Delta Yachts was shaped by a passion for uncompromising quality and ideals rooted in family values. Founded by the Jones Family founded in the early 1960s, Delta began making high-speed pleasure boats, and then charter and commercial fishing boats. Located on the Duwamish River in Seattle, Washington, Delta became known as a trusted builder of fishing vessels sturdy enough to brave the harsh waters of the Pacific Northwest. Delta quickly became an industry leader, earning recognition for durable construction, reliable mechanical systems, and practical maintenance. These qualities—and more than 800 delivered vessels—gave Delta a solid foundation for its subsequent luxury yacht development. In the 1980s, Delta shifted its focus and embarked on the demanding mission it has since accomplished: to build the world's finest luxury yachts. Since 1990, Delta's new construction has consisted exclusively of mega yachts of the highest distinction. Delta's innovative designs, advanced technology, dedicated, seasoned staff, and commitment to client satisfaction have now made Delta an industry leader in the luxury yacht market. Throughout the years Delta has received top awards in several categories, including "Best Motor Yacht Interior" and "Highest Technical Achievement" at the annual ShowBoats Rendezvous in Monaco. After four decades, Delta, now a vibrant company 350 people strong, continues a heritage of leadership and excellence in yacht building. Delta offers an ideal venue for refit and repair. With three large assembly buildings, dry storage, and shops for all the marine trades, Delta can perform any kind of repair or refit. Delta’s 560’ of dockage, handling vessels up to 300’ long, guarantees that no job is too large. On-site offices allow Owners or their representatives to work closely with Delta staff. The 400-ton Marine Travelift—the largest in North America—enables Delta to provide large vessel haul-out with ease. Its advanced sling equalizing system ensures that mega yachts and other vessels are hauled out safely, gently, and with reduced stress on the hull. A 100-ton crane is available for smaller jobs. Among their more notable launches are the 126’ Sinbad, 147’ Gran Finale, 124’ Aerie, 160’ Gallant Lady, the 163’ Expedition Yacht “Triton” and the 240' steel hull, fiberglass superstructure "Laurel".
Delta's 154' "Mr. Terrible"What's in a name? Owners typically have something in mind which details the passion they feel about their Yachts. This ‘label’ could honor a beautiful wife, an enchanting destination; or perhaps a play on words only peers could grasp. It appears this graceful yacht “Mr. Terrible” may rank within the latter, even though “she” boasts accolades as a highest rated, prize-winning yacht in her class at Monaco and Cannes. Turns out, it’s simpler than it seems. First, why is this yacht so acclaimed? Delta, with the Jones family’s 40 years of boat building, has cemented a reputation for the highest quality as well as innovation. From speedboats to commercial fishing craft, it has turned out vessels made to confront the harsh, turbulent seas of the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and the Bering Sea – 800 of them. Since the 1990s, Delta’s 300-person work-force has specialized exclusively in luxury yachts, with its fervent dedication to detail in satisfying customers’ needs.
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 Marine's second largest project is on the verge of delivery to her owner (said to be from the Middle East). She has been working hard to conclude an intense sea trial schedule in preparation for her delivery to the owner. "Albatross" is the name of the 72-meter superyacht and she is expected to leave the U.S perhaps in a few days for her Atlantic crossing bound for the Mediterranean to meet up with the owner.
Delta is excited to unveil its latest project, a 40-meter superyacht with a new high-efficiency hull design. Built for repeat Delta owners, "ONIKA" embodies the simple elegance and warmth of a true Gentleman’s yacht. The Delta Design Group was entrusted with the entire design and engineering package, beginning with the challenge to design a hull for shallow draft cruising with the same seaworthiness and capabilities as a full-displacement design.