Delta Powerboats introduces 26 Open Black Edition launch
by Philip Reynolds
The 26 foot superyacht launch has a multifunctional design that features open walkaround decks and an elevated foredeck area that allows for a comfortable cabin and head below deck. A full galley area is creatively situated beneath the convertible driver’s seat and a settee and teak table on the aft deck can be transformed into either a spacious lounging area or picnic table. The entire design is intended to maximise entertaining, swimming and sunbathing.
It looks good, too. As Chapman Ducote, Delta’s director of the Americas, said: “The 26 Open Black Edition is designed to turn heads, whether out for a day cruise or transporting elite guests from a mother vessel to the hottest restaurant in town.”
The custom Black Edition sports an all-black exterior distinguished by burnt orange Sunbrella upholstery and features a stern anchor for easy sand bar use as well as a hidden bimini top for a quick retreat from the elements.
The 26 Open Black was built at Delta Powerboats’ high-tech facility near Stockholm, Sweden. It features a twin-stepped deep-V composite hull constructed using the Diab Core Infusion Technology process. Delta said the vacuum infusion combined with carbon fibre reinforcements yields high strength, light weight and extreme durability.
It can also walk the walk as well as talking the talk. Powered by a Volvo Penta engine in options of 220, 320, and 380-hp, the 26 Open Black Edition enjoys a top speed of up to 50 knots.
Chapman Ducote added: “Delta Powerboats are known for their superior construction – both in all carbon fibre or reinforced vacuum infused composite – and their seaworthiness. The Black Edition combines beauty, power and a flexible layout to create a truly unique package that has never before been seen in US waters.”
The Delta 26 Open Black Edition is now available for sea trials in Miami Beach.