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