Deck Design".
November 2011 - New launch in Livorno for Benetti Custom megayachts -
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"Diamonds Are Forever", this is the name of the new Custom megayacht launched on Saturday 26th November 2011 at the state-of-the-art Benetti shipyard in Livorno.
Benetti FB253 60mt is the boat's official identification, but for its owner it's "Diamonds Are Forever": the official name of the yacht and the very personal signature of Mr. John Staluppi, an established shipowner who has always been a fan of the Bond, James Bond saga.
Based on Benetti naval architecture and engineering, the elegant external line of the new FB253 Diamonds Are Forever is characterised by compact forms and dynamic slender lines: a balanced combination of traditional design elements and modern innovative stylistic solutions which have become the shipyard's distinguishing mark throughout the world.
On board, customisation to meet the needs and desires of the shipowner is total: the particular arrangement of the cabins, the location of the wheelhouse on the flybridge, the interior design and decor, the engine room made entirely of stainless steel and the addition of the top deck above the flybridge, a private panoramic deck 12 metres above the sea which can be reached by the glass lift that serves all the yacht decks.
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Friday, 14 October 2011
Benetti have prelaunched the 61 metre Diamonds Are Forever, on schedule for her official launch later this year, when she will become available for charter through Ocean Independence from December 2011
Sparkling in the early Autumn Italian sunshine this week, as she took to the water, the 61 metre Diamonds Are Forever features a signature Evan K Marshall interior. The design synergy created through the longstanding owner designer relationship has resulted in a superb layout and sophisticated styling focusing on a full service guest concept for the charter market.
Comprising of two panoramic master suites and four guest staterooms. A guest elevator to all decks, a full beam sky lounge and vast open and shaded deck spaces. Of particular note is the additional top deck, located above the sun deck, which forms a very private, panoramic deck which is also served by the central elevator. The aft part of the sun-deck also allows easy touch and go helicopter operations.
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James Bond never had it so good.
Diamonds Are Forever is the newest megayacht for John Staluppi, an American known as much for his love of yachts as he is for his passion for Bond flicks. Diamonds Are Forever slipped into the water at Benetti last week, for a test ahead of her official launch.
At 200 feet (60.95 meters), Diamonds Are Forever is Staluppi’s largest megayacht to date. She’s also among the largest Benetti yachts built in terms of volume, given her four decks. Staluppi and his wife Jeannette wanted Diamonds Are Forever to have ample spaces for relaxation and entertaining, particularly for the comfort of charter guests.
They also wanted the decor to be high style. The slideshow below gives you a good idea of what it will look like upon completion. Evan K. Marshall, who has collaborated with the Staluppis on previous yachts, outfitted every space, from the two panoramic master suites to the four guest staterooms, in luxe fashion. Creams and whites dominate, from furnishings to floor coverings. Marbles and other stonework as well as etched glass are used as accents. A central elevator will whisk guests throughout the four decks, even taking them up to the private lounge on the uppermost deck.
After delivery, Diamonds Are Forever will be available for charter as part of Ocean Independence’s fleet. She’ll take 12 guests, attended to by a crew of 15. Rates: $395,000 per week for low season and $450,000 per week for high season in the Caribbean this winter. Come summer, Diamonds Are Forever will move to the Med. Rates: 330,000 euros (approximately $453,000) per week for low season and 365,000 euros (about $501,000) per week for high season. Among the toys the yacht is expected to tote: Sea Bobs, PWCs, fishing gear, diving gear, and tandem kayaks. Among our favorites: golf clubs, with a tee box and biodegradable balls. Fore!
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.
