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Great performance cruiser from the quality builder of Dehler in Germany. Current owner bought this boat brand new and has had many great years both day sailing and the occupational club racing. The interior looks brand new and has hardly been used.
See the Cruisingworld.com description below.
The design attributes of the new Dehler 36—straight sheer, long waterline, powerful 9/10ths rig—add up to a practical compromise between comfortable cruising and performance sailing. For example, the Dehler’s relatively light displacement and 737-square-foot working sail plan give her a sail area-to-displacement ratio just over 21 and the ability to scoot in the 10- to 12-knot conditions so commonly found in many summertime coastal cruising grounds. On the other hand, her modest tankage and storage space is more in keeping with short-term cruises than a long-term liveaboard lifestyle.
The Dehler’s moderately light displacement is achieved using a carefully crafted balsa-core sandwich structure for both the hull and deck elements. A thorough look at the glasswork attests to the hand-layup skills of the crew that built the boat. It meets European Union Category A offshore specifications. The hull/deck joint is actually secured with FRP laminate while both parts are still in the mold, creating a rugged monocoque structure. Stainless-steel hardware is fastened to aluminum flat stock that’s been bonded to the inside of the deck. Thread sealant is used to tame the corrosion associated with dissimilar metals and the effects of seawater.
Under sail, the Dehler 36 comes into her own. Her 414-square-foot mainsail proves to be an asset on and off the wind. There’s enough power from the big main and 140-percent genoa to keep the boat going in light air, even as the wind falls aft of the beam. In 8 to 10 knots of true wind, we close-reached at 6 to 7 knots. The reefing system on this big main is efficient—a good thing, as it should get a lot of use.
The Judel/Vrolijk design team has succeeded in blending the performance characteristics of a club racer with a cruise package. This marriage results in a versatile 36-footer that’s fast and fun as well as comfortable to cruise close to home as well as farther afield. Combine this with a $146,167 (2001) base price, and you start to see why, when it comes to describing the Dehler 36, many feel that the size and the price are just right.
Raymarine i70 Series wind / speed / depth
Ramarine Chart plotter GPS at helm
Cockpit VHF Remote
4 AGM batteries
Inverter / charger
Electric Anchor Windlass
Lewmar winches in the Cockpit
All lines lead to the cockpit for easy sail handling
"Sugar Scoop" Transom for easy on/off to dinghy
Bottom Barrier Coat 2013