A bayonet-style attachment connects the oversized spinnaker pole to the mast to carry the masthead symmetric spinnaker. A manual hydraulic system controls the backstay, outhaul, and vang. The hull, deck, and internal structure are made from epoxy resin and E-glass enclosing a closed-cell foam. Both the hull and deck are laid up in female molds. Under the water is a lead T-bulb supported by a steel fin encapsulated in epoxy. The keel is fitted into a recessed flange in the hull, which is made of solid laminate. The rudder, which is controlled by two wheels on deck, is made from a carbon-fiber sandwich and carbon rudderstock, which is supported with self-aligning needle bearings at the hull and deck level. The cable steering system is driven by a chain-and-sprocket arrangement and aluminum quadrants. A 108-horsepower Volvo diesel powers a folding prop. On deck, the Dehler 60 comes standard with teak decking on the cockpit sole, side decks, and on of the deckhouse.