Swedish yacht manufacturer, DELTA Powerboats, has presented a line of all-carbon fibre sport and cruising motor yachts to the North, Central and South American markets. In an exclusive importer/distributor arrangement with Miami-based entrepreneur and yachtsman, Chapman Ducote, the DELTA Powerboats Americas line comprises the 54 CarbonIPS, as well as the all-new Delta Yacht 88 IPS all-carbon fiber semi-custom sports yachts.
As the world’s first large all-carbon fibre production boat, the award-winning DELTA 54 IPS is intended for both long-range and day cruising. Designed by Lars Modin, the 54 echoes DELTA’s distinctive angular features and is constructed of vacuum infused carbon fibre and divinycell with vinylester resins. The 54 can be equipped with triple Volvo IPS 600s of 435hp each, which, when combined with her superior hull design and carbon fiber construction, easily achieve a 32.5-knot cruising speed that burns 46 GPH. At 10-knots, owners can enjoy a nearly 2,000nm range while burning only 9 GPH. Seakeeper’s zero speed gyroscopic stabilization is among the many upgrade options available.
Also sporting a design by Lars Modin, the new DELTA Yacht 88 IPS has been designed and purpose-built for luxury, comfortable cruising and fuel efficiency. Three Volvo IPS 1200s power this 80ft hull to a spritely 39-knot top speed. Sea trials have shown fuel consumption that is up to 40% less than that of comparable sized yachts.
The Volvo IPS system features joystick control that allows for superb manoeuvrability and effortless owner/operator handling.
Within both sea-kindly packages are world-class Scandinavian designed interiors, highlighted by exceptional visibility, high-end finishes and generous storage. Each yacht is semi-custom and delivered to the owner’s specs. Designed for owner/operators or to run with a small professional crew, the DELTA 54 IPS features three cabins that comfortably accommodate up to six while the 88 features a full-beam king size master suite, a VIP and two twin cabins along with accommodations for two crew members. Large, versatile cockpit and exterior deck areas easily facilitate any on-the-water activity, from fishing and diving to swimming and sunning.
“For the discerning client or family looking for something unique that is truly the best of its class, the all-carbon fibre DELTA yachts will exceed all expectations,” says Chapman Ducote, DELTA Powerboat’s Director of the Americas. “Not only are they designed to be safe, efficient and manoeuvrable, they are beautifully styled with high-end touches that will turn heads in harbours from Miami to Maine.”
Sea trials of the Delta 54 are available immediately. Trials are by appointment only.