The Dale yard in Pembrokeshire was founded in 1961 and being located on the Irish Sea, inevitable meant building a serious class of offshore motor yacht. Today Dale are still delivering, where many other British Boat Builders are sadly no longer. Indeed, you may order a Dale today from 23 to 45 feet, made to order and using traditional craftsmanship, combined with modern build techniques.
No model produced has been more elegant then the Dale Nelson Classic 45, which burst onto the scene in 2003 and was regarded as specimen of beauty and a shining example of British boat building. The Dale Nelson Classic 45 was not just designed to be admired, offshore she torpedoes through the water with unbelievable stability and speed (30knots)! The massively built hull will politely crash through an aggressive head sea, while you are safely protected, enjoying the comfort of the furnishings and quality of the joinery all around you.
The saloon of the 2007 built LITTLE TOY is a harmonious place with American Cherry woods, complimented with a mixture of creams and red leathers. LITTLE TOY was specified with a forward island double berth master and benefits from a large dinette area adjacent to the galley that easily converts to a double berth, with a privacy curtain. Passing through the boat you will notice strategically placed sturdy wooden handrails that subtly allude to its seamanship. Thoughtful clever features will make you smile throughout, including the electric sliding window that brings the outside in and the twin helm seats that glide forward, at a touch of button, to create more seating space when in harbour.
LITTLE TOY has been meticulous maintained by the current owner who has had her ashore for annual servicing and maintenance, without regard to cost. The engine room is very well laid out and has evidently been professionally maintained with no clear signs of corrosion – as the owner says “anyone who fits leather covers to the fixed mooring lines has to be neurotic about maintaining their boat – LITTLE TOY!” The boat has also been put through the Dale workshops in 2013 and again in December 2017, where the hull was resprayed in Awlgrip.
If you are longing to extend your cruising as a couple, then the Dale Nelson 45 Classic will make a lot of sense, with its competitors unable to meet the same build quality, style and thumping hull design!
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