New Dehler 30 OD Now Available

“Dehler have released full details of the new Dehler 30 One Design, capable of transforming from potent grand prix racer into laidback cruiser, depending on your needs.” The words of Scott Alle on Sails Live.
‘We wanted a light, fast boat that was capable of winning regattas -without giving up living comfort for holiday trips” says designer Matthias Broker from judel /vrolijk & co.

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Hanse Builder Award

Award Ceremony at the “Royal Thames Yacht Club” in London, left to right: Adam Sutton, Yacht Sales Inspiration Marine – Phil Dollin, Director of Inspiration Marine Group – Sam Jefferson, Editor of Sailing Today Magazine


News: HanseYachts AG with the brands Hanse, Dehler, Moody, Varianta, Sealine, Fjord and Privilège was awarded at the “British Yachting Awards”  in December as Boatbuilder of the Year 2018. A delighted factory said “This was only achievable due to the close cooperation with “Inspiration Marine”, one of the most successful dealers in Great Britain. We feel especially honoured that we have received this prize in a country which is traditionally associated with seafaring “

Dehler 42 – Now Sold

We’re pretty excited about this model – it will join the new generation Dehler 34,38 and 46.


The Dehler is for sailors who want a performance edge but don’t want a “racing boat” interior… high quality comfort is also a must. Dehler 42# 68 is optioned with the carbon competition rig for more sail area and less weight and the competition design keel & rudder of course. And it’s for sale.


Do you like the edgy gun metal wrap? We chose this for the boats Australian premiere at Sydney Boatshow. It looks hot and is sure to make you sail faster…   Prefer white  – no worries – we’ll peel the wrap off – after the show and magazine photo shoots.


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Dehler Boatshow Offer

August is the best time to buy a Dehler. The factory are running the popular Champions Choice Offer which is very generous and relevant to the Australian and New Zealand market. For example if you order a Dehler 38 you get the Navigation Pack , the Cruising Pack and a free Gennaker – that’s an added value of $39,886! Also on the Dehler 34 , 42 and 46. Only until end August 2018.
Contact Ric Hawkins for details here

We’ve Been Featured

Boating New Zealand were so impressed with the Dehler 34 that they gave it the front cover.


Fast, frisky and fun, the new 10.7m Dehler 34 is the racing-oriented cruiser’s dream package.

Dehler – A History of Success

Australian Sailing goes Behind the Brand with an in-depth look at Dehler – the people behind it, the history and where Dehler is today. It’s a great read and features Team Windcraft MD Anthony.

September 2017 – Dehler 34 Review –

Thirty years ago a production yacht called the Dehler 34 blazed its way onto the world yachting scene winning races and proving to be a highly successful cruiser/racer. Now there is a new Dehler 34 promising to deliver just as much dash and race-winning potential for today’s racing sailor.


Read the full review on Boatsales here…

Review of the new Dehler 34

Scott Alle – editor at Ocean Media – is very taken by the new Dehler 34:

“It’s not surprising that much of the interest Team Windcraft is fielding is from experienced sailors who have done their homework & recognise the Dehler’s many seaworthy and practical attributes.

They know the 34 is equally capable of being a perfect weekend cruiser, strong regatta competitor or safe, fast trans-Tasman passage- maker.”

You can read Scott’s full review here…

First test-run for Dehler 34 # 51

The team at Windcraft take Dehler 34 # 51 for a test run as the final stage of commissioning before this sleek new model makes it’s premier at Sydney Boat Show on August 3rd.

Dehler brand manager Ric Hawkins is stoked with how the 34 felt under sail ” the rig combination is just fantastic – a beautiful balance – especially in the light – she is really lively and cute! And when the wind came up – wow – just gorgeous – such a trimmable set up. The tall aluminum mast means you can control the power so easily”


Come to the Windcraft stand at the show to see this boat and it’s bigger sisters – the Dehler 38 and 46.


Read about Dehler 34 # 51here

Dehler 38 ‘Medusa’ takes the Trifecta

The smile on Franco Pieri’s face says it all – he loves Dehlers and especially his Dehler 38 ‘Medusa’.  79 years young, he was born in Venice with boating in his blood and races twice a week out of Fremantle Sailing Club. Last year ‘Medusa’ won a race series. This year she took the trifecta!


Franco and Medusa won the first race series at beginning of the season (7 races) and then went on to win the second series (15 races). Plus the trophy for “Overall Series Winner – Spring and Summer” for consistency.


In Franco’s words,   “I chose the Dehler because it’s strong and well built for these waters. I’ve got the basic model and a shallow keel because when I’m not racing I like to cruise around Rottnest Island.”


The next stop is the Dalmation Coast in Croatia where Franco will spend the European summer cruising on an older model Dehler before he returns in September to defend his title!

First Victory of the Season for Dehler 34

The Dehler 34 has just won the race at the winter regatta in Drimmelen


The proud owner and his crew are training for the 2018 World Championship in the Netherlands.


This boat is spec’d with the larger Aluminium race rig which is the same rig Ric has chosen for the 34 arriving in Australia in July ahead of the Sydney International Boat Show.


Contact Ric to arrange your private viewing of this exciting boat.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

TThe 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!


Read the Full Story here

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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