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An office with sea view

Steffi von Wolff is an author and Dehler sailor. Recently her latest book "Hafenkino" was published. In an interview she gave us a first insight and...

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Testing the Dehler 30 one design

Periklis Livas is an experienced offshore sailor and skipper of the OPTIMUM Yacht Racing Team, a successful yacht club from Athens that already...

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Knut Frostad in an interview

A successful world premiere of the Dehler 30 one design is behind us. During our first sailing test with Speed Sailing and Quantum Sails off the coast...

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HOUSE REGATTA ON THE BALTIC SEA

Around 60 Hanse and Dehler yachts competed for victory in their class at this year's Hanse Cup. For the 22nd time the Hanse (Deutschland) Vertriebs...

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WORLD DEBUT IN CANNES

She's in the water! The Dehler 30 one design has matured into a finished yacht in recent weeks.

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MyDehler Safety Cloud - MORE SERVICE AND SAFETY ON BOARD

Do you want to keep an eye on your yacht even when you’re not on board? We are setting standards once again with the forward-looking MyDehler Safety...

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AROUND RÜGEN IN 12 HOURS

It was a neck-and-neck race, but in the end Karl Dehler and his regatta crew took first place in the ORC Race at the 70th Stralsund Sailing Week.

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Hanse & Dehler Ijsselmeer Cup

4th Fun Regatta from June 20th to 23th, 2019

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THREE HUNDRED ...!

The 300th Dehler 38 recently left the production line at Hanse Yachts in Greifswald. Karl Dehler and the proud team received the milestone yacht with...

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HanseYachts ist "Boatbuilder of the Year 2018"

The HanseYachts Aktiengesellschaft from Greifswald including the brands Hanse, Dehler, Varianta, Moody, Privilège, Sealine and Fjord, was awarded by...

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Dehler Ownersarea

Dear Dehler owners, If you are already a proud Dehler owner, you can register in the owner's area here!
You will find a wide variety of interesting information, from technical documents and specifications to cable diagrams and detailed drawings from the model year of your Dehler.

History of Dehler– A passion for crafting yachts

The History of Dehler

[Translate to American English:] Varianta 1965
First order: the Varianta in 1965

A passion for crafting yachts

Since 1963 The beginnings: small dinghies made in an old dancing hall in Dortmund

At the start of the 1960s, the electrical engineer Willi Dehler plans to build caravans made of the new material glass fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP). But his hobby – sailing with his dinghy – led him to try building a boat instead.

In 1963, Willi Dehler brings home 50 orders for his 3-metre dinghy Winnetou after exhibiting at a trade fair. In a former dancing hall is where production begins – the Dehler boat brand is born.

Two years later, with the Varianta, Willi Dehler builds his first keel yacht designed for inland waterways. The name stands for the agility of the boat – a characteristic that makes Dehler yachts stand out even today.

Dehler Optima 83
Dehler begins crafting real sea-going yachts with the Optima 83

1970 Dehler develops the two first milestones in its history: the Optima 83 and the Varianta 65.

Just seven years after his first dinghy, Willi Dehler makes is dream of creating the perfect sea-going ship come true. It should be fast and fit on a trailer. This “optimal” boat is also reflected in its name: Optima 83.

From 1973, the Varianta 65 develops into Europe’s bestselling GFPR yacht. Thousands of sailors can benefit from the revolutionary hull material for the first time. The press talks of the “VW Beetle for the water”.

In 1976, the Sprinta 70 is the first series-produced yacht with a self-tacking jib. It underscores Dehler as the innovation leader.

Dehler db1 Dehler 34
The db1 from 1980, the predecessor of the legendary Dehler 34
Edith and Willi Dehler
The satisfied faces of Edith and Willi Dehler

1980 Dehler invents the performance cruiser. If Dehler is what you want, Dehler is what you get.

In 1980, the db1 is created. Although outfitted for comfort, it wins regattas one after the other with Willi Dehler’s team on board. A racer and cruiser in one boat – an idea which makes the Dehler famous six years later.

