My height/weight are almost identical to what you’ve listed. My size 12 feet seem to be important as well, because they’re linked to the required deck height and/or foot position. My all-time favourite boat so far has been my Impex Assateague. I wouldn’t call it a tight fit, but I’m able to lock in very comfortably on the thigh braces. Or I can loosen up and paddle for hours, though the seat could certainly use improvement in terms of comfort! There’s a ton of storage and compared to others it has been on the higher end for hull speed. Down sides are that it’s heavy - with much of this being unnecessary gel coat, and I’ve had to do some major repairs to the skeg box and coaming. (Search for my thread on this if you’re so inclined)
Others that I’ve tried, mostly liked, and fit well
- Boreal Designs Baffin P3
- Current Designs Sirocco
- Dagger Stratos 14.5L (own one of these too - more “fun” than “touring”, but certainly sea worthy in open water and a surprising amount of storage space)
None of these were are tight fits, but it’s easier to take up some room with Minicel foam outfitting than it is to add room if the boat is too tight (or you wear more, or put on weight). I have always found it a challenge to find boats that are a balance between bathtub and “skinny jeans”. The more I paddle though, the more I discover that my skills and confidence have more impact than the precise fit of the boat. It’s still important to get it close, but I don’t think it needs to be perfect.
Regarding the Delta, I doubt you’ll find this to be a snug fit. I’ve paddled a Delta 16 and found the cockpit and seating position to be quite loose indeed. It wasn’t so bad as to stop me from rolling confidently or edging strongly. One very nice thing about the Deltas is the weight. They are very light compared to other boats of similar shape. I do question the strength though. ABS can get very brittle, especially in the cold. Because of the rigidity, when damage does happen it will probably be extensive instead of localized.