Delta's 164' "TRITON" by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy In the legends of ancient Greece and Rome, Triton was the son of Neptune, God of the Sea (or Roman Poseidon) – a half man/half fish idol, girded with a conch-shell trumpet. Now, Triton emerges in modern times as a yacht destined to become legendary: from Delta Marine Industries, whose exquisite megayacht designs grace the great oceans of the world. Delta's Triton, at 164’ was the largest composite yacht built in the U.S. when it was launched in 2004. Originally, the owners had presented naval architect Jay Miner with a set of requirements not yet met by any yacht. They wanted not only long range cruising capabilities, but the ability to withstand the ocean’s testy weather challenges from the near-Arctic to the sunny Caribbean; plus the capability to disport with confidence in domestic and foreign ports at all ends of the earth. But, given that, they also specified the yacht must be user-friendly to its adventure-prone owners and guests, not just while comfortably ensconced in her luxurious salon, but for sport fishing, deep-sea scuba diving, and water games as well – activities that can register as polar opposites. So now, Triton was to become the model for "Do-Everything" yacht owners.