Dehler was an almost unknown marque in this country until the Dehler Db1 stormed the racing circuits, selling well over 100 in a short time. Seventeen of these came to Britain, so when the cruiser-racer version, the Dehler 34s, was imported in the early 1980s, she caused a lot of interest. Even detuned, she proved very quick. The accommodation included six bunks, all over 6ft 8in long, a good galley and midships heads. Headroom was restricted and the woodwork was criticised at the time for being light, though the underlying construction was sound. Her performance remains sporty and she is a good option for anyone who wants an entry into the club racing circuit as well as a family cruiser.
LOA 10.10m (33ft 1in), LWL 8.30m (26ft 7in), beam 3.40m (11ft 2in), draught 1.70m (5ft 7in),
displacement 3,800kg (8,630lb). Price guide: £30,000 to £35,000. YM Test Report. July 1983