The latest model from this German builder of quality performance cruising yachts fits into the company’s range between the existing Dehler 38 and 46 models. The new boat is intended to offer a blend of functionality, speed, safety and innovation, while resale values are expected to remain robust.
The Judel / Vrolijk designed hull has a high righting moment, thanks to both form stability and a choice of low centre of gravity keels. The carbon reinforced bottom structure is said to be 25 per cent stiffer than standard arrangements and has been engineered to withstand the extreme shock loads that can be generated in grounding incidents.
The generous sail area is set from a 9/10ths fractional keel stepped aluminium mast with two pairs of spreaders. There’s an optional composite bowsprit, which incorporates an anchor roller, plus a comprehensive set of performance deck gear that will make the boat’s power easier to tame than that of more ostensibly cruising oriented yachts. The cockpit is equipped with twin wheels, plus a large hinge-down bathing platform at the aft end.
Accommodation layouts include two or three cabin options, both with one or two head compartments. All variants share the same spacious saloon, galley and navigation station. Dehler makes a big point about the benefits of the “uni-door” in the main heads/shower compartment, where one door is used to either separate the entire WC area from the saloon, or swivel to separate the washbasin area from the toilet and the shower.
The boat is offered in two versions, with the standard model having a 2.15m T-bulb keel, or a shoal 1.98m draught option. The competition model has a deeper 2.4m T-bulb keel, with proportionately less ballast, allied to a rig that’s approximately six per cent larger than that of the standard model. The first boat is currently in build and will be exhibited at the Dusseldorf boat show in January.
- Hull length: 12.42m
- LWL: 11.50m
- Beam: 3.91m
- Draught: 1.98, 2.15 or 2.40m
- Displacement: 9,100kg standard; 8,450kg competition; 9,350kg shallow
- Ballast: 2,950kg standard; 2,500kg competition; 3,250kg shallow
- Engine: 39.6hp
- Fresh water: 315 litres
- Fuel capacity: 160 litres
- Air draught: 19.55m standard; 20.05m competition
- Total sail area: 93.0 sq m standard; 99.5 sq m competition
- Main sail: 52.0 or 55.5 sq m
- Furling jib: (105%) 41.0 or 44.0 sq m
- Spinnaker: 103 or 125 sq m
- Gennaker: 120 or 145 sq m