Dehler 38

  • 38.00 ft
  • Cruiser


Sailing! Let yourself be driven by the wind – once in a gliding, then in a rushing way. Once you are in harmony with the elements, then you are fighting them. Sailing hard to the wind, exhilarated by speed, or slowly drifting over glassy waters. Sailing! In all its shapes and colours, with reason and with feeling. Sailing! The Dehler 38. 

To build a yacht like the Dehler 38, you have to be a sailor to the bone. Your first thought after waking up and your last one before falling asleep must be dedicated to this wonderful sport – only then you are obsessed enough to fine-tune every detail to perfection. As pioneers in the German GRP boat building we have been doing this for more than 50 years and the results make our customers and employees equally proud. Our passion for building the perfect yacht is based on clear values. The Dehler 38 represents these values and thus reflects our enthusiasm for true boat building artistry. Immerse yourself in the value world of Dehler.

The Dehler 38 is whatever you make it. Its speed performance can be increased as you like. And therefore, it will always fit your personal sailing style. Touring yacht, performance cruiser, regatta racer – if you wish to make one of these features more or less prominent, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. You can adapt the standard version with diverse furnishing options into a floating five-star suite. If you prefer it sporty, take the Competition Package and transform your Dehler 38 in a truly fast yacht. Whatever you choose, each Dehler 38 convinces with the elegant, sporty design of judel/vrolijk & co, which we implement in perfect quality manner.


Basic Information

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Dimensions & Weight

38.00 ft
38 ft 8 in - 11.79 meter
12 ft 4 in - 3.76 meter
Draft - max:
7 ft 3 in - 2.21 meter
Bridge Clearance:
60 ft 1 in - 18.31 meter
Dry Weight:
15875 lbs
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42 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
83 gallons - 1 tank(s)
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On a Dehler, great sailing comfort is part of the basic equipment. It comes, for example, with the German Mainsheet System: both ends of the mainsheet are taken to separate winches. Now the line is within immediate reach on each side of the cockpit. You will always maintain full control of the mainsail without leaving the helm.

Just a few modifications and your luxurious performance cruiser will be turned into a pure regatta yacht. For crews with two to eight members, for the all-day-races with friends and jetty neighbours – or simply for your very private and sporty ambition. Have fun.

The distinct, clean-cut deck design catches your eye upon first glance. Lots of clever details make sailing so easy that you can also travel alone on board your Dehler 38.
Exterior Features:
  • Flush hatches on coach roof.
  • The mast is keel stepped for better performance.
  • More space on deck thanks to the practical bathing platform.
  • The elegant and roomy cockpit provides space for the whole crew.
  • German Mainsheet System leads the sheets to helmsman at both sides.
  • Halyards disappear into the cover. This allows the deck design to be clean-cut.
  • Electric winches are part of the features which allow the Dehler 38 to be sailed alone quite comfortably.
  • German Mainsheet System leads the sheets to helmsman at both sides.
  • Hand laid teak with coaming. 
  • The extremely rigid 11.70 m hull is made of water-resistant vinyl ester resin. It comes as standard with a two-metre keel, whereas the performance version has a 2.20 m keel. A 1.60 m keel is also available for sailing in areas with shallow water.
  • The Dehler 38 is equipped with high-quality Elvstrøm sails. You can choose between Fast Cruising Laminate sails or HPM sails made from vectran/polyester against delamination.These are lighter and more stable with a longer life span, allowing the boat to sail faster, higher and more upright without losing speed in the waves.
  • The Pauger High Tech Carbon Rig with an increased length by one meter and its carbon spreaders, the carbon mast and its increased sail area enhances the sailing characteristics close to the wind and in rough sea due to lower topweight. They are far more weather resistant than aluminium masts. Carbon will bring you comfort, security and performance!
Interior Features:
  • The central area of the interior provides many remarkable ways of using space efficiently. For example, the salon cabinets with their distinctive curves open upwards in a practical fashion.
  • The chart table can also be used as a dinette.
  • Chart table moved to the side, cushion down the middle, berth ready.
  • The salon table folds twice.
  • Superb woodwork with clever details: retractable bar.
  • The spacious pantry is full of light and airy thanks to various openable cabin windows.
  • The oven cover can be used for lots of different things: as a surface to rest things on or as a cutting board.
  • The 130 l fridge is accessible from above and below.
  • Wash area, shower and toilet form a separate unit from the lounge.
  • When the toilet and shower room is closed, the door makes the way free through from the wash area to the living area. The flooring runs through continuously. A uniform design blends both rooms harmoniously together.
  • The standard Dehler 38 has a front cabin, a spacious aft cabin starboard and a large storage room portside, which can be used for board equipment or as a sail locker. However, you can also choose to have a second aft cabin in this location.

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