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Dale Nelson 38

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Fantastically well presented example.



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelDale Nelson 38
NameAutumn Spirit
DesignerTT Boat Designs
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP Semi-Displacement


Engine2x Yanmar 6LY2A-STP 440hp @ 3,300RPM 6-cylinder, turbocharged, inter-cooled, direct injection. Twin Disc hydraulic reversing marine gearbox Dual control stations ZF Micro Commander single lever electronic morse control with full synchronisation HMI exhaus
Engine Hours1175
Fuel Capacity1365l


Drinking Water Capacity430l


The ‘Nelson’ brand is synonymous with robust, sea-going motorboats with hulls capable of operating in the most demanding commercial roles alongside more elegant motor yachts which draw admiring glances in any marina. The Dale range of Nelsons has been in production for more than 3 decades with the company producing the finest examples of the class with high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail which owners love.

The Dale Nelson 38 AUTUMN SPIRIT, an aft cabin layout; was commissioned by her first owners to their specifications, a fully loaded boat with almost every conceivable extra fitted at the time of build including a number of custom features. With two spacious cabins, each with en-suite heads this highly capable motoryacht is ideally suited for two couples cruising in comfort. Benefitting from significant investment in the current ownership she is now reluctantly offered for sale with an extensive inventory including highlights such as:

Topsides finished in traditional ‘Nelson blue’ gelcoat, professionally polished and waxed summer 2023
All hardwood on hull stripped to bare timber and professionally re-finished with two-pack perfection varnish in 2018
Underwater hull blasted back to gelcoat, and hull epoxy coated
2x Yanmar 6LY2A-STP, 440hp
Gearboxes overhauled 2022
New propeller shafts installed 2021
Extensive replacement of skin fittings, seacocks along with engine and heads pipework 2018
Paguro 4Kva marine generator
Bow and Stern thursters with dual station controls
Bennett trim tab system, replaced 2018
Raymarine autopilot system
Raymarine MFD plotter/radar displays x3
Raymarine ST60 navigation instrumentation
Raymarine RAY63 DSC VHF with RayMic second control station (2021)
Raymarine AIS650 transciever
MasterVolt ChargeMaster battery charger (2018)
MasterVolt sinewave invertor
Smev gas oven
AEG 230VC Combi oven
Jabsco electric flushing marine toilets
Eberspacher diesel heating system
Rocna anchor with electric anchor windlass
Alloy hulled RIB tender fitted with ‘snap davits’ (2021)
Suzuki 3.5hp 4-stroke outboard (2021)

Lying afloat on her berth in Portavadie Marina the Dale Nelson 38 AUTUMN SPIRIT is in commission and ready for immediate viewing by prior appointment.


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Traditional Nelson style round bilge hull form with a central keel.
GRP formed internal structural members
Plywood bulkheads laminated to hull and deck
Hardwood spray rails and quarter protection, finished in varnish
All hardwood on hull stripped to bare timber and professionally re-finished with two-pack perfection varnish in 2018
D-fendering along sheerline
Topsides finished in traditional ‘Nelson blue’ gelcoat
Underwater hull blasted back to gelcoat, one coat of International Gelshield applied (2018)
Topsides and superstructure professionally polished annually and wax applied 4 times per season
Underwater hull finished in red antifouling with white boot top, applied apring 2023

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded deck incorporating coachroof and wheelhouse superstructure
Teak laid decks to finish side and forward deck
Teak laid deck to finish cockpit sole
Gebo alloy framed portlights and portholes
Gebo alloy deck hatches


Port Engine:
Yanmar 6LY2A-STP
440hp @ 3,300RPM
6-cylinder, turbocharged, inter-cooled, direct injection.
Twin Disc hydraulic reversing marine gearbox
Dual control stations
ZF Micro Commander Single lever electronic morse control with full synchronisation
HMI exhaust temperature alarm system
Racor primary fuel filtration

Starboard Engine:
Yanmar 6LY2A-STP
440hp @ 3,300RPM
6-cylinder, turbocharged, inter-cooled, direct injection.
Twin Disc hydraulic reversing marine gearbox
Dual control stations
ZF Micro Commander single lever electronic morse control with full synchronisation
HMI exhaust temperature alarm system
Racor primary fuel filtration

