Deltania 22s – “MYSTIC”Deltania 22s – “MYSTIC”
“Mystic” was originally ordered in December 2006 directly from the distributor Deltania GmBh, Germany. She was specified with various extra cost options including full osmosis treatment to the hull during manufacture. Mystic was towed to the UK from Germany and commissioned in April 2007.
This particular Deltania 22S, serial number PL – KIKSOH01C706 was built by a manufacturer in Poland called Kledzik & Kledzik, Odbiornica 229, PL-60169, Poznan, Poland, with final fitting out and distribution by Deltania Yachts, Germany. She is certified to carry up to 5 adults or 1 adult + 400 kg. She is designed to take an outboard with maximum 10hp although the 4hp engine she currently has is adequate to drive her along at 5 knots and was specified because it was light enough to man-handle when necessary. Mystic’s draft, when the keel is fully down, is 1.2 meter or 300mm when up although when the rudder is fully down one needs to take that into consideration in shallow water and raise it as necessary.
During our years of ownership since new Mystic received a bespoke stainless steel auxiliary petrol tank which was installed in the starboard locker and contains approximately 20 litres; enough for about 20 hours motoring. Mystic also received some slight re-profiling of the swing keel hull cavity to reduce lateral movement of the keel when fully down. Other modifications since commissioning include installation of a NASA wind gauge, LED masthead light, slight shortening of the mast side-stays, new tailor-made cover, new jib and installation of OEM mast raising/lowering system. Sails were regularly cleaned during ownership.
Mystic weighed approximately 1200kgs on commissioning although the stainless steel tank/petrol, motor and on-board gear needs to be taken into account. The ARKO 4 wheel trailer weighs approximately 350 kgs. Our experience of towing her has been very good. For example a 2.0 litre Vauxhall Insignia Diesel Auto tows her very well though a new owner would need to make their own judgement as to what they feel is safe and appropriate according to local laws and regulations.
When launching we elected to have Mystic lifted in by crane on all but 2 occasions. We felt this was easier and saved potential issues with salt water getting into the trailer, although the bearings are sealed. We also had Mystic lifted out each year in October, pressure washed off and made ready for her annual coat of Anti-Foul. She was last used in 2014 on 4 single day occasions.
Mystic was sailed exclusively within the Solent area of the Isle-of-Wight, in southern England. Sea and tide conditions in that can be very challenging to any boat or yachtsman but Mystic handled everything we put her to. Designed to Recreational Craft Directive categories “C & D”, she is therefore capable of handling the following sea conditions:
‘C’ INSHORE: Designed for voyages in coastal waters, large bays, estuaries, lakes and rivers where conditions up to, and including, wind force 6 and significant wave heights up to, and including, 2 m may be experienced.
‘D’ SHELTERED WATERS: Designed for voyages on sheltered coastal waters, small bays, small lakes, rivers and canals when conditions up to, and including, wind force 4 and significant wave heights up to, and including, 0.3 m may be experienced, with occasional waves of 0.5 m maximum height, for example from passing vessels.
We very occasionally encountered wind speeds up to F6 (22 – 27 mph) which required full main reefing for comfort, speed and controllability. Most of the time sailing was enjoyed at F3 to F4, especially with less experienced crew on-board. Mystic was always extremely stable and would simply “round up” if she was heeled to the extreme. As such, she was enjoyable and safe to sail in all the conditions we put her too. Her deck design allows good room for accessing rigging, anchor and of course safety railings are provided for added security. She handles rather like a large dinghy allowing crew to lean out, using the tiller-extension, to counter-balance if and when required, offering additional fun. Maximum speed we saw was about 7 knots under sail. Under engine in slack tide conditions the 4 hp Mercury Sail-drive would push her along easily at 5 knots. The outboard is mounted in an adjustable stern mounted bracket which raises or lowers with assistance from the in-built hydraulic struts.
