Hull number 1 of the new Dehler 46 ready to sail on the dock of the Greifswald shipyard
Dehler has found its new line: a comparatively flat freeboard that is stretched through the hull windows, a visually neatly integrated, quite compact cabin structure and a lavish cockpit. That can definitely be seen.
The Dehler 46, drawn by Judel / Vrolijk & Co, impresses in the first photos of the ready-to-sail hull number 1 with an optical lightness that skilfully conceals the considerable volume below deck. In fact, the modern performance cruiser is far more spacious than its predecessor, the Dehler 45 derived from the 44. This was quite narrow, but was convincing in terms of sailing, which earned the boat, originally designed by Simonis / Voogd, the title of European Yacht of the Year in 2007.
A success that the new Dehler 46 can build on - it has already been nominated for the 2015 Best Choice.
Dehler 46 cabin layout
One of its special features is the spacious bathroom, already familiar from the Dehler 38 - a combination of openness, spaciousness and privacy. In the owner's cabin in the foredeck, the wet cell can either be completely closed with a door (Dehler calls it "UniDoor") or it is partially open. The floor runs through without a threshold, so the bathroom is perfectly integrated into the cabin. The washbasin and toilet / shower can be used independently of each other. An arrangement that was already convincing with the Dehler 38. Using the extensive equipment list, the Dehler 46 can be configured either as a performance-oriented boat for regatta use or as a comfortable cruising boat for the family.