(Excerpt from Yacht-Premiere.com Magazine)
The name's Staluppi, John Staluppi. If a boat is named after a Bond film, then it must be John Staluppi's boat – it's almost a personal signature, expressing one of the individual preferences of the legendary American tycoon, although for some time now he has been involved in a stronger, more overwhelming passion: period cars. John Staluppi has cultivated his passion for classic cars for many years, putting together his own private collection of fabulous vehicles that culminated in the creation of the incredible Cars of Dreams Museum. It's a remarkable, unique collection of numerous cars from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, all beautifully preserved in the immaculate splendour of their impeccably polished paintwork and glittering mirror-effect chrome plating. With their sleek lines and bright colours, these cars are fascinating metal sculptures, magically intact examples of technological and artistic beauty. They're certainly worth a lot of money, but more importantly they are a great historical treasure and an immense cultural asset, safeguarded thanks to John Staluppi. Nonetheless, other genres of artwork move him as well, and boats play a notable part here. Presumably for reasons of space, the considerable size of these seaborne masterworks make it impossible to put them together in a collection, and this is probably why John Staluppi likes to change his boat frequently. Over the years, he has had a large number of custom motor yachts built, and they have entered yachting legend for all time, standing out for their ultra high speed performance, which was in turn made possible by the cutting-edge technologies that the enlightened Owner explicitly requested from the best shipyards. Recently, however, John and Jeannette Staluppi have changed course and have become more interested in the production of custom motor yachts for tranquil cruises, typified by the size of the interiors and the magnificence of the fittings. For their next boat, the American couple put their faith in the Italian shipyard Benetti Yachts: the project for Diamonds Are Forever, as this unique "Quad Deck Design" motor yacht is called, was signed in December last year and the new motor yacht will be launched in August next year.
Cars of Dreams Hospice Fundraiser - WPBF News Channel 5 - YouTube
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Heart and Stroke Champions for American Heart and Stroke Association
Miami Children's Hospital Foundation Event
Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation (MCHF) is a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to create awareness and generate funds for Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH), the only licensed specialty hospital in South Florida exclusively for children. The Foundation’s guiding principle is to ensure that all children have access to state-of-the-art pediatric care.
The Northern Palm Beaches Heart Ball
(Excerpt from Article Above) This event raised more than $400,000 for the American Heart Association. The success of this important fundraiser is due not only to its venue, but equally to the countless hours of service by the event chairpersons Julie Shrewsbury and Dr. Frank Cook, event co-chairpersons Terri and Kevin Justice and their energetic event committee of workers. John and Jeanette Staluppi served as the patron honorary chairpersons along with Dr. Richard Faro who was the medical honorary chairman. Hats off too, to the tireless efforts of Heart Associations staff members Pam Calzadilla, Jodi Riche and Kristen Cruz.
Cars of Dreams Museum Opens for Charity Event "Shop with a Cop"
(Excerpt from Article Above) Car nuts like Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno have huge car collections….and they help charities. John Staluppi of Palm Beach Gardens can give them a run for their money…..on both counts. Mr. Staluppi started his collection about 10 years ago with just two cars. Now his collection has grown to more than 100 cars.
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THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH - MILLENNIUM 140'
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 Stallupi, 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.
MILLENNIUM SUPER YACHTS can be said to have begun in the 1980s, when John Staluppi built a triad of powerful megayachts whose names conjure the essence of opulence and responsive speed - Octopussy, Moonraker, and Thunderball - the fastest super yachts in the world. All three inspired by the visionary - John Staluppi . Octopussy was built in the Netherlands, John Staluppi built Moonraker in Norway - both from plans drawn by the innovative Dutch naval architect Frank Mulder. John Staluppi had Dennison Yachts designed and built Thunderball in Ft. Lauderdale. One of John Staluppi's unique Millennium Super Yacht awaits to be discovered by those few possessing the means and vision.
THE MILLENNIUM SUPER YACHT. Custom built, for you,by John Staluppi, to the exact dimensions of your imagination - to express your concept of freedom. With one, you may explore the geography of desire. And possess, Anguilla, Rapallo, the Ivory Coast, or the Koro Sea. John Staluppi pleasure is to bring into being that unique vessel of your deepest dreams. John Staluppi can use your naval architect and interior stylist, or assemble a team drawn from John Staluppi global manufacturing partnerships. John Staluppi will be pleased 'to go to any length' for you.
