Laurel
Laurel is one of the finest masterworks to be created by Delta. Styled by Donald Starkey Design with naval architecture and marine engineering by the Delta Design Group, Laurel is one of the largest custom yacht built in the United States in over 75 years.
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Her beautiful high gloss royal blue hull is complimented by a white superstructure with creamy moon dust accents and teak cap rail. Yet size and beauty alone are hardly her only defining exemplars; Laurel is a masterful work both from the perspective of her stunning profile and sculptural design, and the unmatched engineering achievement she represents. The goal was to create a classically beautiful yacht that is performance focused for maximum efficiency; This is the world’s first large yacht to have an entirely composite superstructure. Her lightweight composite superstructure helps minimize her deck-to-deck heights and lowers her profile, to create a sleeker and tighter overall look. Whilst she impresses all with her elegant entrance and refined stern, the Delta Design Group created a hull form that is both remarkably fuel-efficient and seakindly in all conditions. Advanced materials, and cutting-edge technology put Laurel first in the new class of mega-yachts. No matter where she journeys Laurel is destined to beguile the world, and certainly, all who witness her firsthand.

Outdoor spaces on Laurel are inviting and versatile. Extraordinary teak woodwork stretches to the horizon, beckoning guests to explore the many levels on which to take in the inspiring outdoors. The transom door acts as a swim platform and diving ledge for scuba enthusiasts. Two hull doors on the port and starboard sides allow easy deployment for tenders for day trips and travels to port. Also stowed here are sailboats, jet skis and sea kayaks for water fun. Adventurous guests are encouraged to make a splash on the Tarzan rope swing, or take a refreshing and slippery trip down the attachable waterslide.

The interior features a sumptuous and soothing palette of golden neutrals. Color and texture unit, creating a sense of interior harmony throughout Laurel. Each room features bright and brilliant artwork adding vibrant expression throughout the yacht’s evocative interior spaces. Inside the main salon, handsome woodwork creates an atmosphere both stately and soothing. The airy sky lounge, with its cream walls and comfortable furniture, envelopes guests in natural light. It’s the ideal location for an informal gathering space or breakfast flooded with glorious morning sunshine.

As impressive and history making as she is in size, she is also a benchmark of efficiency: her engine room, equipped with twin Caterpillar 3516 engines, is both functional and accessible. Laurel is certified to Lloyd’s Register Yacht (P) requirements and is MCA code certified. She voluntarily complies with the International Maritime Organization ISM and ISPS policies and procedures. In addition, she exceeds the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). Simply put, Laurelprovides the highest level of pollution prevention, safety and security measures applicable to worldwide operation.

The true measure of innovation is not necessarily in how dramatically it is displayed, but how subtly, effectively--even invisibly--it can be integrated. In the case of the Laurel, one could initially be beguiled by the classic low silhouette of the exterior and seamless execution of the woodwork. But behind the classic style and seamless finish lie inspired departures from the norm. This yacht displays the result of the collaboration between a progressive minded client and an American yacht builder willing to take a fresh sheet approach to the challenge.