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Dale Nelson 38 Aft Cabin

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Boat REF# 173511
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.12m (39'9")
Year 2002
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 6
Engine 2 x Diesel 420hp, Yanmar 6lY2 (2002)
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire


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Extra Details

Designer TT Boat designs
Builder Dale Nelson
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire
Fuel capacity 1,360.0 ltr (299.2 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 430.0 ltr (94.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 85.0 ltr (18.7 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 420hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 6lY2 (2002)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 Blade Bronze (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 16 knots
Max speed (approx) 30 knots
Generator output 4KVA

Dual station hydraulic steering, greasers to rudder tubes, stainless steel emergency tiller.
Twin station Micro Commander controls with synchronisation facility and bright finish.
12 volt system.
Engines serviced Spring 2013
Gas system serviced - summer 2013
Generator serviced August 2013
September 2013:-
New epoxy / antifouling / boot topping - September 2013
Superstructure power polished and waxed
Hull power polished and waxed
Stern gear and trim tabs cleaned and power polished
Wheelhouse companionway doors – exterior sanded back and re-varnished
Teak decks sanded
Engine room cleaned and painted
Starboard stern gear cutlass bearings replaced (Port cutlass bearing replaced by owner three seasons
Propellors serviced
2 engine batteries @ 105amp – sealed type
2 domestic batteries @ 115amp – one sealed one non sealed
Sealed and vented battery boxes
Cross over battery link switch
Battery voltage meter with two battery bank facility
3 x pantograph windscreen wipers with freshwater washers
Wheelhouse front screens – electrically heated
12 volt socket to helm area x 2
Many additional lights with dimmer lighting to wheelhouse.
Searchlight – handheld with external power point
Magnetic compass at external helm
Stereo radio with speakers to dinette and aft deck
240 volt system
Galvanic isolator fitted to shore supply
Battery charger and distribution system connected to the hot water immersion tank heater and shore power.
240volt plug points to cabins, galley and wheelhouse
240 volt shore power lead


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 1.90m (6'3")
Storage Ashore

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

Epoxy treatment to underwater – removal of original epoxy and antifouling and apply new epoxy to gelcoat
and apply antifoul / boot-topping - September 2013


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
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
Microwave tick

Interior fittings in chrome
American cherry timber and veneer - finished - two pack semi gloss varnish
Alcantara to side and overhead linings throughout
Scatter cushions
Carpeted throughout
Carpet inlay to wheelhouse and galley steps
Upholstered seating in dinette and wheelhouse
Curtains to wheelhouse
Curtains to all cabins
Grab handles throughout
Grab handles additional to galley forward & outboard of pilot seat in wheelhouse
Interior helm console – upholstered in vinyl
Interior helm and pilot seats including sliders and arm-rests – upholstered in leather
Interior helm steering wheel – covered – TAN colour
Exterior helm steering wheel – covered – TAN colour

Twin guest cabin with large storage areas
Forward lockers
Hanging locker
Access to heads compartment on portside

Wash basin, mixer tap with hot and cold pressurised water
Manual toilet
Toilet connection to waste tank
Towel rail
Additional hanging hooks fitted
Standard door from galley/dinette to heads
Galley to starboard with many custom features.
Galley top moulded in Corian type Wilsonart material with Corian sink, waste bin entry and moulded fiddle rail.
Ample galley stowage and beautifully hand crafted solid timber joinery - outboard lockers with sliding doors and stowage racks.
Large storage cabinets and drawers.
Two burner gas hob and oven complete with grill. Fiddle rails to hob.
Tea and coffee storage rack fitted to forward bulkhead

Generous seating to port with table.
Seating with upholstered infill converts to double berth
Lockers outboard with bookcase / magazine rack
Storage beneath seating
Dinette table with additional table leaf for increased size
Wooden pedestals to table
Bookcase to aft bulkhead
Clock and barometer in chrome fitted to forward bulkhead

