Dehler 38

Dehler 38 for sale. This Cruiser with 3 cabins is built in 1987 and was designed by E.G. van de Stadt.

Basic Details

  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Type:
    Sail Boat - Cruiser
  • Builder:
    Dehler Yachtbau GmbH
  • Year:
  • Condition:
  • Location:
    For Sail South - Wemeldinge - The Netherlands.
  • Price:
    44.500 EUR


Designer: E.G. van de Stadt
Shipyard: Dehler Yachtbau GMBh
Hull number: 417-039
Original new price: € 90,000
Hull shape: Round bilge
Hull colour: Grey
Deck colour: Grey
Deck construction: GRP - sandwich 2014 : New and original Dehler TBS anti-slip mats on deck
Windows: deck hatches (with a black cover for the front deck hatch) and portholes (with craquelee and mosquito nets)
Cockpit: Aft cockpit
Vertical clearance: 16.25 m
Draught: 1.95 m
Waterline length: 9.60 m
Displacement: 5,500 kg
Ballast: 2,800 kg
Steering system: Jefa pedestal with a stainless steel double 5-spoke Jefa steering wheel (2008) covered with black leather and a black pedestal cover
Position steering system: Outside
Rudder: Single
Keel: Fixed keel
The ship has been stored inside a winter storage during the winter since 2008 (not this year for the first time)
The hull and superstructure are built in sandwich with Balsa wood, polyester, roving and Kevlar mats

2008 :
- All old antifouling layers removed from the underwater hull and provided with 5 layers Gelshield
2010 :
- Rudder blade is fully checked and re-laminated (NOT after damage)
- New rudder bearing

Headroom: 1.90 m
Cabins: 3 fore cabin and 2x aft cabin
Berths: fixed: 6 extra: 2
Type interior: Classic, warm Dehler Nova with teak paneling
Color upholstery: Blue
Curtains : 2008 :Original Dehler 44 cloth
Water tank & material: 350 litre Plastic
Waste water tank: 50 Litre Plastic
Water system: Pressure (electric)
Hot water: new (April 2019) installed boiler (heated via the motor or via 220 Volt shore power)
Number of showers: 1 hand shower, but without a shower water drain pump
Toilets: 1 Manual
2006 : Jabsco
Radio/CD player: Sont radio / CD player with 4x JBL speaker (high and low tuner - 2009)
Cooker & fuel: 3 burners Gas (2010)
Oven: 2010
Microwave: 2010 : stainless steel Privileg microwave
Fridge & power source: Electric top loader refrigerator with a recently renewed compressor
Heating: hot air Eberspacher Airtronic D4s (last service in March 2019)

2008 - 2009 :
- All walls in the ship (in the saloon, in the forward cabin and in both aft cabins) are finished with teak slats
- Teak look-a-like floor covering throughout the ship
- Extra ventilation created (mounted in the cockpit for both aft cabins, in the anchor box and in the deck hatch of the saloon with a Solar fan)
2010 :
- The bathroom at the port aft cabin is professionally converted to a "pantry" and equipped with drawers, a microwave and a Nespresso machine
- New mattresses in both aft cabins and in the forward cabin
- Ceilings in entire ship renewed (similar to the Dehler 44 of 2009-2012)
- Ceiling in the salon partly finished with a "milk white" plastic Perspex plate
- Above the plastic plate is LED lighting mounted, which gives a more modern and nice atmosphere
2016 :
- New mattresses in the port side aft cabin

Engine, electrics
Number of identical engines: 1
Starting type: Electric
Type: Inboard
Brand: Volvo Penta
Model: 2003T
Serial number: 2300023805
Year: 1987
Power: 43 hp / 32 kW
Hours counter
Engine hours: 2,286 hours
Fuel: Diesel
Fuel consumption: 2.6 litre/hour
Transmission: Shaft
Propulsion: Folding propellor 3 bladed Gori
Cooling system: Indirect
Fuel tanks: 1
Total fuel tank capacity: 100 Litre
Material fueltank: Stainless steel
Max speed: 7 knots
Cruising speed: 6 knots
Fuel tank gauge
Battery: 2x domestic battery and 1x motor battery
Battery charger: Philippi-Bootselektrik
Shore power: fixed connection with a circuit breaker
Shore power cable
Voltage: 12V 220V

2010 : 
- New engine mounts mounted

Navigation and electronics
Compass: Plath at the pedestal (there is no more liquid in the compass anymore)
Log/speed: 2014 : Raymarine
Depth gauge: 2014 : Raymarine
Wind gauge: 2017 : Raymarine
Navigation lights: 3 colors masthead-, anchor-, steam-, deck-, bow and stern lighting
GPS: 1x Raymarine Touch Hybrid (2016) in the cockpit and 1x Furuno at the chart table
Chart plotter: 2016 : Raymarine Touch Hybrid
VHF: Hagenük USE 300 (No ATIS and this type is not approved in the Netherlands)

Rig and sails
Sailplan type: Fractional sloop 9/10 rigged
Number of masts: 1
Spars material: Aluminium Mast, boom, rigged boomvang, stainless steel stays, double set of spreaders and a tackled back stay adjuster
Standing rig: Steel wire
Sail surface: 70.6m2
Number of sails: 5
Sails material: Laminate
Sails manufacturer: Quantum
Main sail: 2012 : Quantum : full battened mainsail with Harken cars with bearings
Genoa: 2010 : Quantum furling genoa
Jib: working Jib II (in 2010 fitted with a new tendon)
Furling foresail: 2009 : Harken MK IV 2 furling system
Spinnaker: Red/white/blue spinnaker with a snuffer
Winches: Lewmar : 4x 43ST and 2x 46ST (all with black covers)
Manual winches: 6
Self-tailing: 6
Aluminium spinnaker pole
Black halyard bags

2009 :
- The rigging has been checked by a professional rigger
- All discs in the mast renewed
2010 :
- Quantum genoa cover
- Dyneema halyards
2012 :
- Quantum Maindrop cover with Lazy-Jacks
- Mainsail sheet
2014 :
- 22 new Spinlock halyard jammers mounted
2015 :
- Quantum Code-0 (however, slightly higher cut) with a furler -> sort of "furling gennaker"
- All winches serviced
2016 :
- Removable Selden aluminum Gennaker pole (bowsprit)

Deck Equipment
Anchors & material: 1 x Anchor Galvanized
Anchor connection: Rope and chain
Sprayhood: 2008 : black sprayhood (re-stitched in 2015 and new windows)
Outdoor cushions: grey cockpit cushions
Boat cover: winter cover (with standing mast)
Sea rails: stainless steel stantions with double-wired guard rails
Push- and pulpit
Swimming platform
Swimming ladder: stainless steel
Fenders, lines
Teak outboard engine bracket on the pushpit

2010 : 
- The removable flap over the ship's entire stern has been adjusted, creating a bathing platform
- In the floor of the bathing platform is an hatch mounted, so there is extra storage space
- Black halyard bags on both sides next to the cabin entrance

Life buoy
Bilge pump: Manual
Fire extinguisher: Need to be checked or renewed
Radar reflector
Gas bottle locker with drain
Self-draining cockpit
Emergency tiller
Rescue Joon
Orange lifebuoy with lamp
IOR man overboard buoy with flashlight


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  • Hull material:
    GRP - sandwich

Energy and propulsion

  • Engine manufacturer:
    Volvo Penta 2003T
  • Engine power:
    43 (hp)
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  • Fuel tank size:
    100 l
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Other specifications

  • Designer:
    E.G. van de Stadt