It seems like the Polish Shipyard Delphia will no longer be producing sailboats and concentrate fully on multi-hull and single hull motorboats.
The very modern factory in Poland has announced on Sept. 1 2019 that production of Delphia Sailing Yachts have ended.
And since Delphia also owned the famous originally Swedish sailboat brand “Maxi Yacht” – I guess the Maxi 1200 will not be produced any longer either. Even the Maxi Yacht website is down as this is written. The Swedish Maxi Yachts has always been one of my favorites, due to the generally very high build quality and good all round performance.
I think it is sad – especially as right now we have the young generation coming out of the woodwork buying sailing boats in Scandinavia. Many new generation boaters was spotted in 28-35′ sailboats in Scandinavian harbors this summer. And I think that is the beginning of a trend reversal.
The young generation – of course – want to be more “Eco focused” and how can you enjoy a day on the water if it is not powered by the wind!
If nothing else we will have to thank Greta Thunberg for all the sailboat advertising over the past month. One can agree or disagree with motives and execution, but sailboats have not had as much advertising in years. So thank you Greta!
Here is the Delphia managements statement
As of September 1, 2019, Delphia Shipyard abandons production of Delphia sailboats.
This decision is dictated by the decision to follow market trends, which currently represent more than 80% of motorboats and multihulls, as well as a more intense development plan for the Escape (formerly Nautika), BluEscape and Nano Line offer.
The process of building a boat is complex and requires specialized technical knowledge. Delphia has the know-how, the experience and the advanced technology needed to make yachts of the highest quality and comfort. Using the most modern technologies and the best specialists, we build our boats in accordance with the highest standards of safety and perfection down to the last detail.
We would like to thank all the customers and owners of Delphia sailboats for the trust and common creation of the history of these yachts in the waters of the whole world.
At the same time, we inform that until the end of the warranty period already purchased sailboats, appropriate storage reserves will be retained to provide a complete and professional after-sales service.
We would also like to thank all those who participated in the creation of our yachts, and in particular the remarkable yacht designer Andrzej Skrzat, without his excellent projects there would not be so many great Delphia sailing yachts models.
We invite you to follow our offer and the activities of Shipyard Delphia.
May the winds be favorable to you!
Management of Delphia Shipyard.