Dehler 46 for sale

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Listed price €370,000 EUR

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Dehler 46
Used sail boat for sale
$435,675 USD | Listed price €370,000 EUR
Price comment
Competition spec Dehler 46
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Judel/Vrolijk & Co.
Length overall
Length waterline
11.79 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

About this Dehler 46


Beautifully presented and professionally maintained high spec Dehler 46 ‘Competition’ with epoxy vacuum infused hull, T-keel, carbon rig, bowsprit, electric winches and 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout. Spanish taxes paid.


LULLABY (ex DAGUET) is a two owner, professionally-maintained and stunningly specified example of the Judel/Vrolijk & Co designed Dehler 46 ‘Competition’ performance cruiser.

In Competition form, the Dehler 46 benefits from a performance keel with lead t-bulb which with LULLABY has been paired with Pauger carbon rig standing approx. 1m higher than standard, rod standing rigging, custom bowsprit and Elvstrom regatta sails with North Code 0 and A3 for optimum performance on all points of sail. Below decks, LULLABY boasts an elegant and beautifully finished 3-cabin, 2-heads layout, making her ideal as an easily-handled fast family cruiser as well as a potent club racer.

Her specification highlights include:-

• Vacuum resin infused GRP hull with PVC foam core and epoxy resins

• Metallic painted topsides

• Teak decks

• Carbon fibre electrically controlled stern platform

• 2.50m ‘Competition’ T-keel with lead bulb

• Pauger carbon fibre mast and boom

• Custom bowsprit for Code sails

• Karver furler for Code sail

• Split backstay with hydraulic adjuster

• Lewmar Racing carbon racing winches with electric mainsheet winches and main halyard winch

• Composite helm wheels

• Full B&G navigation package with plotters, AIS and radar

• Fusion entertainment package with Bluetooth

• Aqua-Base 90 litre per hour watermaker

• Fischer Panda 4800i 3.8kw generator

• Carbon fibre passarelle

• Tender and outboard

• Electric flush heads

• Eberspacher heating

• Sprayhood, sun-awning, cockpit cushions and sunbathing cushions



The new Dehler 46 embodies everything that Dehler have learnt over the last 55 years. The quality of finish and level of trim leads the fleet, whilst the Dehler DNA is evident as soon as you hoist the sails.

“Effortless speed” seem to be the go to words to describe what the 46 is like under sail. Large enough to take on the oceans of the world, whilst retaining the ability to enjoy the coastline with ease – whichever coastline that might be.

STRENGTH AND SOLIDITY Being the top of the range the 46 enjoys ALL of the features and benefits that Dehler have achieved, having built over 25,000 boats. The hull is vacuum infused using epoxy based resins to achieve strength and low weight. The internal subframe structure is carbon to further stiffen without compromise and the keel is designed with a low centre of gravity to ensure this investment in technology and high tech materials is rewarded on the water.


Some scoff at the idea of a racer-cruiser or a performance-cruiser, saying the term is hopelessly nebulous. However, when you get on a boat like the Dehler 46, which points well, sails fast and also has plenty of well-apportioned accommodation space, well, what else can you call it?

Design & Construction

Dehler is part of the Hanse Group and shares Hanse’s design firm of Judel/Vrolijk, which is known for drawing slippery hulls. Immediately noticeable is the absence of any hard chine. Instead, the Dehler 46 has flare aft, but lacks the angular and boxy look of many of today’s production boats…. A large backing plate at the keel attachment spreads the loads beyond just the keel bolts. Hull construction is comprised of a vacuum-infused cored laminate set in vinylester resin with an integrated carbon-reinforced GRP grid. The grid adds stiffness while the carbon reduces weight. A watertight bulkhead is located just aft of a large sail locker forward..


…a competition rig is available that weighs 700lb less and flies around 150ft² of additional sail area from a Pauger carbon mast and boom supported by rod rigging.

On Deck

The Dehler 46’s sleek lines are enhanced by a pair of long, sloping side ports that increase the boat’s perceived overall length. As a practical matter, the ports not only open outward, but have an extended exterior Lexan cover that helps keep water out when the ports are open and creates a continuous “eyebrow” visible from the outside. All deck hatches are flush, and the cockpit coamings ramp down nicely to the deck as they run forward.

The jib tracks are well inboard, which keeps sheeting angles tight, and the chainplates are outboard with a cosmetic cover plate that allows access once removed. All the way forward, the deck is clear. An optional composite sprit is available if you want to fly an asymmetrical. Halyards and reefing lines all lead aft in under-deck conduits to Spinlock rope clutches and a pair of Lewmar winches on the cabintop.

