July 6, 2020

Project: Delta 21m

Newport-based MCM has been appointed as owner’s representative for a 21-metre express cruiser to be built by custom shipyard Delta Marine in Seattle. The Express Cruiser designed by Doug Zurn of Zurn Yacht Design for an experienced client will be powered by twin Volvo 1000hp with IPS pod drives with Dynamic Positioning System for a top speed up to 38 knots.  When going through the yard selection process, MCM looked at shipyards in the US, Europe and Australasia, but finally settled on Delta Marine as one of very few custom Superyacht yards left in the US. An added advantage was that Jack Jones, the company founder, had started out in the sixties as a composite builder of high-speed pleasure craft.  Yacht designer Doug Zurn in Massachusetts is well known for his classic New England style and the 21 meter traditional inspired down East express displays traditional exterior lines and an interior decor based on a contemporary take of raised and fielded mahogany wood joinery with white wainscoting details.  The classic styling, however, disguises a thoroughly modern and lightweight hull construction using infused epoxy, E-glass and Corecell/Airex for a displacement at half load of just over thirty tonnes. Comfort at anchor and under way are provided by Seakeeper gyro stabilisers and Humphree interceptors with active stabilization.  The owner will use his new yacht for cruising and fishing with family and friends, and to this end the aft deck has a modular design to fulfill both functions. Below deck there is accommodation for six guests in an ensuite owner’s cabin and two cabins with shared head.  The hull and deck tooling is currently underway at the shipyard and completion is envisaged for the second half of 2021.

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