|| 156' (47.5 m)
||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Price:
|| 33,000,000 USD
"Slojo", 156' 2008 Delta Long Distance Motor Yacht
inspected by John DeCaro and the AOY team.
It is not often that I have the pleasure of writing a report on a vessel that I have inspected where there is just nothing but great things to say.
In my opinion Delta is one of the top builders of yachts in the world to day. Their engineering is outstanding and the attention to detail throughout the boat is just simply outstanding.
Slojo is under 50m and just under 500 gross tons, this makes her easer to operate in a worldwide cruising environment, she does not need pilots in many areas and avoids a lot of port control issues. She has a moderate 8' full load, 7' 6" half load draft.
Built in 2008 Slojo has traveled extensively around the world with a great deal of time spent in the South Pacific. When you look at her you would think she has been tied to a dock under cover her whole life. The owner instituted a procedure from new that each year no matter where the boat was in the world she would receive a full survey by one of the top Patton Marine surveyors. The crew would then use this as a work list and preventative maintenance schedule. The crew has kept her in "BRISTOL" condition. She has been kept up dated with the latest electronics and AV systems, which are extensive.
The whole boat is very well thought out with excellent use of spaces, great crews quarters and traffic flow. She is simply not lacking in any area. Some features I feel raise her well above the other vessels in her class are as follows:
Slojo was designed for extensive outdoor living and extended remote cruising. The large comfortable aft deck is a direct extension of the main saloon. The aft deck can be fully enclosed and has heating, the lounge and dining table arrangement can be switched so that depending on which hemisphere you are in you can adjust it to place the seating and table in the normal shade or sun during sun set. The main saloon is roomy but intimate with great low window lines that bring the vistas to the guest.
Main saloon- great window lines
The galley is large, well planned, has extensive storage and designed with separate chef and stewardess zones, all the cold storage can be switched from refrigeration to freezer depending on the need. There are large windows and ample room for crew to work and of course being a kitchen socialize. She lacks nothing in equipment and space. There are large walk in refrigerators and freezer in the crews area.
Galley- great separate work areas
Galley- chef area
The master is full beam, it is separated from the main foyer by a private breakfast service area which also holds the ships extensive AV equipment, like very thing else Delta does the AV cabinet has been well engineered and designed for easy service and space for future upgrades. The main section of the stateroom has wonderful windows, extensive storage and hanging locker space for carrying all you need for extended cruising. There is a large his and hers head with separate toilet rooms, spacious double shower and extensive storage.
Master stateroom- open and airy
Master stateroom- lots of hanging lockers and storage
The stateroom just feels large, airy, open and very inviting. It is very easy to imagine spending months at a time enjoying this space, which the present owner has done.
Master bath- huge shower
All of the guest cabins give you this same feel. They did not make the mistake of making them overly huge, using extra space to create a large lower foyer which give you the feeling of openness when you come down the stairs. The staterooms feel comfortable, light and open.
The boat deck is behind the skylounge and the tender cradle has a built in gas storage tank. There is a large flybridge with helm, wet bar, BBQ area, Jacuzzi and comfortable seating. The bow area is large and can be set up as another lounging area.
The boat deck is large enough to carry a 24' tender, 20' tender and other toys. It is again well designed to make launching and retrieving the toys a simple operation.
The flybridge has it all in a great layout, it is a very versatile space.
My heart speeds up when I think of itů lovely, large, well laid out, all top quality equipment and it looks like it has just been launched. This is where Delta just steps it up to a different game. I have attached a number of photos as they really do speak a 1000 words and I not sure I could come up with all of the right ones to describe just how good the enine room is.
Engine room controls
The engine room is the heart of any vessel and this one is an Olympic athlete's.
Valve assemblies and controls
Slojo is based on a semi-displacement design but operates at displacement speeds, if you have read some of the questions and answer section of the AOY site I discuss the different hull designs and as a general rule much prefer full displacement for world cruising. But with all rules there are exceptions and I make them for Deltas in general and Slojo specifically. Deltas are just so well designed and built that they are always good sea boats. Slojo has a huge bow, a bulb and very good stability.
Engine room controls- Nitrox
I spoke to the captain specifically about her sea keeping and he has driven her all over the world in a wide range of conditions during the past five years and he says she is just a pleasure, very sea worthy, very comfortable and just a well mannered lady in all conditions.
There is a lot more I can say so please Contact Me with any questions.