Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Superyacht history: SS Delphine engine room pictures
This general view gives an idea of the scale of the starboard engine
We visited the engine room of SS Delphine, Horace Dodge' steam yacht, during the Monaco Yacht Show.
Accordig to the SS Delphine's website "SS Delphine is the only steam yacht of that size for charter. Due to only 80 to 100 RPM of the quadruples steam expansion engines there is no vibration of the engines. With this the 1920 ton vessel can go up to 10 knots."
The crankshaft with the long connecting rods
Gross ton: 1961
Power: 2x quadruple steam expansion engines, each 1500HP
Maximum speed: 12 knots
Cruising speed: 8 to 9 knots
Cruising radius: 2000 miles
Fuel consumption: 600 litre per hour at cruising speed, 1000 litre a day for the generators.
Guests: 26. This is 22 in 11 double bed of which two are king-size VIP rooms and 4 in one cabin with bunk beds. All cabins have the same comfort and have fully equipped bathroom.
Crew: 24 in standard conditions maximum 30 on extra request.
Flag: Madeira, Portugal
Classification society: RINAVE, Portugal classed as passenger vessel less then 36 passengers
Certificate passenger vessel class C; navigation within 5 NM from coast up to 160 passengers
Ship has ISM and ISPS code implemented.
Navigation system equiped for A1+A2+A3 zone
The yacht is now for sale: the asking price is 49,000,000 euros.
the upper part of the engines
>> click here to charter SS Delphine