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May 2015

Youtube.com - Animated video of Project Skyfall

Based on the new Sunrise 68m by A. Vallicelli & Co, Project Skyfall was designed for one of the world's most experience yachtsmen, renowned for his spirit of innovation.

The aggressive sleekness of the yacht's lines reflects its ambitious performance targets: a fast displacement steel-hull, Project Skyfall will have a shallow draft of less than 3 metres, a top speed of 25 knots and a transatlantic range.

The yacht will also be a showcase of innovative technologies, never utilized on a yacht before, including VOITH linear jets propulsion and MME microturbines power generation.

 Hemmings.com- Herbie at Cars of Dreams Museum


April 2015

Herbie the love bug

Autonet.com -Lots-of-Love-for-this-Volkswagen-Bug

Volkswagen Beetle herbie John Staluppi

Barrett-jackson.com -Supercars-superstars-action-packed-barrett-jackson-palm-beach-auction-breaks-records

The bidding was fierce, taking barely 3 minutes to complete. We all know from the Disney Love Bug movies that Herbie can drive himself, and did he ever this past Saturday. Herbie drove himself right into the record books selling for an eye popping $115,000 to well-known millionaire car dealer and collector John Staluppi.

Carbuyingtips.com -Herbie-Volkswagen-sells-Barrett-Jackson-Auction

Barrett Jackson - Palm Beach 2015 - Philanthropists and world-renowned car collectors Jeanette and John Staluppi donated an additional $100,000 to support the Achilles Freedom Team.


More info on the Achilles Freedom Team helping Disabled Veterans

Business Wire - Barrett-Jackson - Auction Overview

Several vehicles were sold to benefit non-profit organizations, with 100 percent of the nearly $1 million dollars raised going to support veterans, children and other deserving charities.

Sportscardigest.com - Barrett-Jackson-Palm-Beach-2015-auction-results

Torquenews.com - Copo-camaro-1-raises-400k-charity

On Saturday, WWE Hall of Fame member Hulk Hogan took center stage and, in true “Hulkamania” fashion, ripped the shirt off his back to help Barrett-Jackson raise much-needed funds for U.S. veterans, children, cancer patients and others across the country. A few generous, philanthropic car dealers combined to raise $400,000 for the Achilles Freedom Team. David Flynn purchased the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro COPO Race Car VIN #001 for $300,000 followed by an additional $100,000 pledge from Jeanette and John Staluppi.

“Every Barrett-Jackson auction brings with it an opportunity to improve the lives of deserving individuals and organizations through the sale of charity cars,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We truly appreciate the consignors who donate their vehicles and the bidders who bid from their heart. I’m confident that some wonderful opportunities will open up for those in need with the nearly $1 million in charity auction sales in Palm Beach.”

Businesswire.com - Barrett-Jackson-Raises-1-Million-Charity

Looktothestars.org - Charity-at-car-auction


March 2015

Superyachts.com - Worth Avenue Yachts Sell Motor Yacht Skyfall II

Superyachttimes.com - Superyacht Skyfall II Sold

Boatinternational.com - Palmer Johnson Superyacht Skyfall II Sold

Palmbeachdailynews.com - Boat Show Sunshine Brings Out Crowds and Buyers

Cnbc.com - The James Bond Yacht Flipper

Palmbeachdailynews.com - Chic Skyfall Designed for Versatile Cruising

Cw34.com - Video of Palm Beach Boat Show

Palmbeach.floridaweekly.com - Cars of Dreams Boardwalk Fantasy Fundraiser

Youtube.com - Cars of Dreams Hospice Benefit Car Show

Hpbcf.org- Boardwalk Fantasy Cocktail Reception


February 2015

Worthavenueyachts.com - Palm-Beach-International-Boat-Show-Skyfall- 2015

Showmanagement.com - Palm-Beach-Boat-Show

YouTube.com - Miami Boat Show - Skyfall

Flickr.com - Miami Boat Show

Tumblr.com- Miami Boat Show

Superyachts.com - news/the-most-notable-yachts-of-the-2015-miami-boat-show-3670.htm