Maintenance & Performance:
Engines last serviced January 2022
Gearboxes overhauled 2022
Raw water intake hoses replaced 2018
Engine exhaust hoses replaced 2018
All skin fittings, seacocks and hose tails removed and replaced with DZR items (2018)
Engine sole plates removed and painted in white before refitting (2022)
Displacement speed circa 7kts (approx. 1.5ltr per nm)
Cruising speed 17-22kts (approx. 4.1 -4.4ltr per nm)
Maximum speed 25kts
Port engine hours approximately 1175hrs
Starboard engine hours approximately 1174hrs
Selection of cruising spares

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shafts (new shafts fitted 2021)
Cutlass bearings replaced in P-brackets and sterntubes in 2018
SureSeal shaft seals fitted new 2018, spares aboard for each shaft
Spurs rope cutters on both shafts
4-blade, bronze propellors
Bronze rudders
Dual station hydraulic steering system
Stainless steel wheel with leather hide cover at internal helm station
Stainless steel wheel with leather hide cover at external helm station
Stainless steel emergancy tiller

Paguro 4000 marine generator
230VAC 4Kva @ 3000RPM
Single-cylinder diesel engine.
Noise reducing underwater exhaust system
Exhaust system and raw water intake hoses replaced 2018

Bow Thruster:
Volvo Penta BP600B thruster
Controls at both helm stations (internal helm controls fitted 2021)

Stern Thurster:
Vetus 75kgf stern thruster (2014)
Controls at both helm stations (internal helm controls fitted 2021)

Raymarine AST400G course computer
Raymarine ST6001+ Smart Pilot Controller x2
Raymarine hydraulic drive system

Trim Tabs:
Bennett Marine electro-hydraulic system
Hydraulic powerpack replaced 2018
Dual control stations
Position indicator gauges at both helm stations


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system

Shore Power:
Extension lead to connect to shore supply
Single 16amp connection point
Hardwired factory installed system
Galvanic Isolator
3 pin UK sockets (saloon sockets with USB charging sockets), battery charger, immersion heater

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery Bank – 2x 12V, 105Ah batteries (2018)
Domestic Battery Bank - 2x 12V, 115Ah batteries (2018)

Engine driven alternators fitted to both engines.

Battery Charger:
Mastervolt ChargeMaster (2018)
230VAC-12VDC, 50amp
3 output

Mastervolt Mass Sine
12VDC-230VAC, 250w

Battery Monitoring:
Voltmeter and Ammeter on ships switch panel

Search Light – Remote control searchlight (2022)
Horn – Two tone (2022)
Electrically heated forward windscreens in wheelhouse
Windscreen wipers with screen wash system on all 3 forward windscreens, starboard wiper with dual control stations. New motors fitted for all wipers in 2018
12VDC charging sockets in wheelhouse and cockpit
Extraction fan in engine space
Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Mixer tap in galley
Mixer tap in forward and aft heads
Shower head fitting in forward and aft heads
Hot water is provided via calorifier, heated from engine cooling water or 230VAC immersion heater

Grey Water:
Shower sump discharging overboard via an automatic electric pump

Black Water:
Single holding tank
Forward and aft head connected to holding tank
Tank discharging via deck suction or macerator discharge pump

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump – multiple bilge suctions
Electric bilge pump x3
Bilge level alarm system

Gas System:
Sealed gas locker
Remote operated isolation valve
Gas system overhauled and safety checked 2018


Three diesel tanks
All tanks of stainless steel construction and located centrally in bilge space.
Approximate total capacity 1365ltrs

Fresh Water:
Single tank
Stainless steel tank construction
Approximate capacity 430ltrs

Black Water Tank:
Single tank
Stainless steel tank construction
Approximate capacity 80ltrs
Tank discharging via deck suction or overboard with macerator pump

Single insulated tank
Heated from engine cooling water or 230VAC immersion heater
Approximate capacity 40ltrs

