French engine manufacturer Nanni has collaborated with Germany’s HanseYachts on two Dehler sailing boats – the Dehler 29 and Dehler 30 One Design.
The new partnership means that a Nanni N3.21 engine with SP 60 Sail Drive will be the only engine to power Hanse’s 8.75m Dehler 29 cruiser/racer sailing boat.
The N3.21 has been redesigned by the R&D Department to meet the specific requirements for a compact size.
As for the new Dehler 30 One Design, the latest racer sailing boat will be exclusively powered by a Nanni N2.10 engine.
Specifically designed for racing, the 10.3m Dehler 30 has a retractable shaftline – a first for the shipyard as well as for Nanni – to optimise the efficiency of sliding.
Greifswald-based HanseYachts claims to be the second largest sailing yacht producer in the world. The company owns the Hanse, Moody, Dehler and Varianta sailboat brands, motorboats under the Fjord and Sealine brands, and Privilège catamarans.
Just last month, the company acquired Privilège Marine’s catamaran yard in France from parent company Aurelius for €500,000.
Commenting on the announcement, Nanni Australia CEO Peter Collins said, "We have been representing the Nanni range of marine diesel engines and generators in Australia for over 40 years now. The collaboration with HanseYachts on the Dehler sailing models is exciting and shows the pro-activeness of the Nanni team to be at the forefront of development."
Nanni also works closely with the Beneteau Group with the 21HP Nanni N3.21 standard in the first production foiling one design monohull, the Figaro 3.