- Name: Delcie
- Length: 29’11”
- Beam: 11’2”
- Draft: 34"
- Power: Single 550hp QSB Cummins Engine
Mid-Size Luxury and Detail
The Winter 30 Express was built to be the ultimate pocket sports fisherman. Her size may be small, but she lacks no details of the larger boats built today. The concept of this boat was brought to us by a client with specific size requirements to meet his local marina covenants. We had to work within a specific length, and deliver him the ultimate platform that excels at both fishing, and cruising in style.
Functionality with Character
Delcie is based off our very successful single diesel 33. We scaled her proportionately as to not affect the handling characteristics that were so impressive. Her single 550 hp Cummins pushed her to a top speed of 35 knots fully loaded and a easy cruise at 30 knots burning 19 gallons per hour. The 4 blade Veem wheel is found within a tunnel that reduces draft and provides and optimum shaft angle. Power generation is from a 4.5kW Phasor generator that supplies the air conditioner and refrigeration within the cabin. Down below all surfaces have been faired and top coated with Alexseal topcoat. Wood accents throughout are quarter sawn teak. The custom teak countertop and wooden sink really show Delcie character. Custom interior soft goods and linens reflect the owner’s passion for East Carolina University. On the bridge deck the helm is found behind a aft center console with seating to port and starboard. The seating gives way to abundant storage on either side for over flow fish boxes and dry storage. The centerline helm is great layout for both fishing and traveling. It allows the captain to be included in the conversations and offers optimum position to see and fish the baits when trolling. In the cockpit the aft faced mezzanine seating offers drink coolers and dry storage. Tackle storage is found behind each of the mezzanine seat backs. Teak decks and covering boards set this boat off. The faux teak transom and toe rail are an excellent example of fine paintwork.
A Sleek Carolina Build
Overall Delcie was a unique project for us. We were challenged with several design requirements that forced us to rethink several factors of a boat this size. At the end of the day we were still able to pull off a sleek beautiful fishing machine. Look for her perusing the waters of eastern North Carolina and at her home of Wrightsville Beach, NC.