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1998 Dehler 41CR

Santa Cruz, California


41' Dehler 41 '98 "Buenos Aires"

The Dehler 41 CR may be called a true cruiser racer. Design duo Judel Vrolijk drew this beautiful boat with elegant slim lines and a low silhouette. Characteristic of the yard is that many ingenious techniques are applied. Example is the system by which the trim lines are led to the cockpit beautifully belowdecks. The deck is very accessible and equipped with non-slip TBS. The sail wardrobe consists of Dacron sails of good quality. Under sail the boat is very simple to operate using the electric winches in the cockpit, and the self-tacking jib on the foredeck. The interior is beautiful and has a nautical appearance with cherry combined with blue upholstery. Remarkable is the long kitchen with all modern conveniences including 3-burner stove with oven, and fridge freezer. The table can accommodate a large party. In the bow is a double cabin with private toilet. The rear cabins are generously sized so that even tall people can sleep well. All in all, this Dehler 41 CR is a very enjoyable sailing yacht with excellent sailing characteristics.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Buenos Aires
Make: Dehler
Model: 41CR
Year: 1998
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Dehler Yachts
Designer: Judel Vrolijk
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: 1075087
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 41 ft
Length Overall: 40'10 ft
Length Of Deck: 40'10 ft
Waterline Length: 36'3 ft
Beam: 12'10 ft
Min Draft: 6'5 ft
Displacement: 18,298 lb
Ballast: 7,275 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3JH2-T(b)3
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 47hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 1997
  • Engine Hours: 625


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 37 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


Bill Lee
Yachtfinders Windseakers


Yachtfinders Windseakers
2330 Shelter Island Drive Suite 207
San Diego, California, US, 92106
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.


The forward stateroom has a generous V berth, two hanging lockers, lockers above the berths, and an ensuite head with shower. Working aft, the settee is to starboard and the generous galley, including microwave, is to port. Galley features an abundance of storage cupboards/draws The nav station with folding seat is aft to starboard and the aft head is opposite. There are two aft staterooms with double berths, each with a hanging locker. All cabin windows have curtains.


(1) electric fridge Deep box style icebox next to sink

3-burner propane stove and oven


Saltwater pump at galley sink

Double stainless steel sink

Water heater

Electronics and Navigation


B&G Zeus2 chart plotter (new 2016) B&G speed/log/depth

(2) each 20/20 displays above companionway and at nav Compass at helm

B&G Hydra Type ll autopilot with helm display

Instrument display over companionway

Icom IC M59 VHF

Fuel and water tank gauges


(2) batteries

Battery monitor


TBS Antiskid decking replaced 2015

Cockpit teak seats replaced 2017 (cleaned and resealed twice every year)

All lines lead to cockpit and the winches.

Lines run underdeck avoiding clutter and UV exposure

Electric anchor windlass (rebuilt 2018) Bruce anchor with stainless steel chain rode, 50 meters Spare Danforth anchor with separate line and chain rode (new 2017) Custom cockpit table (2017)

(2) Dorado air vents into salon

Folding helm seat- (Move down and more standing area, move up and long seating area)

All lifelines replaced 2016

(6) deck overhead hatches with built in sunshades

Wheel, winch, grabrail, line and hatch covers Sunbrella 2015

(2) Cockpit lounge chairs

Cockpit shade screen

Large rectangular Magma Barbeque with mount

Small round Magma Barbeque

Sale includes Dock box and moveable fiberglass boarding stairs


Actual LOA: 40’ 10”

Last bottom paint – 2020

The Dehler 41 CR hull is made using a manual lamination process (no spray laminate) supervised under German Lloyd. Lamination includes hydrolysis proof polyester resin, glass silk mats, roving fabrics, balsa wood core and Kevlar fabrics. Supporting bulkheads are joined to the hull and deck. Integral longitudinal and transverse reinforcements are made of GRP laminated in aluminum and galvanized steel.

Sandwich construction with end grain balsawood to provide strength and insulation. Aluminum reinforcements laminated in for all fittings. The deck and hull are laminated while still in the mold to create a homogeneous structure. Hull is protected externally by an aluminum /rubber guard rail. The ample anchor locker is self-draining and then the forward deck storage locker is watertight. Under the helmsman’s seat is a purpose-built life raft compartment. The stern contains a roomy bathing/boarder platform.

Sails and Rigging

Sloop rigged with self-tacking 100% jib (with second reef line)

Hood 7.7 Vectran vertical batten jib (new 2015)

Fully battened Hood main made with Vectran fabric


Code Zero (2016 – used less than five times)

Removeable aluminum bowsprit

Leisure Furl in-boom furling

Selden CX25 furling system for Code Zero and gennaker

Headsail furling line leads through tandem block and stanchion mount double fairleads towards cockpit


(2) Harken ST48 (refurbished 2015) (2) Electric Harken 44 2-speed (refurbished 2015)

Engine and Mechanical

Serviced annually

Last serviced 2020, less than 15 hrs use

Turbo unit replaced 2013

3-blade Flexofold propeller (2017)

Spare used Maxprop

P3 lower rudder bearing replaced 2020

(2) manual heads (both replaced in the last three years)

140L stainless steel fuel tank

(1) 206L and (1) 174L plastic water tank

30-gal plastic holding tank (new 2020 along with all sanitation lines)


(6) lifejackets (plus some kid size)



Other Features and Equipment

PHRF per US Sailing

     New England has one Dehler 41DS / CR at 93

     Chesapeake Bay has one 41DS / CR at 99

Special features many with German engineering

• The anchor shank retracts into the bow and operated by a hidden and protected anchor winch. The anchor winch is operable from the helm

• The non-overlapping jib is on a self-tacker, when reefed there is a forward self tacking track to so the lead can always be correct.

• The Leisure Furl in-boom furler is THE best mainsail stowage system and allows battens for better sail shape.

• The hatch boards slide down in place, so no need to store separately.

• All lines lead back to sheet stoppers in the cockpit and electric powered winches. The entire boat can be handled from behind the wheel.

• Cockpit allows for closed aft end, or open up the walkway to the swim step


All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

Additional Information

This is a two-owner boat. It was ordered and imported by the past CEO of He was a very knowledgeable boater and could have purchased any boat he wanted. The reasons he chose the 41cr was its innovative design features, such as the unique anchor system, the removable bowsprit, cabin entrance with no wash boards or doors, built in raft locker and was a great sailing boat. It also has a self-tacking jib, 2 speed electric winches and in-boom furling so short-handed sailing was a breeze or taking out friends that do not know how to sail. Dehler was known for the quality of construction and materials. The boat was sailed in San Francisco bay. It was never chartered or raced. It was day sailed mostly with family and friends.

The second owner bought her in 2014 with the total engine hours at about 500. The reason for the purchase was the same as the first owner. Quality boat, easy to sail short-handed, great sailing boat, and well maintained. 

The owner has been serviced the boat regularly and maintained at a high level. The boat was day sailed and the furthest we went was Monterey. The engine hours are now less than 625 (Very light use). Reefing is so easy with the in-boom furling and usually do so at about 18-20 knots. The owner had planned keep the boat well into retirement but has recently purchased a catamaran on the east coast. All miscellaneous items on the boat are included in the sale.

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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