5 Fun Facts about Delta Powerboats

The Swedish builder just introduced a line of all-carbon motoryachts in the Americas.

August 8, 2014

Delta 54 IPS

The 54 IPS is the first Delta Powerboats model available for sea trials in America. Courtesy Delta Powerboats

If you haven’t heard of yacht builder Delta Powerboats, then you’re about to be surprised. The Swedish builder has just introduced a line of all-carbon sport and cruising motoryachts in North, Central and South America. The importer is Miami-based Chapman Ducote, and the first models available for purchase are the 54 IPS and 88 IPS.

Here are five reasons we think they’re worth a look:

• The 54 IPS is marketed as the world’s first large, all-carbon production boat.


• Power options on the 54 IPS include triple 435-horsepower Volvo IPS 600s, which drive a 32.5-knot cruising speed while burning just 46 gallons of fuel per hour. That drops to 9 gph at a 10-knot cruise.

• The 88 IPS takes things up a notch with triple Volvo Penta IPS 1200s generating a 39-knot top hop. Sea trials are still underway, but the builder says early results indicate fuel burn up to 40 percent less than on similar-size yachts.

• On both models, the Volvo Penta’s IPS system includes joystick control for easy maneuvering in close quarters.


• Interiors on both yachts are semi-custom. Standard arrangements on the 54 IPS include three guest cabins, while the 88 IPS has four.

Sea trials of the Delta 54 IPS are available immediately. Learn more at


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