I say this after spending the better part of a day aboard the Delphia 47. Even before we left the dock, I liked what I saw. Its low coach roof, nearly plumb stem, sugar-scoop stern, and full teak deck produce a pleasing modern look. The cockpit layout is both utilitarian, due to copious storage lockers, and comfortable, thanks to seats that are more than 6 feet long and seatbacks that are tall enough to provide good back support. The dual wheels, walk-through transom, and decent-sized swim step made it easy to board the boat from the stern. Other on-deck features that I liked included the solid, oversized mooring cleats and chocks, the sturdy and attractive metal toerail, the wide side decks, and the fact that the fiberglass finish, even in hidden areas like the anchor well and storage lockers, was really well done. This attention to detail proved to be indicative of the overall construction quality of the boat.