New composite yacht takes shape

Delta Marine and Caterpillar Financial Services Corp. are working together to complete a yachtbuilidng project code-named Project Monarch, a 151-ft/46.5m composite semi-displacement motoryacht, which had its genesis at another boatyard, Northern Marine in Anacortes, Wash.

Delta Marine (Seattle, Wash.) and Caterpillar Financial Services Corp. (Nashville, Tenn.) are working together to complete a yachtbuilidng project code-named Project Monarch, a 151-ft/46.5m composite semi-displacement motoryacht, which had its genesis at another boatyard, Northern Marine in Anacortes, Wash. With exterior styling and interior design by Jonathan Quinn Barnett, the megayacht has a 30.75-ft/9.37m beam, and a high shear line that captures a full beam arrangement forward of amidships, and a flared hull design with a hard chine to deflect spray. The hull is a resin-infusion sandwich construction, cored with Corecell A 600 and A 1200 SAN foam from SP/High Modulus (Isle of Wight, U.K.). Skins are multiaxial layups of Vectorply stitched E-glass roving (uniaxial, biaxial and triaxial) infused with HSC DX 781-2140 vinyl ester resin supplied by Eastman (Kingsport, Tenn).
Powered by twin Cat 3512 B series diesel engines, she can reach speeds of up to 21 knots, with a range of 3,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. The yacht is certifed by both American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and U.K.-based Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). It weighs 500 gross tons and is wheelchair navigable, with extra wide doors, spacious walkways and a centrally located elevator providing convenient access to all four decks.
No expense has been spared in the yacht’s layout and appointments, says Delta. With sleeping quarters for 10 people, the yacht is designed for a crew of 12.

Learn more about Delta Marine’s composite fabrication and design expertise in “FEA facilitates custom megayacht design,” link at right.