Dehler’s goal with the 46 was to build the best performance cruiser in its class for years to come… and they’ve delivered a diamond. The head-turning lines are a result of precise hydrodynamic research done by Judel/Vrolijk & Co, comprehensive input from the interior design team and carefully analysed human behaviour and motion studies.
Features include vacuum infusion, advanced materials, composite bulkheads, sufficient tankage, smart interior solutions and easy performance upgrades… giving you the complete package whether you’re discovering distance shores or beating your opponents round the buoys.
The 46 offers vacuum infusion, state of the art materials, composite bulkheads, sufficient tankage, smart interior solutions and easy performance upgrades… giving you the complete package whether you’re discovering distance shores or beating your opponents round the buoys.
The interior of the 46 is exactly as you would expect from Dehler – innovative and luxurious with attention to every detail.
Key Features include
– Innovative modern interior styling – Customised interior material options – Large multifunction bathroom
– Large storage area in the bow – 3 generous cabins – Elegant cockpit table with storage
– Chaise lounge in saloon – Practical sliding chart table – Incredible curves!
The 46 shows typical Dehler ingenuity with intelligent use of space you can customise to suit your every need. Your chance to enjoy the best interior of a production performance cruiser.
Enjoy this video of the Dehler 46 shot in Germany.
The head-turning lines are a result of precise hydrodynamic research done by Judel/Vrolijk & Co, comprehensive input from the interior design team and carefully analysed human behaviour and motion studies.
How about this gorgeous video of the 46 shot on Pittwater?
What a beautiful boat!
The Dehler 46 was recently put to the test in Middle Harbour.
“With sails set we were flying before a fresh south westerly breeze and heading for the sun-kissed open waters of Sydney Heads. Gripping one of the twin black GRP steering wheels I was soon in sailor’s heaven…
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.
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“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 of the words used to describe the Dehler 46 by Club Marine’s Crosbie Lorimer in his recent 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.”
The Dehler 46 looks absolutely stunning on the front cover of Boating New Zealand…
“Dehler has a respected reputation for building performance oriented yachts and its take-over by Hanse a few years back generated plenty of speculation.
Dehler’s DNA would inevitably come under the influence of Judel/Vroliijk, Hanse’s long-time design team. How would this affect the racing-oriented genes?
Favourably, I’m pleased to report.
Where relatively Spartan and functional interiors were once the flipside of Dehler’s speedster legacy, the new Hanse-engineered models have enjoyed a significant makeover. They present a well-balanced ratio: a happy solution to cruising comfort and swift performance…
ST’s Dehler 46 verdict: Needless to say, I was impressed with the Dehler 46. As a performance cruiser, she ticks all the boxes. She’s good-looking, well-mannered, easy to handle and, most importantly, blisteringly quick.
The standard of finish was very high and the interior was comfortable, roomy and well thought out, if a little stark for my taste. Three different keel depths plus two rig configurations and the option of a self-tacking jib mean this is a very versatile performer that would be as at home out on the racecourse as it would be on a lazy family cruise.
LOA: 14.40 Metres
LWL: 12.90 Metres
Beam: 4.35 Metres
Draft (standard): 2.25 Metres
Draft (competition): 2.50 Metres
Draft (shallow): 1.85 Metres
Displacement (standard): 11.200 Kilograms
Displacement (competition): 10.700 Kilograms
Displacement (shallow): 11.550 Kilograms
Ballast (standard): 3.500 Kilograms
Ballast (competition): 3.150 Kilograms
Ballast (shallow): 3.850 Kilograms
Total Sail Area : 114.1 Sq Metres
Engine: 53 HP
Water : 450 Litres
Fuel: 210 Litres
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