DALE NELSON Dale Nelson 38 Aft Cabin for sale

Lymington, United Kingdom

£249,950 GBP

General information
DALE NELSON Dale Nelson 38 Aft Cabin
Used power boat for sale
£249,950 GBP
Name of boat
Length overall
12.11 metres
3.75 metres
Lymington, United Kingdom

About this DALE NELSON Dale Nelson 38 Aft Cabin



RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC or RCDII (2013/53/EU as appropriate (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Solid laminate GRP with blue painted hull and varnished teak badging.
  • White GRP superstructure.
  • Rubber “D” fendering and rubber spray rails.
  • Fully teak laid aft deck, side and fore decks (the teak is worn with proud caulking).
  • Teak companionway doors.
  • Aft deck lockers with teak-laid lids and moulded, padded backrests.


Interior Finish:

  • Interior fittings in chrome.
  • European Oak joinery and veneer finished with semi-gloss varnish.
  • Blond Alcantara to side and overhead linings throughout.
  • Scatter cushions.
  • Ivory carpet to cabin soles.
  • Carpeted wheelhouse and galley steps.
  • Upholstered cream leather seating in dinette and wheelhouse.
  • Curtains to wheelhouse and all cabins.
  • Grab handles throughout.
  • Grab handle additional to outboard of pilot seat in wheelhouse.
  • Timber-rimmed steering wheel at interior helm.
  • Hide-covered stainless steel steering wheel at exterior helm.


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • Twin Yanmar 6LY2M-STE 420hp 5.8L turbo charged diesel engines.
  • Polished steel Micro commander electronic controls at both helm stations.
  • The engines are flexibly mounted and have a sea water filter to each engine.
  • Exhaust high–temperature alarms.
  • Sea-Fire Automatic fire extinguisher to the engine room.
  • High quality sound proofing to engine room.


Maintenance & Performance:

  • The engines have been regularly maintained, c. 1000 hours run at December 2021.
  • Engines last serviced November 2020.
  • Manifolds, aftercoolers, oil coolers, heat exchangers gearbox coolers and saltwater pumps removed and overhauled. Engine bay cleaned, engine blocks cleaned, primed and re-painted prior to re-fitting – June 2021. 
  • Cruising Speed: 18 knots at 2200rpm.
  • Maximum Speed: 27.3 knots at 3300rpm.
  • Fuel Consumption: ca. 75 litres/hr cruising with c.240nm range with reserve.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Dual hydraulic steering, greasers to rudder tubes.
  • Stainless steel emergency tiller.
  • PSS type stern glands (seals replaced 2019).
  • Conventional shaft drive to four bladed propellers (props balanced 2021).
  • Trim tabs with dual station controls.
  • Electric bow thruster with interior and exterior controls.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • 12 Volt system and 240 Volt system.


Battery Banks:

  • 2 x 12V 105amp/hr batteries for isolated engine start circuits.
  • 2 x 12V 115amp/hr batteries for all other circuits.
  • Sealed and vented battery boxes, cross over battery link switch.


Battery Chargers:

  • Victron Centaur 12/40A automatic battery charger.



  • Yanmar alternators fitted.



  • Generator type HFL 4.0Kva/3.6Kw.
  • Generator hours: 334 hours at December 2021.


Shore Power:

  • Shore power.
  • 240V shore power lead.
  • Victron 3600 Isolation Transformer.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Freshwater approximately 95 Gallons (430 litres), hot water immersion tank approximately 9 gallons ( 40 litres).
  • Pressurised hot and cold water.
  • Freshwater washers to wheelhouse front screens.


Bilge Pumps:

  • Six electric pumps with automatic switches and one manual bilge pump with suction inlets either side of engine room.
  • Bilge alarms to engine room bilges.


Grey & Black Water:

  • Black water tank approximately 18 gallons (82 litres) connected to forward toilet.
  • Deck suction outlet and macerator for overboard discharge.
  • Odour filter fitted to waste tank breather.


  • Tank Tender gauges to water/fuel/waste tanks and on-deck fillers.
  • Offshore Multitank 3330 digital tank level monitoring at lower helm.



  • 300 gallons / 1363 litres capacity approx.


Fresh Water:

  • 95 gallons / 430 litres capacity.


Grey/Blackwater Holding Tanks:

  • 18 gallons / 82 litres capacity.

Navigation Equipment

At Lower Helm Console:

  • Steering compass.
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed.
  • Raymarine ST60 Depth.
  • Furuno Navnet remote keypad connected to Neoco flat-screen display for plotter/radar c/w Furuno radome.
  • Echopilot FLS Gold II forward-facing depth sounder.
  • Simrad autopilot.
  • ACR GPS 406 GPS EPIRB at companionway.
  • Note: heated forward screens.