The cockpit will work for either crewed racing or comfortable cruising. The Lewmar primaries are slightly elevated on the coamings, and there is a double-ended German mainsheet system. The traveller spans the cockpit sole just ahead of the twin wheels. A drop-leaf table with a pop-up light is bolted on the centerline. It has a stainless steel handrail that slopes down to mimic the lines of the cabintop and eyebrow. It makes a great handhold, unless you slide your hand all the way forward where the gap narrows enough to pinch your fingers. With the table removed, there is plenty of room for a full crew to move about during a race… The transom drops down manually to form a swim platform. There is also a vertical transom-mounted handle and an emergency ladder that pulls out from a cubby, which may be useful in an MOB situation.


The layout options include two or three cabins and two heads. The master suite is forward with a centerline island berth and ensuite head with shower compartment. A full guest cabin is to starboard just aft of the L-shaped galley, with its Isotherm refrigeration and Eno stove... The saloon features an efficient layout and exceptionally clean lines. Three other notable features to be aware of belowdecks: first, everything is covered or hidden, including the instrument panel by the small forward-facing nav station to port and the pop-up bottle compartment in the saloon. All the lockers match with rounded tops and movable headrest cushions reminiscent of an airliner. It’s a very clean look. Second, the doors on each of the heads can either close off the entire head or close off just the toilet, leaving the sink and vanity accessible. This innovative dual-purpose door is head-smackingly simple and useful. Finally, the finish is top notch throughout. Mahogany-colored joinery is standard, but teak and Italian oak are offered as well.

Under Sail

Our sail trial in San Diego presented just the kind of conditions this boat is built for. Sailing in a sporty breeze ahead of an incoming storm, we saw 12 to 18 knots true windspeed, but decided not to reef the Elvström performance sails, just for the fun of it. (Dacron sails or higher-cost fancier fully laminated racing sails are also available.) In the protected water of the bay we scooted along at 8.6 knots in 17 knots of breeze at a 45-degree apparent wind angle. Again, this boat likes to point, and we carried most of our speed right up to an AWA of about 38 degrees. As the afternoon wore on, the wind became a bit fluky, but the boat still managed an impressive 7.9 knots of boat speed on a beam reach in 13 knots of wind, falling to 6 knots at a 120-degree AWA. With Jefa steering, the helm was light even with all that canvas up and drawing, and the boat tracked well.

Under Power

Auxiliary power is provided by a 53hp Volvo Penta diesel with a saildrive transmission. On flat water with 12 knots of breeze behind us and five people aboard, we managed 8.4 knots at 2,500 rpm with the standard engine spinning a Flexofold three-bladed folding propeller. With the throttle wide-open at 2,950 rpm, we eked out 8.7 knots. Tankage is more than adequate for coastal cruising with 119 gallons of water and 58 gallons of fuel.


The Dehler 46 is as close as you can get to having a viable mix of performance and comfort without really compromising either. With its fully-featured interior, this is a boat that can be enjoyed by the whole family, and when it’s time to club race or just get going, oh, what fun it is to ride

Source:- Sail Magazine



RCD Status:

• Our understanding is that the yacht is built in accordance with CE Boat Category A-ocean max 12 pax

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

• GRP sandwich with PVC foam core and epoxy resins, vacuum infused.

• Metallic ‘Gold Hazelnut’ painted topsides with contrasting black cove and boot stripes

• Teak laid side decks, cockpit seating and cockpit sole

• Carbon cage below floors to distribute rig forces to keel

• Hull antifouled June 2020

Keel & Rudder:

• Cast iron fin with lead bulb

• ‘Competition’ T-profile keel with 2.50m draft.

• Hollow sections in keel for weight reduction within the fin allowing weight to be added to the lead bulb

• Keel recessed by up to 300 mm into the hull’s interior

• GRP balanced spade rudder blade.


Engine & gearbox:

• Volvo Penta D2-55 4-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine producing 55hp

• Volvo S150 saildrive gearbox

• Freshwater engine cooling using raw water inlet and heat exchanger.

• Single lever throttle/gear control

Maintenance & Performance:

• Engine hours – approx. 980 as of summer 2020

• Date of last engine service - 2020

Propulsion & Steering:

• Carbonautica composite helm wheels

• Quick 12vDC retractable bowthruster

• 3-bladed folding propeller

• Emergency steering gear.


Voltage systems:

• 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC start circuit and 220v AC via shore power, inverter or generator.

