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Delta 54 IPS

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SPECIFICATIONS

Builder: Delta Powerboats

Model: Delta 54 IPS

Model Year: 2013

Boat Type: Cruiser

Generator 25-kW Fischer Panda

LOA: 59'4"

Beam: 15'0"

Draft: 4'7"

Displacement: 30,865 lb. (light) 44,092 lb. (maximum)

Standard Power: 2/435-mhp Volvo Penta IPS600s

Fuel Capacity: 739 gal.

Water Capacity: 185 gal.

Layout Diagram

Delta 54 IPS deck plans

Better Boat: Helping Hand

Along the starboard side deck, I easily made my way forward to the helm-station door, but beyond that was a step up onto the foredeck, with no bulwarks or outboard bowrail or lifelines for support. It felt a little tricky until I put my inboard hand out—and I did it without even thinking as I was watching my footing—and grabbed onto a handrail proffered by the boat. Now it makes sense. What I’d thought was a most awkwardly designed piece of onboard stainless steel had simply done its one job, without fanfare. Ahhh, Swedish design, pure form following function.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

Noteworthy Option: Seakeeper gyrostabilization system ($120,000).

This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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