Dale Nelson 38

High Performance Motor Yacht
  • Boat REF#  ·  312371
  • Length  ·  12.12m
  • Year  ·  1999
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 370hp, Volvo Penta TAMD63P/220A (1999)
  • Lying  ·  Neyland, Pembrokeshire
Boatshed Wales
Boatshed Wales
Mike de Graaf

Extra Details

Designer TT Boat designs
Builder Dale Nelson
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire
Fuel capacity 1,363.0 ltr (299.9 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 431.0 ltr (94.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 86.0 ltr (18.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 370hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta TAMD63P/220A (1999)
Engine Hours engine1= 3150
engine2= 3150
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 4 Blade Bronze (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 24 knots
Max speed (approx) 26 knots

2018- Service History:
Macerator pump replaced
New Raymarine Radar & 2x new Raymarine plotters.

2019 – Service history:
Portside propeller shaft replaced.
Portside propeller repaired
Portside cutlass bearing replaced

2020 – Service History:
2x engine batteries replaced.
1x generator battery replaced

2021 – Dale Nelson As part of Sale: £24500 approx Inc Vat
Remove below water skin fittings, ball valves and hose tails. Supply and fit new all bronze skin fittings, ball
valves and hose tails. Fit with stainless steel double jubilee clamp to hoses. Supply and fit service 'O' ring kit
to speed log.
Supply & fit new sea water intake hoses from skin fitting to engine. Supply & fit double stainless steel hose
clamps to hose tails.
Supply & fit new exhaust hoses from engine to exhaust muffler and from exhaust muffler to exhaust outlet
tubes. To be fitted with double hose clamps to each end.
Supply & fit new exhaust hoses and sea water cooling hoses to generator. To be fitted with double stainless
steel hose clamps.
Supply and fit new shaft, hull and trim tab anodes.
Clean and grease internal anode studs. Anode continuity check.
Specialist to carry out service to all fire extinguishers – annual service certificate valid until Feb 2022.
Supply and fit new engine room fire extinguisher.
Replace 2 x teak nosings on step edges.
Tighten fastenings to stanchion bases.
Bathing platform repair - Remove existing planks. Supply and fit new teak plank to bathing platform. Resecure
with stainless steel fixings recessed beneath teak pellet. Resecure boarding ladder and swim ladder.
Repair of small oil leak noted on Survey - Remove air filter and ancillaries. Remove map sensor pipe and fit new
oil feed pipe, bracket, and fittings. Refit sensor, air filter and test.
Specialist renewal of tacho x 4 LCDs including entering data from original LCDs.
Supply new Seago Sea Master ISO 9650 6man liferaft with 3 year certificate.
Remove the existing flaking coating from hull including the boot topping back to the Osmosis preventative
treatment layers with Slurry Blaster.
Hot wash hull several times with dilute Superclean to remove any contaminates.
Apply 2x coats of International Ultra 300 antifoul.
Apply 3x coats of white International Trilux boot topping
Supply & fit 2x new electrical sockets to galley upper unit
Remove forward coachroof hatch to dinette/galley - leak noted from heavy rain. Reseal coachroof. Refit hatch.
Remove muffler from vessel. Cut out and prepare bonding surfaces in way of inlet tube to muffler body. Supply
and fit new length of 5” diameter GRP exhaust tube, glass into exhaust muffler with epoxy resin and matting .
Apply flowcoat to finish and refit to vessel

June 2021: Additional work carried out: £8500 approx Inc Vat
Supply & fit battery to generator
Apply 5x Coats of Gelshield 200 to hull
Remove diesel heater from forward galley area including the exhaust system. Remove headlining and glass
repair roof. Supply & fit hatch in way of old heater stack. Fabricate and fit new GRP liner to headlinings to
Supply Offshore flare pack
Supply & fit 2x bow thruster anodes
Supply Navionics platinum + UK/IR chart card
New mattress to aft cabin


Length 12.12m
Beam 3.75m
Draft Min 1.24m
Draft Max 1.24m
Displacement 12,000kg (26,460.0lbs)
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 volt generator, 240 shore power voltage, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Additional tankage information-
Fuel: 2 x GRP tanks with tank tender gauges
Water: 1x plastic tank with non-toxic piping
Black water: 86 litres connected to forward and aft heads with macerator and odour filter to waste tank breather.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

