We are currently building a 28 Dive boat with twin 150hp ea.
B150 Cummins engines for a business in the islands near St. Vincent. Its main
purpose is to shuttle people, diving and any other purpose they my dream of.
An other boat being built is a 28 Sportfish Hardtop with a single Caterpillar 3126 T/A
at 385hp. This is going to be a private-use boat in New York.
A big project we are working on for a customer who bought a 1982 Delta 38 Sportfish is
converting it to a U.S.C.G. Certified Dive boat. The boat is getting new engines and
is being completely gutted and refinished to U.S.C.G. specifications.
The Delta 36'SFX, christened the "Delta Blues"
was completed in 1999. This high performance, sport fishing, battle wagon is owned
and operated by Mr. John Royster out of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
John had a single purpose in mind for his new Delta; long range
offshore tuna and bill fishing with all the equipment required to provide the speed,
range, fishability and dry comfortable ride in the predominantly rough sea's typically
encountered off the North Carolina Coast. John choose to have a pair of Volvo TAMD 72P's
paired with Twin Disc 507-A gears installed at the heart of his Dream Machine. In order to
meet Mr. Royster's range requirements, "Delta Blues" carries 410 gallons of
fuel. With 860 diesel H.P. total, "Delta Blues" is the fastest 36'SFX to date.
Aside from the inherent fishability provided by the standard features
of the 36'SFX such as the visibility of the helm on the vessels center line and its close
proximity to the cockpit. "Delta Blues" is equipped with two 6' long insulated
and macerated fish boxes that will hold ice for up to three days or more. Also there is a
freezer and separate cooler custom built into the three-step stairway which access the
bridge. The freezer is substantial, at about 2' x 2' x 3'. There is a full tackle center
with built-in rod storage and plenty of drawers for tackle and bait prep. equipment.
Rocket launchers are conveniently located above the tackle center where they can be easily
utilized from either the bridge or the cockpit. A big plus. Rounding out the fish deck is
an oversize transom door.
Some of the comfort features include a private stateroom forward,
separated from the rest of the cabin via a bulkhead, which also provides added structural
strength. The vessel sleeps five total. In addition the cabin is equipped with a full size
refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven, two burner electric stove, double sink with hot
& cold water, full stand up head with hot shower, vanity and electric toilet. Also the
cabin is climate controlled with single system air conditioning and reverse cycle heat.
110 volt power is provided by a 6kW Northern Lights generator system. Anyone interested in
a mid-size sportfishing vessel will appreciate the quality and design of this machine.
The Delta 28' Sportfish christened "Miss Judy" left Canaveral
Custom Boats last March. "Miss Judy" is owned and operated by Capt. James Vance
out of St. Marks, Florida on the Gulf Coast. This is Mr. Vance's 2nd Delta
boat. His first was a new 28 U.S.C.G. Certified Dive Boat. James traded in his 1988 Delta,
"Sea Search" for "Miss Judy" to better suit his pleasure diving and
At the heart of Miss Judy is a pair of Cummin's 250 Diamond series
diesel engines rated at 230 H.P. each, paired with Twin Disc 5011-A gears. The engine
package has proven to be the ideal system to meet Mr. Vance's safety, speed & range
requirements. A few of "Miss Judy's" features include anodized aluminum tower,
with duel helm stations complete with auto pilots and Flo-Scan TwinScan fuel monitoring
and engine gauge system. "Miss Judy's integrated electronics package includes radar,
also a station to station intercom, hailer and an automatically deployed life raft. Also
the cabin is air conditioned with reverse cycle heat. The galley is equipped with a
microwave oven and a refrigerator/freezer, all powered by a C-Power generator system that
is driven off the starboard engine, producing 6kW of electric power at any engine speed
over 600 R.P.M.'s. "Miss Judy" is an other fine example of what one person's
dream boat should be.