DALE NELSON Dale Classic 45 (2007) for sale in Torquay, United Kingdom


Presenting the Dale Classic 45, a luxury boat crafted with meticulous attention to detail and the latest technology. With a hull constructed of solid laminate and vinylester for durability, it sports a handsome Flag Blue Awlgrip finish, complemented by a streamlined superstructure in polished white. Powered by twin 575hp Caterpillar Acert C9 engines, this boat cruises effortlessly at 22 knots and can achieve top speeds of 29 knots. Key features include sleek teak to side decks, cockpit sole, locker tops and a bathing platform. The Raymarine navigation system ensures hassle-free explorations. The boat houses a versatile galley, equipped with top-of-the-range Siemens appliances, and a quaint dining area with elegant American Cherry timber interiors. Comfortable and spacious accommodation includes a master cabin with an ensuite toilet and shower. This exceptional vessel has undergone diligent maintenance, offers substantial privacy and exudes an air of sophistication, ensuring an unforgettable yachting experience.

General information
DALE NELSON Dale Classic 45
Used power boat for sale
Name of boat
Length overall
14.04 metres
4.36 metres
Torquay, United Kingdom

About this DALE NELSON Dale Classic 45



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 B – “Offshore”


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Solid laminate with vinylester to hull moulding.
  • Epoxy treatment to bottom before antifouling.
  • Rubber D fendering at hull to deck joint.
  • Spray-rail moulded into the hull.
  • Additional timber spray-rail fitted.
  • Teak to toe-rail with caulked joints.
  • Teak to side-decks and cockpit sole, cockpit steps and locker tops.
  • Teak to bathing platform.
  • The hull was re-painted with Flag Blue Awlgrip by Dale Yachts (2022).
  • White gelcoat to GRP superstructure (polished June 2023).
  • Antifouling and anodes (June 2023).



Engine & Gearboxes:

  • Caterpillar Acert C9 x 2 575hp engines with Twin Disc MG5085A gearboxes.
  • Engine SVM mode reduces horsepower for slow speed maneouvring.
  • CAT Marine power display and VDO gauges.
  • Mathers Micro Commander electronic engine controls.
  • Caterpillar engine alarms.
  • Flexible hose wet exhaust system, main engine exhaust mufflers, with HMI engine exhaust temperature alarm system.
  • Enginebay centreline tread plates finished in Pirelli blue rubber matting and capped with varnished teak cappings.
  • Noise-reducing engine bay insulation.


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine Hours: 1600 / 1600 (March 2024).
  • Engines serviced: February 2024.
  • Quoted top speed of 29 knots.
  • Cruising speed of 22 knot.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Electro-hydraulic trim tabs.
  • Sleipner bow and stern thrusters with controls at interior helm position.
  • Dockmate Yacht Controller (wireless remote for thruster, engines & windlass – housed to right of wheel).
  • Hydraulic steering system.
  • Stainless steel steering wheel covered in elk skin.
  • Emergency tiller.
  • Four bladed Hyperform propellers.
  • Rope cutters.
  • Stern seals (renewed 2022).
  • Greasers fitted to rudder tubes.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • 24 Volt electrical system, with 12V droppers as required.
  • AC distribution system including combined inverter (3000W)/battery charger (700 Amp).
  • 240 Volt plug points throughout including engine room and in the aft peak for the dinghy inflator/deflator.
  • Galvanic isolator fitted.


Battery Banks:

  • 24V Powermax 110ah engine and domestic batteries (6).
  • 12V Powermax 110ah generator start battery.
  • Engine/domestic battery link switch.
  • Victron Battery controller to monitor engine and domestic batteries.


Battery Chargers:

  • Voltage sensitive relays to allow charging of both banks of batteries by both engines.
  • Victron Energy 24V/ 3000VA / 70Ah Multi Plus II battery charger with inverter (charges the domestic and engine batteries).
  • Victron Energy 24V 8Ah Blue Smart battery charger (charges the generator battery).



  • 2 x 110 Amp engine alternators.



  • Kohler 6Kva Generator with remote digital control panel at main console.
  • Remote digital panel with low oil pressure sender.
  • Generator Hours: c.402 (hour meter replaced 12.2 hours ago) at March 2024.
  • Generator serviced: February 2024.


