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Nelson 38 (Dale)(2003)

Type "A" category , Fine Entry Semi-Displacement with Three quarter length Keel, Twin straight shaft Drive. aft cabin layout. Dimensions Length OVERALL 13.35m (43'10") Over Hull, 12.12m (39,9") Beam 3.75m (12'3") Draught 1.24m (4'1") Displacement approx 11.11 T Light ( dry)
Built By Dale Sailing In Pembrokeshire, to a Design by TT Boat Designs. Blue gelcoat to hull and white gelgoat to superstructure, over Heavy hand laid GRP materials, Teak over decks, . with Heavy "D" rubber fendering and Solid Teak Badging. warm American Cherry interior woodwork, Engines 2 x Yanmar 6LY2 STE 440 Hp six cylinder turbo Diesels, ( approx 750 Hours run) Driving down through Reduction Hydraulic Gearboxes, and straight S/S shafts , through Bronze "P" Brackets to four Bladed "Hyperform) propellors. These units should give around 26 Knots at Max Power when hull conditions allow. " Spurs" rope cutters are fitted to both shafts. Micro-commander electronic controls fitted to actuators,
Tanks Approx 300 gallons Carried in two centreline Tanks, over sized Racor Primary filters, filler set in deck sumps, "Tank Tender" guages. fresh water ( Nylon Tek Tank) with Carbon Filter unit, under aft berth, approx 90 gallons, Hot water tank with Calorifier as well as Immersion heating approx 40lts, Berths Island Double berth in aft cabin, with En-suite, Twin Vee cabin forward, ( with En-suite) and possible double conversion to saloon Dinette.


aft end, Neat "Bonwitco" 320 hard dinghy, with fitted cover sits perfectly in her "Simpson" extending arm Davits,

Note nice solid aft platform with a deep drop down swimming ladder, Note also aft deck seating has custom covers,

Steps in side decks, two life belts with Draouges and lights as well as a Jonbuoy Rescue sling, ( servcied 2017) , Sprayhood cover extension to Screen top,

Forward screen covers. nice grab rails on coachroof, and nice decent Durade vent cowls, ( Hailer Horn with Auto fog signal) also note anti scuff Canvas in way of mid ship fenders and warps.. Typical Care .

again nice simple solid rails to coachroof, clipped decent Boat hook, and 6 Man canister Seago liferaft with Hydrostatic auto release fitted ( service date 13/12 19 ), deck hatches have sun shades under

nice, typical sheerline sweeps up at bow, good deck furniture with Three Bollards,

fine entry Stem, and beautiful Teak under fender strip, and lower rails were re varnished just recently, refelction on hull.

windlass is a Sprint 1500 GD with additional Rope drum top, deck switches as well as both other helm stations,

better view of aft end, and reflection on that Badging, Note the Stainless Wear plates on her aft corners.

Full beaching leg set from "Yacht Legs" These are stored in the owners garage when not required aboard, else they are stored in engine space.

Typical detail, self loading heavy S/S roller, 20 KG S/S Bruce anchor with 50m S/S calibrated chain, deck wash hose attachement left of shot,

Business like look ! all duraded deck vents.

port midships, waste pump out,

Starboard side deck, all the Teak is FLAT and has Never been "Scrubbed down Grain" or burnt clean with Alkali / Acid treatments..The GRP boxes with "Victory" signwritting, are the slotted Engineroom air intakes.

nice detail to the teak around Deck locker

Which houses the twin Propane 3.9KG bottles, all neat and clean. (and note strapped)

Aloft , NEW Digital Radar scanner dome (2016), 4KW, with aft deck floodlight, nav lights, TV antenna, Navtex, AIS Aft view camera ( plays to Raymarine screens,as well as engineroom view)

Wind speed and direction, all neat, Spike on Anchor light atop, to help keep Birds off! This whole lot hinges down aft on frame Hoop.

Hinge arrangement to S/S arch, Note deck light under, ( same each side)

twin Folding Door entry, recent varnish,

aft covers off, reveal immaculate Vinyls, Auxillary outboard ( 2.5 hp Four stroke Suzuki) has cover also on bracket aft

Both helm and co-pilot seats are height adjustable and will turn and face aft, more social for those in port evenings..

Note escape aft deck hatch,

great feeling of security on these boats, with high rails, and dodgers,

cabin entry doors and sliding top hatch, helm set to port, All Instruments have sun covers I have removed for photos.

Electronic Controls, VHF extension speaker left,

looking down in to saloon, Solid Cherry Banister rails First view of Cherry and Cream Leather interior and natural Berber carpets,

and to port, "L" shaped Leather clad seating,

smart Life jackets sat on seats ready for action..

Helm seat, and beautiful woodwork to drinks locker,

and similar to starboard with saloon fridge,

looking aft at cabin entry and starboard side access to aft cabin

Wonderfull Loower Helm station, Opening windows port and starboard,

room to stand if perfered, or slide seat forward , "Tank tender" DECENT fuel guages system under light switch panel.