• USB chargers and 220 sockets in all cabins

Battery Banks:

• Varta 12V 95Ah AGM engine start battery – May 2020

• Varta 12V 95Ah AGM bowthruster battery – May 2020

• 2x Up power 160amp AGM services batteries joined in parallel to supply 320Ah @ 12vDC– May 2020

• Victron battery monitoring system

Charging / Inverter:

• Victron Multiplus Compact 12vDC 70Amp automatic battery charger with integral 1,600w inverter

• Victron digital multi control for charger and inverter


• 12vDC engine-mounted alternator.


• Fischer Panda 4800i 220vAC diesel generator producing up to 3.8kw @ 50Hz

• Generator hours – approx. 35 as of summer 2020

• Date of last generator service June 2020

Other Electrical:

• 220vAC shore power system with 220vAC ring main and power sockets internally.

• USB charger sockets in all cabins

• 12vDC sockets


• LED lights in the living room and cabins

• Hidden lights in the ceiling and bathrooms

• Stairs courtesy lights


Fresh Water:

• 12vDC pressure system with pressure pump and accumulator tank.

• Hot water supplied via engine cooling or via 220vAC immersion heater element in Sigmar 22 litre insulated hot water tank

• Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and shower at cockpit shower

Heating and ventilation

• Webasto heating and ventilation system


• Aqua-Base XA-223 X-series 220vAC reverse osmosis watermaker producing approx. 90 litres per hour

Bilge Pumps:

• Manual bilge pump in cockpit.

• Electric bilge pump with manual override at DC panel.

• 2x 12vDC shower drain pumps.

Gas System:

• Gas locker in separate drained compartment.



• Approx 210 litres fuel capacity

Fresh Water:

• Approx 450 litres fresh water capacity

Holding Tanks:

• 85 litres plastic blackwater holding tank for aft heads

• 35 litre plastic blackwater holding tank for forward heads


On Deck:

• 2x B&G Zeus2 Touch 9 GPS radar chart plotter displays at helms

• B&G 4G digital radar scanner on mast – black painted

• B&G GPS receiver

• B&G Class B AIS transponder

• B&G AC42 autopilot with control at starboard helm

• B&G RC42 gyro compass

• 3x B&G mast-mounted repeaters

• B&G Triton multifunction displays at port and starboard helms with wind, speed and depth transducers

Communications Equipment:

• B&G V50 VHF with DSC at chart table

• B&G H50 handheld VHF handset for cockpit

• VHF, FM and AIS antenna with splitter

• WiFi antenna with amplified signal onboard

• Laptop PC plus weather routing software



• LG 220vACV microwave oven

• ENO 3-burner stainless steel gimballed gas stove with oven/grill

• Isotherm 130 litres front and top opening stainless steel fridge

• Twin stainless steel sinks with single lever mixing tap and transparent splashback .


• SaniMarin electric flush heads in forward ensuite

• Jabsco electric flush heads in aft day heads

• Heads shower and stainless wash basin in both heads


• Fusion MS-RA205 FM/AM Radio and VHF receiver, 2 zone system

• Fusion MS-NRX200 cockpit remote control

• Hub Fusion MS-Unidock pour iPod, iPod touch et iPhone, USB & access Android

• Fusion MS-BT100 Bluetooth audio link


• AT-SmartOne Plus geolocation ‘virtual guarding’ system with 5x sensors, 2x remote controls and alarm system


Summary of Accommodation:

• Up to 7 berths in three double cabins, plus occasional settee berth in saloon. Two heads

Accommodation Finish:

• American Cherry woodwork

• Classic striped floorboards

• Teak floor grates in shower rooms

• LED interior lights

• LED low-level courtesy lights by companionway

• New Comfort matresses in all berths with covers

• Pacific high-quality upholstery on all seats

• Custom bedding and towels

• Additional wine cellar

Description of Accommodation From Forward:

• A1: Master cabin with island double berth, storage space and a head with separate shower stall

• B1: Saloon with L-galley, dining area on stb and sofa with sliding chart table on port - separate head with shower stall on port

• C4: 2 aft cabins, double berths with locker and storage on port and stb.

