Delta has announced Project 174046, a 174-foot high-performance motoryacht that is now in build in Seattle. She will have a semi-displacement aluminum hull with composite superstructure.
The owners were impressed with the 174-foot Delta Silver Shalis, according to Delta’s chief naval architect, Jay Miner, who added, “This project expands upon the technical achievements of that build.” Seattle-based designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett, who worked on Silver Shalis, is involved in the new build as well.
Draft on the new build will be 7.7 feet, allowing the owners to cruise in the Bahamas and Caribbean. Glazing will be used for enhanced sightlines, and the bridge will be all glass with touchscreens. Power will be twin 3,860 bhp MTU 16V 400M 73L engines.
The interior décor is being called “American Classicism” with an emphasis on contrasting veneers, stones and paints, and on furniture looking loose (as opposed to built-in).
Go ahead and look up: Delta says “soaring ceilings” will be part of the design, with 6-foot-10-inch clearance.