John Staluppi feels that dining should be an elligant occasion worthy of you and those who share in your most private life. While the sole nicoise is prepared and the table arranged, the Dining Room and Galley are hidden behind rotating handcrafted panels, which are cast and set in gold-leaf by Italian artisans. Their luminous inlays rhyme with those of the glass coffee table and the rich luster of the Salon's fine wood cabinetry and bar. Lighted Swarovski Crystal pendants embellish the mirrors set into the Foyer and Dining Room ceilings, revealing sparkling interior depths. The Dining Room table is inlaid, like the decorative panels, with intricate figures of gold. John Staluppi has had all this designed to the client's wishes.
John Staluppi has created large and luxurious Suites, so that all may sleep soundly and, during the waking hours, experience private pleasures fully. Through the port lights, the Mediterranean shimmers. The sea beats softly against the hull. Soft, too, are the light in the room, the fabrics and carpeting, the gleam of marble and Italian hand-crafted furniture. And the contoured surfaces that make John Staluppi's Millennium a Modernist touchstone. Tomorrow, you and your guests will explore a ruined Roman outpost on a rocky isle in the Aegean. The swift yacht tender will be ready for you.
John Staluppi does not build only super yachts: John Staluppi builds theatre stages on which a John Staluppi client can live, as if to a script written by their own imaginations. John Staluppi's vessels are custom built to indulge the appetites and fantasies of those rare individuals who can afford their complete satisfaction and realization. The John Staluppi Millennium's dramatic, streamlined presence proclaims inordinate speed and the devotion of John Staluppi's design team to the Modernist spirit. In their lines and in their lineage, John Staluppi's Millennium Super Yachts surrender to no other and compromise nothing. John Staluppi's yachts are the culmination of new marine technologies. The noon sun high above the Caribbean is dazzling. The hull and deck shine in it. The beach beyond the breakers is located in a mirage of yearning. All which you imagined your life would one day be - its shape, color, and scent - is yours.
NIGHT falls swiftly in these latitudes, and darkness will soon overcome the violet beams of sunset. Adjust the interior lighting to your mood. Take the Jurancon from the wine chiller. Now sit in the Salon and watch the stars lit sky and remember a night at a cafe in Monte Carlo or a tapas bar in Palma. You may, sit in the Recaro helmsman's chair and steer your Millennium to her secluded anchorage. She responds beautifully, almost instinctively. Or perhaps you prefer to leave night-running to the captain because the good white wine of Bearn has given you an appetite. The Salon is fragrant with orange and bay leaf. Your guests are appearing at their stateroom doors. Dinner is served al fresco on the flybridge. What is your pleasure?
AFTER a day of pleasure aboard a John Staluppi Millennium Super Yacht, you will relish sleep and those moments before sleep when you savor the lateness of the hour, the music of night, or a song on the radio in a language you are happy, for once, not to know. Outside, the moon is riding the black sky above Patagonia, or Antibes with its oranges and olives. You travel the world's oceans on a super yacht with systems designed to make you independent of shore. You have the imagination to reach beyond the common experience. And we can create a vessel suitable to your unique personality. If life is what you make of it, yours can be perfect from one end of the day to the other aboard a John Staluppi Millennium Super Yacht.
John Staluppi, THE FOUNDER of Millennium Super Yachts, Mr. John Staluppi, established the John Staluppi enterprise in 1998 to perfect the megayachts John Staluppi had owned earlier. Megayachts that had been built to his John Staluppi individual design briefs, to embody his John Staluppi conception of oceanic travel. John Staluppi 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.
