Mulder flagship yacht Delta One completes sea trials
by Chris Jefferies
Delta One, the new 36 metre flagship of the Mulder Shipyard fleet, has completed her sea trials, achieving a top speed of 16.8 knots. The Dutch yard added that she delivered comfortable cruising, despite encountering force six winds.
This all-aluminium yacht was built with to RINA standards and is notable for her transatlantic cruising range. Delta One will now head south to make her public debut at next month's Monaco Yacht Show.
British studio Claydon Reeves Design is responsible for the exterior design and also collaborated with Vickers Studio on the interior décor. Delta One features the patented Fast Displacement Hull Form from Van Oossanen Naval Architects, which the yard said “ensures comfortable sailing and fuel economy at all speeds”.
“The basic concept behind this exciting new yacht is to make the most out of a volume not exceeding 300GT,” explained yard director Dick Mulder. “This will open up excellent possibilities for both private use and chartering, with the possibility of having a relatively small crew when the owners are on board.”
Twin 1,150hp Caterpillar C18s have been fitted in the engine room, while five cabins will provide accommodation for up to 10 guests, including a full-beam master suite with its own private seating area on the bow. The main deck saloon boasts a lounge, dining room and bar area, with large windows to provide panoramic views. A folding superyacht terrace further improves the view from the dining table.
“It will be fitted with many features normally associated with far larger yachts in terms of both operation and design,” added Mulder. “Special features will include a large Williams Dieseljet 625 tender, a beach club, two Yamaha Waverunners, a large spa pool and plenty of sun pads. We are convinced that the end result will be truly exceptional for this size of yacht.”
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include the second hull in the Mulder Thirty Six semi-custom series, which is being built on speculation and is due to hit the water next year.