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Dale 28

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Dale Nelson

Brunel Quay
Pembrokeshire, SA73 1PY
United Kingdom
01646 600380

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Make Dale
Model 28
Year 2022
Condition New
Price Request Price
Type Power
Class Pilothouse (Power)
Length 32 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass
LOA 32 ft 11 in
Length on Deck 28 ft 11 in
Beam 10 ft
Max Draft 2 ft
Min. Draft 2 ft 11 in
Dry Weight 5000 kg
Maximum Speed 22 kn
Cruising Speed 18 kn
Range 350 nmi
Cabins 1
Heads 1
Fuel Tanks 1 (Plastic)
Fresh Water Tanks 1 (Plastic)
Holding Tanks 1 (Plastic)



The new DALE 28 was conceived to meet the needs of both new as well as long standing DALE clients who wanted to downsize whilst retaining the sea keeping and quality to which they were accustomed. A large socialising space in the wheelhouse and cockpit area as well as a cabin for two plus occasional berths for a further two were top of their list.

Putting everything that is special about a DALE into 28 feet was a challenge that we just couldn’t resist.

After achieving the hull design to give the sea-keeping and ease of handling expected of a DALE, our next aim was to use the architecture to create a boat with spacious accommodation for two, the comfort of full standing headroom, a large wheelhouse and cockpit for total enjoyment of cruising, living on board and socialising. We build each boat bespoke for you and just like any other DALE, there is a sense of discreet luxury and attention to detail. The Nelson inspired timeless styling tells others that this is a boat with solidity that is unsurpassed.

Already confident that this gem of boat is set to be a winner she guarantees to open up endless possibilities of cruising and exploring. What a joy to helm….light and responsive providing confidence and reassurance in your absolute control. The smooth ride and effortless performance will keep you and your guests happy whilst eating up mile after mile and as your horizons extend and so will too will your memories of new places visited both near and far. Easy to handle but with true sea going credentials, her ability to fulfil the aspirations of even the most experienced was undoubted, demonstrated brilliantly during her sea trials in four metre seas off the Pembrokeshire Coast and our first 28 owners who set off from Pembrokeshire to the Scillies and didn’t return for seven weeks!!

A day cruiser for six or an overnighter for either two or four, she is sure to appeal to those who seek something special. Classically-styled with graceful lines, this genuinely stunning craft offers exceptional performance with more than a sprinkling of creature comforts. Every possible need has been taken into consideration to ensure that the accommodation on board is sufficiently spacious and comfortable. Side decks are wide and reassuring and the cockpit sole flows seamlessly into the wheelhouse for the ultimate experience in indoor-outdoor living. At her first showing at Southampton 2018, customers stepping aboard commented on the spaciousness, the generous accommodation not to mention the ‘gorgeous heads.’

The story continues with further refinements and beautiful interior fit out in solid oak. Clever innovation in interior design makes life on board even more comfortable and flexible. The forward cabin is a true master cabin with twin berths, easily converted to a double berth with a combined seating area, plus an abundance of craftsman built stowage lockers and an incorporated back rest to transform the cabin into a daytime lounge. In addition, adapted from the DALE Classic 45, the wheelhouse helm seat slides forward electrically at the push of a button for when in port creating a more spacious seating area which converts into an extra double berth.

Bonded flush wheelhouse side and front windows with their style taken from our new Dale 40 gives a sleek and more modern finish to complement the classic style and twin engines with joystick manoeuvring deliver a top speed of 29 knots plus. We can’t wait to test her on the water, especially considering the similarity in hull shape to the DALE 23 but with softer sections. Add six tons of boat and this is a serious craft to be considered by those looking for a fun cruising boat with the DALE credentials


  • DALE handling and sea keeping
  • DALE underwater shape designed by TT Boat Designs
  • Forward sections / bows with fine entry for soft ride
  • Aft underwater sections designed for directional stability in following seas
  • Aft underwater sections designed for ease of lift with minimal “hump” effect and able to cruise at all speeds
  • Small keel and skeg for directional stability and reduced sideways drift
  • Keel and skeg to allow drying out of boat – boat legs required – optional
  • Drier ride
  • Ease of handling in close quarter manoeuvrings
  • Easily accessible side decks
  • Displacement heavy enough to maintain soft ride and sea keeping but light enough to allow efficient fuel economy – approximate displacement depending upon fit out – 6 ton
  • Inboard engine with shaft drive
  • Range 150+ nm
  • Reduced air draft for styling and to allow cruising of inland waterways and canals

In More Detail

  • Standing headroom to forward accommodation yet maintaining full visibility over bow
  • Raised sheerline forward to provide more spacious forward accommodation and retain classic styling
  • V berths full length
  • V berths which can convert to double berth – optional
  • Table to forward accommodation – optional
  • Options for galley below or fitted in wheelhouse to owners preference
  • Diesel hob for safety with optional electric or gas hob and oven / microwave shore power facility
  • Full size heads / shower
  • Good stowage
  • Large wheelhouse with enclosed aft end and door to cockpit
  • Helm position near to wheelhouse front screens for full visibility
  • Dedicated chart / navigator area with stowage for charts and navigation equipment/books
  • Pilot seat that folds forward option for when in harbour to provide extended seating to wheelhouse
  • Wheelhouse seating arrangements – the DALE 28 seating is actually comparable in size to the DALE Nelson 38 with both being able to accommodate 6 people when utilising the fold forward helm seat on the DALE 28. The DALE 28 wheelhouse is slightly wider than the DALE Nelson 38 wheelhouse
  • Wheelhouse seating depth for comfortable lounging
  • Wheelhouse seating which can be converted to two additional berths – optional
  • Aft bulkhead to wheelhouse to provide fully enclosed social area which can then be opened up to spacious cockpit as and when required
  • Cockpit canopy to extend social area as and when required – optional
  • Maximised cockpit space unobstructed by engine box – engine located beneath sole
  • Large stowage beneath cockpit sole with large access hatch
  • Transom door for ease of access
  • Full width boarding platform for ease of boarding / access to pontoon

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Manufactured By:

Dale Nelson

Brunel Quay
Pembrokeshire, SA73 1PY
United Kingdom
01646 600380

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Manufactured By:

Dale Nelson

Brunel Quay
Pembrokeshire, SA73 1PY
United Kingdom
01646 600380

View All Models

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