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DALE 28 Walk through

DALE 28 – Design Overview

Paramount was retention of sea keeping, ease of handling, quality of fit out and construction commensurate with the DALE Nelson brand with a boat that is easily manageable for two persons, spacious enough for four persons to dine in an enclosed wheelhouse, standing headroom in forward accommodation with two full sized berths, the option to convert to two additional berths in wheelhouse, no obstructions such as engine boxes to cockpit sole and a large cockpit with transom door access


  • DALE handling and sea keeping
  • DALE underwater shape designed by TT Boat Designs
  • Forward sections / bows with fine entry for soft ride
  • Aft underwater sections designed for directional stability in following seas
  • Aft underwater sections designed for ease of lift with minimal “hump” effect and able to cruise at all speeds
  • Small keel and skeg for directional stability and reduced sideways drift
  • Keel and skeg to allow drying out of boat – boat legs required – optional
  • Drier ride
  • Ease of handling in close quarter manoeuvrings
  • Easily accessible side decks
  • Displacement heavy enough to maintain soft ride and sea keeping but light enough to allow efficient fuel economy – approximate displacement depending upon fit out – 6 ton
  • Inboard engine with shaft drive
  • Range 150+ nm
  • Reduced air draft for styling and to allow cruising of inland waterways and canals

 In more detail

  • Standing headroom to forward accommodation yet maintaining full visibility over bow
  • Raised sheerline forward to provide more spacious forward accommodation and retain classic styling
  • V berths full length
  • V berths which can convert to double berth – optional
  • Table to forward accommodation – optional
  • Options for galley below or fitted in wheelhouse to owners preference
  • Diesel hob for safety with optional electric or gas hob and oven / microwave shore power facility
  • Full size heads / shower
  • Good stowage
  • Large wheelhouse with enclosed aft end and door to cockpit
  • Helm position near to wheelhouse front screens for full visibility
  • Dedicated chart / navigator area with stowage for charts and navigation equipment/books
  • Pilot seat that folds forward option for when in harbour to provide extended seating to wheelhouse
  • Wheelhouse seating arrangements – the DALE 28 seating is actually comparable in size to the DALE Nelson 38 with both being able to accommodate 6 people when utilising the fold forward helm seat on the DALE 28. The DALE 28 wheelhouse is slightly wider than the DALE Nelson 38 wheelhouse
  • Wheelhouse seating depth for comfortable lounging
  • Wheelhouse seating which can be converted to two additional berths – optional
  • Aft bulkhead to wheelhouse to provide fully enclosed social area which can then be opened up to spacious cockpit as and when required
  • Cockpit canopy to extend social area as and when required – optional
  • Maximised cockpit space unobstructed by engine box – engine located beneath sole
  • Large stowage beneath cockpit sole with large access hatch
  • Transom door for ease of access
  • Full width boarding platform for ease of boarding / access to pontoon

Layout options

We’ve created some options based on owner requirements and our experience.  If you’d like to discuss possible options then please get in touch


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The ‘DALE’ fit out

As with all of our fit outs, you’ll get our uncompromising quality in a range of finishes to suit your requirements.


DALE 28 Specification & Price List

DALE 28 Brochure