Dehler now develops reinforced cruising yachts beyond the 10-metre mark and sells them under the one name of Dehler. The old model system – with Optima, Sprinta and Varianta – is no longer continued.

In 1986, the first real performance cruiser in sailing history revolutionises the market: the Dehler 34. The boat is sold in the thousands and makes the brand well known worldwide.

Dehler 39 1998
New shape language: the Dehler 39 from 1998

1990 New design by new designers: the aesthetics of the yacht change.

In the mid-1990s, Dehler works with the yacht architects judel/vrolijk for the first time.

New style characteristics, such as the steep stem and the upright stern, are integrated for the first time. One of the first models of this type is the Dehler 29 from 1997, which is still built to this day.

In 1999, the company’s founder, Willi Dehler, passes away at the age of 70.

Dehler 60 2008
In 2008, the Dehler 60 is built – the largest Dehler yacht to date.

2000 HanseYachts takes over the helm. Production in Greifswald begins.

After the herald of the new century, Dehler starts to tread stormy waters after multiple new owners.

In 2009, Dehler is taken over completely by HanseYachts. Larger models are now being produced in Greifswald.

Karl Dehler, who has worked for Hanse since 2004, returns as product developer for the Dehler brand.

Dehler 46 2014
On a course of success: the latest Dehler 46 from 2014

2010 The current fleet is expanded. Dehler has been in the market for 50 years.

In 2012, all boat construction is moved from Freienohl in the Sauerland region to Greifswald near Rügen. As a result, Dehler has a new home at the Baltic Sea.

In 2013, the new Dehler 38 is introduced. The first yacht built completely in Greifswald is distinguished as Boat of the Year at the 2014 boot trade fair.

In 2017, with the current fleet, Dehler is market leader in the area of performance cruisers. Although the yachts have changed significantly, they continue to be crafted with the same passion as 50 years earlier.

[Translate to American English:] Dehler 50 years Book

50 years of Dehler The Book to our jubilee

In 50 years, which is more than half the life span of a human being, Dehler has developed more than 60 different types of sailing yachts and sold more than 21,000 boats altogether. With one extremely innovative model, the Varianta, Dehler succeeded in the past – and due to their consistent development policy up to today – in inspiring many people to go sailing and spend their leisure time on the water.

This book recounts Dehler’s and the Dehler Brand’s unique yacht building history and also enables the reader to have a look behind the scenes. It surprises with phantastic photos from the archives that have never been published before.

  • 1st Edition 2014
  • 141 color photographs
  • 52 color images
  • format 24,9 x 30,7cm
  • hardcover with partial logo
  • bilingual German / English
  • Delius Klasing
  • 208 pages
  • 31 black/white photographs
  • 20 black/white images
  • bound

MyDehler Safety Cloud

Uncompromisingly innovative. For better service and security.

The MyDehler Safety Cloud gives your yacht the competitive edge and sets new standards.

Live data All data live

It’s simple via a smartphone or the Owner's Area on the website. With Boat Monitoring, the eLogBook and the eServiceBook, you can track your yacht, keep an automatic logbook and never miss a service interval.

And stay tuned. Further apps are planned together with Sentinel Marine Solutions, the market leader in networked boat technology.

Perfectly networked The cloud for your Dehler yacht

All new Dehler yachts are delivered from the shipyard with the MyDehler Safety Cloud hardware already installed. It is connected to the on-board electronics and communicates worldwide via mobile phone networks.

If you’re sailing offshore, the data is stored and immediately processed when you reach mobile coverage again. No data is lost.

For older Dehler yachts a retrofit package is available via the webshop or from your dealer.

