Southampton, South East
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 & EngineEngine Yanmar 4JH2-E 48 hpVetus Engine control unitNew Vetus exhaust mufflerMax Prop bronze feathering propellerVetus bow thrusterPaguro 4 kw generatorEngine spares Rig and SailsSail 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 systemSplit backstayFully battened mainsail in stackpack with lazy jacksNew stackpack bonnetRonstan cars fitted to main sail luffNew jib by Peter Sanders, LymingtonOriginal jib and batten as a spare2 self-tacking jib tracks for fine jib sheet angle adjustmentGennaker and bowspritNew mast halyard bagNew main halyard – dynemaAll standing rigging professionally replaced 2014Running rigging mostly replaced 2014 Hull and DeckPearl grey GRP cockpit with white hullIntegral electric anchor windlass with remote wireless controlDeck laid with non-slip panelsStep down bathing platform with SS bathing ladderHot/Cold shower on the transomAll halyards, sheets led aft under decks to cockpit with dedicated jammersAll halyards, sheets controlled by 2 x Harken electric ST44 winchesGas bottles are stored in aft central lazarette locker together with a flexible blue water hoseRiggers tool set (Companionway) ElectricsShore power connection socket in port lazerette locker2 x180 amps domestic batteries1 x new 2019 dedicated engine start battery1 x 85 amp generator battery1 x new 2019 dedicated bowthruster battery40 amp smart battery charger2 x new 2019 5 amp battery chargers for generator and engine batteries240 volt ring main with UK 240v sockets Navigation EquipmentB&G Magnified wind speed & direction. (‘Direction sensor’ needs servicing)B&G DepthB&G wind speed, boat speedB&G AutopilotRaymarine 12 inch MFD – e125Raymarine 10 inch MFD – e9Raymarine 7 inch MFD – e7Navionics ChartsLocal / South Coast / Channel Island paper chartsRaymarine HD Radar Dome on dampened Scanstrut gimballed mountRadar Reflector fitted 2016B&G Pilot display, renewed 2017New DSC / VHF radioRitchie main compass – new 2017Barometer & temp/humidity instruments – new 2016Additional fast readout Digital flux gate compass – new 2017Hand held compass – new 2016 Safety Equipment6 person Life Raft – new 2016 – needs serviceEPIRB – new 20162 x liferings, danbouy and lifeslingElectric bilge pump with a manual bilge pump in cockpitFire extinguisher in each cabinAuto engine fire extinguisherFire blanketSmoke detectorsGas detector AntifoulUltrasonic antifoul system – new 2017 ‘Copper Coat’ antifoul – new August 2019 Davits, Tender and OutboardTender – Aluminium rib + cover – new 2017 (Sale subject to separate negotiation)3.5 HP Outboard 2 Stroke (Sale subject to separate negotiation) Stainless Steel davitsOutboard bracket Outboard hoist General inventoryAnchor locker:Petrol can for an outboardSail locker:Gennaker / snuffer in bag and batten for original jibForward cabin New jib and battens, brief case with instrumentation manuals, 4 x cushionsRound mirror mounted on inside of cabin door (2017)Heads:Electric toilet, First Aid kit, 2 x TPs, Harken bosun’s chair, fly screens for hatchesGalley – 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, torchSaloon: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 manualTV / hdmi lead, EPIRB, barometer, temp/humidity instrument, sail related books, B&G instruction manuals, USB mobile phone charging point, binoculars, TV remote2 x 5 amp battery chargersChart 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 controllerUnder chart table seat4 x winch handles, gas and manual fog horns, Lead line for manual depth measurements, shore power connectors In pull-out vertical lockerGrease, 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 leadBeneath 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 2020Aft 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 sea2 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 cushionsRound mirror mounted on inside of cabin door (2017)Charts:Various charts – Humber to South Coast / Channel Islands – are under the cushions in the dinette and aft cabin areasLarge Starboard cockpit locker:Pump handle for cockpit bilge pumpIKEA step and short white boarding ladder2 x deck brushes and 2 x boat hooks and 2 x funnelsOffshore flare pack – note, out of dateKedge anchor, chain and warp to MCA SCV 2 standardsEmergency tiller and Fire ExtinguisherPortable bilge pumpAft Lazarette:Helmsman’s seatLPG gas cylinders and isolation valveBlue coloured water filling extension hoseStarboard stern Lazarette:2 x rubber buckets with red lanyards1 x bailer, plastic jug and 2 x sponges2 x red 20 litre fuel containersPort stern Lazarette:A range of lubricants, sealers etcBlocks / cheek blocks for out-hauling the jib off the windPushpit / stern:6 man Liferaft (new 2016 but needs a service)2 x Life ringsHoistOutboard bracketRadar pole with Raymarine HD Radar2 x Davits1 x Swim / boarding ladder Owners CommentsWe 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 CommentsHaving 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. DisclaimerNicolle 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 …*