Trailable version & Voyages 

Displacement Hull - We all know that correct loading in a ship is to take the hull down to the correct and designed water draft to achieve maximum stability. Being a full displacement hull we do the same, with the Deltacraft Islander we achieve tremendous stability from this "ballast" down low as in a trawler, yacht or ship. This is the wonderful attribute of a full displacement hull shape, where the carefully designed hull shape passes through the water with minimum power needed and with very little fuel, which is far better for the environment and overall creates a good sea boat, as in a trawler.

Your view Trailable version - So we simply use water ballast in the Trailable version (as racing yachts and ships do), this simply fills automatically as soon as the boat is in the water and drains the same way when you come out. Its really just a tank in the boat thats all, water is quite heavy (1 tonne per cubic metre ) and works perfectly.

Towing power required - Now the real benefit here is that we can build the boat without the ballast to be able to be towed behind a 6 cylinder car, a 4 wheel drive is NOT needed.(see R.T.A. rules on towing weights ).

So you may live in your Deltacraft Islander whilst its on the trailer.

Touring - Just imagine being able to travel Australia extensively while towing your home away from home, living in it and all the while exploring our great waterways such as :-

  • the Murray,
  • the Hawksbury,
  • Port Stephens,
  • the Myall lakes,
  • the very beautiful Derwent River in Hobart,
  • the wonderful Whittsundays in Queensland with so many magnificent Islands,
  • the Gold coast,
  • the amazing Lakes in Gippsland, Victoria,
  • the list is endless and you can do all this in a Deltacraft Islander, Trailable version.
  • Read the Adventures of Gordon in a trailable Deltacraft Islander during late 2010 and early 2011.