Shore Power:

  • Shore power with earth leakage protection, and connection to hot water immersion tank.
  • Shore power lead.


Other Electrical:

  • Three pantograph windscreen wipers and washers, with intermittent control.
  • Sacrificial anode system.
  • Solar panels with trickle charge regulator.

Plumbing Systems

Bilge Pumps:

  • Five electric and two manual bilge pumps fitted through the vessel with alarms at helm position.
  • Manual bilge pump in engine room with suction from port and starboard sides.
  • Bilge alarm system in the engine room with indicators at helm position.



  • Total capacity of 2,728 litres (600 gallons) in two centreline tanks.
  • Separ primary fuel system with change-over function to allow fuel feed from either or both tanks.
  • Suction pipe fitted to bottom of both fuel tanks with change-over switch from hand-pump.
  • Digital tank level indication at navigator’s seat (2022), with analogue Tank Tender indicator also.


Fresh Water:

  • Total capacity of 338 litres (74 gallons).
  • Hot water tank (75L)
  • Sea and fresh water deck wash system.


Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

  • Black water system with holding tank (110L) connected to forward toilet, with deck discharge or macerator and “direct to sea” options.
  • Grey waste tank (16L).

Navigation Equipment

  • Raymarine 12” Axiom HybridTouch plotter(2022), with 4Kw Quantum2 radome (2022).
  • Raymarine 12” Axiom HybridTouch repeater (2022).
  • Raymarine 8” Axiom display at navigator’s seat (2022).
  • Raymarine i70 depth, speed and log system (2022).
  • Raystar GPS beacon.
  • Raymarine S3G Auto pilot with P70R colour pilot control (2022).
  • Comar AIS transceiver system (upgraded to transmit and receive).
  • Wind speed and direction indicator.
  • Raymarine Ray90 DSC VHF radio (2022).
  • Sea-me active radar reflector.
  • High definition depth sounder type E66080.
  • Navtex ICS Nav 6 Plus (LCD).
  • Remote control searchlight with joystick controls at inner helm.
  • Magnetic steering compass at helm.
  • Air horn.

Domestic Equipment

  • Isotherm fridge with freezer to wheelhouse/saloon.



  • Moulded stainless steel sink with lift out Corian top.
  • Isothem fridge to galley lower unit.
  • Siemens electric two plate hob with fiddle rail.
  • Siemens electric oven.



  • En-suite toilet and shower with electric Tecma toilet.
  • Shower with electric discharge from grey water waste tank.
  • Fresh water supply to toilet.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Eberspacher D5L diesel cabin heater, including outlets to all areas including heads.
  • One Frigomar air-conditioning unit fitted to dinette (2022).
  • Three permanently fitted tube heaters with thermostats in engine room and aft peak, and permanently mounted “dry-pal” de-humidifiers fitted in aft peak and galley/dinette.



  • Pioneer DFH X8500BT CD radio with one pair of speakers in dinette and additional external stereo speakers fitted in wheelhouse.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • Interior timber in high-gloss American Cherry.
  • Grab handles throughout.
  • Interior fittings and hardware in chrome finish.
  • Timber veneer floor to galley and wheelhouse (blue removable carpet to wheelhouse – 2022).
  • Leather upholstered interior helm console with carbon fibre effect inset panels.
  • Five square hatches fitted to forward coach roof with blinds / flyscreens.
  • Two hatches to wheelhouse roof with blinds and flyscreens.
  • Wheelhouse windows in green tinted glass.
  • Port-lights in green tinted glass.
  • Wheelhouse forward side windows slide opening – aft side windows fixed with green tinted glass.
  • Wheel-house front windows double-glazed.
  • Ventilators to each cabin, toilets and aft peak.


Description of layout from forwards:


Cabin & Heads:

  • Forward double master cabin, with interior sprung mattress and upholstered side seat.
  • Full storage in upper and lower side lockers.
  • Extra large hanging locker.
  • En-suite toilet and shower with electric Tecma toilet, shower and stowage lockers.



  • Corian Galley top.
  • Hot and cold mixer tap.
  • Top entry in galley top for waste bin.
  • Moulded Corian fiddle to galley top.
  • Upper outboard lockers and lower cupboards and storage spaces.



