Delta Refit & Repair has meticulously transformed many a former member of the Delta fleet as well as yachts from other makers; one in particular is the highly personal STAMPEDE.
Formerly PRINCESS GLORIA, a rugged 105-foot Delta full displacement yacht built for safety and efficiency, STAMPEDE underwent a complete upgrade of both 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, she 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 innovation from the Delta Design Group to ensure that its appearance would improve STAMPEDE’s hull form. The addition of the cockpit allowed the owner to enhance the entertaining spaces. Teak decking complemented the new aft-deck table that seats ten, and 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 was provided by the extension of the boat deck—a request high on the priority list of her owners to accommodate a much larger tender. The flybridge was also redesigned, primarily by the owner, to include curved settees and a corner hot tub. Structural work included raising the hard top to accommodate the height of the new owner.
Extensive work was done to improve upon her master and guest suites. The master stateroom and head, located forward on the main deck, were gutted and reconfigured to create more closet space. 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 was given extended seating and sun pads as well as additional storage. During her extensive refit at Delta, STAMPEDE received all new navigation, electrical, and mechanical systems, including zero-speed stabilizers.
When she was finally unveiled, the owner was thrilled with the results, and they weren’t the only ones: STAMPEDE received 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.