Easygoing and bound for adventure, SLOJO is a 156-foot semi-displacement motor yacht with composite construction that wonderfully unites elegance and comfort. The owners’ greatest request in designing SLOJO was to create a casual yacht for an active lifestyle, and she certainly delivers.
Delta created an evolved hybrid hull design that produces less drag at lower speeds and still allows the yacht to perform well when it is time to pick up the pace to beat a weather system. In spite of her relatively modest draft, SLOJO has ample range and capability for long ocean passages. Her twin Caterpillar engines deliver a top speed of 16.5 knots with a cruise of 10 to 12 knots, and she has an impressive range of 3,500 nautical miles.
The interior designed by Tom Stringer captures the essence of contemporary architecture and a perfect collaborative partnership with her owners. The design is restrained yet detailed, clean and open spaces adorned with a collection of primitive Asian, African, and ethnographic art. A fairly neutral color palette was chosen to accent the four wood species used throughout the yacht: anigre, natural and satin teak, full-finished and high-gloss walnut, and Mozambique. Tactile surfaces including woven horsehair, silks, and cashmere intrigue the senses. While all these materials evoke a sense of elegance, refined luxury, and style, much thought has also been put into the practicality of the design, so guests can kick up their feet and nap wherever they like and not worry about wet bathing suits.
The owners have equipped the yacht with innovations for dive support, including a Nautica tender with a tube-mounted side door that when dropped down on its hinge becomes a ladder with two built-in steps. The yacht carries a Nitrox compressor, as well as kayaks, wave boards, exercise machines and other recreational accoutrements. The end result: casual elegance without stuffy formality. She perfectly captured her owners’ desires that the best in life is the road less traveled and the journey, not the destination.