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Motoryacht Skyfall to be built by Sunrise


Legendary yacht owner John Staluppi, who names all his yachts after James Bond films, has signed a contract with Sunrise Yachts of Turkey to build the 68m M/Y Skyfall. Skyfall will be his 19th yacht project and the largest to date It is due to launch in 2017.

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Sunrise Yachts signs 68 metre Skyfall superyacht contract    
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Antalya-based yacht builder Sunrise Yachts will deliver John and Jeanette Staluppis nineteenth and largest project to date in 2017. Project Skyfall, designed by Vallicelli & Co., with an interior design by Focus Yacht Design and naval architecture by Mulder Design and OYD, is packed with new technologies.
The confirmation of Project Skyfall, the outcome of months of development between the clients, the designers, the brokers and the builders teams, represents a considerable achievement for Sunrise Yachts.
Guillaume Roché, Sunrise Yachts CEO, states: “It means a lot to us to be chosen to build such an ambitious project, especially for one of the worlds most experienced yacht owners. It is both an acknowledgement of our achievements in the six short years of our shipyards 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”.
Worth Avenue Yachts, who have been advising the clients, will be following up on the projects construction until delivery in 2017. “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”. stated Peter Thompson. Project Skyfall is a fast displacement, steel hull and aluminium superstructure, transtlantic luxury motor yacht designed to meet the owners particular requirements in terms of esthetics, speed and comfort. In line with the owners spirit of innovation that has produced many groundbreaking yachts, Project Skyfall will feature a host of technologies never combined in a yacht project before. To name but a few: the Voith Linear Jet propulsion system offering performance, reliability and silence and the MME microturbines, the power generating solution of the future.
Vallicelli & Co, one of Italys most prominent naval architects and yacht designers, who combine extensive experience in both sailing and motor yachts, have created a design of remarkable proportions. Andrea Vallicelli explains: “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”.
The interior design is entrusted to the talent of Bremen‐based Focus Yacht Design, who are currently working with the shipyard on a 63m project to be delivered next winter. Project Skyfall will feature a sumptuous contemporary interior, balancing a richness of decor and a contemporary elegance complementing the yachts sleek exterior styling. Surprise features will add glamour and fun to the owners and charter guests onboard experience.
Frank and Bas Mulder of Mulder Design, who have developed many record-breaking yachts with the owners, will be bringing their engineering expertise to the project and help achieve the projects performance targets.

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