Helm position to port and pilot seat to starboard with footrests fitted to both positions
Helm and pilot seats with sliders and arm rests
Stowage beneath helm seat – custom bottle & glass stowage – 9 glasses included
Second fridge unit beneath pilot seat
Chart table is to starboard and removable and stowed at aft starboard end of wheelhouse when not in use
Timber pencil tray at pilot position
Sofa to starboard and L-shaped seating to port
From the aft of the main saloon one can access the aft deck above or down to the owner's cabin

Large centre double berth and separate heads compartment
Ample stowage lockers and drawers
Hanging locker to starboard
Dressing table / mirror to aft port with drawer
Lockers outboard on portside of cabin
Cave lockers outboard on starboard side of cabin
Large locker beneath foot of double berth

Wash basin, mixer tap with hot and cold pressurised water
Electric toilet
Toilet connection to waste tank
Towel rail
Stainless steel shaving mirror

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Raymarine ST 60 Tridata Speed & Depth
ST 6000+ Autopilot display with electronic compass
Type 300 course computer
Raymarine RL84C Radar/Chart plotter c/w 4kw radome
Raystar GPS antenna
Ray 230E DSC VHF fixed with separate speaker at wheelhouse helm
Raymarine windspeed and direction
Navtex weather fax – type ICS Nav 6 Plus digital display .
Exterior Helm:-
Raymarine ST 60 Tridata Speed/Depth display
ST 6000+ Autopilot display with electronic compass
Raymarine RL70C Radar/Chart plotter
Ray 230E DSC VHF fixed with separate speaker at exterior helm
Ritchie magnetic compass.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bow Thruster tick

Electric Lewmar windlass
1 anchors
50.00m (164'1") of chain
dinghy (2005)
Fully teak laid aft deck, side and fore-decks.
Teak companionway doors
Aft deck lockers with GRP lids, cushion backs and bases.
Pulpit and pushpit rails
Stanchions with guardwires with boarding gate to port and starboard and aft gate.
Fender baskets for four fenders
Flagstaff holder.
Exterior handrails to forward coach house and wheelhouse roof, exterior grab handles to side of wheelhouse.
Exterior helm seat (fully adjustable) with footrest, exterior pilot seat (fully adjustable)
Stainless steel mast with hinge point.
Bow roller
Four pairs of mooring cleats, centre mooring bollard to foredeck, two fairleads to foredeck toerail
Stainless steel wear plates in way of aft deck mooring cleats
Boarding platform (teak treads) and boarding ladder (teak treads) with swim ladder.
Exterior helm screen in alloy with silver anodised finish.
Trim tabs with dual station controls
Bow thruster Volvo BP 600B with interior and exterior controls.
Simpson stainless steel davits with manual winches (medium duty) type Simpson 100
Cup holder GRP to helm and pilot positions
Navy blue exterior dodgers.
Navy blue exterior covers for windscreen, exterior helm console, helm & navigator seats and aft deck
2 x hatches to forward coachroof – fitted with blinds and flyscreens
1 x hatch to aft deck – fitted with blind and flyscreen
12 x portlights – all opening
2 x additional aft cabin portlights with blinds to transom
12 x portlight flyscreens
Wheelhouse side windows grey tinted glass
Wheelhouse front screens – heated
Cabin ventilators – to all cabins and heads areas.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Horn tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 Electric)

Three electric pumps with automatic switches and one manual bilge pump with suction inlets either
side of engine room. Bilge alarms to engine room bilges.
Gas locker in starboard side deck with overboard drain
Two x 4.5 kg calor gas bottles with regulator
Gas alarm

Broker's Comments

The adjectives one might use to describe Dale Nelsons could go on and on. The most consistently used are:- stylish, safe, sea kindly, fast, beautiful, well made to name but a few. These boats can go pretty much anywhere in any weather at up to 30 knots. To see one of these out on a rough day is a sight to behold. Fantastically sure footed and smooth at all speeds. With the impeccable build quality these are truly aspirational craft. Numerous published test reports also make these comments. This particular one has enjoyed a no expense spare ownership regime. She is presented in first class order throughout and is ready at a moments notice to go to sea.
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.
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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