Superyachts.com - news - 27th-miami-yacht-andamp-brokerage-show-round-up



January 2015

Pinterest.com - Carsofdreams.com

Tumblr.com - Carsofdreams.com

December 2014







November 2014

Flickr.com - Shop with a Cop

Superyachttimes.com- Skyfall

Yachtemoceans.com - /skyfall-sunrise-yachts-john-staluppi-sale/


Worthavenueyachts.com- Skyfall



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




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


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

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



Yachtingmagazine.com- Skyfall

Boatinternational.com - Skyfall

Mulderdesign.nl - Skyfall

Scenista.com - Conceptcarzcom


February 2014



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


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


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


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


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


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

Yachtcharterfleet.com - Diamonds Are Forever at Cannes Boat Show

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


Salonnautiquecannes.com - Le Mag


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


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


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

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


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


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


YouTube.com - Azimut-Benetti Group Official Presentation 2013



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


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

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


February 2013




miami boat show

January 2013


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


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


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


October 2012


RM Auctions - Cars of Dreams Auction - View Digital Catalog

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.

10/29/2012 - Boatinternational.com - Major price drop on superyacht Diamonds are Forever at Worth Avenue and OCI

10/25/2012 - Superyachts.com - The 2012 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Opens

10/17/2012 - Oceanindependence.com - Motor Yacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER – Available in the BAHAMAS for Thanksgiving

10/16/2012 - Autoweek.com - Staluppi Cars of Dreams to go on auctionblock


September 2012


Cannes International Boat Show - Video

Onboard Diamonds Are Forever - Video

September 25, 2012 - Making Waves in Monaco

Monoco Yacht Show Update

September 11, 2012 - Diamonds Are Forever in Cannes

“Diamonds Are Forever” on Display at 2012 Cannes and Monaco Yacht Shows

Luxury Yacht & Superyacht News Brief for Diamonds are Forever


August 2012


Cars of Dreams sale of collection by RM Auctions - for details go to http://www.rmauctions.com

View RM Auctions Press Release

View Collection at carsofdreams.com

Sale of Diamonds Are Forever Yacht - for details go to http://www.oceanindependence.com/index.php/yacht-sales/yacht/diamonds-are-forever

Inspect Diamonds are Forever Yacht at Cannes (Sep 11-16) and Monaco (Sep 19-22) yacht shows - for details go to http://www.salonnautiquecannes.com


July 2012


July 27 2012 - Bymnews.com/taly. Azimut Benetti Group announces previews for new nautical season

July 26 2012 - Superyachttimes.com - 61 Metre Diamonds Are Forever largest yacht ever at Cannes show

July 26 2012 - Bornrich.com - Benetti debuts its longest yacht "Diamonds Are Forever" at the Cannes Boat Show

July 26 2012 - Luxurylaunches.com - Benetti Diamonds are Forever will be the longest boat of 2012 Cannes Boat Show

July 26 2012 - Charterworld.com - Benetti Yachts to attend Cannes and MYS 2012 with 61m megayacht Diamonds are Forever on display

July 26 2012 - OneNewsPage.us - Benetti-Diamonds-are-Forever-will-be-the-longest boat of the 2012 Cannes Boat Show

July 19 2012 - Guide2croatia.net - Daily Mail brings a story about Ecclestone sisters enjoying their Croatia holiday

July 13 2012 - JustLuxe.com - Diamonds Are Forever | A Luxury Yacht Fit For James Bond

July 12 2012 - Dailymail.co.ukAnother holiday, ladies? Tamara and Petra Ecclestone play tourists in their mother's native Croatia

July 10 2012 - Superyachttimes.com - Preview of the 22nd Monaco Yacht Show


June 2012


June 29 2012 - Justluxe.com - 5 Great Charter Destinations in the Mediterranean

YouTube Video: Bugsy Gedlek photography - Diamonds Are Forever - Sky Deck/Sun Deck

YouTube Video: Bugsy Gedlek photography - Diamonds Are Forever - Upper Deck



Quantum of Solace Yacht News

Motor Yacht Quantum of Solace
Quantum of Solace (formerly Alfa III) is a 52m (170.60ft) motor yacht, custom built in 2001 by Benetti. The yacht's interior has been designed by Zuretti and has exterior styling by Stefano Natucci. She was last refitted in 2009.

Quantum of Solace has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a beam of 9.30m (30.51ft) and a 3.40m (11.15ft) draft. This custom yacht is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilization system which reduces roll motion effect and results in a smoother more enjoyable cruising experience. She features 'at anchor stabilisers' which work at zero speed to increase onboard comfort at anchor and on rough waters. Quantum of Solace is built to comply to MCA and LR standards.













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

Other press for Casino Royale