Delta Marine announces 66m motor yacht

Delta Marine Industries is building a 66m yacht for an American customer that features a steel hull and composite superstructure.

Seattle, April 2011 – Delta Marine Industries (Seattle, Wash., USA) has announced the construction of a 66m/217-ft motor yacht for an American customers. It features an ice strengthened steel hull and composite superstructure.

With naval architecture, space planning and exterior styling by the Delta Design Group, the yacht’s composite superstructure allows for sculpted shapes and curves. Notable outdoor spaces on the yacht include fold-down beach cabana at the stern with bar, day head and sauna, extra large sundeck with pool and a private owner’s deck off the master stateroom.

The interior, designed by Diane Johnson Design, is defined by nearly floor-to-ceiling windows, overheads as high as 8.33 ft/2.5m and grand foyers. While much of the
interior and its details are still being designed, the interior will favor traditional classic
yacht design with raised paneling, beamed overheads, fluted columns and polished
finishes in traditional veneers.

The upper deck features a forward-facing stateroom, private deck, salon and office. This arrangement allows for six large guest cabins to be located forward on the main deck. The main deck features a grand main salon with nearly floor-to-ceiling windows and high overheads. Also, on the main deck is a theatre.

The yacht is powered by twin Caterpillar 3516 main engines that carry more than 50,000 gal/189,271L of fuel; the yacht will have a 5,000 nautical mile range at 12 knots and a maximum speed of 16.8 knots. A tender garage with side hull doors and overhead gantry cranes for deployment will stow two inflatable bottom tenders, jet skis and a custom Italian-style launch.

Yacht delivery is expected in 2013.