Cockpit and Deck 

Features of the cockpit and deck of the new Deltacraft Islander - Mark 3

The cockpit. The cockpit is designed to be functional, spacious and self draining in most weather. Two full size sleeping single bunks are daytime sofas for four people each side.
A large fiberglass table is supplied and fits between the seats for 4 to 6 people.
The table stows in a purpose built compartment under the port sofa.
There is extensive stowage space under both sofas.
The captain's folding swivel chair attached to the port sofa.
Coolers can be stowed under bunks (contact the builders for special cases).
A fibreglass rail surrounds the cockpit and locates the hardtop.

Anchoring may be accomplished from inside the cabin
Anchoring may be accomplished from inside the cabin.
The anchor well is located in the fore deck and is drained to the sea.
It is large enough to contain several hundred meters of rope, a Danforth anchor and six meters of chain.
It has a strong lid and can be walked on while the anchor rope is out and in use.
Anchor well and bollard
The anchor rope runs through the bow roller and should be fixed to the bollard.
A bow sprit (extension) is available to prevent the anchor flukes from striking the hull.
A stainless steel rail is fitted to assist in anchoring or mooring.

The hardtop. The hardtop is designed to rely on its shape for its strength, the fibreglass for long life and its wonderful ability due to its size to shield passengers from the sun.
It is sloped forward to run water off away from passengers but It is NOT designed to carry a dingy or to be walked on.
The hardtop has a full headliner liner in fibreglass to stop heat transfer and mildew and is easily cleaned.
A lightweight flexible solar charger may be located on top (see the builders before you do this. )
 
 
Antennas may be fastened through the hard top, taking care not to weaken the structure. Contact the builders before attempting this instalation.
The exterior cabin roof rails are stainless steel and are designed to allow hand over hand access to the fore-deck from the cockpit by holding on to the windscreen side handle.
The windscreen frame is fibreglass. It holds toughened glass panels. Whilst it is exceptionally strong, it is breakable and care should be taken with it. The windscreen wiper has a stainless steel case and is operated from the circuit breaker switch on the dash panel.

Cockpit 1 There is an easy boarding platform leading to the transom gate.
The cutaways at the rear sides allows boarding from the wharf.
The swim ladder is lowered and raised from here.
The shower (cold) is located in the gate frame with a white cover over it.

A rear view
The comfortable cockpit seating.
Cockpit 2

The windscreen is fiberglass with toughened glass panels and is exceptionally strong.

The stainless steel windscreen wiper is operated from the circuit breaker switch on the dash panel.

Cockpit 3
The exterior cabin roof rails are stainless steel and designed to allow hand over hand access to the fore-deck from the cockpit holding on to the windscreen side handle.

All covers are of a long life lightweight material.

Rear covers showing the Zipper entrance.
Rear covers showing the Zipper entrance in the center, lined up with the transom gate, for easy access.
The Skipper's zipper
The "Skipper's zipper" is placed to provide protective cover next to the steering position while all other covers may be rolled up or the "Skipper's zipper" can be rolled up separately to permit refueling.
A rear view
The covers easily hook onto the shockcord
The covers easily hook onto the shockcord

Refueling is easy with the filler positioned next to the driver thus allowing refueling without the skipper having to leave his seat.

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