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Dale Nelson 38 aft cabin

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Boat REF# 157442
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.12m (39'9")
Year 2000
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 6
Engine 2 x Diesel 370hp, Volvo TAMD63P (2000)
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire


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Extra Details

Designer TT Boat Designs
Builder Dale Nelson
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire
Fuel capacity 1,400.0 ltr (308.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 450.0 ltr (99.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 370hp
Engine make and model Volvo TAMD63P (2000)
Engine Hours engine1:   736    engine2:   793
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 blade Bronze (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 15 knots
Max speed (approx) 32 knots
Generator output 4KVA
Engine spares tick

An HFL 4kva/3Kw Mariner generator with 131 hours run time with water separator and underwater
outlet for water exhaust to reduce noise. This generator serviced in January 2013.


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 1.92m (6'4")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Fully teak laid aft deck, side and fore-decks. Hull is Epoxied. Pulpit and pushpit rails, fender baskets, flagstaff holder. Stanchions with guardwires. Boarding gate
to port and starboard and aft gate. Exterior handrails to forward coach house and wheelhouse roof, exterior grab handles to side of wheelhouse. Exterior helm seat (fully adjustable) with footrest, bow roller, four pairs of mooring cleats, centre mooring bollard to foredeck, two fairleads to foredeck
toerail, boarding platform (teak treads) and boarding ladder (teak treads) with swim ladder, stowage for liferaft on aft side of pushpit.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
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
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

American cherry timber and veneer finished with two pack semi gloss varnish, grab handles
throughout, carpeted throughout with carpet inlay to wheelhouse and galley steps. Leather helm and
pilot seats including sliders and arm-rests. Blue upholstery in dinette and wheelhouse and galley
areas in as new condition. Curtains throughout. Interior fittings in chrome.
Twin guest cabin with large storage areas, hanging locker and access to heads compartment on
Forward heads manual toilet, shower etc. with connection to waste tank.
Three hatches each fitted with flyscreens and blinds, one hatch to forward heads with blind, 12
portlights, wheelhouse windows with sliding forward sections and grey tinted glass, ventilators to all cabins, wheelhouse, galley and aft heads.
Galley to starboard with many custom features. Galley top moulded Corian with fiddle rail, waste
bin and Corian sink. Ample galley stowage and beautifully hand crafted solid timber joinery. Large
storage cabinets and drawers. Fridge, two burner hob and oven complete with grill. Fiddle rails to
hob. Domestic Gas system with alarm and automatic shut off valve, two 4.5 kg gas bottles with
Helm position to port and pilot seat and demountable chart table to starboard. Helm and pilot seats
with sliders and arm rests. There is a sofa to starboard and L-shaped seating to port. Chart table is removable and stowed at aft starboard end of wheelhouse when not in use.
Large offset double berth and separate heads compartment. Ample stowage lockers and drawers.
Hanging locker to starboard. Dressing table / mirror to aft port. Large locker beneath foot of double berth.
Air conditioning fitted throughout accommodation.
Ebberspacher D5L diesel heating system throughout the boat (including both Heads).

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick

Raymarine ST 60, Tridata Echo sounder, speed/log, ST 6002 Autopilot display with electronic
compass with SPX 30 course computer. Raymarine E90 Hybrid Touch Screen Radar/Chart plotter at both Wheelhouse Helm and at Exterior helm positions with Navionics Platinum Plus cartography,
Raystar 125 GPS antenna, Raymarine 4 Kw 24” HD Digital Radome . Raymarine AIS 500 fed to all
displays. NASA Target Navtex Pro Plus. Prosser Weather trend digital Barometer, Prosser
Tideclock Tidal Data Predictor, VHF fixed Simrad RS82 with separate speaker at Wheelhouse helm.
Ritchie compass at Exterior helm. Three pantograph windscreen wipers with washers, Visiball radar reflector. Chart table at Navigators position.

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Bow Thruster tick

Electric Simpson Lawrence windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
(20kg Bruce)
50.00m (164'1") of chain
Avon 3.11 dinghy (unknown year)
2hp outboard, Honda, Short Shaft (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

6 bilge pumps (5 manual / 1 Electric)

Dual station hydraulic steering, greasers to rudder tubes, stainless steel emergency tiller.

Broker's Comments

Another excellent example of a much loved and cared for DALE NELSON 38 aft cabin motor
cruiser. This boat was built by us in 2000 and is incredibly well equipped with numerous special
features and modifications, which can be seen in the photographs that follow 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. Dolphin V has just come on the market and is ready for sale. This vessel has had numerous updates to the specification with the latest electronics fitted, air conditioning, satellite TV, antifouling removed and Coppercoat
antifouling system being applied January 2013 and much more including annual service work
undertaken by the Dale factory over the recent years.
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 Mike of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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