Dehler 34 Best Perf. Cruiser

NEWPORT, R.I. (Dec. 8, 2016)

Cruising World magazine has announced winners for its 2017 Boat of the Year awards, an annual selection that recognizes the best of the year’s new sailboat models introduced in North America. In doing so, the new Dehler 34 was named the Best Performance Cruiser for 2017.

The 2017 Boat of the Year fleet of nominees was comprised of 24 sailboats ranging from 30 to 62 feet and priced at $215,000 to more than a million dollars. The new models reflected a truly international mix, with boats from the U.S., France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Slovenia, South Africa and Vietnam.

Judging took place during and immediately following the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md., in October. A team of three independent industry experts, whose impartial task was to reward excellence without regard to the bottom line, conducted both dockside inspections and sea trials aboard each boat to determine how well they met their stated design purposes. This year, the sailing tests were conducted in varying wind conditions, from extremely light air to gusts over 20 knots.

McMichael Yacht Brokers, North America's newest Dehler dealer, congratulates Dehler Yachts on having its newly introduced Dehler 34 named Best Performance Cruiser for 2017.

Learn more about the Dehler 34 HERE.