Dehler 41 DS for sale

Southampton, United Kingdom

£100,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Dehler 41 DS - Dehler 41 DS
General information
Dehler 41 DS
Used sail boat for sale
£100,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Length overall
12.45 metres
Length waterline
11.05 metres
3.94 metres
1.96 metres
8,302 kg
Fin Keel
Southampton, United Kingdom

About this Dehler 41 DS


This well presented Dehler 41 Deck Saloon is an ideal cruising yacht. This era of Dehler yachts are known for being well built fast cruising yachts that are easy to sail shorthanded. The raised saloon allows for the best external views to sit and relax in a bright cosy environment.

The 41DS from 1995, was Dehler’s first flirtation with deck-saloon cruising and in many ways she was ahead of her time. Unsurprisingly, given the German yard’s predilection for low, narrow and slippery hulls, she features a sleek, graceful, modern-looking wheelhouse on a Kevlar-reinforced GRP hull with relatively modest beam.

Below the boot-top she has fine lines, a balanced water-plane and a cast-iron keel with a large lead foot. Looking aloft, the standard sail plan comprises a small, self-tacking jib and a beefy, fully-battened mainsail set on a tall, 7/8 fractional rig. Using her snuffer and gennaker pole, a gennaker can be set for off-wind sailing.

The cockpit and sail handling is designed for effortless short-handed sailing, with two electric winches operated via push-buttons next to the winches and also on the impressive wheel pedestal, with integrated controls and navigation instrumentation. The decks are kept clear of ropes, halyards and sheets which are all led back to the cockpit under the deck.

Under way the Dehler 41 DS is surprisingly weatherly and undemanding on long passages.

Mechanics & Engine

Engine Yanmar 4JH2-E 48 hp
Vetus Engine control unit
New Vetus exhaust muffler
Max Prop bronze feathering propeller
Vetus bow thruster
Paguro 4 kw generator
Engine spares

Rig and Sails

Sail Plan - Mainsail, self tacking jib & gennaker

Deckstepped rig with twin swept back spreader, anodised aluminium mast, solid rod kicker and fixed check stays

Furlex furling headsail system
Split backstay
Fully battened mainsail in stackpack with lazy jacks
New stackpack bonnet
Ronstan cars fitted to main sail luff
New jib by Peter Sanders, Lymington
Original jib and batten as a spare
2 self-tacking jib tracks for fine jib sheet angle adjustment
Gennaker and bowsprit
New mast halyard bag
New main halyard - dynema
All standing rigging professionally replaced 2014
Running rigging mostly replaced 2014

Hull and Deck

Pearl grey GRP cockpit with white hull
Integral electric anchor windlass with remote wireless control
Deck laid with non-slip panels
Step down bathing platform with SS bathing ladder
Hot/Cold shower on the transom
All halyards, sheets led aft under decks to cockpit with dedicated jammers
All halyards, sheets controlled by 2 x Harken electric ST44 winches
Gas bottles are stored in aft central lazarette locker together with a flexible blue water hose
Riggers tool set (Companionway)


Shore power connection socket in port lazerette locker
2 x180 amps domestic batteries
1 x new 2019 dedicated engine start battery
1 x 85 amp generator battery
1 x new 2019 dedicated bowthruster battery
40 amp smart battery charger
2 x new 2019 5 amp battery chargers for generator and engine batteries
240 volt ring main with UK 240v sockets

Navigation Equipment

B&G Magnified wind speed & direction. (‘Direction sensor’ needs servicing)
B&G Depth
B&G wind speed, boat speed
B&G Autopilot
Raymarine 12 inch MFD - e125
Raymarine 10 inch MFD - e9
Raymarine 7 inch MFD - e7
Navionics Charts
Local / South Coast / Channel Island paper charts
Raymarine HD Radar Dome on dampened Scanstrut gimballed mount
Radar Reflector fitted 2016
B&G Pilot display, renewed 2017
New DSC / VHF radio
Ritchie main compass – new 2017
Barometer & temp/humidity instruments – new 2016
Additional fast readout Digital flux gate compass – new 2017
Hand held compass – new 2016

Safety Equipment

6 person Life Raft - new 2016 - needs service
EPIRB - new 2016
2 x liferings, danbouy and lifesling
Electric bilge pump with a manual bilge pump in cockpit
Fire extinguisher in each cabin
Auto engine fire extinguisher
Fire blanket
Smoke detectors
Gas detector


Ultrasonic antifoul system – new 2017
‘Copper Coat’ antifoul – new August 2019

Davits, Tender and Outboard

Tender - Aluminium rib + cover - new 2017 (Sale subject to separate negotiation)
3.5 HP Outboard 2 Stroke (Sale subject to separate negotiation)
Stainless Steel davits
Outboard bracket Outboard hoist

General inventory

Anchor locker:
Petrol can for an outboard

Sail locker:
Gennaker / snuffer in bag and batten for original jib

Forward cabin 
New jib and battens, brief case with instrumentation manuals, 4 x cushions
Round mirror mounted on inside of cabin door (2017)

Electric toilet, First Aid kit, 2 x TPs, Harken bosun’s chair, fly screens for hatches

