Dehler 34 Top Nova for sale

Dartmouth, United Kingdom

£34,950 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Dehler 34 Top Nova
General information
Dehler 34 Top Nova
Used sail boat for sale
£34,950 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Length overall
10.06 metres
Length waterline
8.23 metres
3.35 metres
4,000 kg
Fin Keel
Dartmouth, United Kingdom

About this Dehler 34 Top Nova


Remarks :

Being a late-built version of this well regarded cruiser-racer this Dehler 34 Top Nova is a well-constructed and meticulously maintained boat that has stood the test of time.

Specified to include the optional wheel steering, tall rig and deep keel she is an excellent balance in design.  Whilst ready to deliver an impressively sporty racing performance round the cans, she will also not tax the family intent on weekend or longer cruises due to her reassuring level of stability, generously wide side decks, and dry ride in a seaway.

She boasts comfortable living accommodation with 6 bunks, all of which are well over 2 metres, set within a homely interior.

Troppo Bella’ is a fine example of this Top Nova model and has been supremely well cared for by her marine surveyor owner.  Set up originally for long-distance cruising, she is in good condition throughout.  Only commissioned in 2000, having been laid up for 6 years by her original owner, she is in reality a ‘newer’ boat that it might at first seem.

Accommodation :

6x berths in 3 cabins, including 2x double berths

The aft cabin to port has a generous double berth, hanging locker and three further lockers. There is stowage under all berths as well as a central lee cloth. The forepeak contains a double berth with stowage under and lockers above.


The saloon has bench settees/berths to port and starboard with lee cloths. Settee backs are removable to reveal a very wide berth. There is a centrally located table which has a single folding leaf. There is stowage behind and under both benches. The saloon has reading lights and a cabin light, shelf storage and cave lockers with sliding shutters and drinks stowage.  Standing headroom is a good 1.8m

Varnished mahogany joinery provides warm comfort coupled with complementary white laminated panelling to provide a light, airy feel

New LED lighting to galley, heads and nav station

Silver grey patterned velour upholstery


Original roller blinds with insect screens

4 X opening side ports plus hatch and sun panel.


The Galley is aft to port and contains a Plastimo cooker with 2-burner hob & oven (2012), double stainless steel sinks with work surface covers, and a top-loading coolbox. There is crockery storage above, replete with cutlery, utensils, and original Dehler crockery

Navigation station

Opposite the galley is the chart table with stowage for charts and hinged seat, there is also storage to the right and below chart table. Electrical panels are fitted at the chart table with easy access, along with a plethora of navigation equipment including:

  • Raytheon C80 colour Plotter/radar at wheel (2006), interfaced to AIS, radar and GPS. Custom made stainless steel mounting can be removed quickly when not in use.
  • Foruno GPS (2012)
  • Raytheon Radar (2006)
  • Digital Yacht AIS with on-board wi-fi, interfaced to C80 and to iPad, etc
  • Simrad DSC VHF (2011)
  • Yeoman GPS/paper Chart Plotter (2013)
  • Weatherfax Navtex (print output)
  • Electronic Weathertrend barometer
  • SSB and antenna (2016)
  • Fuel gauge and hour meter
  • LED map and Red navigators lamps


The heads is situated aft to starboard and contains an ITT manual sea toilet (new pump and seat 2018, anti-syphon valve and loop 2018), a handbasin with shower attachment, and wet locker behind plus 3 further lockers.

Inventory :

Deck & Mooring Equipment

2 x Lewmar 2-speed self-tailing primary winches (serviced 2019)

2 x Lewmar self tailing halyard winches (serviced 2020)

15 kg CQR main bower anchor with 35m calibrated chain and 35m warp

8 kg Delta kedge anchor with 20m chain and 20m warp

Electric Lewmar yard-fitted windlass (2012)

Fenders x7 large in socks

Fender skirt

Boathook x3

Heavy mooring lines

Canvas work (all matching grey, excellent condition)

  • Sprayhood (2017)
  • Wheel/binnacle cover (Dart Sails, 2018)
  • Spray dodgers with pockets (2012)
  • Cockpit cushions

Teak cockpit table on adjustable leg

Gas bottle in rear garage area with spare bottle.

