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In build: Delta constructing new 53m superyacht

Written by
Charl van Rooy

Delta Marine announced this week that it is currently underway with construction on a new 53-metre superyacht project. Commissioned by an American pair, project 174046 is the American shipyard’s latest high-performance motor yacht that will be finished in true Delta style with an aluminium hull and lightweight composite superstructure.

Seattle-based designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett, who was responsible for the interior design and collaborated with the late Bill Langan on the exterior design ofSilver Shalis,was contracted from the start of the project.

A specific request from the clients included the need for a shallow draft that would allow the yacht access to their favourite cruising grounds in the Bahamas and Caribbean Sea.

Jonathan Barnett’s exterior styling gives a fresh and forward look to a proven hull design,” Delta’s Chief Naval Architect Jay Miner. “Not only does the design manage to maintain its sleek shape in profile and elevations, it provides superior glazing dimensions for unobstructed sightlines — something quite unique when considering the interior volume and open deck viewing spaces with windbreaks.”

Delta Marine will be displaying a model of the project at this week’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

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