Dehlya 22 and 25
Dehler’s experience in building lake cruisers and racers came to the fore with its somewhat confusingly named Dehlya range of interesting and innovative trailer-sailers. The Dehlya 22 and 25 were early exponents of water ballast with 50% of their weight in liquid form. Both feature four berths inside a low, elegant hull where even sitting headroom is restricted. Stowage is
very well organised, however. Both boats are light and have a big rig so need to be reefed
early, but have excellent, dinghy-like performance in light to medium airs. The Dehlya 22 came
out first, in 1984. She is well designed for trailing and the original trailer-and-trolley combination was efficient. Build quality is high, but many were built from kits. Only a few appeared in this country. The Dehlya 25 was more successful in the UK and over 1,500 were sold worldwide. Performance is superb and the launch-and-recovery system makes her one of the largest practical trailer-sailers. Many were kit-built.
LOA 6.6m (21ft 9in), LWL 5.2m (17ft 1in), beam 2.4m (7ft 11in), draught 0.4m-1.2m
(1ft 4in-3ft 11in), Displacement 700kg-900kg (1,543lb-1,984lb). Price guide: £8,000 to £30,000. YM Test Report July 1985.
LOA 7.60m (25ft), LWL 6.70m (22ft), beam 2.50m (8ft 2in), draught 0.45m-1.52m (1ft 6in-4ft 11in), displacement 1,375kg (3,031lb).