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2014 Dale Nelson 38


Dale Nelson 38
Dale Nelson 38 Side View
Dale Nelson 38 Stern
Dale Nelson 38 Stern
Dale Nelson 38 Exterior Helm
Dale Nelson 38 Controls
Dale Nelson 38 Saloon
Dale Nelson 38 Galley
Dale Nelson 38 Cabin
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Boat Description

The boat that's valued by those who know the sea.

So much has been written about the sea keeping abilities of the DALE Nelson 38 and the sheer quality and finish of the DALE build, it seems superfluous for us to say more...

The DALE Nelson 38 is also available with an aft cockpit. Offering just the same performance, sea keeping abilities and build quality as the Nelson 38 Aft Cabin.

Boat Details
Beam 12 ft 4 inMax Draft 4 ft 1 in
Dry Weight 26456 lbHull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Capacity 300 galLength Overall 39 ft 9 in
Water Capacity 95 gal   
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Deck and Hull

  • Teak decking
  • Deck fittings:
  • Bruce anchor in stemhead carrier
  • 50 metres anchor chain
  • 3 pairs stainless steel mooring bollards
  • Electric windlass
  • Gas locker set into side decks
  • Navigation lights to International Standards
  • Anchor light
  • Stainless steel rail to aft deck with fender baskets
  • Stanchions
  • Mast
  • Boat hook,4 fenders & 2 mooring lines
  • Horn
  • Teak boarding platform with stainless steel boarding ladder and swim ladder


  • One pair GRP saloon doors opening into cockpit
  • Cockpit lockers
  • Watertight access hatch to cockpit sole

Exterior Helm

  • Helmsmans seat
  • Navigators seat
  • Electronic engine controls
  • Engine instruments
  • Repeater for depth sounder/speedo
  • Aft deck lockers/seating with cushions
  • Aft deck seating infil
  • Aft deck dodgers

Wheelhouse and Saloon

  • Helmsmans position with comprehensive instrumentation
  • Electronic engine controls
  • Helmsmans seat
  • Drinks locker
  • L-shaped sofa
  • Navigator_s seat
  • Chart stowage
  • Chart light
  • Hydraulic steering
  • 3 windscreen wipers
  • Windscreen washers to all forward screens
  • Battery voltage meter
  • Fuel gauges
  • Freshwater gauge
  • VHF radio with DSC facility
  • Depth Sounder & Speedo/log


Owner's Cabin (Aft Cabin Version Only)

  • Double berth
  • Lockers and shelves
  • Skylight hatch with flyscreen blind
  • Hanging locker
    Dressing table with mirror

Aft Heads and Shower (Aft Cabin Version Only)

  • Wash basin with pressurised hot and cold water
  • Shower & WC
  • Lockers and shelves
  • Mirror

Fore Cabin

  • Twin vee berths
  • Hanging locker
  • Forward lockers and side shelves
  • Skylight hatch with flyscreen/blind

Heads and Shower

  • Wash basin with pressurised hot and
  • Cold water
  • Shower & WC
  • Lockers and shelves
  • Mirror


  • U-shaped settee with table that can be lowered to form a berth
  • Lockers and bookshelf
  • Galley with 2 burner hob and oven
  • Sink with pressurised hot and cold water
  • Electric refrigerator
  • Skylight hatch
  • Stowage lockers
  • Glass and china racks


  • Twin engines,flexibly mounted
  • 2 fuel filters
  • Sea water filters
  • 2 alternators
  • Centre line fuel tanks
  • Automatic fire extinguisher


  • 240V AC distribution system including 40A battery charger and connection to hot water tank immersion heater and shore power
  • 240V plug points to cabins, galley and wheelhouse
  • Diesel cabin heater
  • Curtains and fitted carpets throughout
  • Timber grab handles
  • Manual bilge pump
  • 3 x automatic electric bilge pumps
  • Holding tank connected to forward toilet with overboard deck and underwater discharge
  • Gas system with regulator
  • Gas alarm with automatic shut off
  • Trim tabs
  • Handheld fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Emergency steering
  • Sacrificial anode system
  • Epoxy coating to hull
  • Antifouling