In the “bigger is better” circles of the megayacht market, inches count. But sometimes, it’s not the overall length that matters most. It’s what you can do within it.
Take the 164-foot hull form that Delta Marine has employed on six deliveries to date, the latest being Arianna. When a shipyard uses a proven design multiple times, the yachts based on it tend to have the same specifications. Nothing wrong with that; proven is a key word, after all, and owners may be content to have a somewhat standard envelope. But when an owner understands things can be done differently while still respecting the physical limitations, the design and engineering teams get to flex some creative muscle.