Further in the program: The Dehler 34 is to be produced in Freienohl as before
As the Greifswald-based company announced, the contract negotiations for the takeover of the Dehler brand and the production site in the Sauerland have been concluded. This means that not only the traditional name is retained, but also "a large number of jobs".
Dehler will continue to operate as an independent brand - under the umbrella of Hanseyachts AG, which already includes Hanse, Moody and the Fjord motorboat line. This means that the shipyard is broadly positioned and can reach customers in various niches.
The yacht building business in Freinohl should be resumed "very soon", according to a statement. In the Sauerland, "modern coastal cruisers between 18 and 34 feet in length" will be built.
Presumably these will be new developments. Shipyard manager Michael Schmidt announced in an interview a few weeks ago that an innovative concept for smaller boats could be expected in late summer / autumn - in time for the new trade fair season.
New boss: Ralf Tapken, previously X-Yachts and Simrad, now heads the business at Dehler
For the time being, the successful performance cruisers Dehler 34 (Design Simonis / Voogd) and the older Dehler 39 (Design Judel / Vrolijk & Co) will continue to be built in the Sauerland from the existing Dehler line.
The manufacture of larger yacht types such as the Simonis / Voogd designs Dehler 44 and Dehler 60 is outsourced to the larger facilities in Greifswald due to the limited production capacities in the Sauerland.
Ralf Tapken, 47, who is known in the water sports industry and has a lot of experience, was appointed as the new Dehler Managing Director. Tapken previously held a managerial position for the Danish shipyard X-Yachts and for the navigation electronics manufacturer Simrad.