DALE Motor Boats has grown from a small family chandlery and boat repair and building business established in 1961 in the Pembrokeshire Village of DALE.
The business opened in larger premises at Neyland Marina in 1983 and on seeing the exacting standards of our work, Jack Jones comissioned us to fit out a Halmatic hull in 1987 – ‘April Rose’ was launched in 1988 and was tested by Motor Boats Monthly.
This lead to our first fit out of the legendary TT Boat Designs Nelson hull – one of the true greats of the boating world and one with a reputation of sea keeping abilities second to none.
However to maintain DALE’s reputation for the finest hand built quality, we wanted to take responsibility for the entire build, we cemented a relationship with TT Boat Designs and built our first Nelson 28 from the keel up.
The first DALE Nelson was launched to enthusiastic press acclaim:
“the business” : “unrivalled craftsmanship” : “peerless pedigree” : “superbly made” : “bullet proof” : “unsurpassed attention to detail”
In the 21st Century, continuous advances in composite construction, electronics and engineering allow us to continually move forward with an ideal balance of tradition and technology – a philosophy that was captured with the introduction of the glorious DALE Classic 45 in 2004, the amazingly agile DALE 23 in 2010 and the stunningly elegant DALE Classic 35 in 2014.