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2020 Dehler 30 OD

Annapolis, Maryland


Price reduction makes this an incredible deal!

She has been lightly sailed on the Chesapeake Bay.  Her location in Annapolis makes overseas shipping easy.  At current pricing, all up new replacement costs would exceed $350,000.

The Dehler 30 One Design is without question the most innovative production level boat to come on the market in some time.  Dehler started with a clean piece of paper and held back nothing.  The goal was to build a superior shorthanded or crewed race boat that could be easily sailed, yet reward talent and effort.

Carbon rig, water ballast, Li-lo batteries standard, pure performance deck layout and hardware.  All this comes with the base boat.

Narrow Escape may very well be the best post-production prepared D301D out there.  Dry sailed, high level professional grand prix level bottom and foils, combined with upgraded electronics, sails and running rigging. Custom dry sail cradle. This boat truly epitomizes the term "turnkey". 



Wilson Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by North Point Yacht Sales.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Dehler
Model: 30 OD
Year: 2020
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Other
Boat Hull ID: DEH65019C020
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 30 ft / 9.14 m
Length Overall: 33'10 ft / 10.31 m
Length Of Deck: 30 ft / 9.14 m
Waterline Length: 29'5 ft / 8.97 m
Beam: 10'9 ft / 3.28 m
Max Draft: 7'3 ft / 2.21 m
Displacement: 6,173 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Nanni
  • Drive Type: Other
  • Fuel: Other
  • Engine Power: 10hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2020
  • Engine Hours: 100


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 7 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 11 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 8 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Other
Boat Class: Other

Items of Note
  • Absolutely Perfectly Prepared Boat
  • Professionally Prepared Bottom and Foils, Dry Sailed Only
  • B&G Electronics Upgraded with H5000 Processor
  • All Running Rigging Upgraded
  • Custom Dry Sail Cradle
  • Li-lo Battery
  • Carbon Rig
  • Water Ballast
  • Full Enhanced Quantum Sails Inventory
Mechanical and Electrical


  • 9.9 hp Nanni diesel
  • Dehler 30 one design 'Stealth Drive' retracting concept, operated from cockpit
  • 3 blade fixed propeller
  • 70 amp alternator
  • Manual and electrical bilge pump with control panel
  • Manual head w/ 35L holding tank


  • 12 V electric system with main panel
  • 12 V USB socket
  • Battery set - capacity: Starter and service battery: Li-Io 1 x 90 Ah
Sails and Sailing Equipment


  • All Quantum Carbon Laminates
  • Square top main
  • J1, J3 (2022)
  • A2, A5
  • Staysail, Code 0
  • Mainsail cover


  • Axxom carbon mast, 1 set of spreaders, deck stepped
  • rod rigging,
  • aluminum boom,1
  • main halyard 1:2, 1 jib halyard „9/10“,
  • 2 reefs
  • Retractable lazy jack system added to mast/boom to enable reefing while sailing and to support boom when hoisting main.  Lazy jacks retract next to mast when not in use.

  • 2 manual dyneema running backstays lead to cockpit
  • manual vang, outhaul, cunningham
  • 3D floating jib lead system
  • Optional outriggers
  • LEWMAR 40 ST EVO Race Plus winches
  • Halyards, control lines and sheets upgraded to grand prix level ultra low stretch dynema cored and tapered set ups.  Soft shackles and upgraded Tylaskas added throughout
  • Code 0 and Staysail halyards are 2:1
  • B&G H5000 Processor - Enhances wind calculations and auto pilot performance
  • 3 Triton displays
  • Zeus 7" chart plotter
  • Autopilot, linear actuator below deck with Triton² control unit in cockpit, WR10
    remote control, Precision-9 Compass, NAC-2 computer, rudder feedback (RF25N)
  • AIS Class B transponder (NAIS-500)
  • B&G VHF V60 at chart table, incl. wireless remote handset H60
  • Settees with cushions
  • Large quarter berths port and starboard
  • Separate head
  • Galley area with sink and single burner propane stove
  • Twin leaf centerline table
Additional Information
  • Very high-level professionally prepared bottom and foils. All faired and sprayed with epoxy.
  • Custom Dry Sail Cradle
  • Custom canvas covers built by Quantum to cover the openings into the engine and control line area under the cockpit.  These prevent control lines fed below from getting fouled in that equipment. 

  • Sail bags added to back of cockpit to control runner tails and spinnaker sheets.  Bags added to cabin to organize lines run below

  • Custom boat cover
  • Measured ORC certificate
Owners Input

Partial list of upgrades over the stock boat:

1)    Stock 30 OD arrives new with unfinished bottom.  It needs to be faired and painted.  A full ‘grand prix’ bottom job was done on this boat, costing $36,000.  This included extensive long boarding; making the two halves of the hull perfectly symmetrical (they weren’t); adding carbon fiber extensions to the trailing edges of the rudders and keel to bring them to a knife edge; adding a ‘duck tail’ extension to the back of the keel to improve its hydrodynamic profile and lifting characteristics and finishing the entire bottom and appendages and a super hard light grey material color matched to the hull.

2)    After sailing the boat for a time, it became evident that the keel was flexing where it joined the hull.  This was causing cracks in the fairing and hard finish material.  To solve this problem, custom carbon fiber structural reinforcements were installed in the keel box.  These stopped the flexing.  No other Dehler 30 has this upgrade. (Cost $4,000)

3)    All sheets, halyards and control lines were upgraded over stock with custom built, ultra-low stretch, light weight lines, at a cost of approximately $7,000.

4)    The standard instrument package uses the B & G Triton brain, displays, and a Zeus chart plotter/multifunction screen.  This provides decent autopilot functionality, but is limited when it comes to calculating true wind direction and enabling the autopilot to drive the boat effectively to true and apparent wind angles and polar targets.  We upgraded the ‘brain’ of the system to the ‘Hercules’ CPU (About $3,500 installed) for the vastly improved true wind and autopilot performance.

5)    The stock 30 OD comes with a reefable #1 and a staysail that is used as the heavy air sail.  This leaves a gap in the sail inventory.  The staysail is on a 2:1 halyard, but getting adequate luff tension is a problem in higher winds.  We had Quantum build a true #3 for the boat that attaches to the forestay and uses the same leads as the #1.  This significantly enhances upwind performance in heavier air.  The #3 has been used twice to test fitment and trim.  It has never been up in a race. (Cost: $7,500).

6)    The boat has only been dry sailed, so it has never sat in the water.  The bottom has been cleaned both after every use and before every race to remove dust from boat yard operations.  It comes with a custom-built dry sail cradle.  This was originally built as the delivery cradle from Europe, so it is heavy duty construction.  It was painted with an anti-rust primer and coating.  Custom bunks from Dehler were added and modified with Delrin strakes as bearing surfaces to enhance drainage and air circulation under the bunks, and provide a proper bearing surface for the race bottom.  The rear section of the cradle was modified to fold down in the back so the boat can be easily extracted by a travel lift should the new owner decide to continue dry sailing it. (Cradle cost about $5,000).

7)    The stock boat does not come with a sail cover, so we had Quantum build one ($1000).  We also added a custom two piece storage cover that puts a low, tent-like structure over the entire boat, protecting the deck and cockpit from sun damage, etc., while letting air circulate underneath ($2500).

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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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