Delta’s latest 40-metre superyacht Onika, built for repeat Delta owners, is set to launch in the spring. From the board of Delta’s chief naval architect Jay Miner, the all-composite yacht features a high-efficiency hull, that seeks to combine the benefits of a shallow draught with the seaworthiness of a full-displacement design.
“The new hull design combines the best in long-range passage-making capability and fuel efficiency along with moderate draught to allow the owner access to the shallower-water destinations,” says Jay Miner. “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. The final result is a handsome design with the ability to cross oceans efficiently, in comfort and in style.”
Inside, there is room for six guests. Interior design is by Delta’s in-house team, and the main salon features several pieces of the owner’s antique furniture that add an Edwardian vibe to the room. The dining and main salon feature fine pieces of the owner’s collection of Impressionist art. The central staircase is a key feature, with cream-coloured marble floors and diamond-shaped blue Sodalite contrasting with raised and fielded wall panels of mahogany. On the deck above, huge windows open up the sky lounge, while the white oak bookcase adds a traditional flavour. Outside there are plenty of options for guests, with a sundeck boasting settees, a dining table for eight with a bar and TV, and an outdoor shower. A pair of tenders are stowed on the aft bridge deck, able to launch to either side.
Twin Caterpillar C32a deliver a 4,000-nautical-mile range at 12 knots and a top speed of 16 knots.