As close as you can get to having a viable mix of performance and comfort without really compromising either
Reviewed Oct 2016
The Dehler 46’s sleek lines are enhanced by a pair of long, sloping side ports that increase the boat’s perceived overall length. As a practical matter, the ports not only open outward, but have an extended exterior Lexan cover that helps keep water out when the ports are open and creates a continuous “eyebrow” visible from the outside. All deck hatches are flush, and the cockpit coamings ramp down nicely to the deck as they run forward.
The jib tracks are well inboard, which keeps sheeting angles tight, and the chainplates are outboard with a cosmetic cover plate that allows access once removed. All the way forward, the deck is clear. An optional composite sprit is available if you want to fly an asymmetrical. Halyards and reefing lines all lead aft in under-deck conduits to Spinlock rope clutches and a pair of Lewmar winches on the cabintop...