Delta's Project 164 nears completion

Delta’s Project 164, Happy Days, is the largest composite yacht ever built in the America’s. This 50 meter full-displacement motor yacht is the fourth project built in this series. In order to satisfy the Owner’s request for more interior volume, Delta modified the hull tooling to both extend the length and widen the beam. Happy Days has an extreme beam of nearly 34-feet and a total of 7500 square feet of living area.

The Delta Design Group is responsible for the entire engineering package including naval architecture, exterior styling and interior design. Delta is also working closely with the Owner’s interior designer who has worked with him on other projects and brings expertise in contemporary design. The decor is a mixture of light woods and cool color tones reminiscent of the Caribbean. Instead of stonework, the Owner has chosen to use the light airiness of glass to bring the look of the ocean inside. Featured in the guest heads are beautiful custom slump glass countertops that integrate the sinks with dramatic shapes and forms. The dining table will be accentuated by a blown glass chandelier that measures more than 8-feet in length. Even the galley will sport a custom slab made of glass, concrete and epoxy to increase strength and durability.

The general arrangement features a private master suite on the upper deck with its own lounge forward and an intimate dining area aft. The dining area will have bamboo flooring and electro-hydraulic windows that lower to let the fresh air in or to keep the area cool in hotter climates. There is a pair of large VIP cabins on the main deck and four equal sized guest cabins below for a total of seven staterooms on this very large 50 meter yacht.

The sun deck is designed for entertaining, complete with day head, Jacuzzi tub, sunning chairs, bar and outdoor galley. This deck will offer its guest shade under a lightweight, contemporary bimini that supports the mast, radar and communication systems.

Mechanically the yacht will be equipped with twin Caterpillar 3512 engines that will give her a cruising speed of 14 knots and a maximum speed of almost 17 knots. She will carry 19,500 US gallons of fuel and have a range of over 5,000 nautical miles. Her main tender will be stowed in a float-in garage with a smaller tender stowed on the sun deck. The yacht will feature an elevator that travels through all four decks.

Happy Days will be delivered to an American customer during the first quarter of 2006.



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