Owner’s Cabin:

• 1 x double bed

• American Cherry Wood finished bulkheads

• Cream leather bed headboard

• 2 x bed spotlight

• White ceiling

• Wooden floor

• 2 x porthole

• 1 x hatch

• 1 x wardrobe

• 1 x courtesy spotlight

Owner’s Cabin En-Suite:

• Curved sink and lower cabinet

• Wooden floor

• Full-length mirror

• Mirrored cupboard

• Shower with wooden floor panel

• WC


• Fixed opening table with lower cabinet

• C-shaped sofa with independent front settee

• Double settee sofa to port

• Pacific high quality upholstery on all seats

• Wooden floor

• Side cupboards with headrests above the two sofas (now removed)

• 2 x side port hole

• 4 x port hole in the superstructure with curtains

• 2 x hatches

• 2 x ceiling handrails

• Keel step mast at sight

Chart table:

• Settee with inside locker

• 2 x cupboard for the control panel and instruments

• Chart table with inside space below

• 1 x Spotlight

• Special switch for power select (shore, inverter, generator) below the table


• L-shaped kitchen white top

• Double sink

• Fridge with top and lower door

• Separation glass panel as water protection from the sink

• Lower cabinets

• 3 x upper cupboards

Aft Heads:

• Curved sink and cabinet

• Curved sink and lower cabinet

• Wooden floor

• Mirrored cupboard

• Shower with wooden floor panel

• WC

Aft 2 x Double Cabins:

• 1 x Double bed

• Bed Spotlight

• Portholes to side and cockpit

• 1 x wardrobe



• Pauger carbon fibre mast and boom – black painted

• Keel-stepped mast with 2-sets of swept-back spreaders

• 9/10 ‘Competiton’ fractional rig

• Stainless steel rod standing rigging – 2015

• Rod vang adjustable from cockpit

• Split backstay with hydraulic adjuster

• Selden Furlex 300TD through deck manual genoa furler

• Custom bowsprit for Code 0

• Karver KF5 furler for Code 0 with associated blocks and lines

• Spectra performance running rigging

• Full width Lewmar adjustable mainsheet track on cockpit sole

• German mainsheet system led aft to dedicated electric winches

• Towable genoa tracks

• Harken and Lewmar deck gear

• Spinnaker track on mast with Antal line tender

• Halyard bags in cockpit

• I = 18.90m, J = 5.29m, P = 18.70m, E = 6.55m

• Air draft – 22.20m


• 2x Lewmar Race 55 EST electric 2-speed self-tailing mainsheet winches

• 2x Lewmar Race 55 ST manual 2-speed self-tailing genoa/spinnaker winches

• 1x Lewmar Race 50 EST electric 2-speed self-tailing companionway halyard winch

• 1x Lewmar Race 55 ST manual 2-speed self-tailing companionway halyard winch


• Elvstrom HPM triradial regatta mainsail – 2015

• Elvstrom HPM triradial regatta furling genoa – 2015

• Elvstrom triradial gennaker - 2015

• North Sails Code 0 – 2016

• North Sails A2 spinnaker with furler – 2016


• Bathing platform ladder

• Carbon fibre transom platform with electric folding mechanism

• Cockpit lighting

• Cockpit shower

• Cockpit table with stainless steel frame and teak folding leafs

• EXIT carbon fibre gangway

• Flagpole

• Flush deckhead hatches

• Open-fronted pulpit

• Side boarding gates

• Stainless steel coachroof grabrails

• Stainless steel twin guardwires with stanchion bases

Anchoring & Mooring:

• 12vDC reversing anchor windlass

• 21kgs Ultra stainless steel anchor with 90m of stainless steel chain

• Folding mooring cleats

• Warp and

• Set of 8 x Standard Fenders (winter)

• Set of 8 x inflatable fenders (summer)

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:

• Bespoke Boom mounted sun awning

• Bimini

• Cockpit cushions

• Cockpit table cover

• Foredeck sunbathing cushions

• Helm wheel and pedestal covers

• Sprayhood

• Sprayhood cover

• Stackpack for mainsail with lazyjacks

• Winch covers

Tender & Outboard:

• 3D Tender Twin AIR 290 inflatable bottom

• Mercury 3.5hp outboard engine

General maintenance and upgrades:

• All invoices available upon request

• Anchor locker renovation

• Antifouling June 2020

• New anchor windlass 2018

• New batteries May 2020

• New bow windlass 2017 (under warranty)

• New breakers panel box 2018

• New cockpit and superstructure cushions

• New Comfort matrasses in all beds

• New mainsail halyard 2018

• New Mooring lines

• Shrouds service

• Standard maintenance


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

• Plastimo inflatable danbuoy

• Kannard 406Mhz EPRIB

• 8 pax liferaft

• Horseshoe lifebuoy

• Plastimo rescue sling

• Fire extinguishers


Lying in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

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Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment.

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: Lucio Pellegrini– Grabau International Palma (Spain)

Tel: +34 675 236 174


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Volvo D2-55 55hp
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55 gallons (U.S.)
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Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
119 gallons (U.S.)

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