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Dale Nelson 38 Aft cabin

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Boat REF# 125303
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.12m (39'9")
Year 2003
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 5
Engine 2 x Diesel 440hp, Yanmar 6LYSTE (2003)
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire


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Extra Details

Designer TT Boat Designs
Builder Dale Nelson
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire
Fuel capacity 1,300.0 ltr (286.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 440hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 6LYSTE (2003)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 4 Bladed Bronze (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) 60.0 ltr (13.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 18 knots
Max speed (approx) 32 knots
Generator output 4KVA

Two Yanmar 6LYSTE 440hp turbo charged diesel engines with Micro Commander electronic controls at both helm stations. These engines were last serviced in March 2010 and have now done 550 hours. The engines are flexibly mounted and sea water filter to each engine. The fuel is contained within centre line keel tanks for greater stability. Automatic fire extinguisher to engine room is a standard fitting. Engine spares kit. Engine room extractor fans. Twin station HMI exhaust temperature alarms. Twin station Micro Commander controls with synchronisation facility and bright finish. Manufacturers instrumentation in custom built helm panels.
An HFL 4 WX 4kva Mariner generator with 35 hours run time with water separator and underwater outlet for water exhaust to reduce noise.
PSS type stern glands and rope cutters, hydraulic steering, greasers to rudder tubes, stainless steel emergency tiller.
The vessel has 12volt and 240 volt systems through 4 sealed batteries, 2 @ 105amp and 2 @ 115amp plus a MasterVolt Inverter and a brand new Phase Three 40Amp battery charger and distribution system connected to the hot water immersion tank heater and shore power. Cross over switch and battery voltage meter with two battery bank facility. There are double 240volt plug points to cabins, galley and wheelhouse. Three 12volt sockets through the boat. Clock and Barometer. Hi Fi Stereo radio, DVD player and TV. Galvanic isolator fitted to shore supply.


LOA 12.12m (39'9")
Beam 3.75m (12'4")
Draft Min 1.24m (4'1")
Draft Max 1.24m (4'1")
Displacement 12,000kg (26,460.0lbs)
Headroom 1.93m (6'4")
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Fully laid Teak deck.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Hardwood teak and veneer finished with Awlgrip varnish, grab handles throughout, carpeted throughout with leather helm and pilot seats including sliders and arm-rests. Interior helm and pilot seats sprung. Blue upholstery in dinette and wheelhouse and galley areas. Curtains. Drinks cabinet beneath helm seat, timber footrests at helm and navigators position. A larger than normal Galley/Dinette table. A modified chart table incorporating a recess for a computer, with the standard chart table also available. An occasional table is stowed in the wheelhouse, drinks holder on the pilot seat cabinet top as well as on the helm seat. The forward windscreens in the wheelhouse are equipped with Oceanair sunblinds.
Galley top moulded Corian with fiddle and waste bin, lockers with stowage racks and sliding doors, galley fridge, two burner hob and oven complete with grill, microwave oven fitted to forward bulkhead. Domestic Gas system with alarm and automatic shut off valve, two 4.5 kg gas bottles with regulator.
Three hatches each fitted with flyscreens and blinds, 12 portlights, wheelhouse windows with sliding forward sections, ventilators to all cabins, wheelhouse, galley, and heads.
Ebberspacher D5L diesel heating system throughout the boat (including both Heads)

0 burner cooker

Nav Equipment

Raymarine ST 60 Echo sounder, speed/log, wind and compass. ST 6000 Autopilot, 2 x Raymarine 125 GPS, Raymarine E120 Radar/Chart plotter at Wheelhouse Helm, with C80 Radar Chart Plotter at Navigators position, as stand alone system with separate circuit breaker, and a third Radar/Chart plotter E80 at the outside helm. Raymarine AIS fed to all displays and multi function repeater on aft deck. ICS 6 plus Navtex, VHF fixed ICOM M503 and MC 33 Handheld VHF, deck watch loud speaker at external helm, mini hand-bearing compass. Three pantograph windscreen wipers with washers, Sea-Me active radar reflector, South Coast and French Charts and any Navionics cartridges. Chart table at Navigators position, and also stowage for pencils, dividers and Almanacs. The starboard side windscreen wiper/washer can be operated from either the helmsman’s or pilot positions.

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Bow Thruster tick

Electric Lofrans windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(CQR + Bruce )
50.00m (164'1") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp
Pulpit and pushpit rails, fender baskets, flagstaff holder, exterior handrails to forward coach house and wheelhouse roofs, exterior grab handles to side of wheelhouse, exterior helm and pilot seats with footrests, mast, bow roller, three pairs of mooring cleats, centre mooring bollard to foredeck, boarding platform and boarding ladder with swim ladder, stowage for liferaft on aft side of pushpit.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

5 bilge pumps (1 manual / 4 Electric)

Avon 4 man Liferaft, Avon Redstart dinghy with Yamaha outboard motor, fire extinguishers throughout the boat with automatic system in engine room. Fire blanket in galley, chart and instrument stowage, aft deck table, engine spares, Weaver davits, 4 lifejackets, safety harnesses, one lifebuoy and life sling, fenders and warps and boathook, boarding ladder.

Broker's Comments

An excellent example of a much loved and cared for, one owner from new DALE NELSON 38 aft cabin motor cruiser. Just released for sale having completed a 650mile final summer cruise with her owners from her base in Plymouth to the North and West French coasts. This boat was built by the highly regarded Dale Nelson in 2003 and is incredibly well equipped with numerous special features and modifications, which can be seen in the photographs.This is the first 38 to become available to the market for some time and represents a rare opportunity to buy a genuine Dale Nelson and experience and enjoy the legendary sea-keeping and the very best of craftsmanship for which DALE has become renowned.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Dale Nelson 38 Aft cabin has been personally photographed and viewed by Dirk of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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