13 October 2008
13 October 2008
Delphia Yachts Boatyard has become Poland’s largest boat builder, using AOC resin systems for hull and deck construction.
Company founders, brothers Piotr and Wojciech Kot, have taken the business from a modest shop with a dozen workers in 1990 to a 140,000-square foot (13,000-square meter) shipyard with 600 workers today. Delphia makes about 300 Delphia, Sportina and Phila sailing yachts and about 2,500 Quicksilver and Cortina motorcraft per year. Boats range in size from 15.1 feet (4.6 meters) to 46.3 feet (14.1 meters). The international reputation of Delphia brands has created growing demand. As a result, the company is served by a dealer network that covers Europe, Russia, the United States, Japan, Australia and the Republic of South Africa.
Delphia invests in state-of-the-art equipment to meet objectives for higher productivity and environmental protection. Hull and deck laminates are produced in open molds using mostly spray-up and some hand layup. Manufacturing includes both monolithic and cored constructions.
Delphia Yachts specifies Altek H834 DCPD-content unsaturated polyester for its main laminating resin and Hydropel H034 Vinyl Ester for the moisture blocking skin coat.
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