  • Outboard lockers.
  • Outboard bookshelf with fiddle and rail.
  • Upholstered dinette “U” shaped seating with removable section to give more space for sleeping.
  • Drawer to forward section opening towards galley.
  • Dinette table - Bezenzoni pedestal, with allowance for 2” infill cushion on top of table.
  • Privacy curtain.



  • Leather covered console at helm position with carbon fibre effect inset panels for instruments.
  • Leather helm and co-pilot seats to port with leather navigator seat to starboard – all fitted with sliders.
  • Helm/pilot seat base electrically operated to move forward to provide more seating space whilst in harbour.
  • Stowage within helm/pilot seat base including drinks cabinet for drinks and glasses.
  • Bookcase and storage for navigational instruments and pencils to right of navigator seat.
  • Fridge and stowage for charts and removable chart table within navigator seat base.
  • Timber footrests at helm and navigator position.
  • Blue fabric “U” shaped seating to port (re-trimmed 2022), storage lockers beneath seating.
  • TV and storage cabinet to starboard (built 2022 by Dale), with powered rise/fall TV lift.
  • Handrails.
  • Three pantograph windscreen wipers with intermittent control and washer system.
  • Wiper controls at helm and to the right of the navigator seat.
  • Lighting throughout.
  • Blue carpet-trimmed steps to galley with stowage below


  • Electrically operated drop-down portside aft window bulkhead.
  • Barometer and clock.
  • Oceanair blinds fitted to all windows.


Engine Room:

  • Two extractor fans.
  • HMI main engine exhaust temperature alarms.
  • High quality soundproofing.
  • Engine room ladder.
  • Centre line crawl plates finished in Pirelli matting and varnished teak cappings.
  • Stowage box in engine room for spares.
  • Engine room painted out in white bilge paint (2022).

Cockpit Fit Out – Extended Outboard for Greater Space:

  • Fitted with second station engine control wandering lead system which also controls bow and stern thrusters.
  • Fully fitted side and corner seating and storage beneath.
  • Stowage compartment to cockpit sole for dinghy.
  • Two access and stowage hatches.
  • Saltwater wash system fitted to cockpit area.
  • Freshwater outlet to cockpit for cold water.

Deck Equipment


  • Exterior handrails to forward coach-roof.
  • Exterior handrails wheelhouse coach-roof.
  • Grab-rail to aft end of wheelhouse wings with green tinted glass panel.
  • Grab handle to front of wheelhouse.
  • Hinge down spruce timber mast.
  • Boarding platform with teak grating and stainless steel swim ladder.
  • Various spares.
  • Grab handles in fore deck and aft peak lockers for securing fender lanyard.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Stem-head carrier with stainless steel bow protector plate.
  • One pair of super-yacht mooring cleats to fore deck.
  • Two pairs of pop up mooring cleats to side deck.
  • One pair of bollard type mooring cleats to aft deck.
  • Three fairleads to bow.
  • Chafing plates.
  • Centre bollard to foredeck.
  • Electric anchor windlass with 50m stainless steel chain.
  • Chain gypsy with interior and foredeck controls.
  • 30kg stainless steel claw anchor.
  • Chain locker accessed through forward deck hatch.
  • Fender pad eyes and wear plates fitted to side of cockpit.
  • Mooring lines.
  • Fenders.
  • Boat hook.
  • Lemwar AA150 Rode chain counter.


Tender & Outboard:

  • 3D Marine Twin V Air270 tender (2022).
  • Tohatsu 3.5HP Simpliq 4-stroke outboard engine (2022).
  • Teak outboard stowage bracket in aft peak.
  • Hurley davit tender launch system to bathing platform.

Safety Equipment

  • Seago 4 person valise life-raft – (new 2022).


Fire-Fighting Equipment:

  • Automatic fire extinguisher system to engine room (service date unverified).
  • 5 fire extinguishers throughout the boat (service dates unverified).
  • Fire blanket in galley.

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Maximum speed
54 kph
Cruising speed
41 kph
Number of berths
Broker/Dealer Information

Berthon International

The Shipyard
SO41 3YL
United Kingdom
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