That boat looks a lot like mine. Mine was built in late 2000 and sold new in 2002. They came with a choice of 3 mainsheeting arrangements. I like the one we have, no winch, multiple reduction, right at traveler infront of binacle. Person behind the wheel can handle it when sailing short handed. The other set up I am familiar with splits the sheet, we have continous, and sends each side to a winch. The third set up I have not seen so can't comment.
The stock rudder arrangement is not the best, rudder needs to be dropped and lubed every 4 or 5 years. When we do ours, we will redo it with more substantial bearings and external greasing capability. Beltane had her rudder assembly cut out and a new set up was glassed in. On any D39 I would want to know when rudder was last dropped and lubed/reamed.
The mast is flexible and has a lot of range of adjustment if you have backstay adjuster which they all came with as far I know. Triple spreader rig, rigged with cunningham, rigid vang. The stock cruising sails are very nice, as is the carbon fiber assymetrical pole. They all came with track for reaching or spinnaker pole also.
Like Alex said to me back when I originally posted if you like it and can afford it will make you smile. Its not worth what one costs new, which is why almost none come to USA anymore. Seattle dealer gave up as have most on east coast. They are very nice, but to the average buyer, you could save $100K buying a Dufour, Jeanneau, Benne, etc. $175K is a bit more than we paid, your broker can look up the sale on Yachtworld, we closed in January 09.
The only downside that I can think of as we get older, is there is really no way to set up boat for a bimini that is usable while sailing due to length of boom. We have a little bimini that hooks up with line that we can use at anchorage for a little sun protection, but no way you could sail with it. So this isn't going to be the perfect cruising boat for everyone. But for a coastal cruiser that is fast and riot to sail, it is hard to beat.
BTW Hanse now owns Dehler, and from what I have heard, the big boats will be Hanses and smaller ones will be branded Dehler.
hope this helps