1987 Dehler 34' (10.36 m) Optima 101
Solomons, Maryland, United States
1987 Dehler Optima 101
Flag of Registry: United States
- Fiberglass Hull
- HIN/IMO: DEY34163B687
"Das Boot" has gone through quite a transformation. In 2018 the present owner invested a considerable amount to upgrade and improve this fine vessel. She has not been raced, only lightly sailed since. She has proven to be a successful club racer in the past and is ready for her next owner to get her back out on the race course. If that is not what you are looking for, her interior is lovely and comfortable for cruising. This cruiser will beat every boat out there.
- New Selden Mast in 2018
- New Standing rigging
- New running rigging
- New rails, stanchions and lifelines 2018
- New Blue Awlcraft paint on her hull with a gold boot stripe 2018
- All lighting converted to LED
- All wood refinished
LOA: 34' 1'' (10.39 Meters)
Type: Sail- Used
Beam: 12' 3''
LWL: 28' 11''
Draft Max: 11' 2''
Single Berths: 4
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Shape: Monohull
Fuel Tank: 10 Gallons (37.85 Liters)
Fresh Water: 20 Gallons (75.71 Liters)
Displacement: 8818 lbs
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- Engine Make: Yanmar
- Engine Model: 2GM21F
- Engine Type: Inboard
- Drive Type: Direct
- Fuel Type: Diesel
This vessel has a lovely interior throughout giving her warmth yet still very bright and spacious below. She has a full athwartships V-berth forward with 2 hatches above for excellent ventilation. Next to port is the head. Privacy is obtained by closing the doors to the salon and the v-berth. Many ingenious European features including her pull out sink in the head utilizing space to the max.
Her salon is roomy and warm with teak joinery throughout. There is plenty of shelving and locker space for extended cruising. There is a settee to starboard with a removable back making for a wide berth. To port is an L-shaped dinette that will convert to a double bunk. She has a fixed centerline table with drop leaves allowing dining for 4 or more in comfort. She has not only curtains but shades as well to help filter the harsh sun.
Aft to starboard is an excellent Navigation station (larger than many on 40 footers). Her Navigation seat folds outboard allowing access to the double quarter berth with lockers and opening port. The back end of the quarter berth one can gain access to a large storage area. Her L-shaped galley is aft to port. The centerline companionway leads to the cockpit with engine access under.
Here again, the European craftsmanship has lent itself to what may appear to be a small galley yet has an abundance of storage space, great for extended cruising.
- Double stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressure water
- 2 burner stove top with oven
Sails and Rigging
- She is designed as a fractional rig. Her Mast, standing rigging and running rigging were all replaced in 2018. She comes with an extensive sail inventory including a lightly used newer mainsail, a like new spinnaker, Kevlar Jib and several genoas.
- Roller furling for the headsail with sunshield
- Traditional batten main with sail cover
- Tiller steering
- Lewmar #40 Self-tailing primary winches
- Lewmar #40 cabin top winch for halyards
- Jam cleats on cabin top
- Traveler in the cockpit
- Wind Direction
- Standard Horizon GPS Chart CP180 on spray hood
- Standard Horizon GPS chart at the Navigation station
- Tri-data depth, speed, trip
- New Polk audio cockpit speakers 2021
- Standard Horizon VHF
- Fusion Am/FM/Sirius XM
- Fusion speaker in salon
- 2018 stainless steel bow and stern pulpits with side stanchions and double life lines
- Stainless steel swim/boarding ladder on transom
- 3 hatches (2 in V-berth and 2 in head)
- Spray hood for companionway
- Anchor locker on foredeck
- Anchor with chain and rode
- Dark blue Awlcraft hull with gold boot stripe 2018
Electrical and Mechanical
- Newer Yanmar dsl engine
- All LED lighting throughout 2018
- 12V batteries for engine and house
- 110V shore power with cord
- Running lights
The Dehler 34 Optima 101 is an excellent racer/cruiser. She is very fast but her hull design also makes her spacious and comfortable below. She is responsive and fun to sail. If you are looking for a great racer or just a nice fast cruiser, this is the boat for you.
The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.
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The water has always been a part of my life since learning to sail aboard a Sailfish while vacationing in Chatham, Massachusetts. At twelve, I graduated to Penguins and 420’s at the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford, Maryland. My parents always belonged to the Corinthian Yacht Club in Philadelphia and I often accompanied them on cruises aboard a Hinckley Bermuda 40 that we cruised in the Chesapeake.
Understanding banking after working 12 years for Loyola Savings and Loan of Maryland, I helped navigate the purchase of a 32’ Pearson Vanguard for a friend and taught him to sail. Loving the idea of sharing my passion for boating, I joined Oxford Boatyard Yacht Sales (in what is now Safe Harbor Oxford Boatyard and Marina) in 1990 and worked as a broker for fifteen years.
In 1993, Oxford Boatyard Yacht Sales became a dealer for Sabre and Back Cove Motor Yachts and I acquired an understanding and respect for powerboats. I worked closely with the boatyard commissioning new vessels and working as a liaison between new owners and the marina. I have an intimate understanding of the boat buying process - how to guide new owners through surveys, sea trials, registration, and documentation.
I love all boats and each one has its own quality. Though I would consider myself a traditionalist in boat design, I like what the new designs offer in comfort and ability.
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