May 20, 2013

Project: Delta 33 Open

Delta presents the second model in its Open series range unveiled in 2012 with the 26, the 33.  The 33 Open is again a design coming from Ted Mannerfelt, same designer for the 26, and this is his second design for Delta powerboats.  The Delta 33 Open is in real terms is a dayboat with good overnight accommodation for four people, and represents a challenge to other Italian builders who offer a similar concept in this size.  The lower deck offers accommodation for four plus a seperate shower head, while the outside is the convivial full beam area which makes of the nearly full use beam of the boat, thanks to the semi walk around up to midships design.  Outside is also located the galley to port side of the helm.  The helm to starboard offers also an interesting settee which can become various things from a settee for passenger underway all looking forward, to a social settee for two, or a dining area.  The Delta 33 Open is build in Diab core infusion technolgy which saves the weight to just about four tons.  Power comes from a single Volvo 400hp or twin 220 units both in stern drives propulsion.  Top speed estimates are 43 knots with both the engine choices.