A multi-talented builder, Delta works in composite construction as well as steel and aluminum. Delta delivered the 240-foot Laurel in 2006 as the largest yacht built in the U.S. in more than 75 years. Two diverse yachts are under construction for 2008: one a semi-displacement motoryacht and the other an expedition yacht. At 156 feet, slojo is a composite sistership to Mr. Terrible (2007) and Gran Finale (2002), but has been lightened to reduce the draft to 7 feet for shallow water cruising. With Cat power her speed will be 15.5 knots. Tom Stringer of Chicago is doing a casual and warm interior. Marama, Fijian for "lady," is a composite 124-foot expedition yacht designed to cruise the Pacific. The full displacement hull has a long keel, was styled by Ward Setzer, and has a mahogany interior by Rothschild Design. With 23,600 gallons of fuel, Marama will have remarkable 9,200nm range at 10 knots, with 13.5 knots top speed.