Dehlers Downunder

 

Ric Hawkins talks about Performance Cruisers

Ric Hawkins chats to Above and Beyond Boating about the Dehler 38 and performance cruising.

Make sure you don’t miss:
0:50 – What is a Performance Cruiser?
1:45 – What features define a good Performance Cruising boat?
4:10 – Do hesitant partners enjoy the experience of owning a boat?
7:30 – Setting up your sail plan for cruising and racing…

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New Dehler 34 Arrives in Melbourne

The first Dehler 34 has arrived in Melbourne! Doesn’t she look divine…if you fancy owning a hot performance cruiser like this, Ric Hawkins has put together a “race ready package” for 2017. Check out the Dehler 34 Opportunity.

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Dehler 34 Wins "Boat of the Year" 2017

The Dehler 34 has won her first award – Cruising World magazine’s “Boat of the Year” 2017 in the “Best Performance Cruiser” category.

The head of the jury said,

“I think in terms of the category, we were trying to find a nice crossover between cruising accomodations and a boat that you can take sailing. it just hits the mark.”

The new Dehler 34 will be exhibited at boot in Dusseldorf in January.

 

DEHLER 42 OFFER -  Be the First

Be the first to own a Dehler 42 Downunder and stay ahead of the pack next season

Our Dehler 42 Ready to Race Package includes:
1. Dehler 42 – Yacht with Competition Specification
2. Berth – Middle Harbour marina berth
3. Training – Race set-up and training
4. Service – First years’ service
5. Event – Free entry to a Windcraft Regatta

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3 Dehler 34s heading Downunder

3 of the exciting new Dehler 34 model heading Downunder. The factory have taken over 40 orders already.
We can’t wait to jump on board and have a sail!
The first will land in Melbourne in March with the next two arriving in Sydney in time for the Sydney International Boat show.

Dehler 46 - Club Marine Review

“Plenty of natural light illuminates the spacious saloon. The quality of the finish and inherent strength of the Dehler 46 is evident, even below deck in the main cabin”  

“..if the word “hoisting” implies some physical exertion, there was none evident here”

Some words from Club Marine’s Crosbie Lorimer.  Read the full review here.

Dehler 46 - Offshore Yachting and Sails Magazine Review

“Performance cruising yachts don’t get much better than the new Dehler 46 cruiser racer. Curvaceous efficiency, voluminous deck and accommodation spaces, and an impressive turn of speed see this German sailing thoroughbred attracting a host of new orders. Anthony Twibill saddles up to put the new yacht through its paces.”

Read the full review here.

Dehler 42 “Intermezzo” wins Polish ORC Championship

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 for success.

First and foremost is the “Intermezzo”, a Dehler 42 competition, which was built by Dehler specifically for regatta sailing. Alongside other racing successes the “Intermezzo” now won the Polish ORC championship.

This is a fantastic win!

Dehler 34 Nominated for European Yacht of the Year

Before her launch and the new Dehler 34 is already in the running for an award – nominated for European Yacht of the Year 2017 in the “Performance Cruiser” category.  German Yacht magazine’s Chief Editor, Jochen Rieker said…

“She was able to convince the jury because she is very adaptable to the wishes of her owner – from sporty cruising yacht to a racing boat.  In addition, the size 34 feet is very attractive to many sailors and the yacht has a very good price-performance ratio.  This makes her one of the most interesting novelties in the model year 2016/17.”

August 2016 Dehler 42 Review

Andi Robertson tests and reviews the new Dehler 42 in Palma, Mallorca for the UK’s ‘Yacht and Yachting’ magazine.

 “Launched at Dusseldorf’s Boot this year, the new Dehler 42 follows the 38 and the 46 as the third model update of the four strong line-up for the German marque which has a proud history of producing racer-cruisers. The 42 holds true to the new look of the family lineage, a very sleek hull form, new distinctive deck and window line, subtle slender hull windows and big, flat transom. It is as usual from the Judel/Vrolijk design house….

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NEW Dehler 34 Hits the Water

Every development stage of a new yacht build is exciting. But it’s especially exciting when the yacht is taken to the water for the first time.

Today we take a look behind-the-scenes at the Dehler shipyard as the newest model – the Dehler 34 undergoes extensive testing and finally hits the water. Read more

Dehlers Do Hamo

It’s Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta, held in the stunning Whitsunday islands. And this year the Hamilton Island Race Week is going to be bigger and better than ever… with three Dehlers heading up to compete! Dehler Brand Manager, Ric Hawkins is super excited because all the Dehlers have identical rigs so it’ll be a bit like a one design race. Ric and Team Windcraft will be there to support their owners…and most of all have FUN!

