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Dehler 38

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Boat REF# 116054
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.80m (38'9")
Year 1988
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 8
Engine 1 x Diesel 38hp, Volvo 2003T (Turbo) (1988)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer Dehler
Builder Dehler, Germany
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 300.0 ltr (66.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 38hp
Engine make and model Volvo 2003T (Turbo) (1988)
Engine Hours engine1:   617
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade folding
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

Injectors Recalibrated - 2009.
Keel Re-Seated - 2007.
Stern Tube Re-Glassed - 2007.
Cutlass Bearing New in 2007.
Battery Charging System from shore power.


LOA 11.80m (38'9")
LWL 9.60m (31'6")
Beam 3.80m (12'6")
Draft Min 1.65m (5'5")
Draft Max 1.65m (5'5")
Displacement 5,500kg (12,127.5lbs)
Headroom 1.87m (6'2")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1988) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


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Mainsail - Slab (2010)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Cruising Chute (unknown year)
Spinnakers x2 (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

New forestay Furlex furling gear in 2007.
The fully battened Main was new in 2010.
Two Lewmar 42ST halyard winches.
Two Lewmar 46ST and two Lewmar 42ST sheet winches.
Spinnaker Pole.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Shoal Draft Version.
The light weight composite hull is made using an integrated aluminium framework and kevlar in key areas. The Dehler 38 was built to Lloyds of Germany standards and designed in cooperations with the Van de Stadt design office.
Holding tank has been removed but the fittings are all in place and the tank is available.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Calorifier for hot water.
Eberspacher cabin heating.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Navman 7100 DSC VHF - New 2007.
Nasa Depth.
Silva - Wind, Speed/Log.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Bow Thruster tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
10.00m (32'10") of chain
40.00m (131'3") of warp
Sprayhood New in 2009.
Bow Thruster new in 2007.

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Fire Extinguishers.

Broker's Comments

The Dehler 38 is a rare example of a design that successfully combines the requirements of a quality cruiser with excellent sailing performance. Dehler built the 38 to high standards, and the resulting yacht is a sleek modern cruiser with superb sailing qualities and well as great accommodation. There are two aft cabins each with their own heads. The galley and saloon areas are modern and spacious. On deck the crew can handle the yacht from the large cockpit all lines being led aft - The current owner often sails her single handed. This boat is in very nice condition, it has only been lightly used and never raced.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Dehler 38 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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