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Dehler - 41DS

Dehler are well known for building strong fast cruisers, and the Dehler 41 DS combines these qualities with a spacious, airy interior. The raised deck saloon allows you to sit at the table and watch the world go by whether sailing or moored up. The overall spec level is impressive, and a high level of TLC has been lavished upon her by the Owner. This Dehler 41DS is well worth viewing


Built by Dehler Yachtbau in Germany to designs by Judel/Vrolijk in 1997

Blue GRP Hull
White GRP deck and superstructure, with raised deck saloon
Teak decks
Balanced spade rudder
Fin keel with lead bulb
Wheel steering

Mechanical and Electricals

Yanmar 4JH2E 4 cylinder 50HP diesel engine
Shaft drive to Brunton autoprop
Rope cutter
Cruises at 6.7 knots at 2000rpm
Engine hours 1640 approximately

Underfloor Paguro 4000 4kw diesel powered generator for battery charging, permitting indefinite anchoring (new battery installed 2015)
Engine starter battery 12v/55Ah (new 2014)
Two 200Ah Sennheiser maintenance free gel service batteries
80 amp alternator with Adverc charging management system
Mastervolt 80amp automatic battery charger
Mastervolt 2kw inverter
On shore 240v mains connection in rear starboard side locker with auto changeover switch between generator & shore power

Cold water tanks - two 200 litre cold water tanks  under saloon floor
Hot water from insulated storage cylinder in starboard cockpit locker heated by engine calorifier & 240v immersion heater


Eberspacher heating system in starboard cockpit locker with 5 outlets providing hot air heating throughout

All joinery throughout in satin finish cherry wood
Wood strip effect floors throughout except heads
Water resistant blue Alcantara U-shaped sofa
Generous storage provision behind & below seating
Oval shaped table which can be lowered to create large double bed
Cabinet with roller shutter door containing 19" Samsung TV for UK & European channels
Secure storage for bottles & glasses
Open book storage above with acrylic screen
Twin hi fi stereo speakers
DVD player/VHS recorder
Opening roof hatch 240v power socket

Long port side galley worktop with 3 burner gas hob & semi gimballed oven
Double stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap
Separate drinking water faucet connected to Nature
Pure filtration system 80 litre front opening fridge with ice compartment
Prestige combination microwave, oven & grill
Double 240v & one 12v power socket
Shelf mounted 240v kettle

Chart table with Yeoman Plotter mounted in wooden case
Vertical slide out chart storage
Alcantara upholstered navigator's seat with storage cupboard under
Additional internal fly by wire engine control
Instrumentation switch panel with engine hour meter, 2 water tank gauges & fuel gauge
Waeco Mobitronic control displaying battery voltage, discharge current & ampere hour meter
Eberspacher control for diesel powered ducted air heating system
15" monitor & Dell computer for chart table navigation using installed CMaps software
Simrad Shipmate 8300S DCS VHF radio for use at both chart table & cockpit with internal & external speakers
Autopilot repeater Dataline X Central multi
Nasa Radiotelex Weatherman
Nasa Marine Telex
Electronic barometer
2kw Mastervolt inverter switch
Truma gas cut off safety switch
Bulkhead space for additional instruments
Shelf storage for pilot books
Sony multiband stereo radio Sony 10 CD playerControl panel for Paguro 4000 4kw diesel generator (only 254 hours use)
Flexible chart light
Conection point for MP3 player to separate amplifier/speakers in saloon
Mains electric panel with circuit breaker & immersion heater switch
Several 240v & three 12v socket

Good standing headroom
Spacious double berth with direct access to heads
Large drawer below with additional storage under
Two seating areas
Two wardrobes
Four wall cupboards with shelving above
Wood panelled walls
Two spotlights at bed head
Double 240v & one 12v socket
Opening roof hatch

On starboard side with direct access from both owner's cabin & galley
Extremely spacious with good standing headroom
Ceramic wash basin with mirrored door wall cabinet 240v & 12v socket
Electric flush WC
Huge shower tray with adjustable shower head on chrome plated riser
All round shower curtain
Electric shower sump drainage pump
Large hanging wet locker
Additional storage cupboard containing 65 litre stainless steel holding tank

