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May 2015 - 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. Herbie at Cars of Dreams Museum

April 2015

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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. -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

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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. - Barrett-Jackson-Palm-Beach-2015-auction-results - 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.” - Barrett-Jackson-Raises-1-Million-Charity - Charity-at-car-auction


March 2015 - Worth Avenue Yachts Sell Motor Yacht Skyfall II - Superyacht Skyfall II Sold - Palmer Johnson Superyacht Skyfall II Sold - Boat Show Sunshine Brings Out Crowds and Buyers - The James Bond Yacht Flipper - Chic Skyfall Designed for Versatile Cruising - Video of Palm Beach Boat Show - Cars of Dreams Boardwalk Fantasy Fundraiser - Cars of Dreams Hospice Benefit Car Show Boardwalk Fantasy Cocktail Reception

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December 2014

November 2014 - Shop with a Cop Skyfall - /skyfall-sunrise-yachts-john-staluppi-sale/ Skyfall

October 2014

November 9, 2014 - Shop With a Cop - Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show,

New Cars of Dreams Museum website launched

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 Skyfall Docks - Boys and Girls Club Donors - Staluppi Center Renderings

June 2014 - Floating Assets Magazine - Rendering of Superyacht Skyfall

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May 2014 - Superyacht Design The Birth of Superyacht Project Skyfall

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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. - 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. - Ny-Auto-Giant -Bidding-Gets-Fast-and-Furious-at-Barrett-Jackson-Palm-Beach - 7-Reasons-We're-Psyched-for-Skyfall - DarrellGwynnFoundation


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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 - Announcement of Sale of Diamonds Are Forever - Announcement of Sale of Diamonds Are Forever


November 2013

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October 2013


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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.

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Ceremony for Staluppi Center at St Marks Episcopal Church - Diamonds Are Forever at Cannes Boat Show

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August 2013

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July 2013

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June 2013

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May 2013

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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.” - Lunch-with-superyacht-owner-john-staluppi


April 2013


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March 2013

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February 2013



January 2013

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December 2012

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The Globe and - Beautiful brutes: Chrysler’s legendary 300 “letter cars” - Fly High – 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird


November 2012


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October 2012


RM Auctions - Cars of Dreams Auction - View Digital Catalog

RM Auctions - Cars of Dreams YouTube Video

10/30/2012 - - John Staluppi & Vincenzo Poerio on Diamonds Are Forever

10/30/2012 - - One-of-none 1956 De Soto Adventurer convertible to cross the block

10/29/2012 - -The largest yacht to be reduced this week was the 61m Diamonds are Forever.

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

10/25/2012 - - The 2012 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Opens

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

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


September 2012


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

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Sale of Diamonds Are Forever Yacht - for details go to

Inspect Diamonds are Forever Yacht at Cannes (Sep 11-16) and Monaco (Sep 19-22) yacht shows - for details go to


July 2012


July 27 2012 - Azimut Benetti Group announces previews for new nautical season

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


June 2012


June 29 2012 - - 5 Great Charter Destinations in the Mediterranean

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

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May 2012


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April 2012 - Boat International Magazineline

April 2012 - Boat

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(Excerpt from April 2012 - Boat 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.



April 2012 - Show Boats International Magazine

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3/22/12 - 3/25/12 - Palm Beach Boat Show line

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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 - - "Highlights Palm Beach Boat Show"    

3/26/12 - Palm Beach - "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

3/22/12 - "boat-show-returns-to-west-palm-waterfront"

3/21/12 - - "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

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(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

View Article "Wheels of Dreams Gala hosted by John & Jeannette Staluppi Raises funds 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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"It's the Oscars of the Auto Industry," said Grant Cardone, best-selling author and noted sales expert.

(Excerpt from Automotive Leadership Roundtable - Read Full Article)

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.

Favorite vehicle:
1962 Corvette

Make-A-Wish Foundation

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.

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3/10/12 - Palm Beach Post - "Vroom in your heart? You can help Hospice"

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 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.

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JANUARY 11, 2012 -


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. (+,

—Christina Garofalo

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Available for worldwide charter, with its unique "Quad Deck Design".

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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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Diamonds Are Forever Debuts at Benetti: SLIDESHOW

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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!

Read more: Megayacht News – Diamonds Are Forever Debuts at Benetti: SLIDESHOW


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.


Diamonds Are Forever - Custom Yacht for John Staluppi
by Benetti Yachts and Evan K. Marshall/Usonia V

(Excerpt from 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.


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See Slideshow of Shop with a Cop event - November 6, 2011

The Shop With a Cop event is a way the that Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office helps underprivileged children during the holiday season. The money will help deputies buy presents for children this Christmas.

Annual Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show
To Benefit "Shop With A Cop" Kid's Event
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Car Show Supports Sheriff's Organization
Shop With A Cop Event Exceeds Goal

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Palm Beach County Sheriff Rick Bradshaw says a North Palm Beach Car show helps them exceed their goal for the annual "Shop With a Cop" event.

The Shop With a Cop event is a way the that Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office helps underprivileged children during the holiday season. The money will help deputies buy presents for children this Christmas.

Cars of Dreams helped organize and sponsor the event, and Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said it was a success.

"Number one, this is going to be the biggest crowd we've had since we started this event. Number two, the weather has been great, but the most important thing is underprivileged children are going to have a good Chirstmas because of this event," said Bradshaw.


