While record freezing temperatures affected large parts of the United States, warm feelings were widespread at Delta Marine on January 12. Punctuated by a striking rainbow, Delta Project 174046 made her way into her finishing shed.
LOA for the still-confidential megayacht: 175 feet (about 53.3 meters). That’s a foot longer than the length revealed when Delta announced project 174046 in October 2016. Though the builder hasn’t disclosed further details, we anticipate other measurements remaining the same as before. That means a draft of 7’7” (2.35 meters) and a beam of 34 feet (10.4 meters).
While the name of the megayacht remains confidential for now, so, too, do the owners. However, they have shared a few facts. For one, they’re American. Related to this, they wanted construction to take place stateside, a significant reason why they chose Delta. In addition, they were impressed with Delta’s previous work constructing megayachts with metal hulls and composite superstrutures. Their yacht has an aluminum hull. The combination, along with powerful 3,860-hp MTU diesels, should permit high performance. (Unfortunately, no anticipated speed figures are available.) Aiding performance, she also has a retractable stern thruster, to reduce drag.
If you find that feature interesting, you’ll find other equally interesting aspects of her design and build, too. For instance, Delta Project 174046 conceals both an elevator and a day head in her mast. The elevator will let the guests staying below decks or those in the bridge-deck VIP hit the sunpads swiftly each day. Crew can take care of their cocktail or snack needs thanks to a dedicated stairway in the pilothouse. Still on the subject of snacks, Delta Project 174046 has bars on every deck that do double duty as dining areas. While a party of 12 will stay aboard, some dining areas can accommodate 14 people.
Delta Project 174046 features styling by Jonathan Quinn Barnett. The owners selected him because they liked his work on another Delta, Silver Shalis.