|Customization is the privilege of yacht owners. At least it appears that way when one looks at the newly refitted Stampede.
Formerly Princess Gloria, a rugged 105-foot Delta yacht built for safety and efficiency, Stampede underwent a complete upgrade of both its interior and exterior to reflect its new owner’s tastes and passions. With completely redesigned interiors, new teak decking and a darker coat of paint on her hull, Stampede is a stylish portrayal of form and function.
As the owner is an avid fisherman, a fishing cockpit with an integrated bait tank, fish box, and tender fueling station was added extending the length from 105 to 117-feet. The fishing cockpit was an exceptional design and effort from the Delta Design Group to ensure that its appearance would not only look right, but even improve on Stampede’s hull form.
The addition of the cockpit allowed for the owner’s wife to impart her preferences for entertaining to the aft deck. Teak decking complements the new aft deck table that seats ten, with an additional seating area tucked behind the main salon and out of the wind. A small service bar was added to provide drinks and food for guests.
A new overhead lighting design is provided by the extension of the boat deck — a request high on the priority list of the owner to accommodate a much larger tender. The fly bridge was also redesigned primarily by the owner to include curved settees and a corner hot tub. Structural work included lifting the hard top to accommodate the height of the new owner.
Inside, the interior design guided by Penny Stamps Interiors...the owner’s wife, who was instrumental in the entire aspect of the interior design, selected a custom built glass dining table to grace the main salon. All audio visual systems were upgraded with state of the art technology, and all interior and exterior lighting was replaced by more modern lighting.
The master stateroom and head, located forward on the main deck, were gutted and reconfigured to create more closet space. The washer and dryer were consequentially moved to a new location and plumbing was replaced. Hull windows were added to the stateroom making it much brighter. New teak cabinetry, stonework, and electronics completed the stateroom and head.
Below, one of the four generously sized staterooms was converted to a gymnasium complete with a mirrored walls and free weights. To provide a new captain’s quarters, a crew cabin was combined with the head of the former stateroom (now gym) to create a larger living space for the captain.
Behind the pilothouse, the captain’s quarters were gutted and converted to a sky lounge and day head, and the boat deck is also more welcoming to guests with new seating and sun pads, as well as additional storage. During this extensive refit at Delta, Stampede received all new navigation, electrical and mechanical systems including zero-speed stabilizers.
In the end, the owners were thrilled with Stampede and were honored to receive the Fairfax Trophy from the New York Yacht Club for Best Powerboat, and a coveted Neptune from the World Superyacht Awards for Refit of the Year.