After numerous nominations, the new Dehler 34 now received not only her first award, but also one of the most prestigious awards in sailing. The new Dehler 34 won against the Alerion Sport 30, Elan E4 and J/112E and was elected boat of the year 2017 by the American “Cruising World magazine”, one of the world's largest sailing magazines.
Within the category performance cruiser, the intention was to design a performance-oriented sailboat that is competitive on the racecourse, laid out for vacation cruises as well as ideally suited for pleasant day sails. The yacht should be a fast, fun, and compact boat crafted for the purest of reasons: the simple joy of sailing.
After all the nominated performance cruisers were tested, the head of the jury stated: "I think in terms of the category, trying to find a nice crossover between cruising accommodations and a boat that you can take sailing, it just hit its mark.”
The new Dehler 34 is designed in accordance with the design principles of the old Dehler 34, the successful model from the 1980s, the world's first performance cruiser. In co-operation with judel / vrolijk & co, Dehler has produced a yacht which sails fast, agile and is simply fun. At the same time, it has an elegant and friendly interior to enjoy highest comfort on long journeys.