Europe's biggest sailing magazine YACHT started an unprecedented refit series on a Dehlya 25 (built in 1984) in its issue 3/2017 and since then reports on the chances and risks of purchasing a used boat.
The editorial staff of YACHT have been coming up with a bunch of questions: "What can be done on one's own?", " What should be done by specialist?", "What is worth doing at all?" and "In which case would it be more useful to buy a new boat instead of refitting a used one?"
The first article of the refit series was titled "Vom hässlichen Entlein zum schönen Schwan", meaning "from an ugly duckling to a beautiful swan". The "bargain boat" turned out as a real challenge for the whole team - and the project is still a long way from completion.
The boat was carried from Lemmer in the Netherlands to the former Dehler headquarters in Freienohl, Germany, where extensive work on the 25 feet small cruiser started immediately. The Dehlya 25 can be counted as a modern classic, has a huge and active fan community and shows a number of interesting technical finesses.
As a german specialist for boat fittings with a production history in Iserlohn of 145 years, SPRENGER decided to be one of the first and premium partners for this unique project.
We are proud to present to you below, thanks to the kind permission of YACHT, further recent information on the Dehlya 25 refit:
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