Tank Monitoring:
Tank Tender gauge system


On Deck:
Depth – Raymarine ST60
Speed/Log – Raymarine ST60
Wind – Raymarine ST60
Plotter / Radar – Raymarine E80 MFD
Radar – Raymarine Pathfinder Series 2kw radome scanner
GPS – 2x Raymarine Raystar 125 active GPS antenna
Magnetic Compass
Below Decks:
Depth/Speed/Log/Wind – Raymarine ST60 Multi repeater display
Plotter / Radar / Fishfinder – Raymarine E120 MFD
Plotter – Raymarine C80, standalone unit located in front of navigators seat
Electronic Compass – ST60 Electronic Compass.
Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Raymarine RAY63DSCVHF with RayMic at external helm station (2021)
AIS – Raymarine AIS650, data displaying on all plotter screens
Navtex – ICS 6Plus
Radar Reflector – SeaMe active radar reflector


Stove – Princess two burner gas hob, worktop mounted
Oven – Smev gas oven and grill, built-in below worktop
Combi Oven – AEG Micromat Duo, 230VAC combi microwave/grill
Fridge – Isotherm built-in front loading fridge with icebox

Forward Heads – Jabsco electric flushing marine toilet (2022)
Aft Heads – Jabsco electric flushing marine toilet (2014)
Hoses for outlets and intakes on both heads replaced in 2018
Dedicated shower fittings with bulkhead mounted shower head x2
Wash hand basin x2
Mixer tap x2

Eberspacher D5L diesel fired blown air system.
System stripped and fully serviced 2018
Outlets in cabins, dinette, saloon and both heads
Thermostatic cabin controller
2x 230VAC frost stat type heaters
Dehumidifier unit

Sony radio/Bluetooth/USB head unit (2022)
Speakers in saloon
TV- Samsung 26” LCD TV (2022)

Overhead lighting throughout interior
Reading lights above bunks in cabins
Bulkhead mounted lights in Dinnette
Red lighting in galley for night running
Engine space lighting


Summary of Accommodation:
Twin cabin forward with en-suite access to forward heads
Forward heads
Dinette, converting to a double berth
Wheelhouse with elevated saloon
Master aft cabin with en-suite heads.

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work below decks of teak veneered plywood with solid teak trims
All joinery work finished in a satin varnish, professionally refinished in 2022
Corian worktop in galley
Corian countertops and wash hand basins in heads
Corian countertops in heads
Leatherette covered headlining panels throughout interior
Fitted carpets in the dinette, forward cabin and aft cabin (new carpets 2019)
Roller blinds fitted for all deck hatches (2020)
Curtains of blinds for all portlights and portholes. Curtains all new in 2014
Oceanair sunblinds fitted on forward wheelhouse windows
Leather upholstery for helm and pilot seats
Sprung mattresses for cabin bunks
Cream upholstery in dinette, wheelhouse and galley areas, all new in 2019
Teak companionway doors, renovated 2022

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Accessed from forward end of galley through door.
Twin cabin with single berths outboard port and starboard
Shelves above bunks outboard with storage lockers forward.
Access to anchor chain locker forward centrally.
Hanging locker aft of starboard bunk with countertop above
Storage locker space beneath aft end of bunks to port and starboard
Jack ‘n’ Jill en-suite access to forward heads aft of port bunk.

Forward Heads:
Accessible from galley or forward cabin
Inboard-facing electric flush marine toilet located outboard forward with fold-down GRP seat cover.
Counter unit in after corner of compartment outboard, wrapping around outboard of toilet.
Inset wash hand basin aft with vanity lockers above countertop outboard and storage locker beneath
Standing room forward for use as a shower stall with a curtain to protect doors

Access by steps from the wheelhouse.
Wrap around U-shaped settee to port with adjustable height table
Table drops down with infill cushions to create an occasional double berth.
Countertop outboard of settee with bookshelf centrally and lockers forward and aft

Linear galley to the starboard side, opposite dinette
Microwave combi oven mounted in a unit on the bulkhead above the worktop forward
Worktop mounted gas hob located centrally with inbuilt oven below
Inset double Corian sinks aft with mixer tap aft.
Selection of lockers and drawers beneath the worktop
Sliding door fronted storage lockers outboard of worktop

Wheelhouse / Saloon:
Helm station to port forward with suspension seats port and starboard forward for helm and navigator
Engine control panel forward with throttle/gear controls outboard to port
Navigation instruments are mounted within the dash panel, chart plotter is mounted inboard forward.
Ships switch panel below helm station inboard within a dedicated locker
Navigators seat outboard to starboard with footrest forward.
Chart table removable forward of seat leaving open space forward to the galley
Standalone chart plotter for navigator mounted forward of chart table area
Shelved storage locker with glass storage beneath helm and navigators seating units.
Bench settee outboard to starboard with storage locker beneath.
L-shaped settee wrapping around aft end to port, storage lockers beneath the seating.

