SS-DELPHINE Yacht – Horace Dodge’s $25M Superyacht

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Measuring a length of 79 meters, the SS-DELPHINE yacht can accommodate 26 guests and a crew of 32. She was built in 1921 by Great Lakes Engineering and she can reach speeds up to 12 knots.

Name:SS-Delphine
Length:79m (258ft)
Guests:26
Crew:32
Builder:Great Lakes Engineering
Designer:Gielow & Orr
Interior Designer:Tiffany’s
Year:1921
Speed:12 knots
Engines:Great Lakes Engineering Works
Volume:1342 tons
IMO:8971815
Price:US $25 million
Annual Running:US $2.5 million
Owner:Horace Dodge

SS-DELPHINE yacht interior

The interior of the SS-DELPHINE yacht was spearheaded by Tiffanys Of New York, founded back in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany, and is currently known for its luxury goods and diamond and silver jewelry. She is presently the first yacht to be designed by the company.

Built for comfort and entertainment, you can find all the amenities you could expect from such a stunning and classic superyacht. Inside the SS-DELPHINE yacht is a gym, partnered with some top-of-the-line fitness equipment for all the health-conscious onboard guests, along with a standard jacuzzi for relaxation, an excellent and vast view deck that can hold upwards of up to 50 people when docked.

Needless to say, the SS-DELPHINE yacht is fitted with air-conditioning to keep guests comfortable while venturing in the far seas.

She can also accommodate many guests with ease and is currently fitted with 12 suites and two VIP cabins that can hold four people to welcome up to 26 guests. In addition to this, she can have 24 and up to 27 crew members at a time to attend to guest’s needs.

Owner – Horace Dodge

The SS-DELPHINE is a classic superyacht owned by Horace Dodge. Dodge is presently an American-owned brand for automobiles. It was previously named Dodge Brothers Company, founded by brothers Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge.

Although they started working for Ford Motor Company for several years, his enthusiasm for yachts and speedboats took over, leading him to establish an extension of their motor company to branch out into a marine division.

He first established a name in the yachting business by engineering his first yacht, the Nokomis, purchased by the government. His last one was the SS-DELPHINE.

Specifications

SS-DELPHINE boasts a whopping 78.57 meters or 258 feet from end to end, a beam of 10.82 meters or 35.6 feet, and a draft of 6.6 meters or 21.8 feet.

Powered by her extremely powerful motors, she can comfortably cruise at a speed of 9 knots and can go up to a maximum speed of 13 knots. 

Despite her weighing approximately 1,255 tons with all the equipment and fuel on board, because of her ginormous 250,000-liter fuel tank and her very efficient power-consumption rate of just 1000 liters per hour, she can easily travel up to 2500 nautical miles at a time.

She was engineered with a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure. And she is super stable when going out to see, thanks to her onboard stabilizer, and is even more stable once she anchors in.

Exterior

SS-DELPHINE was exteriorly designed by Henry J. Gielow, which was the one responsible for giving her iconic elegant lines. Henry J. Gielow is a famous and renowned exterior designer.

Gielow has been responsible for the design of the El Boughaz I, 53.3 meters long, the Yanbu, which is 50.23 meters long, and the Olympus. SS-Delphine is currently the longest superyacht Henry J. Gielow designed.

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