SMEV Gas oven/grill
Refrigerator in saloon
Heating: Eberspacher D5L – 6 outlets
Toilets: 1 manual flush forward; 1 electric flush aft
Showers: Forward & Aft Heads
Flyscreens/blinds on hatches
Beautifully incorporated galley stowage
Wheelhouse, chart and instrument stowage beneath helm seat and chart table
seats with sliders and arm rests

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

SMEV Gas oven/grill
Refrigerator in saloon
Heating: Eberspacher D5L – 6 outlets
Toilets: 1 manual flush forward; 1 electric flush aft
Showers: Forward & Aft Heads
Flyscreens/blinds on hatches
Beautifully incorporated galley stowage
Wheelhouse, chart and instrument stowage beneath helm seat and chart table
seats with sliders and arm rests

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers
Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Bow Thruster

Electric Sprint 1500 windlass
1 anchors
50.00m of chain
Bow rail, stanchions with double guardwires, bow and side boarding gates and aft gate.
Stern rail in stainless steel tube with teak timber taff rail
2 x double fender baskets
Exterior handrails – teak - 4 on forward coachroof and 2 on wheelhouse roof
Exterior helm seat, exterior helm footrest
Mast in alloy white finish with a hinge point
Bow roller
3 pairs stainless steel mooring cleats and additional stainless steel mooring bollard on foredeck
1 pair fairleads to toerail for foredeck cleats
Boarding platform in stainless steel with teak slats - swim ladder in stainless steel
Stern ladder in stainless steel with teak treads
Sprint 1500 anchor windlass with chain gypsy and rope drum. Controls at exterior helm and foot
switches on foredeck
Galvanised anchor with 50m chain
Simpson 100 stainless steel davits with manual winches
Exterior helm console
2 x GRP aft deck lockers with cushions in white vinyl with blue piping
Teak flag staff
Horn integrated with tannoy speaker
Searchlight power socket at exterior helm
Searchlight located in small cupboard under pilot seat

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Fish Finder
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Lower Helm
Raymarine Hybridtouch radar/chart plotter / Raymarine Quantum 2 radar scanner
Echopilot FLS Gold forward looking sounder
Raytheon Autopilot ST6000 +
Icom M59 VHF
Raytheon ST 60 depth, speed/log, windspeed/direction
CD / Radio

Upper Helm
Raymarine Hybridtouch radar chart plotter display
Tridata repeater for speed/log/depth
Raytheon Autopilot ST6000 +

Safety Equipment

Swim ladder

5 bilge pumps (1 manual / 4 electric)

Auto/Manual engine room extinguisher system
Fire extinguishers to accommodation
Liferaft Seago Sea Master 6 man ISO-9650 mounted on teak blocks to forward coachroof.

Bilge pumps with reinforced PVC piping. Electric: - Forward accommodation x 2; Engine room x 2; Aft
accommodation x 1; Manual: - Engine room with suction from port and starboard bilge.

Broker's Comments

Years of acutely refined craftsmanship, gives the Dale Nelson brand stand alone credibility for ensuring the production of this highly refined, and exceptionally capable vessel.

The Nelson 38 aft cabin, combines the perfect blend of tough, seagoing ability, with a comfortable, spacious and well appointed interior finish.

With proud bow, deep semi displacement keel, and robust pilothouse, the vessel is renowned for relishing conditions experienced at the higher end of the Beaufort scale.

For most of us though, a secluded anchorage or peaceful marina berth is what it's all about. The Nelson 38 suits this environment with equal comfort. The large aft cabin with ensuite, spacious forepeak and saloon double berth conversion give a variety of sleeping options. The well appointed galley is light and well thought-out and the pilot house second saloon with large glass windows is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view.

This beautiful boat has been serviced, wintered and stored inside, ashore every year of its ownership, until it was recently delivered back to Dale Sailing in 2021 for numerous upgrades and maintenance.

Following an extensive list of upgrades it is finally felt the boat is ready to be presented for brokerage.

We are lucky enough to have to hand the extensive knowledge of the company who constructed this fine craft so please feel free to utilize this and give us a call if there are any further details you would like.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Dale Nelson 38 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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