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The Dehler 42 is a cruising sailboat built for the true sailor. Described as the most flexible yacht in the Dehler fleet, the details on the 46 are appreciated by those that know sailing best and show the commitment that the builder has made to achieving perfection. As a premium sailboat builder for more than 50 years, Dehler Yachts has delivered more than 25,000 vessels worldwide that span over 60 models. All of this experience and knowledge gained goes into every single model built and the results are tangible.

The Dehler 42 has received numerous accolades from sailing magazines including being nominated for the i-NOVO Awards in 2016 for eco-friendly design and technology. Seattle Yachts is proud to be the official Dehler dealer for the west coast of the U.S. Contact one of our offices in Seattle, Anacortes, and San Diego for more information on model availability and how we can help you build your own personal Dehler 42.

Step one foot on the Dehler 42 and you can immediately tell its special. The luxury is hidden in the conveniences and qualities of the small details on board. Here are few of the characteristics that make the 42 exceptional:

  • Maximized sail area and light-weight construction to increase speed
  • Full sandwich hull with durable and reliable materials
  • Hand-laid teak deck with vacuum-bonded wood
  • Outstanding safety features including the Dehler Carbon Cage
  • Easy sailing functionality
  • Best re-sale value in its class

"Our idea was to create a performance cruiser in the best sense of the word – a yacht covering the whole range of sailing pleasures from great convenience to high speed. So we faced the big challenge to make sure that any of its possible versions would be absolutely convincing. Now we are proud to state the Dehler 42 will definitely become whatever the owner considers as the ultimate sailing yacht," said Torsten Conradi, Managing Director of Judel/vrolijk & Company.

As stated above the Dehler 42 is extremely flexible, almost chameleon-like as it can change from a touring yacht to a performance cruiser to a full-fledged regatta racer. The performance can be adapted to your preferred style of sailing. Taking cues from their siblings Hanse Yachts, Dehler also focuses on easy sailing and comfort. For example, the German Mainsheet System: both ends of the mainsheet are taken to separate winches. Now the sheet is within immediate reach on each side of the cockpit allowing you to maintain full control of the mainsail without leaving the helm.

The exterior boasts classic, elegant lines and a clean-cut deck space that helps with ease of movement during cruising. All winches, cleats, rollers, and other exterior features are intelligently placed or hidden so that everything is closeby if needed, yet out of the way when enjoying the outdoors. A few of the exterior features include:

  • Y-spoke wheels and traveler for exceptional sailing
  • Teak-covered side-decks with genoa tracks adjustable from the cockpit
  • Operable windows for excellent ventilation indoors
  • An electric anchor with remote control
  • A wide-opening flush hatch framed with vacuum-bonded teak
  • A wonderful bathing platform that extends to the water enhancing your cockpit space

The interior of the Dehler 42 is designed and appointed to make you feel right at home. When you build a new Dehler sailboat, you get to choose your color palette as well as what wood type you would like your cabinets, doors, etc. The overhead hatches and windows allow fresh air and indirect sunlight to fill the cabin. Dehler has also maximized space in the salon and galley by utilizing distinct curves, shapes, and custom storage spaces. A few of the interior features on the 42 include:

  • A cleverly hidden pull-out wine bar
  • A pedastal table that serves as both a dining table and a lounge space when lowered 
  • A chart table that can be shifted to increase seating space or create an additional sleeping bunk
  • Large two-part sink that when covered becomes extra counter space
  • A wooden stove cover that doubles as a cutting board
  • A chaise lounge that folds up for relaxing or reading

For sleeping accommodations, the Dehler 42 can have either a four or six person layout with one or two wet cells. The standard layout includes a master cabin, a spacious aft cabin placed starboard, and a large storage room portside. As an option, that storage area can be converted to an additional cabin.


Length Overall: 42' 2
Length at Water Level: 37' 9
Beam: 12' 10
Max Draft: 6.6' - 7.1'
Displacement: 19,180 lbs. - 20,282 lbs.
Fuel Tank Capacity: 42.27 Gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 77.93 Gallons

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