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Dehler 42 Competition is a Cruiser-racer sailboat built by Dehler and designed by Judel/Vrolijk. Her first hull was built in 2016 with an overall lengh of 12.84 m or 42.1 ft long and a Keel stepped mast mast configuration.

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DEHLER 42 COMPETITION Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft12.84 m / 42.1 ft
Builder(s)Dehler Yachts
categoryCruiser-racer sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built2016
Last Hull BuiltStill in production
AppendagesKeel fin with bulb
HelmTwin helm wheels
RudderSingle spade rudder
CockpitClosing aft cockpit with opening system
Ballast TypeCast iron fin with lead bulb
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi 9/10
Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal315 L / 83.2 gal
Ballast Ratio0.31


Overall Length (LOA) 12.84 m / 42.1 ft
Hull Length12.42 m / 40.8 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)11.5 m / 37.8 ft
Beam (width)3.91 m / 12.10 ft
Draft2.38 m / 7.10 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 8295 kg / 18287 lb
Ballast Weight2995 kg / 6603 lb


Critical Hull Speed8.23 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)154
Ballast Ratio0.31
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement24.53 m²/T / 264 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement49.42 m²/T / 532 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL20.25 m / 66.5 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars (carbon fiber spars as an option)
Standing RiggingDyform
Upwind Sail Area100.5 m² / 1082 ft²
Downwind Sail Area202.5 m² / 2180 ft²
Mainsail Area57.5 m² / 619 ft²
Genoa Area43 m² / 463 ft²
I55.5 ft * 16.9 m
J15.2 ft * 4.63 m
P55.5 ft * 16.9 m
E19 ft * 5.8 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power38 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity160 L / 42.3 gal

Below Deck

Fridge Capacity130 L / 34.3 gal