If you're into sailboats you've probably heard of the Dehler 38, a very popular boat that was designed in part as a celebration of the company's 50th anniversary. Dehler hopes to capitalize on that popularity with a new model for 2016, the Dehler 42. Our reviewer Dieter Loibner spotted the new 42 at the Dusseldorf International Boat Show, where it was introduced—no surprises there, since Dehler sailboats are built in Germany. What is a bit surprising, however, is how customizable this boat is. You can have it fitted out as a pure race boat, as a racer/cruiser, or as a cruising sailboat. (Read Sailboats: What's a Racer/Cruiser if you're not sure of the exact differences between these genres.) Join Dieter, for a quick video tour of the 2016 Dehler 42.


If you like the look of Dehler sailboats but the 42 isn't exactly what you're looking for, you may also want to take a look at these reviews and videos of other boats in their line:

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Written by: Lenny Rudow
With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, Lenny Rudow has contributed to publications including YachtWorld, boats.com, Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.