At 164 feet, the full-displacement motor yacht HAPPY DAYS is one of the largest composite yachts ever built in the Americas. To satisfy the owner’s request for more interior volume, Delta modified the hull tooling to both extend the length and widen the beam. The result—HAPPY DAYS has an extreme beam of nearly 34 feet and a total of 7,500 square feet of living area.
The Delta Design Group is responsible for the entire engineering package, including naval architecture and exterior styling. For her interior, Delta collaborated with the owner’s designer, Walter Nelson. Her striking decor is a mixture of light woods and cool color tones reminiscent of the Caribbean. Instead of stonework, the owners chose to utilize the light airiness of glass to bring the look and feeling of the ocean inside. Featured in the guest heads are beautiful custom slump-glass countertops that integrate the sinks, rendered in dramatic shapes and forms. The dining table is accentuated by a stunning blown-glass chandelier that measures more than 8 feet in length. Even the galley sports a custom slab made of glass, concrete, and epoxy to increase strength and durability.
A private master suite on the upper deck features its own lounge forward and an intimate dining area aft. The dining area showcases bamboo flooring and electro-hydraulic windows that lower to let the fresh air in or keep the area cool in hotter climates. A pair of large VIP cabins on the main deck and four guest cabins below provide a total of seven staterooms on this spacious yacht.
The sun deck is designed for al fresco entertaining, complete with day head, Jacuzzi tub, sunning chairs, bar, and outdoor galley. Guests can seek shade under a lightweight contemporary bimini that supports the mast, radar and communication systems. The yacht features an elevator that serves all four decks.
Mechanically, HAPPY DAYS is equipped with twin Caterpillar 3512 engines that give her a cruising speed of 14 knots and a maximum speed of almost 17 knots. She carries 19,500 US gallons of fuel and has a range of over 5,000 nautical miles. True to her name, HAPPY DAYS is a yacht that continues to make good on her promise to her owners and numerous grateful guests.