Domestic breaker panle, under ALPINE Stereo unit, and drop out locker with Raymarina unit fitted,

Lift drop locks on all drawers, great stowage generally,

Co-pilot side, nice foot bracing tread, note chart table can be fitted ahead as next shot,

and has a Yeoman Plotter fitted, note light ahead,

next steps down to galley set to starboard side, Smart Pales Corian worktops,

Port dinette ( will drop and infill) there is an additional table top extension piece for more Diners!

aft end of Dinette area, Note central heating controls upper black box, red night lights overhead,

Flat screen Tv stunning woodwork, Grab rails and handles all around the boat below,

Solid dependable woodwork and cabinetry , Beautifully finished

galley Drawers with lift drops, and again built to last for ever!

deep Corian sink, two SMEV burner hob, gas oven.Grill under

Forward heads /shower set to port with door to saloon ( This one) as well as from and too forward cabin..

fitted with marine sea toilets, and "Y" valve system to holding tank, deck and underwater discharge ability.

View in from forward cabin, Corian Worktops, shower head is tap faucet, which lifts on on hose.

forward galley bulkhead and view to Hanging locker in forward cabin,

DEEP sprung mattresses, on good size single berths,

under deck lockers, and chain access

blackout and insect screens to deck hatches

Thrusters forward (and aft) both Volvo BP600B with Dual control positions

aft view in Forecabin, door to heads, and note step to aid escape to deck hatch

Beautiful Cherry with Sycamore Inlay, smart hatch surround frame, in main wheelhouse area ( Under carpets)


looking forward, down to engine space

port engine, easy room between engines

Camera on forwrad bulkhead,

Large Racor filters each side with remote fuel cutoff cables , Note also Hull transducer ahead of Starboard engine,

same to port, fire system over, fresh water tap and hose ( green ) rolled up ready all neat and clean in here

depth transducer to port, Note white paper drip liners

Looking aft, ( 4 KVA HFL generator in white Cacoon) left, Hot water tank grey Box,

easy access to raw water seacocks and strainers

240v Breakers all with 30Ma earthing trip, water traps to each exhaust,


starboard shaft exit water lubricated upgraded PSS shaft galnds, generator raw water strainer behind,

aft cabin,

MORE gorgeous woodwork details, hanging locker left,

aft port corner, heads shower right of shot,

again all white and clean with Corian worktops, electric heads,

nice neat bowl covers to use if showering

vanity unit, port side aft,

and steering kit, access under, note fly screens to opening ports,

access to shower system pumps etc..

double fold cabin door, and hanging Locker,,

what a Handsome well found craft they are, and "Victory" has been kept to a very High Standard.

TO DOWNLOAD A TEST REPORT CLICK Blue Text left, BUT BEAR IN MIND THE TEST WAS ON A BOAT WITH SMALLER 370 engines and different aft cabin layout,


Electronics Nereus Gas sniffer system( with auto shut off valve) ( Battery system 2 x 105 AH starts and 2 x 115 AH domestic,) mastervolt 50 Amp charger, ( new 2017) Galvanic isolater Fitted, Exhaust Alarms fitted, CD / Stereo Radio, with Spilt speakers, Grundig Digtal Flat screen TV/DVD player, Ray 230E DSC VHF, dual positions, AIS transponder/ receiver, Raymarina Tridata, repeated, ICS navtex 6 Plus, E120 Chart plotter / radar screen, with (2016) Digital raydome, 4KW, E80 screen to Flybridge, Raymarine ST 6001 Plus, ST60 wind instruments, Sea _Me radar transponder , Echopilot FLS Gold below, only, EPIRB McMurdo G5 Smartfind, ( June 2020,
Extras Generator, Bow and stern Thrusters, Waste holding tanks, Bonwitco Dinghy in davits with Fourstroke outboard, Life raft, Stainless anchor, stainless chain, Rope cutters, Upgraded Shaft glands, Dodgers, screen covers, Seat covers, auxillary Bracket, 8 Fenders lines, flag staff, boat hook etc etcadditional sockets both 12v and 240 v. below, Fully adjustable "Yacht Leg" beaching legs fitted, Pantograph wipers with Screen washers and intermittant wipe, Red night running lights, Leather Upholstery, Eberspacher D5 diesel fired central heating to each cabin and saloon, and heads, 240v tube heaters to engineroom, additional grab handles below,
History Bought by Her current owner in 2007, and treasured since, Engines just servcied, Generator Just serviced, ( September 2017) Last lifted for antifoul hull polish, varnish works etc, May 2017 Trilux Yellow Bootop,
Broker's Comments

Well Not much to say, I think this boat, in this sort of order really needs little added by me, Superb seaboats, Renowned Strength of build and a feeling of security and general well being, Whether just pottering down the Solent or slicing through some lumpy bits Off Beachy Head.

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Hythe Marina £ 279,500 SOLD

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