DELTA POWERBOATS

Behind the Yacht

 
 
Classroom of Yachts
1.All the wood in the yacht looks sophisticated, but will it erode easily?

Each Delta Powerboats yacht applies the high quality wood—teak. Teak's high oil content, high tensile strength and tight grain makes it particularly suitable for outdoor furniture applications. Over time teak can mature to a silvery-grey finish, especially when exposed to sunlight, which makes teak the perfect wood to apply in yacht.

2.What does "knot" mean in yacht?

We’re familiar with the unit km/ h or MPH, the speed unit representing for cars and others. However, the speed in the nautical world is “Knot”. The knot is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile (1.852 km) per hour, approximately 1.151 mph.

3.What is the origin of "knot"?

The nautical knot finds its origin in a clever method sailors once used to measure their speed at sea. They would tie knots in a long line at regular intervals, then cast one end (weighted down by a floating piece of wood) out behind their vessel. The number of knots let out in a given period of time (measured, usually, by a small hourglass) would allow them to calculate the distance and consequently the speed at which the boat was moving. One knot is one nautical mile (about 1.15 statute miles) per hour (Info Origin: Infoplease)

Pilot License

Like driving cars on the land, you must have a pilot license before enjoying the yacht-driving pleasure. The regulations vary from regions and countries. Here are some of the official websites of different regions/ countries

Experience

If you’re interested in Delta Powerboats and would like to experience the fun of driving the yacht, please contact us at info@deltapowerboats.hk