Praised for their deep-vee hull with excellent seaworthiness, the Italian boatyard launches Dellapasqua DC Seven: this time it’s designed mainly for sport fishing.
The new Dellapasqua DC Seven comes from the desire to offer something new in a sector already crowded with competitors: center console boats with outboard motors and a performing hull.
A true sport fisherman capable of transforming upon owner’s needs into a fast cruiser or a day boat. As its main feature is the 360° customization for deck and interiors. Each boat is unique and bespoke.
Dellapasqua DC Seven and that “experienced” hull
Dellapasqua DC Seven has been built starting from the appreciated hull of DC 7 Elite, which became famous during the 1998 Venezia-Montecarlo taking the first place overall, despite being the only boat at the start with a single outboard motor. Were it not enough, the following year DC 7 won the European and Italian championship in its class touching 75 knots with a single inboard 435 HP Volvo Penta.
The hull of DC 7 was not only good in racing, but also for work boats, for its excellent qualities of robustness. The first model was launched no less than 50 years ago, it was made of wood and had made its debut at the Genoa Boat Show. Since then more than 200 units have been built: that is why the hull of DC 7 does not need further presentations.
Dellapasqua DC Seven is built in fiberglass with longitudinal and transversal structure using the traditional layer-on-layer stratification technique, hand-pressed with steel rollers, without using composite materials, making it sturdy and resistant, without risks of osmosis due to its compactness. In addition, with this technique it is possible to take advantage of all the interior space of the hull for lockers, stowage and wells.
The boat is 7.75 m long and 2.50 m wide, easily towable, while the indicative weight is about 2 tons; it can transport eight passengers and the cabin, with 1.85 m headroom, can accommodate up to two berths. The engine of the first unit is a 250 HP Suzuki outboard that allowed to reach a top speed of about 40 knots, while at cruising speed (25 knots) the consumption read about 35 l / h.
Dellapasqua DC Seven can also be powered by two engines, still outboard, and the boatyard offers various customization opportunities to satisfy every need of the owner. For example, the bow area can be set up in different ways: just sundeck, sundeck and dinette – with or without side backrests; or, for anglers, as a clear area to fight during a catch. Giving up the dinette to bow the space below is used for a larger cabin or as a further locker.
Read our test of Dellapasqua DC9 Elite to discover why we dubbed it part cruiser and part offshore