Delta 54 IPSBy Jason Y. Wood
Builder: Delta Powerboats
Model: Delta 54 IPS
Model Year: 2013
Boat Type: Cruiser
Generator 25-kW Fischer Panda
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.
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.
Noteworthy Option: Seakeeper gyrostabilization system ($120,000).
This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.