I did extensive research
in all the areas you mention. While many boats claim fully glassed in bulk heads, they are typically glassed in to hull
only, and deck
side is tabbed. Delphia's bulkead is fully glassed all around. The top sides are sandwich structure (closed cell foam). That's the construction method used for ocean racers. The hull
is from vinylester and flexing is not a problem. We installed a few options here after delivery
, so I had the opportunity to go through the boat inside out, and I can attest to the construction quality, attention to detail, and overall functionality. No regrets. The factory also sent me pictures throughout the build process, which really showed off the construction in detail.
Currently, there is a solo circumnavigator using a Delphia 40. THAT's a good endorsement. Here's a link to the website and you can follow him live:
Around The World Delphia Project
Fit and finish of the interior
surpasses any other production boat I reviewed and looked at. I looked at many.
The Con: there are not many of them in North America so you'll always feel a bit orphaned. For me, standing out from the same old crowd in every marina was actually a positive, but not everyone feels that way.
There is no question you should be taking a closer look.