One boat and her owners are so keen…they’re already there! The Dehler 46 “YKNOT” and her co-owner, David Newton made the trip up the coast at the end of March. We caught up with David to find out how the preparations are going and how his new Dehler performed for trip up the coast. Read More

Champions Choice Offer Still Available

The Champions Choice Offer continues on all Dehler models for the month of October. 

Take advantage of very generous discounts on:

1 Complete Navigation package
1 Extensive Cruising package
1 Performance Sail package

So whichever Dehler model you choose, you are off to a great start with these packages. Email or call Ric on 0452 186612 for full details of this special offer.

NEW Dehler 34

The original Dehler 34 – the first ever genuine performance cruiser – was launched 30 years ago. Through a clever combination of sporting prowess and cruising comfort, the 34 quickly achieved cult status.

Now the Dehler 34 is back – still turning heads and setting new standards – in a ground breaking and distinctive way.

Well placed control lines, a German main sheeting system and self tailing winches make adjustment of everything quick and easy. You can easily race this boat with a small crew and be competitive with bigger boats.

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18 Dehlers to compete in the Silverrudder Regatta, Denmark

The Silverrudder Regatta is the world’s largest single-handed regatta where yachts race for 134 nautical miles around Funen, Denmark and this year 18 Dehler yachts will compete in September. These “performance cruisers” will be sailed to the limit, attempting to break the current record of 19 hours and 2 minutes. The new Dehler 38 will be there. Karl Dehler, product developer at Hanse yachts will be competing for the second time with his Dehler 38 “Sporthotel”. He sums up the thrill of the race with these words,

“The initial challenge of the Silverrudder race is not to win against the competitors, but to finish the long distance race on your own.” 

December 2015 - First Dehler 42 Comes Together

Everyone at the Dehler factory in Germany stopped to watch as the hull and deck of the first Dehler 42 came together… perfectly.

The team are now busy adding the winches, deck fittings and interior ahead of the World Premiere in Dussledorf in January 2016.

Windcraft’s Peter Hrones will inspect the yacht – we can’t wait to hear what he thinks and see the photos.

More about the Dehler 42 here

Team Windcraft Sponsors the RPAYC Ladies Twilights

The 2015/16 season is off to a great start with Mary and her crew enjoying the Dehler 38 “Rogue”. The rules are that a lady must skipper the yacht and one gentleman is allowed onboard (if wanted!) Tactician and Dehler brand manager Ric Hawkins is Team Windcraft’s token male but he must not touch the helm! The Twilight series is a 10 race series, which runs on alternative Tuesdays from 13th October 2015. There are two divisions to choose from – a spinnaker and non-spinnaker. The Twilights run from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Sydney and start at 17.55 hrs.  All abilities welcome!

 

October 2015 - Second Gascoigne Cup Win

For the second consecutive year, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron member Rod Pearse’s Dehler 41 cruiser Ultreya, has won the Squadron’s historic Gascoigne Cup short ocean race.

Sailed off Sydney Heads in a light to moderate east to north-easterly seabreeze, a fleet of 25 yachts contested the Cup, with the winner decided on PHS handicap. If Ultreya win for a third year the contest is over!

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June 2015 Dehler 46 Handover

After the handover ceremony the new owners of the Dehler 46, YKNOT spent the day getting to know their new yacht. Ric Hawkins spent the day going through specific techniques for sailing in different conditions.

The owners were keen to learn how to get the best out of their new pride and joy. And Ric was with them all day to answer questions.

The next day the owners and Ric sailed the yacht to her new home, Port Hacking. This 7 hour trip was another chance to fine tune and test out new equipment. Conditions were perfect to hoist and fly the gennaker – a performance sail used for fast cruising and racing. This cross between a spinnaker and a genoa is designed for speed but easy enough for two people to manage.

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June 2015 – Ultreya Wins Gascoigne Cup

Congratulations to Dehler Ultreya on winning the Gascoigne Cup which is 100+ year old trophy and one of the Sydney racing scene’s most coveted prizes.

In the words of owner Rod…
“A terrific season. First in the Gascoigne Cup and second in the Perseverance Trophy is a fantastic result. So proud of the crew and delighted with the Dehler.”