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Kalle Dehler makes 3rd place at the Danish double handed Regatta Vegvisir.

Kalle Dehler makes 3rd place at the Danish double handed Regatta Vegvisir. Together with Ole Rick, Kalle has successfully mastered the challenging...

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MEET THE NEXT GENERATION – THOMAS DEHLER ON HIS WAS TO THE TOP

Dehler is one of the most traditional sailing yacht brands and has always been associated with the Dehler family.

Dehler champion yachts at the hanseboot ancora boat show in Neustadt / Holstein - fast and elegant to your destination.

Not enough moorings in the marinas? No problem for you.

The new Dehler 34 brings home the first victory of the year!

On the second weekend of March the regatta season in the Netherlands started and the new Dehler 34c "insails.com" won the race at the winter regatta...

The new Dehler 34 is BOAT OF THE YEAR 2017

After numerous nominations, the new Dehler 34 now received not only her first award, but also one of the most prestigious awards in sailing.

The Dehler 42c "Intermezzo" is Polish ORC champion!

Already in the first season after the premiere of the new Dehler 42 on the boat show “Boot” in Dusseldorf, the first Dehler 42 yachts are on course...

Dehler yachts impress at Kieler Woche

Every year, the Kieler Woche brings sailors to the Baltic Sea, to test their skills and compete with others.

Ready for the last touches

The new Dehler 34 now stands almost finished in the Dehler ship yard.

A unique hull for a pioneering yacht

Last week the first Dehler 34 hull with a length of 10.30 m and a width of 3.60 m has been demoulded and will now enter the assembly line of the...

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History of Dehler– A passion for crafting yachts

25314 Yachts
have been delivered by Dehler since 1963 – experience that results in excellence.
859 innovations
which make sailing and living on board significantly more enjoyable, have been invented by Dehler.
63 models
in all sizes up to 60 feet have been created by our designers and developers.
50 years of yacht building
have continuously increased the demands we place on ourselves and made us one of the leading sailing yacht manufacturers.
1 promise
follows from all we have achieved to date: to build the 1 unique Dehler for each customer.

The History of Dehler

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 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

The Dehlerphilosophy

Proceed with Speed

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.

Smart Perfection

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.

GERMAN ENGINEERING

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

Barcelona50   (05.10.2018 - 14.10.2018) Barcelona (ES)

NRW-Cup       (30.05.2019 - 02.06.2019) Lelystad (NL) 

Dehler Cup     (20.06.2019 - 23.06.2019) Hindeloopen (NL)

Dehler Regatta Success

STRALSUNDER SEGELWOCHE 2018 - RUND RÜGEN

2nd Place

Dehler 38C

Poole Regatta 2014

1st Place Overall

Dehler 29

MAIOR-REGATTA KIEL 2014

2nd Place

Dehler 38

Uskršnja regata Croatia 2014

3rd Place

Dehler 38 (Blue Chip)

ORC worlds 2014 Kiel Germany (INTERNATIONALE DEUTSCHE MEISTERSCHAFTEN)

2nd Place overall

Dehler 38 (Sporthotel)

NEPTUNE REGATTA 2014

1st Place (Cruising Class)

Dehler 39 (VG Offshore)

25th airlie beach race week 2014

1st place

Dehler 38 (Rogue)

STORA OSET RACE - LIROS SRS CUP & WEST SIDE CUP 2013

1st Place (Shorthand)

Dehler 34 (Kaida)

STORA OSET RACE - LIROS SRS CUP & WEST SIDE CUP 2013

3rd Place (overall)

Dehler 29 (Båtverket)

STORA OSET RACE - LIROS SRS CUP & WEST SIDE CUP 2013

2nd Place (Group)

Dehler 29 (Båtverket)

ORC INTERNATIONALE DEUTSCHE MEISTERSCHAFTEN 2013

1st Place Inshore (ORCi2)

Dehler 38 (Sporthotel)

ORC INTERNATIONALE DEUTSCHE MEISTERSCHAFTEN 2013

1st Place Offshore (ORCi2)

Sporthotel - Dehler 38

KIELER WOCHE 2013

2nd Place

Dehler 38 (Sporthotel)

RÜGEN-RUND-REGATTA 2013

1st Place (Group 1)

Dehler 38 (Sporthotel)

SKAGEN RUND RACE 2012

1st Place

Dehler 35 (Ree)

SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012

1st Place

Dehler 36 (Ice Watch)

KORNATI CUP 2011

1st Place GPH < 610

Dehler 45 (Team Salzburg)

ORC INTERNATIONALE DEUTSCHE MEISTERSCHAFTEN 2010

1st Place Offshore (ORCi2)

Dehler 29 (Cala .. Ventinove)

NACHTREGATTA RUND ÜBERLINGERSEE 2010

1st Place (Categorie C)

Dehler 33 (Bluepeace)

NACHTREGATTA RUND ÜBERLINGERSEE 2010

3rd Place (Group 1)

Dehler 33 (La Belle Bete)

ORC DEUTSCHE MEISTERSCHAFTEN 2010

1st Place (ORCi)

Dehler 33 (Ree)

GOTLAND RUND 2010

3rd Place

Dehler 35 (Midnight Rambler)

ORC INTERNATIONALE DEUTSCHE MEISTERSCHAFTEN 2010

1st Place Inshore (ORCi2)

Dehler 35 (Hochwürden)

SANDHAMN OPEN ORC INT 2010

1st Place

Dehler 36SQ (Shakira)

Dehler Awards

Dehler 29 Boat of the Year
Dehler 29 Boat of the Year
Dehler 29
Dehler 32 Croatian Boat of the Year 2011 - nominee
Dehler 32 European Yacht of the Year nominated
Dehler 34 Boat of the Year
Dehler 34 European Yacht of the Year nominated
Dehler 34 Sailing today Award
Dehler 38 Boat of the Year
Dehler 38 Boat of the Year
Dehler 38 European Yacht of the Year
Dehler 38 Voilier de L'année
Dehler 41 DS Boat of the Year
Dehler 44 European Yacht of the Year 2007
Dehler 45 Croatian Boat of the Year
Dehler 46 European Yacht of the Year nominated
Dehler 46 Best Boats nominee
Dehler 46 Wiatr Woda
Dehler 47 Boat of the Year

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

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 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 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 European Yacht of the Year

Best Performance Cruiser 2014

Dehler 38 Voilier de L'année

Voile magazine 2014

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 46 European Yacht of the Year nominated

Performance Cruiser 2015

Dehler 46 Best Boats nominee

SAIL Magazine 2016

Dehler 46 Wiatr Woda

Award 2015

Dehler 47 Boat of the Year

Production Cruiser 45-50ft 2005