Boat monitoring Eyes on everything

Smart Boat Monitoring guarantees you as the owner full access to your key data. Any time and from anywhere.
Functions such as position and collision messages, movement and anchor alarms as well as ground fault and bilge alarms reliably inform you whether everything is well on board.
A push message also tells you when the weather changes, the tank needs to be filled or the battery charged.
If the yacht is chartered, the skipper can log into the system via a guest account.

eLogBook Perfect teamwork

You love sailing, and the eLogBook automatically logs every mile you cover. It records the ground track, course and position and archives the information so you can access it at any time.
Handy for travel documentation, the day’s top speed, or in the event of an insurance claim, when the course of events needs to be reconstructed.

eServiceBook Always up to date

How many hours has the yacht sailed? And how many has it motored? When were the seacocks and anodes checked? And how old is the Saildrive cuff?
The eServiceBook calculates and remembers all service intervals. This applies to all the parts installed on the yacht.
If something needs servicing, you will get a reminder on your smartphone, and can arrange a service appointment with your dealer directly via the app.

The service book is always up to date, and your yacht is maintained in perfect sale condition.

The Dehlerphilosophy

Proceed with Speed
Smart Perfection
GERMAN ENGINEERING

At Dehler, sailing performance is the most important virtue of any yacht.

Why? Because it continually thrills you and makes you want to feel the power of the hull cutting through waves with speed and precision. And thrill is what sailing is really all about. Which is why our yachts also always have a sport gene.

A yacht beaming with intelligence.

The interior furnishings leave nothing more to be desired. The design is a fusion of function and aesthetics, with craftsmanship that is flawless down to the smallest detail. We build each yacht to feature many clever ideas that amaze you. We feel obligated to satisfy these high standards at Dehler each and every day.

Dehler stands for the values of the “Made in Germany” global seal of quality.

Thoroughness above all is what counts for us. Precision in every detail shapes how we think and act, as well as who we choose to partner with. This includes the internationally renowned yacht designers at judel/vrolijk & co. You can see this in the timeless shapes and dynamically elegant lines of each Dehler.

Dehler Events

Dehler Events and Races

Next Events & Races

Dehler Cup     20.06.2019 - 23.06.2019 - Hindeloopen (NL)

seapilot2star 2020     24.05.2020 - 27.05.2020 - Sweden

Nordseewoche, Rund Skagen     30.05.2020 - 04.06.2020 - Germany

Kieler Woche     20.06.2020 - 28.06.2020 - Germany

AF Gotland Rund     28.06.2020 - 30.06.2020 - Sweden

Warnemünder Woche     04.07.2020 - 08.07.2020 - Germany

Travemünder Woche     23.07.2020 - 26.07.2020 - Germany

Silver Rudder     18.09.2020 - 19.09.2020 - Denmark

Dehler Regatta Success

STRALSUNDER SEGELWOCHE 2019 - RUND RÜGEN1st Place
STRALSUNDER SEGELWOCHE 2018 - RUND RÜGEN2nd Place
Poole Regatta 20141st Place Overall
MAIOR-REGATTA KIEL 20142nd Place
Uskršnja regata Croatia 20143rd Place
ORC worlds 2014 Kiel Germany (INTERNATIONALE DEUTSCHE MEISTERSCHAFTEN)2nd Place overall
NEPTUNE REGATTA 20141st Place (Cruising Class)
25th airlie beach race week 20141st place
STORA OSET RACE - LIROS SRS CUP & WEST SIDE CUP 20131st Place (Shorthand)
STORA OSET RACE - LIROS SRS CUP & WEST SIDE CUP 20133rd Place (overall)
STORA OSET RACE - LIROS SRS CUP & WEST SIDE CUP 20132nd Place (Group)
ORC INTERNATIONALE DEUTSCHE MEISTERSCHAFTEN 20131st Place Inshore (ORCi2)
ORC INTERNATIONALE DEUTSCHE MEISTERSCHAFTEN 20131st Place Offshore (ORCi2)
KIELER WOCHE 20132nd Place
RÜGEN-RUND-REGATTA 20131st Place (Group 1)
SKAGEN RUND RACE 20121st Place
SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 20121st Place
KORNATI CUP 20111st Place GPH < 610
ORC INTERNATIONALE DEUTSCHE MEISTERSCHAFTEN 20101st Place Offshore (ORCi2)
NACHTREGATTA RUND ÜBERLINGERSEE 20101st Place (Categorie C)
NACHTREGATTA RUND ÜBERLINGERSEE 20103rd Place (Group 1)
ORC DEUTSCHE MEISTERSCHAFTEN 20101st Place (ORCi)
GOTLAND RUND 20103rd Place
ORC INTERNATIONALE DEUTSCHE MEISTERSCHAFTEN 20101st Place Inshore (ORCi2)
SANDHAMN OPEN ORC INT 20101st Place