Master (Aft) Cabin:
Accessed from the aft end of the wheelhouse with bi-fold oak doors
Centrally located double bunk with walk-around access
Countertop to starboard of bunk aft with storage drawer beneath.
Countertop runs forward along the starboard side, flexible removable storage baskets sitting on the countertop.
Storage lockers running above lower countertop with a countertop above.
Hanging locker forward, outboard to starboard
Dresser unit outboard of bunk to port with vanity drawer and lockers above and beneath outboard
En-suite head located forward to port.
Small shelved storage locker within forward bulkhead.

Aft Heads:
En-suite heads for the master cabin
Forward-facing electric flushing toilet located aft with fold-down GRP seat cover
Countertop running length of compartment outboard with inset wash hand basin forward
Vanity lockers above countertop outboard and aft with storage locker beneath the basin.
Mixer tap for sink and dedicated shower fitting
Standing room forward for use as a shower stall with a curtain to protect the door.

Canvas Work:
Sprayhood (2019)
Cockpit Tent (2019)
Spray Dodger
Windscreen Cover
Windscreen Sun Cover
Wheelhouse Window Cover (2014)
External Helm Cover (2017)
Helm and Pilot Seat Covers

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Rocna 25kg anchor (2018) on 50m chain / 30m warp rode
Kedge Anchor – Fortress alloy anchor with 35m chain/warp rode
Electric Anchor Windlass – Simpson Lawrence Sprint 1500 windlass. Windlass stripped and serviced 2018
Mooring Warps – selection
Fenders – selection
Dale wooden boathook (2022)

Inflatable Dinghy – RIB style tender with alloy hull (2021)
Outboard – Suzuki 3.5hp 4-stroke outboard (2021)
Weaver Snap Davit System – Fitted to dinghy and bathing platform
Outboard Lifting Davit – Simpson Davitds stainless steel davit with removable top section SWL 35kg

Double stainless steel bow roller
Stainless steel pulpit
Stainless steel toerail-mounted stanchions supporting double-tier guard wires
Guard wire gates port and starboard
Stainless steel bow fairleads to port and starboard.
Deck-mounted stainless steel mooring cleats on the foredeck
Centrally mounted stainless steel samson post on the foredeck
Stainless steel grabrails running length of coachroof outboard to port and starboard
Dorade-type ventilators mounted on coachroof
Deck hatches forward and aft on the centreline of the coachroof
Toerail mounted, stainless steel mooring cleats forward and aft of midships
Stainless steel grabrails running length of wheelhouse roof outboard to port and starboard
Stainless steel dorade-type ventilators mounted on the wheelhouse roof
Folding antenna on stainless steel bases, located to port and starboard sides of the wheelhouse roof
Alloy framed glass windscreen wrapping around the forward end of the cockpit.
Stainless steel mast, on hinge system to fold-down and reduce air draft
Two steps on side decks aft to the elevated aft cockpit area.
Fixed stainless steel pulpit rail wrapping around the cockpit with a gate located centrally aft
External helm station to port with engine controls and navigation instruments mounted forward
Helmsman and navigators seat to port and starboard sides of companionway doors, swivelling seat, height adjustable.
Chart working table forward of navigators seat to starboard
GRP moulded bench seating pods on port and starboard quarters with storage locker in seat bases.
Central infill section of seating to create full-width bench seat
Small folding table for use on aft deck at anchor
2x Folding directors chairs for use on aft deck
Outboard stowed on mounting bracket outboard of the cockpit to starboard
Liferaft mounted outboard in a cage to port
Stainless steel fender baskets mounted on transom port and starboard
Additional stainless steel aft mooring cleats fitted by Dale in 2013.
Transom mounted boarding ladder to access the bathing platform from the cockpit, with teak treads
Folding swimming ladder mounted on bathing platform with teak treads


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Anchor Light
Steaming Light
Navigation Lights

Life saving:
Liferaft – 4-person canister raft, mounted in a stainless steel cage.
Lifebuoy with light
Gas Alarm
Automatic engine space fire extinguisher system – last serviced 2018
Fire Blanket in galley

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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