Dehler 36 CSW
This was the boat that brought Dehler to the attention of British cruising yachtsmen in 1988 and launched the company into a new niche. The beamy, shallow hull with its fine run and narrow keel and rudder, are set up for speed and balanced handling. The rig, with its self-tacking jib and
new ‘central winch system’ handling, were developed purely for easy cruising. All lines, including sheets, are led back via turning blocks and clutches to a single winch mounted centrally just forward of the wheel. It takes a bit of getting used to, but once mastered, works well – you just have to be careful to do complex manoeuvres, such as reefing, in the correct order. There were two interior options: the standard with mahogany trim, and the striking Nova with pearly white lacquer. In both cases, the galley is huge and bunks longer than average. Stowage is excellent. She is exceptionally well-engineered and put together and some 800 were built.
LOA 11m (36ft 1in), LWL 9m (29ft 6in), beam 3.5m (11ft 6in), draught 1.85m (6ft 1in),
displacement 5,600kg (12,350lb). YM Test Report April 1989.