Fanatical yachtsman and experienced engineer Willy Deller wanted to give everyone an opportunity to try yourself in racing. As in Germany many regattas held on the lakes, "the rocket trailer" was a natural choice in the early 60's. After nearly 60 years, Dehler, in defiance of modern fashion, still builds large yachts.
Your way Dehler Yachtbau beginning in the former foyer of the cinema in Dortmund. Using innovative at the time, GRP, Willy Deller and his brother successfully built a sports dinghies. In 1966 they created the first trailer keel yacht with a cabin — 21-ft Varianta. The success was resounding: even today it is the most successful model family cruiser! Just before 1982 were built over 4000 buildings. The following model, Optima and Delanta, provided Dehler Yachtbau status of the biggest producer of yachts in Germany.
In 1970-80 Dehler Yachtbau actively built as sports yachts and cruisers. At the Games of 1976 boat of a class "470" from Dehler won the gold for Germany and keel IOR boat has won many regattas.
the Key was in 1986, when Willie decided to create a new yacht that would become not only a successful racer, but a comfortable cruiser. So there is a new niche in the market, and the first yacht bearing the name of the Creator, — Dehler 34 — was a huge success. Was sold thousands of hulls of this model, which journalists called "VW Beetle for boaters".
And yet, Willy Deller was more of a dreamer than a businessman. Dehler Yachtbau have not experienced the crises of 1998 and 2008 fortunately, the brand was rescued, but survived after the death of its founder in 1999 of the difficult times. Now under the wing of the Hanse Yachts, the shipyard is developing successfully, while maintaining their identity. But the son of Willie Carl Deller has become a leading engineer at Hanse Yachts.
At the turn of the century, Dehler Yachtbau one of the first to cooperate with the "sport" design Bureau, Judel/Vrolijk &Co, whose philosophy is better suited for high-speed yachts Dehler. After joining Hanse Yachts cooperation with the German designers continued and continues to this day. The current lineup consists of Dehler Yachtbau models cruising yacht with a Mediterranean cockpit from 29 to 42 feet. Always following the philosophy of speed and comfort, housing the entire line Dehler features a carbon fiber frame for more rigidity. This allows you to go luff and to develop a high speed.
a Unique feature of the model range Dehler is the fact that some models now exist on the market for decades. For example, 29-I model was the "boat of the year" in 1997 and 1999, and the modern Dehler 34 and is, in fact, is the most legendary "Volkswagen for boaters" from the eighties. Of course, over the years the design was made many changes, but the classics are not obsolete. As new developments, the Dehler 38 has received a striking set of awards, becoming the "Yacht of the year" in 2014 by the journal Cruising World, Sailing World, Voile Magazine, as well as the European yacht of the year at the show in düsseldorf. Like all other models Dehler, 38-I created with the sporting rules of measurement for IRC and ORC, which allowed her in the same 2014 to become German champion in the ORC race.
Now Dehler Yachtbau is based on the capacity of the parent company Hanse Yachts Greifswald, on the Baltic coast of Germany.