when the delam came up months ago I asked several brokers about it. I was told Hatteras has had a delam as well as viking at some point in the past. my point here is 1 delam and now 1 who really knows how or why she sank isn't going to kill a company. if both Hatteras and Viking really did have a delam issue at some point, why don't the Betram naysayers feel the same about those brands? I think as the internet has grown, so has the number of people who learn of thses issues and offer their opinion. while I own what almost everybody comments is one of the best rough seas, bulletproof boats ever made, I wonder that of the 177 produced, was there never 1 single problem with any of them? No internet back then so maybe nobody ever knew.