Dehler 43CWS

The largest of the CWS designs, she replaced the 38 in 1992 and was striking

in a number of ways. She sprouted a cockpit arch to which the main was

sheeted, and the single, central winch had

evolved into two independent steering

positions, each with an electrically

operated winch and engine controls.

The rig includes a non-overlapping, but

non-self-tacking headsail fitted with

a vertical batten. Below decks she

had a moulded bath and a dinette

orientated across the boat rather

than along it. There is a spacious

working and wet area at the foot

of the companionway including

a good chart table but small

galley. She has two cabins aft for

crew or guests and an owner’s

suite forward. Performance is

generally good but she has

been criticised for lacking

power to drive through a

lumpy sea.


LOA 13.3m (43ft 8in) LWL

11m (36ft 1in) Beam 3.95m

(13ft) Draught 2m (6ft 7in)

Displacement 8,700kg

(19,140lb) Class association