June 17, 2012

Project: Delta 80 IPS

Again coming from Lars Modin's drawing board is Delta's largest project to date, the 80 IPS. The hull of the new boat measures 86 feet over all length, making it the largest boat ever to come into production from a Swedish manufacturer. Although the boat is almost ten meters longer than the next sibling the 54 IPS, she will be easily recognized as a natural sister of the Delta family. But there is some firsts for Delta; see axed bow, and a flybridge. A traditional four cabins lower deck, with full beam owners stateroom, VIP to fore,and two guest cabins in between is the standard layout of the accommodation plan.  A crew area with two rooms, a lobby, and small galley is located also below between the engine room and owners stateroom.  On the plans the saloon will be a single level deck of a very open layout with two L-shaped settee welcoming you aft,, galley, and a dining table for eight to port side. Two steps divide the interior helm station.  Suggested power is from triple Volvo 900hp with IPS1200 pod drives which give a forecast top speed of 38 knots and a cruise of 30. Twin engines of the same power and drives are available. Interesting is also the project weight of the Delta 80 IPS which is only forty tons, definitely among the lighter vessels in this size.  Launch is scheduled for spring 2013, so we will see if the Delta 80 IPS manage to make this low weight break through, and confirm its speed numbers.