Delta has unveiled its latest project, Onika, a 40m superyacht with a new high-efficiency hull design, built for repeat Delta owners. The Delta Design Group was entrusted with the entire design and engineering package, beginning with the challenge to design a hull for shallow draft cruising with the same seaworthiness and capabilities as a full-displacement design. Onika is set to be launched this spring and delivered in the summer.

“The new Delta hull design combines the best in long range passage making capability and fuel efficiency along with moderate draft to allow the owner access to the shallower water destinations that otherwise might not be accessible,” explains Delta’s chief naval architect, 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. Much attention was paid to the flow line patterns along the hull surface to ensure that all appendages were precisely aligned. The propeller tunnels are well blended into the hull, with a gentle transition resulting from studies conducted both by computational flow dynamics as well as a traditional battery of physical model tests in a tow tank facility. The final result is a handsome design with the ability to cross oceans efficiently, in comfort and in style.”


Onika rendering

Delta says that a theme of ageless and casual elegance continues throughout the interior, and there are several pieces of the owner’s selected antique furniture that add an Edwardian period to the main salon. In addition, both the dining and main salon feature pieces of the owner’s collection of original impressionist art. Onika’s outdoor spaces and decks are characterised by the same elegance as the interior. The sun deck is a complete outdoor living space, with forward facing settees, a dining table for eight with a bar and TV.


Onika rendering

Powered by twin Caterpillar C32 main engines, Onika has a 4,000 nautical mile range at 12 knots and a maximum speed of 16 knots. Quantum Zero Speed stabilizers ensure a nice gentle ride both at anchor and underway. Her Northern Lights generators are equipped with catalytic soot traps for reduced emissions. Also included is a hydraulically activated fold-down mast, custom built and designed by Delta.

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