This 1981 Dehler Delanta 78 has a fin keel and is a sturdy, family cruiser. Her inventory includes a (2015) Beta 20HP diesel engine, 2016 mainsail, 2014 furling headsail, 2015 cockpit enclosure, five berths, 2013 colour chartplotter, marine toilet and more. She is in exceptionally good condition and is excellent value!
GRP hull and deck
Cast iron fin keel
Alloy Mast (7/8ths rig) and boom
2002 Standing rigging
2014 Mainsail halyard
2016 McWilliam Mainsail in excellent condition
2014 McWilliam Furling Genoa in excellent condition
Vee berth in forward cabin with opening deck hatch and loads of storage space under the berth.
Pull out saloon table
Two settee berths in the saloon
Galley to port with a 2014 two burner Hob and sink.
Storage lockers, spare Gas Cylinder (Full Sept 2016)
Sink sea-cock renewed 2014.
Marine toilet opposite to starboard in a separate compartment, with hanging locker and 2014 sea-cocks.
Quarter berth to port aft of the galley
Tiller with tiller extension
(2016) Teak cockpit seats and sole
(2016) Anchoring eye for the mainsheet in the cockpit (mainsheet can be unclipped)
2 x Lewmar 16s (2 speed) Self-tailing Genoa sheet winches
2 x Lewmar winches on the coachroof with cleats and jammers
2 x Winch handles
Anchor with chain and warp, plus a spare anchor with chain and warp
Mooring lines and fenders
4 x Mooring cleats
Pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and 2016 guardrails
2015 Full cockpit enclosure
2014 Lewmar Forward hatch
2014 Opening Ports in heads and galley
GPS GS Map 540 (2013)
NASA Depth Echo Sounder (2013)
Standard Horizon VHF (2016)
Handheld VHF & Charger
Simrad TP 10 Tiller Pilot (2016)
Stern Light replaced 2016.
20 HP, 3 Cylinder Beta Marine (2015)
Water intake enlarged and replaced with new inline filter; Impeller renewed in 2016.
Engine sea-cock renewed in 2014
Fuel Tank renewed (2014) 44ltr PVC + Separate gauge in cockpit.
Electronic fuel pump (2014)
Hi-rise Exhaust System (2015)
Cockpit Drains 2010.
2 x 12V. Batteries (one replaced in 2014)
Some of the electrical wiring was replaced in 2014 (where necessary).
Engine Hours Sept 2016, 350 (approx)
Fuel Filters renewed / serviced 2016
2014 Three bladed fixed Propeller
Cutlass bearing renewed 2014.
2 x spare 25mm Shaft Anodes.
Engine Spares, Oil Filters, Fuel Filters, Impeller, 2 x Fan Belts.
2 x Fire Extinguishers
2 x Fire Blankets
Lifebuoy and Throwing Line (2016)
Manual Bilge pump (2010)
Electric Bilge pump (2009) 2 x Handles
Spare 20ltr Diesel Tank
First aid kit
3 x (Old) Gas Inflated Life Jackets (Serviced by CH Marine 2014)
25M Hose and fittings on reel.
Build No. 1603
Hull Painted in 2009.
In 2015 the bottom was completely stripped and faired and 5 x Coats International Gel Shield 200 was applied. This was done as a preventative measure.
Plastimo Inflatable with Oars, Seat and Pump.
‘Symphony’ is in her third ownership. She has been lovingly maintained and has been substantially upgraded. I found her to be a safe and solidly built Van de Stadt design. Her 45% ballast ratio has always been a comfort to me.
I have sailed her extensively single-handed on the south coast of Ireland for many years and have always wintered her ashore. She is an extremely capable mini-cruiser, represents outstanding value for money and is in sail away condition.
The owner has said it all. "She really is in sail-away condition"