Quick Look: Dehler 34

Cruising World 2008 New Boat Showcase


Wednesday nights around the buoys, weekends around the bays, such is the destiny of the Dehler 34. Small enough and yet big enough, boats of this size provide a cozy cocoon in which to sail to any calling, and Dehler’s art in combining in appropriate proportion the ambience for cruising or competing is evident in this snug performer.

A powerful sailplan provides an extra, though manageable challenge for couples or families out to extend their sailing adventures toward the racer’s edge, while a tidy two-cabin layout lets them savor the experience in comfortable, compact surroundings.

Dehler 34 Specs


LOA: 34′ 6″
LWL: 30′ 9″
Beam: 11′ 5″
Draft: 6′ 5″
Sail Area: 699
Displacement: 11,266
Water: 43 gal
Fuel: 22 gal
Engine: Volvo D 130 18 hp
Designer: Simonis-Voogd
Dehler Deustchland