Build update on motor yacht Project Invader at Delta Marine
by Malcolm MacLean
With the 66m motor yacht Project Invader on a tight schedule for delivery in spring 2013, Delta Marine designed the build sequence to take place both from the top down and the bottom up simultaneously.
This allowed Delta’s composite crew to begin working on the superstructure module while the steel yard was completing the hull. Invader’s steel hull was recently transported from the metal hull facility to its main assembly yard for final fit out and construction.
With the hull move complete, Delta was ready to fit the composite superstructure. Measuring 42 metres and weighing more than 138,000 lbs, the superstructure was lifted into the air using three 550 ton cranes and set in place.
Project Invader has an ice-strengthened hull and expansive interior volumes, generous fuel capacity and an enhanced ability to accommodate extended worldwide cruising. Powered by twin Caterpillar 3516 main engines and carrying over 50,000 gallons of fuel, the yacht will have a 5,000 nautical mile range at 12 knots and a maximum speed of 16.8 knots. Quantum zero speed stabilizers will ensure a gentle ride both at anchor and underway.
Project Invader is being built to Lloyds and MCA LY2 class and has accommodation for 12 guests.