Bond-loving billionaires and their toys
Among Bond boat lovers, no one can beat John Staluppi. The Long Island auto tycoon has built and owned 18 yachts named after Bond movies, from "Goldfinger" and "Mooonraker" to "Diamonds Are Forever" and "The World Is Not Enough." The latter of those names is a megayacht/speedboat that's 140 feet tall and can top 70 miles an hour.
Why the Bond boats?
"It's exciting," Staluppi said. "The name is exciting. Watching a 'James Bond' movie, you never know what's going to happen next. And our boats always do the same."
Staluppi is currently building "Spectre" with Benetti Yachts. The 220-foot yacht is expected to cost more than $50 million when it's done. But unlike the movie, it won't be released until 2017.