Dehler 38 – Uber Cool

The Dehler 38 is a cool mixture of art deco meets modernism.  The creative design from Judel/Vroliijk showcases the next generation of Dehler yachts perfectly. Whether you’re an ambitious racer, want comfortable cruising or you’re entertaining family and friends, the Dehler 38 will meet your needs.

You can easily manage short-handed with its clean deck design, twin steering wheel system, Harken deck gear and 6 winches. Dehler also lets you add your own style by choosing from a variety of layouts and materials to suit your sailing needs. The 38 is a well-balanced, lightweight stable yacht making it responsive in ways experienced sailors will appreciate… a dream at the helm and also on the race course.

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Outstanding Design

This is an aerodynamic performance cruiser for all genres. The deck layout easily accommodates a short handed family on a floating holiday or a ambitious crew ready to lead the pack.

– New hull and sleek deck design – Flush mounted mainsheet traveller in deck floor – Continuous side windows for better visibility and light – Spacious open cockpit – Innovative modern interior styling – Customised interior material options – Large multifunction bathroom


Contemporary Quality

Judel/Vrolijk have taken interiors up a notch with this ultra modern retro design. The 38 is the best of Dehler tradition and quality craftsmanship with a contemporary twist. The attention to detail in design and finish is superb with everything you would want in a performance cruiser.

– Continuous side windows for more light and visibility – Newly designed saloon locker – Multifunctional bathroom – 2 or 3 cabin layout options – Customised interior options offering Mahogony, Italian Oak and Teak


Dehler 38 Boat Test Pittwater

“For this reviewer, who spent most of his sailing days racing stripped-out Grand Prix yachts the opportunity to test Dehler’s reputation for designing comfortable yachts that also hold their own on the race course was made the more inviting as we were testing the performance version of the D38 – sporting all-carbon spars, a longer keel, a performance rudder, North Sails 3Di sails and up-specced Harken winches and clutches, amongst other racing goodies”

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Cutting-Edge Performance Yachts

Dehler has demonstrated their passion for creating cutting-edge performance yachts… guaranteed to turn heads and satisfy sailors looking for the whole package in a 38 footer.

Dehler 38 Racing in the Whitsundays

We love this video of the Dehler 38 racing in the Whitsundays. Fabulous aqua-blue water, perfect sailing conditions and a dream boat… what more could a sailor want?

Dehler 38 Reviews

Owner Review - Serge Busato

“As we’ve now sailed Renegade in a wide variety of wind conditions, I thought I’d give you some feedback on the boat. I can confidently say I’m 100% happy with just about every aspect of the Dehler 38.

She’s just a dream to sail hard up wind and then off the wind with the Code 0 up she literally takes off – my regular weekly sailing mates can’t believe how well she sails on just about every sailing angle and how easy she is to sail.

We use the code 0 virtually every time we go out and it always brings a smile to every one’s face as we roar up and down the harbour as you see in this great photo!”

Boating New Zealand Review August 2014

“The new Dehler 38 from Germany has a versatile cockpit and keen racing configuration. That makes her slick and sleek, with plenty of speed.

The marketing literature promotes the new Dehler 38 as a cruiser-racer, but reversing the term is far more accurate. This is a seriously-fast production boat – best suited to those passionate about white-knuckle racing, and the occasional bit of fast cruising.

The German marque has been around for decades and carries a highly-respected reputation for production-built speedsters. Dehler’s fortunes suffered a serious setback following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. It was saved from oblivion when Hanse, another German boatbuilder, bought it.

Aerodynamically, the boat presents a sleek, slippery profile.”

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Club Marine Review July 2014

“In a very gusty winter south-westerly in bright sunshine on Pittwater, the boat was a delight to sail and helm as we put the D38 through her paces.

The renowned Jefa steering gear gave a very light touch and it was not hard to find the groove as we headed upwind, even in the erratic conditions.”

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Yachting World Media Review June 2013

For our test sail, we were joined by Karl Dehler, the man who almost single-handedly drove the concept of the 38. He undoubtedly still demonstrates a passion for the company his father created 50 years ago.

“It’s been very important form me to keep the Dehler aspects apart from Hanse,” he declares.

“Details like the hull to deck join fitted under the toerail, integrated cockpit bench drains, full sandwich (balsa and vinylester) hull and deck, keel-stepped mast. etc. 

This is a sailor’s boat.” Karl Dehler maintains.

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Dehler 38 Specifications

  • LOA : 11.70 Metres
  • LWL: 10.40 Metres
  • Beam: 3.75 Metres
  • Draft (standard): 2.00 Metres
  • Draft (competition): 2.20 Metres
  • Draft (shallow): 1.60 Metres
  • Displacement (standard): 7.200 Kilograms
  • Displacement (competition): 6.750 Kilograms
  • Displacement (shallow): 7.400 Kilograms
  • Ballast (standard): 2.200 Kilograms
  • Ballast (competition): 1.900 Kilograms
  • Ballast (shallow): 2.500 Kilograms
  • Total Sail Area (standard): 79.3 Sq Metres
  • Engine : 27.3 HP
  • Water: 315 Litres
  • Fuel: 160 Litres