Slojo

by Delta Marine and Tom Stringer Design Partners

The joy of sailing the seas and exploring deserted beaches, avoiding crowded ports in favour of less travelled routes, enjoying the destinations and the journey itself. The interiors, designed by Tom Stringer Design of Chicago, convey this existential feel, capturing its essence in contemporary design with a casual elegance that stand out from the stifling boredom of monotony. Delta, an American shipyard with its headquarters in Seattle, WA, builds yachts for the most demanding owners. It has its own team of naval architects and marine engineers who work with experienced, specialist technicians to combine traditional workmanship with high technology. Continuing its quest for luxury, elegance and perfection, Delta announced the delivery of its new yacht slojo in spring of this year. slojo is styled with a classic American style, with her hull painted a smart flag blue.
Designed with light displacement and a small draught for navigating in the shallow waters of her planned destinations, slojo is nevertheless ready to take on adventurous transoceanic cruises.
Her Owner’s specifically requested that the interiors include warm, cosy social spaces, and slojo has a casual elegance that deliberately shies away from sumptuous opulence, creating the perfect backdrop for fun and entertainment in the company of family and friends. The talent of the yard and designers is proven by the fact
that slojo began sailing on the very day she was delivered, and embarked upon a circumnavigation.
The main dimensional and technical data
slojo, with construction code 036, is based on the precise naval architecture and engineering developed in-house by the expert team at Delta Design Group. Built at the Delta facilities, she is made from composite material and is compliant with the Lloyd’s Register, Maltese Cross 100 A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 MCH regulations. As for her dimensions, slojo’s length overall is 156 ft. (more than 47.5 metres), while her length at waterline is nearly 139 ft. (equivalent to over 42 metres); the yacht has a total beam of nearly 29.4 ft. (almost 9 metres), and a moulded beam of more than 28.5 ft (nearly 8 metres and 80 centimetres). When half loaded the hull has a draught of 6 ft. (nearly 2.3 m) with a displacement of 354 long tons.
slojo has a semi-displacement hull with a120-hp bowthruster by American Bow Thruster, as well as a system of zero speed QC 1800 Quantum stabilizers in a twin lateral-fin configuration. She has twin turbodiesel Caterpillar 8V marine engines, (CAT 3508B series, Chp rated). Each engine has 34.5 l. displacement (more than 2100 cc), with a maximum output of 1300 bhp, equivalent to 969 bkW, supplied at 1835 rpm. As for her performance, slojo can reach a maximum speed of more than 16 knots, with a cruising speed of 15 knots and an economy cruising speed of 12 knots. Her fuel tanks have a capacity of nearly 15 thousand US gallons of fuel (more than 56,000 litres), which give Slojo a range of 3400 nautical miles when travelling at her economy cruising speed. The freshwater tanks in the hold can hold nearly 2500 US gallons (nearly 9500 litres), and are constantly topped up by Sea Recovery Coral Sea watermakers providing 2800 gallons a day. slojo has two generator sets by Northern Lights, based around M1064H series 4-cylinder inline generator engines, each supplying 99 kW at 1800 rpm. slojo’s equipment includes two tenders, one 24-ft. Nautica Express Diesel Jet with an inboard engine, and a 14-ft. Nautica Rib with an outboard engine; both are garaged on the upper aft deck and are launched and hauled with two tender cranes by Nautical Structures, EZ5000FB series. [...]

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