Communications Equipment:

  • Shipmate RS8400 DSC fixed VHF with separate speaker at wheelhouse helm.


At Navigation Table to Starboard:

  • Furuno Navnet navigation display with separate Furuno radar scanner.


At Upper Helm Console:

  • Furuno Navnet plotter/radar.
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata.
  • Simrad autopilot.
  • Echopilot FLS Gold II forward-facing depth sounder at navigator’s console to starboard.
  • Shipmate DSC VHF.

Domestic Equipment


  • Galley to starboard.
  • American Cherry panelling to sidelining above galley worktop.
  • Galley top moulded in Corian type Wilsonart material with Corian sink (with hot & cold mixer tap), waste bin entry and moulded fiddle rail.
  • Ample galley stowage and beautifully hand crafted solid time joinery, outboard lockers with sliding doors and stowage racks. Large storage cabinets and drawers.
  • Isotherm front-loading refrigerator.
  • AEG Micromat Duo combination microwave oven/grill.
  • Ceran electric two-burner hob.
  • Steps up to main saloon and wheelhouse.



  • Wash basin, mixer tap with hot and cold pressurized water to each head.
  • Shower, electric toilet, lockers, towel rail and hanging hooks to each head.



  • Kenwood CD/radio at lower helm with loudspeakers.
  • Avtex flat-screen TV to dinette, with external aerial.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Eberspacher D5L diesel heating system throughout the boat (including both heads).
  • Air-conditioning with SMXII controls at aft cabin and dinette.
  • Dorades to foredeck, with opening hatches throughout accommodation.



  • Lighting throughout.
  • Anchor light
  • Navigation Light
  • Aft deck light mounted on mast.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • Twin guest cabin up forward with a large centre double berth aft. 
  • Forward guest cabin with large storage areas and access to heads compartment on portside.
  • American Cherry and veneer – finished – two pack semi gloss varnish.
  • Both cabins as well as the wheelhouse have curtains both curtains and grab rails throughout.


Forward Cabin and En-suite Heads Compartment:


Dinette Area to Port of Galley:



  • Helm position to port and pilot seat to starboard with footrests fitted to both positions.
  • Helm and pilot seats with sliders and armrests.
  • Stowage beneath helm seat – custom bottle and glass stowage.
  • 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.
  • Book stowage and timber pencil tray at pilot position.
  • Sofa to starboard and L-shaped seating to port.
  • From aft of the main saloon one can access the aft deck above, or down to the owners cabin.


Aft Cabin & Heads:

  • Aft cabin has a large double berth and separate heads compartment, with ample stowage lockers.

Deck Equipment


  • Teak deck with 3 pairs of stainless steel mooring bollards.
  • Navigation lights to international standards.
  • Stainless steel rail to aft deck with fender baskets.
  • Teak boarding platform with stainless steel boarding ladder and swim ladder.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Simpson Lawrence electric windlass to foredeck.
  • Electric windlass controls at exterior helm.
  • Electric windlass controls foot switches on foredeck.
  • 1 x 20kg Bruce-type anchor – galvanized steel.
  • 50m x 9.9mm chain galvanized steel.
  • Chain locker with overboard drain.

Seating Arrangements:

  • Wheelhouse:
    1. Sofa to starboard and L-shaped seating to port in the wheelhouse.
    2. Helm position to port and pilot seat to port with footrests fitted to seats as well as sliders and arm rests.
  • Dinette:
    1. Generous seating to port with table.


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Blue canvas cover for console, with individual covers for seats, steering wheel and instrument cluster.
  • Blue canvas cover for dinghy console.
  • Blue canvas dodgers and screen cover.
  • Green canvas covers for cockpit seats.


Tender & Outboard:

  • Ribeye TS280 RIB with console/seat cover for when stowed on davits.
  • Tohatsu 9.8hp Fourstroke outboard motor.
  • Pair Simpson S150 davits.


Safety Equipment:

  • ACR GPS 406 GPS EPIRB at companionway.
  • Ocean Safety 6 man ORC canister liferaft – next service due 05/2024 (mounted in foredeck cradle).
  • Pair of named horseshoe life rings.


Fire-fighting equipment:

  • Fire extinguishers (serviceable type) throughout the boat with Seafire automatic system in engine room.

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Maximum speed
51 kph
Cruising speed
33 kph
Number of berths
Broker/Dealer Information

Berthon International

The Shipyard
SO41 3YL
United Kingdom
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