Following a successful launch, Dutch superyacht builder Mulder Shipyard has confirmed that 36m Delta One has completed her sea trials in Scheveningen. Designed by British design studio Claydon Reeves, the new superyacht is not only the largest built at the facility, but has also been referred to as Mulder’s flagship project and hopefully the first of many Mulder 36m.
After the successful delivery of 34m motoryacht Solis in 2015, Mulder were in discussion with Claydon Reeves about continuing their collaborations and building another superyacht together. “Mulder were so pleased with the result of Solis and we had already been in discussion about doing something else together,” says Claydon Reeves partner, James Claydon. “It just so happened that the client came along at the right time”.
The initial design brief for the project was effectively based on that of Solis, however slightly longer, at 36m. Claydon also says that one of the main bases for the project was to remain under 300gt. However, the internal volumes of the vessel needed to be as vast as possible within this restriction so Delta One has full-beam interior spaces, which Solis didn’t have.
“It was intended to do something a little more modern than Solis, which is a modern classic boat”, says Claydon. “However, creating something like this at 36 metres is extremely difficult, as it is on the smaller size. You still have to have the same internal heights as larger boats. So, you run the risk of looking a little bit squat and short; that’s why we have very long lines.”
In order to avoid the boat looking a little top heavy, Claydon Reeves had to create an elongated line with the windows to accentuate the length of the boat. “Delta One has a very tall hull so we’ve broken it into longer leaner surfaces, which gives the impression that the boat is longer and lower than it actually is, but it works really well”.
Considering the size of the vessel Claydon says that another challenge was the full height beach club at the stern. “On a 36-metre a full height beachclub is exceptional and very unusual as you normally don’t have headroom for a tender garage let alone a bar.”
Although little is known about the details of the interior of the yacht at this point due to confidentiality clauses, what we do know is that Claydon Reeves created the interior in conjunction with London-based designers, Vickers Studio. On board, there are also numerous quirky elements including the owner’s suite, which has a secret access point to the foredeck, which has a private lounge area, again which is a feature that is unusual for a yacht of this size.
Having completed her sea trials, Delta One will make a debut appearance at the 2018 edition of The Monaco Yacht Show in September.
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