The Dehler 60 is a second-generation version of a recent design. "We had designed two boats for Dehler, a 44 and a 34, and when we were asked to design their new flagship, we jumped at the opportunity," says Alex Simonis. "We proposed a 60-footer because at the time we had just completed two successful 60-foot custom sisterships. We got a lot of feedback on the design. In this day and age there's hardly any time for full-size development and prototyping, and we realized we had a rare opportunity to do back-to-back second-generation development. In that size of production boat, you rarely have the opportunity to build a prototype, go sailing, and take what you learn and use that in boat number three." On deck, the Dehler 60 comes standard with teak decking on the cockpit sole, side decks, and on of the deckhouse. The Dehler 60 carries a three-spreader carbon mast with an extended masthead crane to accommodate the full-roach main, and an aluminum pocket boom. The backstay is split to allow access to the swim platform. The headsail is non-overlapping and has an electrically powered belowdecks furling system.