On port side with roomy double berth
Good standing headroom
Good natural light & 2 opening hatches
Extensive storage under berth
Spacious wardrobe with adjacent shelved cupboard
Two wall cupboards with shelf over
Additional under stairs storage
Double 240v sockets 3 spot lights

Deck Equipment

Separate locker forward housing Lewmar electric winch (new 2014) for deploying self launching bow mounted
Bruce anchor (20kg)

Instrument module with all navigation instruments & engine controls
Large leather covered steering wheel
2 Harken 44 two speed electric winches
15kg Bruce kedge anchor pushpit mounted
6 mooring cleats
Flagstaff holder & staff
Split pushpit with twin opening guard wires
Stainless steel transom mounted boarding ladder
Twin guard rails with stainless steel stanchions & side openings for boarding
Walk through pulpit
Danbuoy & horse shoe lifebuoy with light
Electric signal & fog horn
Avon Rover R-2.80 solid transom inflatable
Yamaha Malta 3HP outboard (only 2 seasons use) with mounting bracket
Boarding ladder
Cockpit cushions
6 large fenders
6 x 12m mooring warps
2 x 25m mooring warps
25m cable reel
2 boathooks & mooring buoy pick up device
Radar reflector
Stereo cockpit speakers


Double spreader fractional rigged mast
Hydraulic rod kicker with cockpit control
Dehler self tacking jib system
Furlex roller reefing for genoa
Adjustable backstay
Dyneema main & jib halyards
Dehler main drop system
Quick reefing arrangement with mainsail double reef adjustable from cockpit
All sail controls with the exception of jib & gennaker halyards led aft to cockpit under deck to 9 rope clutches with tail end storage facilities

Fully battened mainsail by "No 1 Sails" (new 2012) in low stretch Hydranet with Ronstan ball cars for ease of reefing
Fitted mainsail cover (new 2012) with full length zip & lazyjacks
Vertical battened self tacking high aspect jib by "No 1 Sails" (new 2012) in low stretch Hydranet with UV strip
Full length jib cover protector
Easily handled gennaker/cruising shute with snuffer & deck mounted bow pole

Navigational Equipment

Illuminated Suunto steering compass
Robertson AP3000X autopilot with repeater at chart table
Raymarine E7 chart plotter (new 2015) with European Navionics digital charts
AIS receiver information displayed on chart plotter
Raymarine digital 4kw 18" radome (new 2015) gimbal mounted on transom mast, interfaced with E7 plotter
4 fully integrated Dataline displays including tack with multi repeater at chart table Stowe/Dataline GX multi
Fly by wire engine controller with second controller to port of chart table
Connections for Simrad 8300S DCS VHF radio & 12v 500 watt spotlight
Simrad Shipmate 8300S DCS VHF radio for use at both chart table & cockpit with internal & external speakers
Dataline X Central multi
Nasa Radiotelex Weatherman
Nasa Marine Telex

Safety Equipment

McMurdo Epirb
Sea drogue
6 lifejackets
Danbuoy & horse shoe lifebuoy with light


Yaching World test Summary

The Dehler 41DS featured prominently in a Yachting World rally of ten 40ft fast cruisers & was judged first equal with the Starlight 39 & described as follows.

"The 41DS is a boat full of novel ideas for problems I didn't think I had! There has been a great deal of lateral thinking in the design of this boat & it would take time to appreciate its advantages fully."

The concluding summary states

"The most expensive in the group, but the cost is justified. The objective of producing a quick, comfortable cruising yacht is precisely & cleverly achieved. This would be obvious to anyone, not only the appreciative engineer or experienced yachtsman.

The provision of sophisticated gear & equipment properly designed, engineered & built does not come cheap, but for those who can appreciate it, proves worthwhile.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Category:Sailing Boats
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1997
Sales status:under offer
LOA:12.4 m/41 ft
Length:12.5 m/41 ft
Width:3.91 m/13 ft
KW:50.0 hp
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