Dehler 38C

Dehler 38C

Dehler 29

Dehler 38

Dehler 38 (Blue Chip)

Dehler 38 (Sporthotel)

Dehler 39 (VG Offshore)

Dehler 38 (Rogue)

Dehler 34 (Kaida)

Dehler 29 (Båtverket)

Dehler 29 (Båtverket)

Dehler 38 (Sporthotel)

Sporthotel - Dehler 38

Dehler 38 (Sporthotel)

Dehler 38 (Sporthotel)

Dehler 35 (Ree)

Dehler 36 (Ice Watch)

Dehler 45 (Team Salzburg)

Dehler 29 (Cala .. Ventinove)

Dehler 33 (Bluepeace)

Dehler 33 (La Belle Bete)

Dehler 33 (Ree)

Dehler 35 (Midnight Rambler)

Dehler 35 (Hochwürden)

Dehler 36SQ (Shakira)

Dehler Awards

Dehler 30 one design - European Yacht of the Year 2020 nominated
Dehler 32 Croatian Boat of the Year 2011 - nominee
Dehler 32 European Yacht of the Year nominated
Dehler 41 DS Boat of the Year
Dehler 44 European Yacht of the Year 2007
Dehler 45 Croatian Boat of the Year
Dehler 47 Boat of the Year
Dehler 30 one design - British Yachting Awards 2019 - nominated
Dehler 34 Boat of the Year
Dehler 34 European Yacht of the Year nominated
Dehler 34 Sailing today Award
Dehler 42 i-NOVO Design Award
Dehler 46 Best Boats nominee
Dehler 46 European Yacht of the Year nominated
Dehler 38 European Yacht of the Year
Dehler 38 Boat of the Year
Dehler 38 Boat of the Year
Dehler 38 Voilier de L'année
Dehler 29 Boat of the Year
Dehler 29 Boat of the Year
Dehler 29

Dehler 30 one design - European Yacht of the Year 2020 nominated

Regatta Yachten

Dehler 32 Croatian Boat of the Year 2011 - nominee

Sailing Yachts below 35 feet

Dehler 32 European Yacht of the Year nominated

Performance Cruiser 2011

Dehler 41 DS Boat of the Year

Best Full Size Cruiser Overall - Cruising World 1998

Dehler 44 European Yacht of the Year 2007

Yachts up to 14m

Dehler 45 Croatian Boat of the Year

Sailing Yachts between 43-49 feet 2011

Dehler 47 Boat of the Year

Production Cruiser 45-50ft 2005

Dehler 30 one design - British Yachting Awards 2019 - nominated

Racing Yacht/Sportsboat of the Year

Dehler 34 Boat of the Year

Best Performance Cruiser - Cruising World 2017

Dehler 34 European Yacht of the Year nominated

Best Performance Cruiser 2017

Dehler 34 Sailing today Award

Performance Cruiser Winner 2017

Dehler 42 i-NOVO Design Award

nominated

Dehler 46 Best Boats nominee

SAIL Magazine 2016

Dehler 46 European Yacht of the Year nominated

Performance Cruiser 2015

Dehler 38 European Yacht of the Year

Best Performance Cruiser 2014

Dehler 38 Boat of the Year

Sailing World - Best Crossover 2014

Dehler 38 Boat of the Year

Best Cruising Sailboat under 38 feet 2014

Dehler 38 Voilier de L'année

Voile magazine 2014

Dehler 29 Boat of the Year

Cruising World 1998

Dehler 29 Boat of the Year

Sailing World - Overall 1998

Dehler 29

European Yacht of the Year 1997