Blaupunkt Cockpit speaker

Navigation & Electronic Equipment

Masthead (tricolour) & navigation lights

Nexus depth sounder (2011)

Nexus speed/log (2011)

Nexus wind speed/direction (2011)

AIS receiver and wifi ship system (Digital yacht fitted professionally 2015)

SSB Radio

Silva steering compass (1993)

Autohelm 4000 Auto-pilot (1993 NB defective wheel bracket)



Sony 2X 35W RMS CD/Radio player (2012) with aux in for IPOD  powering 2 twin cone high performance speakers

Safety Equipment

Pushpit, pulpit, lifelines

Decklight on mast

Electric Bilge Pump with bilge alarm and strainer fitted 2005

Manual Bilge Pump

Danbuoy with drogue and canvas cover 2020

Gas detector alarm 2017

Fire extinguishers x5 (1x automatic) (serviced 2019)

Fire blanket and galley crash bar

Smoke detector in each cabin (2019)

Jackstays (additional cockpit jackstay point fitted in cockpit)

2 lifebuoys (2017)

Teak outboard bracket on pushpit

(Available by separate negotiation)

9-foot Rigid GRP tender (2005) 

Mechanical :


Designed by Van de Stadt and built by Dehler Yacht Bau in Germany to IOR rules.  Lloyds approved.

GRP hull, deck and superstructure.  Docked each winter for inspection, polish and anti-foul

Externally hung cast iron keel which has been regularly inspected and maintained

Semi−balanced spade rudder mounted well aft, providing exceptional slow-speed manoeuvring astern

Wheel steering with large stainless-steel wheel, together with emergency steering point and tiller

Engines and Tankage

Yanmar 2GM20 18HP diesel engine with shaft drive via P-bracket. Last serviced 2020, 1450 hours approx.  Thorough maintenance history including replacement and upgrading of exhaust system, hoses and insulation (a full, detailed service history is available)

Engine flex mounts replaced and shaft realigned 2018

Sea cocks surveyed and all changed except engine inlet 2013 (yard). Bungs attached to each one

Gori 2-blade folding propeller (2011), inspected and polished annually (cutlass bearing replaced in 2015)

‘Stripper’ rope cutter Stripper (2008, new bearing surfaces 2018)

Cruising speed 5 kts, top speed 6.5 kts

Fuel capacity is 60 litres in a stainless-steel tank

Water capacity is 60 litres in a plastic tank

3 x 12V alternator-charged marine deep cycle batteries: 1x dedicated 80AH engine start; 2x 80AH service (2019)

20A Battery Charger (2012)

Shore power with cable

Eberspacher 93 3DL diesel air cabin heater (serviced 2020)

Sails and Spars

Fractional Bermudan Sloop rig

Anodised Selden aluminium spars

Stainless steel standing rigging (2012)

Removable inner forestay fitted (2019)

Running rigging (2010, new backstay, sheets, kicker 2019)

Sails serviced 2019, overwintered in dry storage

Slab-reefed mainsail (3 reefing points) (North Sails 2012)

Profurl furling 110% Genoa headsail with UV strip (Dart Sails 2020)

Gennaker in snuffer (Elvestrom 2000, unused condition with own sheets)

Working jib on removable inner stay (Elvestrom 2019, unused)

Storm Sail (Dart Sails, unused)

Stack Pack (Dolphin Sails 2012), Lazy Jacks

Selden whisker pole

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Broker/Dealer Information

Network Yacht Brokers Dartmouth

Dart Marine Sales Noss Marina Bridge Road Kingswear
United Kingdom
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