2014 Dehler 37
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Fast-Solid-Bermuda Race ready
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- Located In:
- Norwalk, CT
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- Current Price:
- US$ 98,000
The Dehler/Hanse VAr 37 is based on and shares the hull with Hanse 370/375, one of the most successful Hanse mode ls on the racecourse and in sales. These proven Judel Vrolijk designed hulls have a completely new, simple and lighter cabin house, saving about 600 pounds. The straightforward interiors save an additional few hundred pounds. As a more performance orientated vessel, she was sold under the Dehler nameplate.
This VAr 37 has been race prepped, earning a podium finish (4th place) in the 2016 Newport Bermuda (24 hours out we were in 2nd until our only asym blew out), and winning the 2017 St Thomas International Regatta. With her custom varnished solid walnut interior and navy leather upholstery, her interior is as attractive as are her clean simple deck lines.
VAr represented a breath of fresh air, a return to basics, of the things that make sailing fun. Experienced sailors love the quality gear like the Selden Mast and Jefa Steering system. But the most important feature to me and many others, besides the fun the sail factor, is the amazingly solid and rugged Hanse Group construction, with 7 transverse bulkheads laminated to the hull in the traditional manner. So many modern boats have completely done away with tabbing, relying instead on glue joints between the grid and inner molding, which are often impossible to inspect, and certainly result in heavier construction.
Many reviews have noted the outstanding performance of the Dehler VAr 37. Yachting World in the September 2014 issue reviewed 3 boats, a VAr 37, a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37 and a Bavaria Cruiser 37.
"What immediately set the test boats apart was the difference in speed and pointing ability of the Varianta (VAr in the US) particularily against the Bavaria. She smoked the other 2 yachts upwind, despite having a fixed prop - we had to keep luffing up to let the other 2 catch up for the benefit of the photographer."
"The Varianta (VAr) was easily the most rewarding boat to sail, not because she felt like a raceboat, but because she was so well-balanced, so light on the helm and so easy to feel on the wheel."
Die Yacht Magazineweek 23, 2013, Page 21+ did a full test sail of the VAr 37 off the coast of France.
"The winds were 16 to 20 knots from the southeast and built a rather short sea, about a half a meter high. In these conditions the boat remains relatively dry, while making from 6.9 to 7.2 knots and tacking through about 80 degrees when sailed properly. Even more impressive than the sheer data was the feeling of control. On a broad reach the 37 accelerated during the test easily to 8-9 knots and sometimes reached above 10 knots. She is agile in the turns, responsive when healing and tolerates wind gusts easily. Everything was good under way, a boat for sailors."
"And the quality? The quality is very good and is typical of semi-industrial production yacht builders. The imperfections are minimal. Even areas that are not in full view are properly finished, such as the lazarettes, which are painted on the inside with topcoat. Furthermore, the installations for electrical and water systems are easily accessible and visible and installed to standard."
"Also the boat construction is not cheap. The hull is solid glass above the waterline unlike on the Hanse 370, but one can live with that. In the outer laminate vinyl ester resin is used, the deck is still a sandwich and consequently not only lightweight, but also thermally and acoustically well insulated. A floor assembly made from GRP together with the bulkheads laminated to the hull make for a sound ship."
Varuna has been the US Boat Show demo, and benefits from an upgraded interior with custom varnished walnut backrests and table in the main salon. Hull sides are lined with battens. Her main salon upholstery is navy leather. This VAr 37 has also been race prepped. Race sails and offshore gear like the life raft etc would be extra. She is currently down in St Thomas for the season.
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For over 24 years Sound Sailing Center has offered a unique membership programmer with unlimited use, starting at $1,680 for weekday use or $2,720 for 7 day use. We have 18 boats from 23' - 44' in several locations; Norwalk CT, Mystic CT, St Thomas USVI and Maine. We also offer lessons taught to the highest standards by instructors who have received USCG Commendations for professionalism, and have sailed over 50,000 ocean miles, including a singlehanded transatlantic passage. For more info on our program, please go to soundsailingcenter.com
Please contact Martin van Breems at 860.399.8800
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Depthsounder - B&G Triton
Wind speed and direction
Plotter - B&G Zeus 2, new 5/16
Autopilot - B&G Pilot w Jefa Drive
Fully battened mainsail
Shore power inlet
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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