If your next sailboat comes with a wish-list of performance sailing matched with comfortable accommodations for cruising, a Dehler should be on the top of your list. Known for quality construction and design features that were way ahead of it’s time, “Sociable” is a perfect example of why these boats are so well respected and rarely come to market.
Stepping aboard, one become immediately aware of the sleek design that makes her feel much larger than her 30 foot LOA. The modern 7/8 fractional rig and deck gear layout was designed with single-handing in mind and when matched with the tapered steel keel and deep elliptical rudder, the handling of the Dehler 31 remains both manageable and stable thanks to the cleverly designed ballast ratio.
Below decks, “Sociable” is perfect for family cruising with a large V-berth, a large aft bunk and separate enclosed head. The galley has a three-burner propane stove & oven, a large ice box and two stainless sinks with pressurized water. Standing headroom in the main saloon and beautiful woodwork throughout creates a warm cabin atmosphere with lots of natural light thanks to the large plexi-ports and flush fitting forehatch.
Sociable’s current owners have completed many upgrades while retaining her charm that are accounted for in a detailed maintenance log. With a new Yanmar engine installed in 2010, a 9ft inflatable tender that has a brand new 4hp Mercury outboard and an electric windlass, “Sociable” ticks all of the boxes and is the perfect performance cruiser. Comes with moorage at Thunderbird Marina, West Van. Please email for an appointment to view.
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