Wheels of Dreams Event - You Tube - Darrell Gwynn Foundation


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The Darrell Gwynn Foundation donated a custom-built $33,000 power-wheelchair with a standing feature to Jedidiah Gore at the "Wheels of Dreams" Gala hosted by John & Jeanette Staluppi's Cars of Dreams Museum in North Palm Beach, Fla. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Gore, a Miami native, was in need of a new wheelchair after his old wheelchair was no longer operational and he was denied by Medicaid a new power wheelchair with the standing feature. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation stepped in to provide the necessary wheelchair to improve the quality of his life. Jedidiah is a huge fan of the Miami HEAT and he received a Miami HEAT themed wheelchair. The Miami HEAT also donated three wheelchair accessible tickets to the Miami HEAT vs. Milwaukee Bucks game on April 6 to Jedidiah so he could attend his first HEAT game with his family.


John Staluppi Proud of Atlantic Auto Group for Continued Generosity to Cancer Foundations

John Staluppi watched as his two executives of the Atlantic Auto Group were honored at the Second Annual Gala Reception Dinner for the benefit of the National Kidney Registry. The National Kidney Registry has been facilitating living donor transplants since 2008. Both Atlantic Auto Group executives, John Pickett and Michael Brown, have offered their generous and enthusiastic support for the National Kidney Registry while overseeing the daily and long term operations of John Staluppi’s Atlantic Auto Group.

This second annual gala event also acknowledged other charitable donations given by John Staluppi and his company to two organizations: Hyundai Hope on Wheels and the Jimmy Fund. Both of these organizations are partnered together searching for a cure for pediatric and adult cancer.

“Hyundai’s multifaceted partnership with Dana-Farber [Cancer Institute] helps people of all ages fight cancer, while allowing us to capitalize on the Jimmy Fund’s commanding presence in the community,” said Bob Cosmai, former CEO of the Hyundai Corporation, in a quote on “By serving as presenting sponsor of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, Hyundai increased its branding and marketing, while helping find cures for cancer.”

The Jimmy Fund organization was founded in 1948 and is currently located at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, while the Hyundai Hope on Wheels campaign is intertwined with more than 800 Hyundai dealerships across the nation. Included are all three of John Staluppi’s Hyundai dealerships on Long Island who are continuing their efforts to support Hyundai Hope on Wheels.

John Staluppi is proud to say that his Atlantic Auto Group has supported all of these important and charitable organizations. There is no doubt of how vital work with these groups is for patients across the country, and John Staluppi wants to continue helping them make a difference.


Date: April 5, 2011
Time: 7 p.m. Wheels of Dreams
Location: John Staluppi's Cars of Dreams Private Museum, N Palm Beach, Fla.
Event: An evening of stars and classic cars that includes cocktails, dinner and entertainment benefitting the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. The Cars of Dreams private Museum is an unparalleled collection reflecting owner John Staluppi's passion for classic car design.

Watch the Darrell Gwynn Foundation LIVE on Speed Channel, April 8
by Darrell Gwynn Foundation on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 1:38pm

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation will auction two cars and make a wheelchair donation LIVE on Speed Channel on Friday, April 8 at approximately 4 p.m. EST. Be sure to watch live on TV as the Darrell Gwynn Foundation tries to raise money at the auction to benefit the foundation's mission

WHEELS OF DREAMS - Event to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 7pm-10pm

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you dine, drink and are entertained amid John & Jeanette Staluppi's amazing and magical collection of classic cars! Click Here for a sneak peek of the museum.

Topping it off - deserving individuals receive the gift of mobility as DGF awards them their dream "wheel"chairs


Spinal cord injuries happen.

They happen everyday, everywhere, to people of all ages and descriptions, and from all walks of life. And they happen in many different ways.

In 1990, I was at the height of my career as a professional race car driver. Then, on a test run in England, an accident -- a freak one by racing standards --left me paralyzed with a devastating spinal cord injury.

Initially, there was concern if I would even survive my injuries at all. I careened from one medical crisis to another, taking my family and loved ones along on that same wrenching, emotional roller-coaster ride. Then, when the imminent dangers had passed, I arrived at the forefront of living life in the wake of a paralyzing spinal cord injury.

Ironically, less than six months earlier I had chosen The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis as my personal charity, and I had already begun assisting them in raising funding for spinal cord injury research. I clearly recall personally placing their logos on my race car, never then dreaming that within a few short months my future would be in their hands.

A number of years have passed since the fateful day I was paralyzed. In that time, my compassion for victims of spinal cord injuries, and respect for the families and friends of those standing behind them has grown immeasurably. I have learned that hope, encouragement and determination aided by education, are among the keys in creating a meaningful, satisfying life despite physical obstacles.

I am lucky. I have a wonderful family and an amazing collection of friends and business associates who share my commitment to build a better future for those with spinal cord injuries and other central nervous system disorders. Significantly, there has never been a time of more important and promising research to find a cure for spinal cord paralysis then right now.

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) was created to help aid that critical research by raising funds for that purpose. In addition to supporting various worthwhile research initiatives, DGF concerns itself with Quality of Life issues for those with spinal cord injuries.

My life, both before and after my spinal cord injury, has surrounded professional auto racing. Surprisingly, there are similarities between side-by-side competition at more than 300 miles-per-hour, and the quest to cure spinal cord injuries. Both are expensive. Both are ultimately competitions against the clock. And with adequate funding, technical expertise and dedication, both can be won.

There's an old saying in auto racing, "It's not where you start, but where you finish." That's also true of living life with a spinal cord injury. The race to find a cure for paralysis from spinal cord injury is well underway. With continuing help, I am certain that race will one day be won.

- Darrell Gwynn