Sunday, February 9, 2014

Delta's Latest Project "ONIKA"

Delta have unveiled there latest project, a 40m (132ft) megayacht with a new high efficiency hull design. ONIKA is been built for repeat Delta owners, she has classic exterior lines and the warmth of a true Gentleman's yacht. The Delta design group has constructed the entire design and engineering package, that began with the challenge to design a hull for shallow draft cruising with the same capabilities as a full displacement design. Delta's Chief Naval Architect, Jay Miner comments:

"The new Delta hull design combines the best in long range passage making capability and fuel efficiency along with moderate draft to allow the owner access to the shallower water destinations that otherwise might not be accessible. In profile, the bow has a long overhang, with enough flare to keep the decks dry and present an overall classic look. Below the waterline the hull form has round bilges with a bulbous bow and long easy run to enhance comfort and reduce fuel consumption. Much attention was paid to the flow line patterns along the hull surface to ensure that all appendages were precisely aligned. The propeller tunnels are well blended into the hull, with a gentle transition resulting from studies conducted both by computational flow dynamics (CFD) as well as a traditional battery of physical model tests in a tow tank facility. The final result is a handsome design with the ability to cross oceans efficiently, in comfort and in style."

The interior on the main deck consists of cream colored marble floors with diamond shaped blue sodalite that contrast with Khaya mahogany wall panels. The owner has also added some of his antique furniture that's added an Edwardian feel.

The sun deck is a complete outdoor living space, that includes forward facing seats, a dining table for eight, a bar, a TV, as well as room for chaise lounges with an outdoor shower to cool down. A pair of tenders, 18' & 12', are stowed on the aft bridge deck, with the ability to launch from either side.

She will be able to reach a maximum speed of 16kts and will have a range of 4,000nm at 12kts. Watch this space for more images and information when she is launched during the spring.

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