The name Dehler has been long established in Germany, Europe and the rest of the world. Dehler yachts are known for reliability, speed, high quality, long-lasting value and above all innovative design. For the past 40 years Dehler yachts have been made at the company's site in Mesched-Freienohl (Sauerland). Countless successes at elite regattas have proven that high performance is to be expected of both used and new Dehler yachts.
Following its vision of 'passionate reason', Dehler designs yachts which are not only sailed with enthusiasm, but are reliable and practical. With the aim of becoming a market leader in the production and distribution of luxury regatta cruisers, every Dehler yacht is manufactured entirely by Dehler. This high standard is complemented by a broad After-Sales-Service network offered in 21 countries to every Dehler yacht owner.
The experienced and skilful workmanship during manufacture results in high performance, continuous innovation, strength, speed, comfort and excellent design. As a company, Dehler never settles for anything less, but continually aims higher and develops further, as evidenced when the Dehler 47 was named European Yacht of the Year in 2003. Thus Dehler secured a position in sailing history. From ceiling fixtures to luxurious interior fittings and the choice of materials, to pioneering innovations, Dehler devotes attention to every detail with the kind of perfectionism which comes only with true dedication. Dehler yachts are not only famous for their regatta performance; indeed thousands of sailing enthusiasts have enjoyed the experience of sailing not only in the utmost comfort, but with great ease of handling at the same time. The current series was conceived by the most famous constructors in the maritime sector - the Judel/Vrolijk team.
Dehler employees are of the firm conviction that the customer is the most important person. Thus everything is aimed at perfecting the water-sports experience of every Dehler yacht owner. According to one customer: "Cast off! You leave everything else behind, you just enjoy your freedom and the fascination of mastering winds, waves and tides. Sailing is passionate - it is the feeling of facing the power of the ocean. Challenges become promises, hopes triumphs, and wishes reality.
It all began with an expressive name: Winnetou! This was the name of the first model made in the Willy Dehler boatyard. In was completed in an old cinema building. By the end of production about 400 Winnetous had been sold. After Willy had got his brother on board, he developed Dehler's big success: the Varianta.