– well equipped, including:
Crockery and cutlery for 8, microwave, refrigerator, ENO stove/oven,
pots, pans, utensils, toaster, kettle + electric kettle,
240v timer, dehumidifier, ship’s clock, torch

Glasses for 8, 2 x cushions, place mats / coasters, ship’s papers,
Imray charts, ship’s ensign & staff, cockpit cushions,
2 x saws, engine spares all behind the back of the central dinette cushion, First Aid manual
TV / hdmi lead, EPIRB, barometer, temp/humidity instrument, sail related books, B&G instruction manuals, USB mobile phone charging point, binoculars, TV remote
2 x 5 amp battery chargers

Chart table:
Handheld VHF, LED spot light, 3 x torches, boat keys, ‘useful’ items, anchor windless remote control, calculator, various chargers, generator isolator key, gas alarm, odd hose connectors plotting pencils/dividers/rubber kit, pocket tool kit, Ultrasonic antifoul controller

Under chart table seat
4 x winch handles, gas and manual fog horns, Lead line for manual depth measurements, shore power connectors

In pull-out vertical locker
Grease, greaser & grease nipple for the Max Prop, some engine spares including 2 x impeller and an alternator belt, continental mains adaptors, bow thruster anode, hatch hinge pin remover, bulbs, LED overhead spare bulbs, toilet joker valve, curtain wire supports and a variety of useful items, spare Bow Thruster control handle cover, 3 x toggle switch waterproof covers, spare rubber gasket for external window surrounds, cable ties, screw covers in various colours, ceiling light surround, 240v mains extension lead

Beneath the Chart Table floor area 
100+ litres of fuel remaining in the fuel tank, which has been cleaned, fuel polished and dosed with ‘Fuel Set’ in 2020

Aft Cabin:
An additional wooden grab handle has been added to ease the exit to the aft cabin.   This adds to the already good array of hand holds available to ease moving around the boat whilst at sea
2 x hardly used Life Jackets and tethers, Bosun’s sail repair kit,
spare curtain material (as used for the new saloon front curtains) in aft cabin wardrobe.
2 x berth infill cushions for making up the saloon double berth,
original jib is under the berth cushions
Round mirror mounted on inside of cabin door (2017)

Various charts - Humber to South Coast / Channel Islands - are under the cushions in the dinette and aft cabin areas

Large Starboard cockpit locker:
Pump handle for cockpit bilge pump
IKEA step and short white boarding ladder
2 x deck brushes and 2 x boat hooks and 2 x funnels
Offshore flare pack – note, out of date
Kedge anchor, chain and warp to MCA SCV 2 standards
Emergency tiller and Fire Extinguisher
Portable bilge pump

Aft Lazarette:
Helmsman’s seat
LPG gas cylinders and isolation valve
Blue coloured water filling extension hose

Starboard stern Lazarette:
2 x rubber buckets with red lanyards
1 x bailer, plastic jug and 2 x sponges
2 x red 20 litre fuel containers

Port stern Lazarette:
A range of lubricants, sealers etc
Blocks / cheek blocks for out-hauling the jib off the wind

Pushpit / stern:
6 man Liferaft (new 2016 but needs a service)
2 x Life rings
Outboard bracket
Radar pole with Raymarine HD Radar
2 x Davits
1 x Swim / boarding ladder

Owners Comments

We purchased this Dehler 41 DS in quite basic form in March 2016 and have upgraded her significantly including equipping her to MCA Small Vessel (SCV2) standard with the following objectives:

As an enjoyable boat to sail / capable of self sufficiency in harbours remote from her base / a comfortable ‘home’ away from base / a venue for a few RYA Radar courses.

We have carried out annual, progressive and preventative maintenance, including many improvements. The electronic systems in particular have had a major upgrade, adding an MFD at the helm and renewing the MFDs at the Chart Table.

The last formal maintenance was in August 2019 when professionals carried out a service, including the removal of all antifouling and the application of ‘Coppercoat’ long term antifoul. A check was carried out on the rudder bearing, hull polished, anodes renewed and the Max Prop and bow thruster prop serviced.

She has been only lightly used since, due to Covid -19 rules.

We are ‘hands on’ owners and love the Dehler 41DS but with our increasing age we can no longer enjoy sailing her to the extent that justifies her upkeep. So reluctantly we have put her up for sale, this despite our continued enjoyment in keeping her in good shape and in good working order.

Brokers Comments

Having sold this Dehler 41 DS to the current owners I have known her for a number of years and have watched the, in excess of £20,000, recent improvements to her that reflect the owners attention to detail and sailing experience.

As an ex Electronics Systems Engineer and an RYA Radar Instructor, the current owner has offered ‘one on one’ radar courses on board and therefore this Dehler 41 DS has been equipped to MCA SCV 2 Code of Practice standards.

The owners have left onboard items subject to periodic servicing. These include the Life Raft, EPIRB, Fire Extinguishers, and Life Jackets. The new owner will become responsible for servicing these items upon purchasing her.

She is British Registered and UK VAT paid.

Nicolle Associates offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

  • This vessel is VAT Paid
  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended
  • This boat is lying in Southampton, UK
  • © 2021 Nicolle Associates

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Nicolle Associates - Hamble

Saltmakers House Hamble Point Marina School Lane
SO31 4NB
United Kingdom
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