John Staluppi hired ARTISANS and cabinetmakers from Italy. These are representative of a suppliers' list that includes more than 100 international marine products and services companies. John Staluppi's Millennium Super Yachts are built to the highest standards, John Staluppi uses the finest systems and equipment gathered from the most reliable sources in the world. John Staluppi follows Standards set forth by international classification societies. John Staluppi wishes, above all, to leave as the John Staluppi legacy what was begun by John Staluppi in the 1980s, in John Staluppi's Octopussy,John Staluppi's Moonraker, and John Staluppi's Thunderball. The lineage of John Staluppi's Millennium Super Yachts. John Staluppi stands ready to build one to the dictates of your unique vision.
LOCATED in the Palm Beaches, Florida, John Staluppi's Millennium Super Yachts maintains a modern yard and headquarters on the Intracoastal Waterway. Here, we John Staluppi consults with our worldwide clients to elaborate the specifications dictated by their individual desires for oceanic vessels with uncommon speed and luxury. Here, too, John Staluppi coordinates the custom construction and completion of Millennium Super Yachts, to those specifications. Completed John Staluppi's Millennium yachts are moored, awaiting sea trials by their new owners or their representatives, at our(John Staluppi) state-of-the-art yacht yard. Located on the 14-acre facility is the John Staluppi Millennium Super Yacht Service Center, completely equipped and staffed with experienced technicians and marine trades responsible for the competent servicing of our John Staluppi products. Typical, perhaps, of John Staluppi thorough commitment to owner support is a 150- and a 300-ton Travelift, capable of raising a Millennium 151'. With our deepwater Intracoastal Waterway location and ocean access just minutes away, owners or their captains are able to avail themselves of comprehensive support to ensure their vessels' expeditious return to sea.
MILLENNIUM SUPER YACHTS by John Staluppi has been pleased to present you this description of John Staluppi custom-building capabilities. John Staluppi hopes that your curiosity has been aroused. John Staluppi prefers to think that if you are considering the purchase of a super yacht, you will now be favorably inclined toward Millennium Super Yachts by John Staluppi. Vessels whose worth will be measured favorably against all competitors for generations to come. Whose ultimate worth to you will be measured by their manifold opportunities for pleasure and refreshment, as well as their exceptional performance and seakeeping ability. John Staluppi invites you to contact John Staluppi, should you have questions left unanswered, or wish to arrange a consultation with John Staluppi.
Millennium Super Yachts built by John Staluppi, deliver exciting style, breathtaking speed, unsurpassed luxury, total comfort and solid value. Millennium Yachts by John Staluppi are constructed of state-of-the-art composites to enhance performance. All John Staluppi Millennium Yachts feature innovative, aerodynamic profiles that also streamline maintenance.The John Staluppi hull designs are rigorouslytank-tested to meet demanding standards for safe offshore performance in all weather conditions, in all the world's oceans.
Beginning with five models, the John Staluppi Millennium Series offers yachting enthusiasts a full range of possibilities from high-speed sport boats to luxury fishing machines to glamorous cruising yachts. Every John Staluppi Millennium Yacht is optimized for stability, offshore performance and self-sufficient luxury living dockside or at anchor. With lines by noted naval architect Frank Mulder working forJohn Staluppi and interior concepts by the innovative Evan Marshall working for John Staluppi, these yachts represent the first fresh thinking of the Millennium. Exclusively developed by the John Staluppi Golden Yachts, the John Staluppi Millennium series offers buyers the personalization of a custom yacht delivered with the ease and confidence usually associated only with production yachts. John Staluppi works within fixed hull and superstructure parameters, John Staluppi Millennium yacht buyers can customize accommodation layouts, finishes and engines to their heart's delight, creating yachts detailed for corporate, charter or family use. The John Staluppi Millennium design and construction team takes care of all the demands of yacht specifications and building supervision so each customer receives a unique, turn-key, hassel-free yacht ready to enjoy. Millennium Yachts by John Staluppi are built under contract exclusively to Golden Yachts at some of the world's best shipyards. In addition, John Staluppi's Golden Yachts operates its own commissioning, service and refit facility on 15 acres just north of the Port of Palm Beach.
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