From a comfort perspective we elected to install a sea-toilet in the private heads compartment although this could easily be converted back to a porta-potty if required. There is no holding tank so it was used only occasionally for emergencies! Berths are provided for 4 comfortably or 5 at a pinch, if you are all friendly! Sometimes we erected a curtain to allow better privacy for the aft accommodation area.
12 volt electrics are provided to power lights in the main cabin, over the galley and in the heads compartment. A Waeco “PerfectCharge” model 915-012TB if fitted in the aft berth bulkhead to convert 220/230v to 12volts and charges the on-board battery. This is valuable when moored to a jetty with electrics available.
Fresh water is provided via a 12v electric pump inserted into a 10 litre tank housed in the battery compartment. Taps are located in the galley sink and heads basin for convenience. As most of our outings were day trips or overnights in marinas we seldom used this facility but it is nice to know it’s there when required.
Cooking is provided by the excellent 2 burner Origo cooker. We used mentholated spirits as fuel. This cooker type is safe (no gas), provides good heat and requires no maintenance.
Rigging Mystic is easy and straight-forward. She is not complicated to sail and as mentioned she is rather like a large dinghy with tiller and centre cockpit mounted mainsheet block. The stern mounted back-stay allows quick and easy tensioning of the mast, side stays can stay in place when lowering/raising the mast and lazy-jacks make for fast raising or lowering of the mainsail. The jib is adjusted with a roller reefing system from the cockpit and 2 winches provide added leverage for control lines when required.
The pivoting swing keel is extremely easy to operate, requiring only 1 rope through a deck jammer and around a winch to raise or lower or indeed adjust for performance or depth of water. We had the keel epoxy and copper coated a few years ago mainly for protection. When raised fully the keel pivots up into the cabin dining table structure which is fully sealed so there is never any exposure of moisture or “sea smells”.
Mystic is ready to sail in all respects. Thank you for looking.
Equipment and Fittings
Aluminium mast with all standing and running rigging
Main Sail 12m2 fully battened with 2 reefing point
Roller reefing system for foresail
2 Spinlock/Easylocks (jammers) for 2 lines each
Stern mast support for transport and mast laying system
Centreboard steel zinc plated (later epoxy & copper coated)
Stainless steel push-pit and pull-pit, stanchions and guardrails
Perspex sliding, lockable companionway
Opening deck hatch
Deck with anti-slip covering in grey
Self-draining anchor stowage with cover
2 stainless steel winches by Anderson
2 mooring cleats
2 lockers under the seat of the cockpit
Ergonomic shaped cockpit seats
Electrical system with 3 lamps, main switch and fuse
Folding wooden table in saloon
4x matching blue fabric covered cushions
Separate enclosed heads compartment with sink and electrically pumped fresh water
Galley area with stainless steel sink and cupboard above and below
Fresh water system with 20 litres tank and electrical pump
Road trailer made by ARCO 2000kg capacity, dual axle, 4 supports, 4 keel-rollers, integral winch, waterproof wheel bearings, weight 350kg, fully galvanised.
Bow platform for easy access to the ship from the pier
Vinyl artificial leather on cabin walls, insulating, anti-fungicide and washable
Genoa 9m2, UV protection strip
Profiled forestay alloy tube
Lazy jacks + zipped lazy bag
Mast laying system
2 extra mooring cleats amidships
LED mast top light
Electrical panel with battery gauge
Mobitronic 15 Ah charger
Silva combi, depth + log + water temperature instrument
Clipper wind speed and direction instrument
4x back supports to hang into the shelves for ergonomic sitting position
Larger wooden cupboard in forward saloon (bespoke)
2x additional cabin wooden cupboards with opening doors
4x fenders marine blue 14x55 cm
Osmosis protected hull + anti-fouling JOTUN performance
Anchor set CQR ANKER zinc coated 7kg 30 meters of chain
Mercury 4hp long shaft with sail drive propeller, pull start
20 Litres stainless petrol tank (bespoke)
Saloon floor in teak deck look
Cockpit table mahogany with holders
Origo spirit-cooker, 2 burners
Fitted waterproof boat cover