Buy Boats, Sell Boats, Review Boats

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Cruiser/Racer, News and Events, Sailing, US |

Delphia 31: Sleek and Simple

Designed to be easy to sail, and with safety in mind, the new Delphia 31 is aimed at newcomers to the sport.

The new Delphia 31 was explicitly developed as a yacht that’s easy to handle at all times and in all conditions. The Polish yard of Delphia Yachts positions it as an entry-level boat for families with kids to spend worry-free time on the water.

Harmonic lines, long cabin trunk, and many windows: The focus is on comfort underway. Credit: Delphia Yachts.

Harmonic lines, long cabin trunk, and many windows: The focus is on comfort underway. Credit: Delphia Yachts.

The high stability of this Andrzej Skrzat design should provide safety, maneuverability, and comfort for up to six people in all kinds of sailing conditions. The self-bailing cockpit remains open at the stern, but can be secured with high and stable lifelines. A swim platform facilitates easy access to the water.

The sail options for the Delphia 31 include either a genoa with a small overlap or a self-tending jib. Both come standard with roller furling. There are also two options for the rig, either with an in-mast roller furling system or a tabernacle for lowering and raising the mast. The boat is offered with a retractable centerboard for variable draft from 0.45 to 1.65 meters for shallow-water venues or with a fixed keel and 1.85 meters of draft for ocean sailing.

The interior features full cruising comfort with up to six berths in separate cabins and in the saloon. In addition there’s a pantry, a nav station, and a lavatory with optional shower. Panoramic windows will create a bright and friendly atmosphere below. Tank capacity is 150 liters for water and 100 liters for fuel, while the standard propulsion system is a Volvo Penta 18-hp diesel.

The pricing for the Delphia 31 has yet to be announced, but it can be expected that Delphia will stick to its strategy and offer the boat at an attractive price.

Specifications

  • LOA: 9.78 m
  • Beam: 3.40 m
  • Draft, fixed keel: 1.85 m
  • Draft, keel-centerboard: 0.45–1.65 m
  • Displacement: 6.1 T
  • Mainsail area: 23.9 sq. m
  • Genoa: 25. 0 sq. m
  • CE-Category:  A (Ocean) / 6 persons

yacht-logoweb2

This story was originally published in YACHT Magazine.

deboatscom-logo-1502Translated by Dieter Loibner, de.boats.com