The Dehler 34, a fractionally-rigged sloop, was designed by E G Van de Stadt and built in Germany by Dehler Yachts.
The Dehler 34 is a versatile yacht that can be customized to suit your sailing needs, whether you are cruising or racing. You can choose from different keel options, rig options and interior layouts. The Dehler 34 also has a unique feature called the Dehler Carbon Cage, which is a structural subframe made of carbon fiber that reinforces the hull and gives it 20% more stability.
The Dehler 34 has been nominated and won several awards for its innovative design and performance. Some of these awards include:
The Dehler 34 has a spacious and comfortable interior that can accommodate up to six people. The interior is available in two wood finishes: mahogany or teak. You can also choose from different floorboards and upholstery colors to match your taste. The interior has a modern and elegant style, with rounded corners, soft lighting and high-quality fittings.
The standard layout of the Dehler 34 has two cabins: one forward and one aft. The forward cabin has a double V-berth, a hanging locker and shelves. The aft cabin has a large double berth, a hanging locker and storage space under the berth. Both cabins have opening hatches for ventilation and natural light.
The saloon is the main living area of the Dehler 34. It has a U-shaped settee on the port side, which can be converted into a double berth if needed. There is also a folding saloon table with a pull-out bar integrated into it. On the starboard side, there is a long settee that can be used as a single berth. There are also lockers and shelves above the settees for storage.
The galley is located on the port side of the saloon. It has a two-burner stove with oven, a top-loading refrigerator, a double sink with hot and cold water, and plenty of drawers and cabinets for storing utensils and provisions.
The navigation station is located on the starboard side of the saloon. It has a movable chart table that can be adjusted to face forward or aft. There is also an ergonomic seat with storage underneath, an electrical panel, a radio device and a plotter.
The head is located aft of the navigation station. It has a marine toilet, a sink with hot and cold water, a shower with an electric drain pump, a mirror, a cabinet and an opening portlight.
Hull and Deck
The hull of the Dehler 34 is made of fibreglass with vinylester resin and balsa core sandwich construction. The hull shape is optimized for performance and stability, with a sharp bow entry, a flat run aft and moderate freeboard. The hull colour is white with dark grey stripes.
The deck of the Dehler 34 is also made of fibreglass with vinylester resin and balsa core sandwich construction. The deck has an anti-slip surface and integrated toe rails for safety. The deck layout is clear and tidy, with all ropes hidden under the deck or led to the cockpit through clutches.
The cockpit of the Dehler 34 is large and ergonomic, with plenty of space for manoeuvring and relaxing.
The cockpit also has six winches integrated as standard: two primary winches near the helm stations for genoa sheets, two secondary winches on the coachroof for halyards and reefing lines, and two optional winches on the cockpit coaming for spinnaker sheets. All winches are self-tailing and can be controlled with one hand.
The cockpit has a folding table that can be mounted on the floor or on the steering pedestal. The table has two leaves that can be opened or closed depending on the space needed. The table also has a storage compartment and a handrail.
The cockpit has a large locker on the port side that can be accessed from the cockpit or from the head. The locker can store sails, fenders, lines or other equipment. There is also a smaller locker on the starboard side for gas bottles or other items.
The Dehler 34 is equipped with a Volvo Penta D1-20 diesel engine with a saildrive and a two-blade folding propeller. The engine has a power output of 21 hp and a fuel consumption of 2 l/h at cruising speed. The engine is located under the companionway steps and can be accessed from three sides for maintenance. The fuel tank has a capacity of 160 l and is located under the aft cabin berth.
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