Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Delta Move 66m Project 'Invader'

Delta Marine in Seattle have just recently completed the moving of project Invader's steel hull to their assemble yard for the joining of the superstructure, the final fit out and final construction. Invader measures 66m (216ft) in length and comprises of steel hull and a composite superstructure. The best material was chosen for each application creating a strong, lightweight superstructure and strong ice strengthened hull. The result of the composite superstructure gives expansive windows with minimal stanchions, breathtaking views, maximum use of space, high ceilings, and efficient construction.

The process for moving the hull spanned over two days in which Delta transported the impressive 800 ton hull by barge to Delta’s main yard via the Duwamish waterway. Once at the yard they coordinated with the tides and the hull was rolled ashore into Delta’s high bay assembly building. After the hull move was complete Delta moved in three 550 ton cranes to maneuver the 138'8 by 21' superstructure that weighs 138,000 lb into place, seen in the very impressive picture above.

Invader's strong exterior lines and styling where designed by Delta's in-house team, and her interior was designed by Diane Johnson Design along with Johnson, Wen, Mulder & Associates. Her interior has a traditional classic yacht design with walnut and mahogany veneers, raised paneling, beamed overheads, and fluted columns, this all blends well with the high ceilings and grand foyers.

Some of her main features include a gym, theater, an expandable dining table for up to 20 guests, aft beach club and the owners private deck with a forward facing stateroom, salon and office. Invader will have a range of 5,000nm at 12kts prefect for circumnavigation, and the large windows will provide guests with amazing views during her long voyages around the world.

Invader is scheduled for delivery in spring 2013 and will her owners take on the beautiful but cold North West Passage or opt. for the warmer Panama Canal on her median voyage.

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