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With a V6 265hp lightweight turbo-diesel engine giving a 45 knot top-speed, electric acceleration and extremes-of-g cornering abilities the DALE 23 brings a level of exhilaration that delights in defying the way it looks!

“The driving experience of this boat isn’t just phenomenal for a yard
that hasn’t built a boat like this before, it’s phenomenal full stop.’’

DALE 23 Features

Magnificent ride and class leading handling

Hugo Andrae, editor of Motor Boat and Yachting, describes the handling of the DALE 23, “Despite the insane G forces, the hull refused to release its grip on the water. Whatever magic they are using to defy the laws of physics, it works.”

Chic Looks

Accomplished day cruiser. Thrilling sports boat. Chic superyacht tender. The DALE 23 can fulfill any role you ask of it, with timeless elegant looks that will always announce your arrival in style.

Advanced construction

The DALE 23’s superior performance and sea-keeping owes a lot to the Nelson heritage of its design, but these abilities are also helped by the method of construction.

The carbon fibre / e-glass / epoxy / foam composite using vacuum infusion method gives superior strength and rigidity for its weight as well as a higher stability of structure.

Superior finishes

Finish is by Awlgrip Awlcraft 2000 paint in the owner’s choice of colour. This offers superior UV resistance so this is a hull which will look as good in 10 years time as on the day it was launched.

Seating for 8

Even with a full complement of passengers the skipper has the reassurance of a hull with DALE’s famous Nelson heritage – if he or she finds the boat in a worsening sea, this TT Boat Designs hull has ample abilities in reserve.

Fancy an afternoon of watersports where everyone can join in? No problem – with eight guests onboard the electric acceleration still matches any sports boat for pull-out, and the solid hull provides a predictable wake.

Copious stowage

All around the boat, from the anchor locker to the stern, there is ample stowage for everything you will want to take – even for an extended day of cruising.

Meticulously engineered installations

The DALE engineers pay particular attention to the small details that make a big difference to experienced sea-goers – fuel tanks positioned to enhance stability, engraved labels identify components, controls positioned just as the owner wants them, bespoke electronics and cleats that with a business like style that tells everyone this is a serious sea boat.

DALE 23 Specification

Principal Information

Length overall – 6.86m
Length over hull – 7.67m
Beam overall – 2.46m
Draft – 0.48m (outdrive raised) 0.8m (outdrive lowered)
Fuel capacity (approx.) – 420 ltrs (92 gallons)
Electrics – 12V twin battery system

Engine – Mercruiser 3.0L (135hp) – petrol engine with Mercruiser Alpha One outdrive (Single Propellor Outdrive) – (mechanical controls) – standard engine option

Principal Options

Engine: 165hp 5 cylinder turbo diesel injection driving through
Mercruiser Bravo Three outdrive – duo prop.
Engine: 265hp V6 cylinder turbo diesel injection driving through
Mercruiser Bravo One outdrive – single prop.
Engine: 265hp V6 cylinder turbo diesel injection driving through
Mercruiser Bravo Three outdrive – duo prop.
Electric anchor windlass mounted beneath deck in anchor
locker with remote control housed in locker.
Electronic navigation equipment.
Seat back cushions.
Engine cover cushion.
Centre console and helm seat cover.
Overall boat cover.
Road trailer, 4 wheel, fully braked, fitted lighting.

DALE specialise in custom boat building, so please ask about any other options
to create a boat that is ‘perfectly you’.

Insurance covered by builders until delivery.

2301.This specification supercedes all previous specifications and overrides all details supplied in GAs and promotional literature.

DALE Motor Yachts reserves the right to change specifications without prior notice.


Full planing hull form.
CE marked and supplied with Declaration of Conformity to Directive 94/25/CE.
Gelcoat colour to owners choice.
Boot topping: White or colour to owner’s choice.
Antifouling: Red or colour to owner’s choice.
Heavy duty PVR ‘D’ section fendering to sheer line.
Cockpit floor coating: non-slip.
Cockpit drained direct overboard. Centre console and helm cover or overall cover optional.
U-shaped bow seating, double helm/pilot seat with reversible backrest, single seat ahead of console,
2 x single aft seats either side of engine compartment. Extensive locker space beneath all seats.
Pleated vinyl cushions in colour to owner’s choice on all seat tops. Seat back cushions optional.


Single engine and outdrive as specified.
Sound proofed engine compartment. Secondary cooled with flexible water intake hose and sea water strainer near inlet.
Through-prop exhaust system.
Mercathode cathodic protection.
Integral under deck epoxy fuel tank with approved flexible piping to supply, return, venting and filler.
Stainless steel filler located on helm console.
Primary fuel filter system.
Engine space extraction fan.
Auto fire extinguisher in engine space.
Hydraulic steering.
Single station mechanical engine controls.
12V electrics. 1 x engine battery 86Ah. 1 x service battery 86Ah.
Battery combiner switch.
Split charge relay.
Distribution panel located in helm position area.
Electric and manual bilge pumps to engine space – manual bilge pump operable from cockpit.

Deck Equipment

Stainless steel bow roller. 7.5 kg stainless steel Bruce anchor, 6m chain, 50m warp stowed in
foredeck anchor locker, closable with anchor deployed. Anchor cleat within locker space.
Electric windlass optional.
Stainless steel bow eye. Coaming top mooring cleats – two to foredeck, two to after quarters.
2 x 12m mooring lines. Adjustable aluminium boat hook stowed in locker.
Four blue fenders with 1m (approx) lanyards.
Ski towing eye – centrally mounted on aft coaming.
Stainless steel coaming rails – continuous down each side of cockpit.
Retractable stainless steel swim ladder mounted to port side boarding platform.

Instrumentation And Navigation

Full analogue engine instrumentation at helm station.
Magnetic compass. Depth sounder. Log. Optional electronic navigation equipment and DSC VHF
to owner’s specification.
Removable pole mounted navigation / anchor lights, stowed in locker.
Transom mounted flagstaff.

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